Your skin is the largest organ in your body. It’s your first line of defense against the environment—the sun, the dirt, pollution, insect bites, and so on. It’s only right, then, that you take the time to take care of your skin. Not to mention, you probably deserve some pampering, too.
If you are new to skincare, it can easily get overwhelming. There are so many products to choose from and so many things to consider as skincare technology continues to evolve. With all these going on, a return to simple, all-natural seems like the best thing nowadays. After all, what’s the best way to take care of yourself than with products mother nature gave?
Building A Daytime And Nighttime Skincare Routine
It’s important to note that everyone has unique skin and may have specific needs and concerns, which may need to be addressed with additional products. However, generally, these is the most basic daytime and nighttime skincare routine that applies to all skin types.
You should ideally wash your face both in the morning and at night. But it is especially important to do at night after you’ve gone out and been exposed to dirt. Never skip washing your face at night because sleeping with dirty face may lead to breakouts.
Another fundamental consideration here is to use a gentle cleanser because harsh cleansers will strip your skin’s natural oils. Likewise, don’t scrub your face too hard—be gentle. You can try the Pore Cleansing Facial Wash or the Acne Facial Wash if you have acne-prone skin.
- Makeup Remover
For women who use makeup, your nighttime skincare routine should begin with an effective makeup remover. A lot of makeup nowadays are waterproof, making facial cleansers insufficient at removing them. For waterproof makeup, oil-based makeup removers work like magic. You don’t need a fancy makeup remover, though. All you need is the virgin coconut oil. Apply a few drops in cotton and scrub your face with it.
There are many options for moisturizing your face. There are serums and moisturizers. Technically, serums and moisturizers have different functions, with serums targeting more specific skin concerns while moisturizers add overall hydration. If you have specific concerns such as acne, you may apply the Acne Day Serum in the morning and the Acne Night Serum at night, before applying a moisturizer like the Natural Face Serum. This face serum acts as a moisturizer as it provides moisture and nourishes the skin.
As you moisturize, don’t forget about your lips, and apply as needed throughout the day. They need nourishment, too. Choose from our selection of lip balms.
Don’t Forget The Rest Of Your Body
Yes, you should absolutely include your body in your nighttime skincare routine! It’s not enough to just wash your body with soap. Take care of it and moisturize it as you would your face. We suggest using a more potent moisturizer for your body at night since you don’t have to go out. Body butters are thicker and are made with more fat so they provide better hydration. Many people may not prefer body butters for their daytime routines, but they are perfect for nighttime. On the other hand, coconut lotions are a better choice during the day as they are lighter due to the higher water content. Nevertheless, both provide your skin with the hydration it needs.
- Sun Protection
Never skip sun protection, especially in the morning. Some people even apply sunscreen at night because UV rays are still present at night. However, this is more important during the day, when you are more likely to have direct sun exposure. Apply this last, when you have applied your serum and moisturizer, before you apply makeup.
Optional Steps You May Add
- Spot Treatment
Spot treatments are most useful for those battling acne. These let you target specific problem areas, specifically if there is a new pimple breaking out. Once you see a pimple, apply the Acne Treatment Oil, which will help minimize or reduce its appearance while you sleep so it’s barely noticeable the next day. As you may have guessed, these are best used at night, though you are free to use them in the morning too if you happen to spot a breakout in the morning.
Exfoliation is often incorporated by people in their more advanced stages, but it should be considered a basic step, too. A facial scrub removes deep-seated dirt and dead skin cells. In doing so, it also facilitates skin renewal. You need to exfoliate only once (up to twice if your skin can handle it) to avoid over-exfoliation, which would damage your skin. Be careful with the scrub you will use, however, because abrasive scrubs may cause micro-tears in your skin. Again, use a gentle facial scrub and be gentle when you scrub your face.
- Face Mask
Face masks complement your daily skincare routine. The Temu-Temu Face Mask helps detoxify the skin of toxins. It also has anti-aging properties, which generally will leave your skin feeling softer and looking more radiant. Face masks are a great addition to your regular routine. You should know, too, that you only need to use face masks once to twice a week.
Important Tips For Your Nighttime Routine
Quality Over Quantity
There is absolutely nothing wrong with keeping to the basics with your skincare routine. Go as basic as possible but use high-quality products that your skin actually needs. Quality is always better than quantity.
In order for you to see actual results from your skincare routine, you need to be committed to it. Apply your skincare routine every night, and every week for other additions. It takes a few weeks to see the results, so be patient! Then, once you start seeing results, keep going for you to achieve your healthiest, most radiant skin.
Are you ready to start building your skincare routine now? Let us know which products you want to incorporate into your daytime and nighttime routines.
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