The Importance And Benefits Of Having A Night Skin Care Routine
Every morning we cleanse our face and apply moisturiser and sunscreen diligently. Our skin care routine is a key part of our daily morning ritual. However, we often neglect our skin at night. Sometimes we even go to bed without washing our face.
Our skin is the outermost organ of our body, hence it is exposed to dirt and grime on a daily basis. It also produces sweat and sebum to keep itself cool and moisturised. Our sweat and sebum can mix with pollutants and end up clogging our pores. Hence, it is essential to follow a night skin care routine to keep our skin clean and healthy.
Why Is It Important To Have A Night Skincare Routine?
Throughout the day, our skin is exposed to dust, pollutants and UV radiation. This damages our skin by creating free radicals or unstable molecules that attack healthy skin cells to stabilise themselves. Hence, our skin is constantly in defence mode to protect itself.
During the night when we go to sleep, our body goes into repair mode. The level of melatonin (a hormone that protects our skin from damage) produced during this time is high. This accelerates the process of skin repair and synthesis of collagen in our skin at night.
Thus, establishing a good night-time skin care routine is essential to aid our skin’s natural repair and rejuvenation process.
Benefits Of Following A Suitable Night Routine
A carefully curated night-time skin care routine supplies your skin with all the essential nutrients required to carry out its repair and renewal process.
When you clean your skin well at night, it helps prevent clogged pores and reduces the occurrence of blackheads and pimples.
Skin penetration levels are higher at night, so your skin care products work more efficiently and also give you better results.
Our skin produces less sebum at night, so moisturising your skin helps reduce transepidermal water loss and keep it hydrated all night.
Since skin care products penetrate better at night, the anti-aging ingredients in them work better too. As a result, your skin looks younger and has fewer fine lines and dark spots in the long run.
Following an effective night-time skin care routine gives you smooth, soft and glowing skin the morning after.
Using antioxidants at night can help undo the damage done by free radicals during the day.
Factors Determining Your Night Skin Care Routine
The one-size-fits-all approach doesn’t work when it comes to creating an efficient skin care routine. Keep these factors in mind when following your skin care routine at night and choosing the products for it -
If you have dry skin, the focus of your night routine should be to maintain adequate levels of hydration by using nourishing moisturisers. If you have oily or acne-prone skin, prefer lightweight facial oils or organic aloe vera gel over rich night creams to avoid greasiness.
If you have mature skin, look for products with anti-aging ingredients like antioxidants and vitamins A and C which support your skin’s repair. If you have acne-prone skin, look for products with antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory ingredients.
If you sleep in an air-conditioned room, your skin can get dehydrated while you sleep. Use a nourishing moisturiser at the end of your routine to form a protective barrier against dry air.
7 Steps Of A Night-Time Organic Skin Care Routine
Step 1: Makeup Removal
The first step in your night routine is to remove makeup so that it doesn’t clog your pores. Our White Tea And Sandalwood Cleansing Balm is an organic makeup cleanser that removes traces of makeup, sunscreen and dirt without irritating your skin.
Step 2: Second Cleanse
Use one of our organic face washes or organic soaps to remove any residual dirt and grime. Double cleansing ensures that your skin gets thoroughly cleaned and prevents pore-clogging.
Step 3: Toning
Spritz some organic hydrosol or 100% Pure Aloe Vera Juice on your face and gently pat it in to hydrate your skin. This step is essential to avoid dehydration and prep your skin for absorbing serums and moisturisers effectively.
Step 4: Treatment
Once the organic face toner gets completely absorbed into your skin, use a few drops of an organic serum like a Natural Vitamin C Serum or AHA or BHA Serum to give your skin the benefit of active ingredients.
Step 5: Eye Cream
Eye creams are especially formulated to target the thin and delicate skin under your eyes and on your eyelids. Our Prickly Pear, Chia And Tamanu Roll-on Eye Serum and Damask Rose And Coffee Eye Cream are clinically proven to reduce fine lines, hyperpigmentation, and dryness on your under eye skin.
Step 6: Moisturising
After the serum gets absorbed, follow up with some drops of an organic face oil to moisturise your skin and keep it supple.
Step 7: Lip Balm
Finish your natural skin care routine with a nourishing lip balm to soften your lips and keep them moisturised all night long.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the best time to do my night skin care routine?
It is best to finish your skincare routine at least 20-30 minutes before you go to sleep, so that the products have time to get absorbed in your skin.
Can I use the same products from my morning routine?
Yes, you can use the same products from your morning routine, except your sunscreen.
Is double cleansing mandatory?
We recommend double cleansing because a single cleanser is usually not enough to remove traces of makeup and sunscreen on its own.
Can I use a face mask and scrub at night?