Every morning we cleanse our face, apply moisturizer and sunscreen diligently. Skincare routine is a key part of daily morning rituals. But a lot of people don’t pay the same level of attention and time for their nighttime skincare routine.
Some even make the cardinal sin of going to bed without removing makeup. Our skin is the outermost organ and hence exposed to dirt and grime every day. It also continuously produces sebum to keep itself moisturized. This sebum can mix with the dirt, grime and makeup overnight and end up clogging your pores if not cleansed.
Hence, it is essential to do your night skin care routine to keep your skin clean and healthy.
Why Is It Important To Follow A Nighttime Routine?
Throughout the day, your skin is exposed to smoke, pollutants and UV radiation along with dirt and grime. These elements damage your skin by creating free radicals aka unstable molecules that attack healthy skin cells to stabilize themselves. Hence, your skin is constantly in defense mode to protect itself.
But at night time when you go to sleep, your body goes into repair mode. The level of melatonin (which is a powerful antioxidant) is high. Even the human growth hormone which plays an important role in cell repair peaks at night. Hence, the skin renewal process is accelerated and our body makes more collagen.
Thus, establishing a good nighttime skincare routine is essential to aid our skin’s natural repair and rejuvenation process.
Benefits Of Following A Proper Night Routine
- Supports Cell Repair: A proper nighttime skincare routine with the right products supplies your skin with all the essential nutrients required to carry out the repair and renewal process.
- Fewer comedones: When you clean your skin well at night, it helps prevent clogged pores and reduce the occurrence of blackheads and pimples as a result.
- Better Results: Skin penetration levels are higher at night, so your products will work much better and also you give faster results.
- Less moisture loss: Our skin produces less sebum at night so moisturizing your skin at night will help reduce transepidermal water loss and keep your skin hydrated all night.
- Reduce wrinkles: Since the skincare products penetrate better at night, the anti-aging ingredients in them work better too. As a result, your skin looks younger and will have fewer fine lines, wrinkles, and dark spots in the long run.
- Improves glow: When you follow a good nighttime skincare routine, you will wake up with smoother, softer, and more radiant-looking skin in the morning.
- Reduces skin damage: Using antioxidants at night can help undo the damage done to your skin by the 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 skincare routine. So keep these factors in mind when following your night skincare routine steps and choosing the products for it.
Your Skin Type:
If you have dry skin, the key focus of your night routine should be to maintain adequate levels of hydration by using nourishing moisturizers. And if you have oily or acne-prone skin, skip the heavy night creams for lightweight facial oils instead to avoid greasy skin.
If you have mature or aging skin, look for products with anti-aging ingredients like antioxidants and vitamin A and C which support the skin’s repair process. And if you have acne-prone skin, look for products with acne-fighting and soothing ingredients.
If you sleep in an air-conditioned room, your skin can get dehydrated while you sleep. So use a nourishing organic moisturizer like our Australian Sandalwood & Myrrh Night Cream at the end of your routine to form a protective barrier against dry air.
6 Steps For Night Skin Care Routine
Step 1: Makeup Remover
The first step in your night routine is to remove makeup so that it doesn’t clog your pores. Use our organic makeup cleanser to get rid of all traces of makeup without irritating your skin.
Step 2: Cleanser
Once you have removed all makeup properly, use a gentle cleanser to remove the remaining dirt and grime. This double cleansing ensures your skin absorbs others products properly and doesn’t get clogged. Browse JC’s entire collection of organic soaps and face washes here.
Step 3: Toner
Spritz some hydrosol on your face gently pat it in to hydrate the skin. This step is essential to avoid dehydration and prep your skin for the next steps. Choose from one of JC’s certified organic toners based on your skin type and concerns.
Step 4: Moisturizer
While your skin is still damp from the toner, apply a few drops of cold-pressed facial oil to moisturize your skin and keep it well-nourished. You can follow up with a quick face massage using these tools to boost blood flow and help the oils penetrate your skin.
Step 6: Lip Balm
Finish your night skin care routine with one of our nourishing lip butters to moisturize your delicate lips and keep them hydrated all night long.
All Juicy Chemistry products are certified organic by Ecocert France as per Cosmos standards.
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 be absorbed in your skin and don’t end up on your pillowcase.
Can I use the same products from my morning routine?
Yes, you can use the same products from your morning routine unless the product has SPF in it.
Is double cleansing mandatory?
We highly recommend using makeup remover first if you wear makeup since your facewash alone cannot remove all traces of makeup.
Can I use a face mask and scrubs at night?
Yes, you can use them in your night skin care routine twice a week.
Your nighttime skincare routine is a lot more important than you think and hence must not be ignored if you wish to have healthy, radiant, and youthful-looking skin.