Have you ever wondered what put the ‘beauty’ in beauty sleep? It just so happens that when you settle down to go to la la land every night, your skin is gearing up to regenerate and repair itself. Skin is the largest organ in the body and is the first to show signs of stress, bad lifestyle and health choices and insufficient sleep and nutrition. So, give your skin all the help it needs while it renews itself at night, so you wake up to healthy, beautiful skin.

Why a night time routine is important…
Cell regeneration is at its peak at night and there is maximum blood flow to the skin. So, give yourself good skincare products at night and take maximum benefit of the repair process.

The difference between a day time and night time routine…
The morning routine is all about protecting your skin against the elements you are exposing it to, like dust, pollution and the sun. A night time routine is about aiding the repair process and supplying the skin with good, nourishing ingredients. Night time skincare is like hitting the ‘un-do’ button on the damage done to the skin during the day. An a.m. routine requires a cleanser, toner, moisturiser and sunblock while a p.m. routine requires a repair agent like a night cream in addition to the aforementioned products.
So, what should you do before you hit the bed so that you wake up to gorgeous skin? Here goes…
Lakmé Reinvent Blush & Glow Lemon Facewash
 

Cleanse

Remove the day’s accumulated dirt, dust, sweat, oil and makeup with a good cleanser. We recommend the Lakmé Reinvent Blush & Glow Lemon Facewash which will leave your skin feeling clean and fresh.

Use makeup remover
A good makeup remover will take care of any remaining traces of dirt on your skin and clear the pores. It will also help dissolve oil-based makeup.
 

St. Ives Fresh Skin Apricot Face Scrub
 

Exfoliate

Get rid of the dead skin cells and reveal newer skin by using an exfoliator two to three times a week. This also helps smoothen you skin. We love the St. Ives Fresh Skin Apricot Face Scrub which leaves your skin feeling refreshed.

Tone

Use a mild toner which balances the pH of your skin and promotes healthy cell turnover. It is important to use a toner both, in the mornings and evenings.
 

Lakmé 9to5 Naturale Night Crème
 

Apply night cream

Supply your skin with the ingredients it needs to nourish and repair itself during your sleeping hours with a night cream like the Lakmé 9to5 Naturale Night Crème, which strengthens the skin’s natural defences.