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…
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.
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.
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.
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.