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The Ultimate Skincare Ritual: PM Edition

by Roman Teddy

When you purchase skincare products, you choose them to work with your skin type and help balance and correct any ongoing issues that you may have. While daytime skincare is undoubtedly important, your evening skincare routine soaks into your skin while your body relaxes and rests.


Your evening skincare ritual should be a time you’ve carved out just for yourself and your favorite luxurious and highly effective skincare products. To make the most of your beauty sleep — so named because of the rebuilding and repairing that goes on for our skin while you sleep — you’ll need to find the best products on the market. Here's our curated list of nighttime skincare must-haves: the best of the best.


WHAT MAKES A GOOD NIGHTTIME SKINCARE ROUTINE?

According to leading dermatologists, there's a formula that will give you the best possible results from your evening skincare routine:

  1. Remove any makeup, SPF, oil, and debris by cleansing with a makeup-removing cleanser.

  2. Cleanse again, this time with a gentle, hydrating cleanser. Double cleansing is not a golden rule but may be helpful if you sweat a lot, have blemish-prone skin, work in a dirty environment, or wear a lot of makeup daily.

  3. Carry out any targeted treatments like acne spot treatment, exfoliating, serums, or oils.

  4. Use a face roller to push oils or serums into your skin for proper efficacy.

  5. Moisturize — unless your dermatologist has told you otherwise, you should have a separate moisturizer for your face and eye area.


Consistency is the most important thing you can learn when doing your nighttime skincare routine. Even the best products in the world won't be able to do their job efficiently if they aren't used every day without fail. Being consistent is the key to getting the most out of your skincare routine.


WHICH PRODUCTS ARE THE CREAM OF THE CROP?

Now that you know what your routine should look like, let’s see which products are at the top of skincare experts’ must-have lists.


GENTLE MAKEUP REMOVER

Product: Juno & Co. Clean 10 Cleansing Balm

Price: $14

Why we love it: This rich, gentle cleansing balm melts away any traces of daily dirt and makeup, leaving your face bare and ready to be cleansed. This product effectively gets all that grime off of your skin in one go and hydrates for plumped, smooth, soothed skin. Smooth a generous amount of the balm onto your face (with clean, dry hands) and massage it into your skin until it becomes an oil. Wipe away with a wet washcloth.


CLEANSER

Product: KraveBeauty Matcha Hemp Hydrating Cleanser

Price: $18

Why we love it: The jelly-like formula of this beloved cleanser spreads easily across your face and creates a soft, foamy lather that washes away any excess grime or oil and keeps your skin clean and protected. This KraveBeauty product does its job well and quickly, creating a cooling effect on your skin as it goes. Double cleansing is a great route to go if you have acne-prone or oily skin or perspire a lot. Dispense a dollop into your hand and smooth onto damp skin until lather forms. Spread across your whole face and rinse away with lukewarm water.


OVERNIGHT OILS

Product: Allies of Skin Bakuchiol Firming Oil

Price: $150

Why we love it: Give your skin the time it needs to properly absorb all the goodness in your face oils by using them in the evening. Using an oil adds an extra layer of defense and protection to your routine, and the consistency of the oil allows the product to sink deep into your skin and do its work from within. Simply drip a few drops into clean palms and press into your face and neck after cleansing each night. Don't forget to let the oil soak in before you move on to the next step.


FACE ROLLER

Product: Linduray Skincare Derma Roller

Price: $12.99

Why we love it: Derma rollers like this Linduray one support and increase your skin’s natural collagen production process and help to even out texture and minimize fine lines. What's not to love? The needles on the roller penetrate your skin (only slightly) and help to push your face oil further down into the top layers to get their job done well. Roll the wheel gently over your entire face, avoiding your sensitive eye area.


MOISTURIZER

Product: Fresh’s Lotus Youth Preserve Radiance Renewal Night Cream

Price: $58 (full size)

Why we love it: Nighttime is the right time for a rich, heavy cream to lock in the results of the cleansing and face oil steps and cocoon your face while you sleep. This anti-aging face moisturizer does its best work after hours. The formula of this powerful overnight cream works to minimize the visible signs of aging and the appearance of pores and helps your skin recover from the effects of stressors that come its way during daylight hours. Apply a small amount to your skin and massage it in slowly, avoiding the eye area.

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NEVER SKIP YOUR NIGHTTIME SKINCARE

Your skin is worth looking after, and the best way to do that is to create and consistently carry out an evening skincare routine that supports and refreshes your face while you sleep. Cleansing, treating, and moisturizing your skin will set you up to wake up looking better than ever and keep your skin happy and protected all day long.

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