Transform your skins with this minimalistic night skincare routine
There’s no better feeling in the world than getting into bed at the end of a long and stressful day.
But, if you are walking to your bed the minute you get home without taking off the day’s makeup or pollution, then it’s high time we said something! The lack of proper care probably means that you are waking up with dull and lackluster skin that looks tired.
Dermatologists often say that your sleep is a regenerative process; your skin undergoes a self-repair process. Your skin refreshes itself and regenerates new collagen cells faster during night, when we are away from dust, pollution, and the sun.
There is an increase in blood flow in your skin at night, because you are finally resting your body and skin after a long day. This improves the effectiveness of your cosmetic products on your skin.
A nightly skincare routine that focuses on hydration and repair can help maintain the firmness of your skin. As a result, following a proper and effective night skincare regimen is essential if you want to wake up with fresh, rejuvenated, youthful, and glowing skin.
What is the Difference between a Night and Morning Skincare Routine?
Your morning skincare routine is all about protection. You are protecting your skin from all the pollutants, sun damage, impurities that you are sure to encounter throughout the day. You use preventative products that shield you from any permanent harm done to your face.
On the other hand, your skin absorbs the benefits of skin care better at night. While you sleep, your skin regenerates and is better able to absorb nutrients, ingredients, and minerals.
There is no penetration barrier, and your skin is able to breathe more readily at night. Hence, your nighttime skincare routine is the ideal time to actively combat any skin issues, especially anti-aging.
Must-Haves in your Nighttime Minimalistic Skincare Routine
Battle the Makeup
Going straight to bed without taking off can clog your pores & result in skin damage. As a result, the very first step in your evening skincare process should always be to remove any makeup. This is the most crucial phase in your nighttime skincare routine.
Given the resistant nature of most cosmetic products today, just cleansing your face with warm water may not be adequate. It is preferable to use a gentle makeup remover.
Double Cleansing with an oil cleanser to take makeup off is the best way to make sure your skin is make-up free before you treat it to all of your luxurious skincare. In a pinch, you can massage some coconut oil on your face till it melts your makeup away and follow it up with the next step!
The second step in your nighttime regimen is to actually cleanse your skin. Wash away dirt, pollutants, oil, and residual makeup using a gentle cleanser (this is different from the oil-based cleansing you do in Step 1).
Pick a cleanser that is made from natural ingredients and is free of synthetic chemicals for your skin type. Cleansers with chemicals will irritate your skin instead of cleaning it and end up worsening any skin problems you already have.
Look for a product that uses nature's goodness to benefit your skin.
We love Natural Radiant Life’s Facial Cleanser that uses a clay mineral extraction process to cleanse your skin of impurities.
Try your own DIY natural cleanser:
- Powdered rice flour (for acne-prone or sensitive skin)
- Powdered coconut milk (for dry skin)
- Rose/Distilled water
In your hand, combine a teaspoon of the powder that suits your skin type with distilled water or rose water and proceed to gently massage the mixture into your skin.
After the initial two stages of your night skincare routine, your skin may get dry. To bring it back to its glowing state, the following step in the night care regimen is to replenish it with moisturization.
Moisturization is an essential component in every skin care routine, whether morning or night. It nourishes your skin from within and aids in their repair and regeneration over time.
The right moisturizer for your skin would be one that is free of chemicals and sinks right into your skin. Make sure it is lightweight, non-greasy, and leaves your skin feeling nourished.
If you’re having trouble finding the right moisturizer for you, try our holy-grail Luxe Night Elixir.
It contains an amalgamation of seven of the best facial oils for your skin including Rosehip Seed Oil which is known for its antioxidant, nourishing, and anti-aging properties.
It doesn’t clog your pores and instead sinks right into your skin, imparting a glow from within!
Don’t forget your body
Your nighttime skincare routine mustn't stop at facial care. Your body skin is exposed to sunlight, pollution, etc. just as much as your face. Moreover, throughout the day, your hands and legs are the most vulnerable to dryness and dehydration. Massage your skin with either a body moisturizer or body oil.
Our CEO swears by our Calming Massage Oil because it does so many things for your skin with just one step. It is an anti-inflammatory, anti-stress, and anxiety-fighting massage oil infused with Lavender, Ylang Ylang, and Sweet Marjoram.
Not only does it help nourish your body from the outside but also offers relaxation like never before! Going to bed after your self-massage will help you fall asleep easier and have a peaceful night of rest.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQS) about building your routine
When is the right time to do my night skincare routine?
The best time to do your nighttime routine is right before you go to bed. It can help you unwind and introspect about all that you did throughout the day.
Also, the calming nature of the routine will help you fall asleep faster, especially if you are using the right products. Your skin repairs itself at night so doing your routine right before you get into bed will maximize the potential of all the products you use.
How complicated does my routine need to be?
We are strong believers in the power of minimal and clean night skincare routine. Too many actives can do more damage than good to your skin. We suggest you stick to a simple routine of cleansing and moisturizing with simple actives targeting your skin concerns.
Check out our Buyer’s Guide to know more about the actives we use and why they are the best for mature skin.
Fortnightly, you can also use clay or sheet masks to pamper yourself and your skin more.
Are there any tools/devices that I need?
For the most part, your hands are all you need. Our CEO, Elizabeth loves using her Kansa copper wand after applying her serum to massage her face. Once in a while, she also uses a “Thera gun massager" on her legs and neck for a deep tissue body massage.
Is consistency important?
Absolutely! Consistency is key when it comes to developing any skincare routine. Building consistency will help you associate your nighttime routine with an unwinding and meditative state.
Infact, consistency is a must if you have mature skin, especially if you want to see results in your skin!
Any other tips for my nighttime routine?
Don’t forget that your nighttime routine is not only about your skin. Take that time to unwind your whole body.
Elizabeth’s ‘Restful Sleep’ Tea Blend
Combine skullcap, lavender, lemon balm, and alfalfa to make a tea that gives you the best sleep every night!
It can be your weekend ritual and trust us your hair will love it!
REVAMP YOUR NIGHTTIME ROUTINE WITH EMPRESS NATURALS
Empress Naturals’ skincare is formulated specifically for your overall wellness with minimal products. Who’s got the time for an 8-step routine?
Our aim at Empress Naturals is to provide you with 100% Pure and Organic Skincare. We nurture mature skin with ingredients that come directly from nature. We provide ageless radiance and luminous skin without exposing your skin to the thousands of toxic ingredients that are still legal in the country.
Our products are non-toxic, clean, USDA Certified Organic, and Leaping Bunny Certified Cruelty-Free. All of our ingredients are cultivated responsibly and sourced from sustainable farms throughout the world with ZERO hazardous preservatives.
Explore clean skincare by Empress Naturals. Your self-care rituals will only benefit your health!