Nighttime skincare routine
You are likely to have a little bit more time to spend on your skincare routine at night, so this is when you can consider adding in a few extra steps.
Step 1: Take it all off.
We’ve all had those nights where we get in late, way too tired to even think about washing our faces.
Step 2: Cleanse again.
If you have the time, experts say there is benefit to a double cleanse in your nighttime skincare routine. If you use a micellar water or cleansing oil to initially remove makeup and other buildup, you then have to rid those ingredients from your skin.
Step 3 (optional): Treat acne or signs of aging.
Post-cleanse, target any pimples you have with a spot treatment. Products with active ingredients that are meant to improve skin quality or a specific skin condition should be applied directly to the skin.
Step 4 (optional): Layer on serum.
While not completely necessary at night, using the antioxidant serum from your morning skincare routine is a nice addition.
Step 5 (optional): Apply eye cream.
Eye cream will protect and nourish the delicate skin around your eyes, says Shainhouse. The best formula for you depends on your skin type. Someone with oily skin might benefit from a lightweight gel eye cream, while someone with dry skin might benefit from an ultra-luxurious balm
Step 6: Moisturize.
Think about it: Not only can cleansing be drying, but so can acne and wrinkle treatments. Your daytime moisturizer should suffice before bed. However, if treatments or winter weather are drying you out, then use a richer cream pre-bedtime