Do you have your skincare routine down stat? Or are you constantly switching up products, forgetting to remove your makeup at night or consistently forgetting to apply sunscreen in the morning? We’ve compiled some of the best morning and evening skincare routines for various skin types to help give you some inspiration to design your best morning and evening skincare routines.
There are so many different types of products, that you first need to decide what products are right for your skin type. If you are unsure of your exact skin type or what products to start with, it might be helpful to visit a dermatologist or a skin care specialist.
When deciding on a morning skincare routine, think about protection. Protecting your face from the elements that you will encounter all day is key.1
Start with a cleanser. You’ll want to at least rinse your face off in the morning. If you have dry skin, you may want to look for an oil-based cleanser. If you have oily or acne-prone skin, look for a cleanser that contains salicylic acid to unclog pores and get rid of any bacteria that attached to your skin overnight.1
Next, find a serum that contains antioxidants. This can help protect your skin from the elements you may encounter on a daily basis like pollution, makeup, weather, etc. These nutrients penetrate into your skin better when used on clean skin before any moisturizer or sunscreen.1
Use a light moisturizer and then a sunscreen. Even if you have oily skin, you’ll want to moisturize and use sunscreen to keep your skin healthy. Just make sure to look for oil-free versions. A good moisturizer will also keep your skin protected from the elements and sunscreen is crucial for avoiding skin damage from the sun that includes dark spots, uneven skin tone and even something more serious like skin cancer.1
At night, you’ll want to focus on stimulating your skin’s collagen production to keep your skin looking young and healthy.1 You also want to give your skin the correct ingredients to help it repair itself as you snooze. You may have different skin concerns, like acne, that you’ll want to make sure you take care of in the evening.
You may want to try using a different cleanser in the evening to address different skin concerns. First, make sure to wash off all your makeup. Sleeping in makeup can clog your pores and cause acne or other skin concerns. Look for a cleanser with glycolic acid to help exfoliate your skin and stimulate collagen growth for younger skin.1
After you cleanse, you may want to use a serum. You can use the same one from the morning, but make sure your evening serum contains retinol to fight aging. If your skin tends to be dry, look for a serum that contains both retinol and hyaluronic acid. The hyaluronic acid helps to hydrate since retinol can be somewhat drying.1
Next, you’ll want to moisturize well. Try RECAPTURE 360 Night Anti-Aging Night Treatment in the evening after you cleanse your face. It helps to smooth, repair and hydrate your skin as you sleep.
Lastly, you can use an eye cream if you are concerned about wrinkles around your eyes. This can also be a preventative measure. If you experience acne, don’t forget to use a cream or gel that contains salicylic acid to help fight those nasty red spots while you sleep.
Do you have a separate morning and evening skincare routine? Do you use different products in the morning and evening or the same daily? Let us know your thoughts on this topic by commenting below!