SKINCARE: HOW-TO

THE BEST EVENING SKINCARE ROUTINE

When your bed (or Netflix) is beckoning, keep things quick and easy with three products.
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Even if you only have a few minutes, a whittled-down skin routine can still produce visible results the next morning.

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OIL CLEANSER

When you think about what’s on your face at the end of the day - sunscreen, makeup, oil, pollution, dirt, bacteria - it's hard to imagine how just one quick cleanse (or, worse, one pass with a cleansing wipe) would be enough. That's why double cleansing is so important. Do the first cleanse with a cleansing oil or balm, to break down all of the surface grime and rinse it off skin. Then go in again with your regular cleanser to get down deeper into pores and purify the skin. This gives skin the best chance of reaping the benefits of all your nighttime products. Say goodbye (for good) to the day's dirt with Philosophy Purity Made Simple Mineral Oil-Free Cleansing Oil for Face and Eyes

2

EYE CREAM

The skin around the eyes is the thinnest of anywhere on the body, so it’s important to use a product specifically formulated for this delicate area. Use something too thick or active, and it could just end up causing irritation. The eye area is also one of the first places to show ageing signs, so it’s worth treating it with anti-ageing ingredients that target your concerns – dark circles, fine lines, puffiness - as early as possible. Treat and protect this delicate area by using Dr Hauschka Regenerating Eye Cream or Kora Organics Noni Radiant Eye Oil every night before bed.

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MOISTURISER

Skin naturally repairs itself overnight, and most night moisturizers are formulated with active ingredients to help this process along. There are so many on the market now, catering to all skin types and preferences, from lightweight lotions and gels for oily skins, to comforting balms and oils for drier skin. Another reason to take the time for a PM moisturizer: skin loses water overnight and using a night cream forms a protective barrier to help keep skin hydrated and healthy. Maximize your skincare while you sleep with Hydropeptide Nimni Cream or Niod Hydration Vaccine.