Morning and nighttime skincare routines are what matter in treating and keeping your skin healthy. Using a combination of both will maximize the results you need and want. However, the weight of attention for these times vary based on skin types and troubled areas. it’s suggested that morning time should house a lighter skincare routine whereas nighttime holds a heavier regimen. We’ll highlight below the purpose and types of AM and PM routines and which skin types they target.
Morning Skincare Routine
Purpose of a morning skincare routine: wipe away impurities
Types of routines: simple wash, cleansing treatment and serums
You skincare routine in the morning is exercise for your skin: getting the blood flowing, which delivers micro-nutrients to skin cells. The light massage action of cleansing not only washes away oil and dead skin cells it increases circulation, delivering micro-nutrients to skin cells.
This is also prime time to apply a Vitamin C Serum, which will protect skin (along with sunscreen) from the skin-aging effects of the sun and pollution.
Cool water and massage are also so important for the eye area, moving away any fluid that built up around the eye area while you were lying down, depuffing eyes and diminishing the appearance of dark circles.
Applying an eye serum with skin-strengthening Peptides also helps to firm the eye area, building up collagen, which makes dark circles less noticeable over time.
Nighttime Skincare Routine
Purpose of a nighttime skincare routine: deep clean and repair
Types of routines: Clean face and hydrate with peels, serums and cleansers
Night time is the right time to remove all traces of the day from your skin – makeup, dirt, and oil. The prevents pores from getting clogged and turning into acne or blackheads. We recommend cleansing skin, using a toner, and a chemical peel for deep exfoliation a few times per week. Exfoliating the top layers of your skin, without harsh rubbing or scrubbing, goes deeper than regular cleansers can. This also exposes fresh skin, allowing anti-aging treatments to penetrate deeper, and work faster. Regular use of a peel also builds up collagen in skin, plumping fine lines and wrinkles from the inside, and preventing sagging and loose skin that can happen as we age. A good beginner peel is our Lactic Acid 10% Gel Peel, which is meant for sensitive or dry skin.
Skin Routines for Different Skin Types
Difference: Is there a difference in skin types to consider with morning and night routines? We know that a skincare treatment is not one size fits all. Understanding the exact skin concern you have is key to treating it effectively. Whether it’s Keratosis Pilaris, dull skin, uneven tone or oily skin, pinpointing your skin will help determine the best skincare routine solution for you. Not sure which concern you should actually target? Take our free personal skincare consultation to determine the best skincare solution for AM and PM.
Combining the two routines is ideal in winning over your skin battle. For a nighttime routine that may you like, watch our video on how to apply our Ultimate Fruit Acid Peel Kit before bed.