The best night time skin care routine for all skin types
With a build-up of dirt throughout the day as well as exposure to pollution and daily aggressors, night time is probably the most important time to look after your skin. Skin repairs overnight, so it’s important to add hardworking products to your evening routine – for the best results, use products that are tailored to your skin concern. That way, you can give your skin the best chance to repair and rejuvenate while you sleep. Discover our night time skin care steps for every skin type below.
How to look after your skin at night
1. Cleanse. Your skin goes through a lot during the day (makeup, sweat, pollution…the list is endless), so night time is the perfect time to give your face a deep clean. Look for a cleanser with a cream or gel base for an effective clean.
2. Apply a serum. Thanks to their lightweight formulas that target specific skin care concerns, serums are an essential part of every ritual, plus they give your skin a much-needed boost of hydration.
3. Moisturise. Moisturisers lock in hydration and act as a protective layer on your skin. At night, use a richer formula than you would during the day, that will nourish your skin while you sleep.
4. Apply an eye cream. The skin around the eyes is delicate and prone to dryness. It’s also one of the first areas to show signs of ageing, so a nourishing eye cream or gel is important.
What products to use for your skin concern
Focus on rich, nourishing formulas and targeted treatments. The first step is identifying your skin type: do you have normal, dry, oily or combination skin? If you’re not sure, read our guide to understanding your skin type, then choose specially formulated products that address your skin care concerns too (is your dry skin congested? Or is anti-ageing a big concern alongside oiliness?)
Anti-ageing. Skin with visible signs of ageing needs specially-formulated products that work to stimulate collagen production (skin’s natural filler) and restore elastin, which gives skin its flexibility. For an anti-ageing skin care routine, or to combat the signs of fine lines and wrinkles, we recommend using Nutri-Define Refining Foaming Cleanser and Nutri-Define Superior Retexturising Facial Serum, followed by Nutri-Define Rejuvenating Overnight Cream, which is our best night cream for ageing skin.
Dry skin and hydration. Dry skin can look dull and feel tight, dehydrated and rough to touch, so needs skin care products that will lock in hydration. Our Activating Water Essence is a great hydration booster for skin, while our Herbal Recovery Signature Serum and Herbal Recovery Signature Moisturising Cream are rich, nourishing and boost radiance to help reduce the appearance of dullness.
Sensitivity. Sensitive skin is easily irritated and prone to drying. It’s important to use specially formulated natural products that restore the skin’s protective barrier and calm and rebalance skin. We recommend using our Calendula Redness Rescue Soothing Moisturising Cream, Calendula Redness Rescue Restorative Treatment Serum and Nurturing Mask to look after your skin at night.
Oil and blemish control. If oiliness and blemishes are your biggest concern, treat your skin to our Revitalising Cleansing Gel, which cleanses makeup, oil and impurities in one single step and use our Purifying Mask once or twice a week before bed to rebalance oiliness.
Puffiness and dark circles. Don’t forget your eyes when it comes to your nightly skin care ritual. For dark circles, apply our Purely White Skin Brightening Eye Correcting Cream, which visibly improves appearance of discolouration. Or try our Nutri-Define Eye Contour Balm, which is our best eye cream for lines and puffiness.