Sensitive skincare routine: Night-time
We have been so exposed to the benefits of good day creams that we've now accepted and adopted them in our routine. But did you know that the hours of darkness could do magic for your skin? Your sensitive skin demands some care and pampering after trudging through that long day!
Night cream for oily skin: If you have oily skin, you may want to do away with night cream completely. You have to trust us here and get rid of the cream phobia. All you have to do is find some composure and the best night cream for oily skin!
The skincare masters tell us that "night cream is specifically designed to feed and nourish the skin, as well as promote the cell renewal process and promote new, healthy cell cover". The best night creams include vitamins, peptides, and enzymes that help rejuvenate your skin.
Why you should adopt a sensitive skincare routine?
- The skin cells renew themselves at least 30 times faster at night than in the day.
- The best night creams help to complement that process.
- The common belief that you should let your skin breathe at night is a myth!
- A good retinol night cream will help work in the lower layers of your skin as well.
What should your night-time skincare routine look like?
Now that we've established that you should have a regime, let's get down to what skincare routine for your sensitive skin should look like. Night-time (ironically) is like a new day for your skin. You have the chance to make what you want for your skin. But for that, you have to start from scratch.
You can stick to a simple three-step procedure that involves cleansing, toning, and moisturizing. But if you really want to step it up, we got you sis!
We don't speak enough about the eighth cardinal sin- sleeping with make-up! Use a gentle, natural cleanser that won't strip your skin of its natural oils. Using a good cleanser will help keep your skin's microbiome intact and avoid any irritation.
# Tips for sensitive skin: Sensitive skin reacts more than a normal skin type. It gets irritated easily. Sensitive skin often has lower enzyme activity that other skin which causes the skin's barrier function to be compromised.
This step is extra important if you've been on the grind and your skin has been exposed to environmental pollutants and dust.
Apply on skin and rub very gently in circular motions
Target your cleanser on areas that are the most porous (the T zone and blemishes)
Choose a cleanser according to your skin type
(Dry skin- Cream-based cleanser
Oily skin- Foaming cleanser
Mature skin- A butter-like cleanser to retain moisture)
Repeat after us: 'I will never skip using toner because I love my skin'. Since that's out of the way, we're going to tell you why! A toner helps balance the pH level of your skin after every cleanse. A good toner will hydrate your skin along with that. Upsetting your skin's pH level is one of the worst things you can do. It may weaken your skin's immune system leading to acne and other inflammatory skin conditions.
For Removal of dead skin cells: Alpha and beta hydroxyl acids
Hydration: Hyaluronic acid
To treat irritated skin: Green Tea/ Rosewater
Never say no to some good old fashioned moisturizing! Your night moisturizer has a different role to play than your day moisturizer. It is meant to heal the damage that your skin has combated through the day.
Use a retinol cream (helps prevent wrinkles and builds collagen).
Apply moisturizer when your skin is damp, enabling your skin to absorb it easily.
Can't stop, won't stop:
How much is too much when it comes to taking care of your skin? Include these steps in your routine as needed:
If you've thought to yourself that eye creams are useless, we're here to politely burst that bubble. The eye is a sensitive and delicate area. The skin around the eyes often demands a tailormade care regime. This skin is particularly thin and it requires firming agents that might not be demanded by the rest of your skin, which is why they may be absent in your moisturizer.
Boost hydration, firm skin: Look for products with peptides.
Apply eye cream first (before serums and other products) to protect that area from anything else
Avoid very greasy eye creams. They may cause under-eye puffiness.
For overnight hydration, use an eye cream with glycerin
5. Applying a mask
Somedays you just deserve the extra pampering. And on those days, a mask is exactly what you need.
Apply after cleansing (before the rest of the routine)
Apply a hydrating mask for dry skin
Use a clay mask for oily skin
Don't keep your mask on for too long (may dry out your skin)
Follow these sensitive skincare tips and see your skin thank you every day!