Updated: Apr 2
Does your skincare routine have to be different for when the sun comes up vs. when it goes down?
The answer: Most of your skincare routine can stay exactly the same! There's only one big difference that you should take note of...
Our in-house Skin Therapists have come up with an easy skincare routine for both day and night that will ensure you maintain good skin barrier function - and best of all, this routine is suitable for all skin types and ages!
In the morning, you still want to be using a cleanser - even if you feel like you have nothing on your skin to cleanse off yet! A morning cleanse will help to emulsify all the oils and debris that your skin has accumulated overnight, especially if you've exercised first thing in the morning.
Your cleanser may be followed by a purifying mousse, which will act as your 'double cleanse'.
Leave skin to dry and it's time to hydrate.
We recommend using a serum with Hyaluronic Acid for deep hydration. Hyaluronic Acid is hydrophilic (binds water) which prevents moisture-loss throughout the day. It is the perfect way to hydrate regardless of whether your skin type is oily or dry.
4) Sun Protection
Once your hydration serums feel like they are well absorbed, you can go in with a full spectrum sunscreen (the best way to prevent ageing!). Allow it to absorb before applying any makeup over the top - and make sure to drink plenty of water throughout the day!
Some product recommendations are below, but please speak with our Skin Therapists about customising your routine to your skin type and budget.
The PM is similar; start with the cleanser and purifying mousse.
Oil-based cleansers are the best for removing makeup residue, while your purifying mousse will do the deep clean.
Once the skin is dry - hydrate, hydrate, hydrate!
Your Hyaluronic Acid serums do a lot of the 'heavy lifting' when it comes to hydration so feel free to use day and night - even if you have oily skin! Keeping your skin hydrated will help to regulate your oil glands so they don't over-produce. You only need a few drops to cover the face and neck. If it is not absorbing quickly, you may have used too much.
The last step is where your routine will differ from day to night. At night you do not need to apply SPF, so you can swap out the Physical Sunscreen for a good moisturiser or night cream (which is thicker and richer) to lock that hydration into the skin.
Your moisturiser will only work if you are already well hydrated, so make sure you keep up that water intake during the day and apply your moisturiser after your serums.
A good option for a moisturiser is the Advanced Night Restore which features powerful antioxidants such as dragon fruit extract, saskatoon berry and restoring peptides to encourage cell repair throughout the night. If you have oily skin and would prefer something lighter, please ask our Skin Therapists for a recommendation.
However, the important thing to remember is that you only need an almond-sized amount for the face and neck! There are no added benefits from using more product than is necessary.
Is this skincare routine going to work for you though? Yes! This is a very simple routine designed for all ages. Yet, the most important thing to remember is your products can be tailored to suit you and your budget so always check before you buy.
Once you feel comfortable with the basics, you can speak to one of our Skin Therapists about adding in "actives" such as Vitamin C and Vitamin A (retinol) to maximise your results.
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