It's no simple feat to determine which products you need and when is the best time to use your skincare products.
Are they necessary? What order should you use them in? Do you need a separate serum and an eye gel? The question I get most often is, "Should this product be used in the morning or night?"
I understand it can be confusing...I'm going to attempt to simplify it here.
The vast majority of facial skincare should be done in the evening. I tell my customers--don't wait until just before you go to bed either. Wash your face and begin applying night time products right after dinner. If you wait until just before bed, most of us are too tired to pamper ourselves properly. Plus, why not give our most potent products more time on our skin?
Your morning routine can be more simple. Since your skin is clean from your nighttime routine, simply rinsing your skin in the shower, or with a gentle damp cloth is good enough. Next, use toner, a serum, and a day creme with SPF. Some of us will add an eye treatment to our morning routine. I use our Clean Beauty Award-winning Peptide Eye Gel religiously every morning. Once again:
Rinse face with water, or wipe with a damp cloth
Moisturizer with SPF 50
Optional: okay, probably not optional over 50--Eye Gel or Eye Creme :-)
Skincare is absolutely most effective at night. This is because the skin absorbs and replenishes while you sleep. To get the best benefits, this is when you should use your heavy-lifting skincare.
A good skincare routine at night should include, Cleansing, exfoliant or masque (only 2-3 times a week) toner, night serum (preferably with Retinol), collagen booster/face oil nighttime moisturizer.
If you set aside a bit of time each evening to do these steps you'll enjoy healthier, glowing, youthful skin, plus the relaxing benefits of self-care. Nightime recap:
Cleanse skin thoroughly
Exfoliate or apply face masque (2-3 times a week only)
Collagen booster of race oil