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How to Create a Simple Evening Skincare Ritual

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The evening skincare ritual is a foundation for radiant skin. Our skin repairs itself from daily damage while we sleep. Therefore, what we do before going to bed is crucial. Most of us would enjoy a quality pampering session before bedtime, but it is not always possible. On the other hand, it is possible to simplify your evening skincare routine. 

Basics for simple evening skincare

There are two non-negotiables when it comes to evening skincare:

  • Cleansing
  • Moisturising
woman holding a moisturiser

Never skip those two steps. It doesn’t matter how tired you are. This is the basis for a solid routine, but feel free to add other little skincare tweaks as you please. Do your best to be consistent with the basics, though. 

Cleansing. Opt for gentle facial cleansing and makeup removal to avoid drying out your skin. Whenever possible, choose organic products. Gel-based detergents usually help retain more moisture in the skin.

Moisturising. If you opt for only one moisturising and nurturing product, grab the best quality you can get your hands on. It should reflect your specific skin needs (deep moisturising, anti-age, soothing, etc.). 

Other quick and simple steps to include in your simple skincare routine

  • Toning. Good quality toner is a great product to include in your skincare ritual. It only takes seconds to apply but has crucial benefits like balancing your skin PH, removing residue left after cleansing, and prepping skin for the moisturiser. 
  • Serums. Skin serums are great for personalising a skincare routine. They are more concentrated and can significantly boost specific and more targeted treatments. Serums penetrate deeper and are enriched with vitamins, antioxidants, peptides, etc., that can address different skin concerns like dehydration, wrinkles, discolouration or dullness. 
woman holding a facial serum bottle
  • Massage. That could be with a jade roller, gua sha or simple patting with fingers. Massaging your face not only increases blood circulation but also helps nutrient absorption. 

Other considerations

It is best to always opt for the best skincare products available. Organic and ethically sourced local goods would be ideal. The general rule of thumb is less is more. Get fewer products but no compromises when it comes to their quality. 

Monitor your skin and recognise skin problems as they arise. So you can address them without delay. 

It is best to consult your dermatologist in case of any existing skin conditions. A dermatologist will suggest the best skincare routine and the most appropriate products to manage your condition better.

Hydrate from within. Drink a glass of water before going to bed. Then, drink another glass first thing in the morning. 

Why not swap your regular pillowcase with the silk one? It helps maintain moisture in your skin and hair during the night. Moreover, it also significantly reduces friction, which is great for wrinkle prevention.

Adapt and personalise your skincare routine with changing seasons. Your skin most likely needs different skincare products in winter than the ones you would choose in summer.

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