Why a Nightly Skincare Routine is Important
It's early morning, you're late with minutes to get ready, and now you must sacrifice your morning routine to make it on time. Mornings are busy, not only do you have to worry about getting out the house, you have to cover the basics of shaving, applying SPF, and moisturizing with products that will carry you through the day but leave you without build-up. That's one reason why having a nightly skincare routine is important; you can pay attention to your skin's needs, concerns, and problems. With a nightly routine, you can feel better knowing your skin will get the attention it needs so you can look your best come sunrise. Here are five straightforward ways you can step up your nightly skincare routine and why each are equally important.
We've talked about this before, but let me reiterate; men have thicker skin than women, and because of this, the pores are smaller, and the skin is much oilier. Cleansing your skin before bed is probably the most obvious thing to do, but it's the easiest avoidable task that many guys skip. Keeping your skin cleansed washes away the pollution and build up from the day; your face should also be cleaned after a workout to wash away sweat and dirt. Also, try exfoliating nightly; this will remove any dead skin cells that have built up throughout the day. Your skin naturally repairs [faster] overnight, so a good nightly cleansing routine should be a priority.
Masking in the morning is almost impossible because—who has time for that? However, face masks are important because they open your pores and allow products to penetrate and absorb into the skin. Unwinding after a long day with a face mask is not only relaxing, but it allows time for the mask to work efficiently. There are a variety of face masks on the market, choose one that targets your area of concern and perform the treatment one-two times per week.
Serums are great for targeting specific areas, especially aging. Using an anti-aging serum nightly will help eliminate any signs of aging and prolong youthful looking skin. Serums are best at night because they have seven to eight hours to work without evaporation from direct sunlight. Let your anti-aging treatments fully absorb while you rest; this combined with the body replenishing skin cells will smooth out any fine lines and wrinkles.
While you're resting, your skin's natural recuperating abilities are at their prime so take advantage of this. Apply a moisturizer to your skin that's formulated for nightly wear; they will be thicker in texture and contain active Vitamin A, and C. Nighttime moisturizers allow for ultimate hydration that will leave your skin soft and supple.
Preventing potential skin problems takes time and effort that's only available at night. Use products that prevent unsightly blemishes, irritation, or acne. With a proper daytime and nighttime routine, you will prevent any unwanted skin care problems.
Avoid rushing your nightly routine, focus on your skin's needs and give it the attention it deserves so that you can wake up with skin that looks well-rested and nourished.
Bonus tip: Get some actual sleep—if your body doesn't rest, the products can only go so far.