The 7 steps ultimate skincare regime (Night)

Have you tested out the 5 steps ultimate skincare regime (Day)? I hope that the skincare regime had been working well for your skin. To complete your total skincare regime you’ll need to care for your skin at night.

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For night time skincare regime, it is important to incorporate products that assist in the exfoliation of dead skin sells, renews the skin as well as promotes healing while we sleep.

Some of the steps are repetitive from the day care regime, while the rest are add on to ensure that your skin can work at its optimal level while we are sleeping.

Step 1. Make-up Removal
After slapping on all the facial primers, CC Cushion and what not on your skin, its time to give them a thorough clean out by making use of a proper make-up removal to remove them.

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For make-up removals, you can go for wipes for convenience sake or water-based make-up removers. My personal preference goes to water-based removers as I feel that they are cleaner. Although the instruction says that I need not wash my face afterwards, I still have the habit to do so.

Skin Caring Tips:
*Even if you did not applied any make-up, as long as you had your sunblock on, we would suggest you to remove them using your make-up removers so as not to clog your pores.

Step 2: Cleansing

Use a facial cleanser or facial wash which is suitable for your skin type. (Dry/Oily/Sensitive/Combination Skin). You better wash your face properly considering you had been outdoors the whole day! Even if you have not, I guarantee you that you had touched your face at least once during the day, that itself gives you a good reason for a good face wash.

“A cleanser is a facial care product that is used to remove make-up, dead skin cells, oil, dirt, and other types of pollutants from the skin of the face. This helps to unclog pores and prevent skin conditions such as acne.” – Wikipedia

Skin Caring Tips:
*After cleansing, make use of a fresh and clean piece of tissue paper or cotton wool to gently pat dry your face.

*Some people may also make use of a facial sponge (which get moldy or harden easily), or facial towel (which is more environmentally friendly). No matter which is your choice, do ensure that you wash them regularly.

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<Additional Step: Exfoliation>
Once in a week, I like to exfoliate my skin with a mild peel, facial scrub or peeling jelly to remove the impurities on my face. People with sensitive skin should take note of their skin’s sensitive or peeling spots. Over exfoliating might also cause you more harm then good.

<Additional Step: Face Mask>
I used to love applying a face mask on my face before my face became over sensitive. You can use a wash-away mud mask or mask sheets depending on your preferences. Nowadays there are also sleeping mask which you can apply on your skin and sleep away with it.

Skin Caring Tips:
Do note that over-masking or leaving your mask on for prolong periods may have reverse effects such as drying up your skin instead of moisturizing them, so do stick with the recommended 10 -20 minutes on the mask pack unless otherwise stated.

Step 3. Tone
Apply a toner to your skin after cleansing as it helps to remove the excess oil on your skin.

Skin Caring Tips:
*Application can be through the use of cotton pads. Swipe them gently over your face and neck in upwards motion. Do not scrub. Some toners can also be applied directly using your palms and in patting motion. Do ensure that your palms are clean before application as you do not want more bacteria on your skin.

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Step 4. Eye Cream
The purpose of the eye cream is mainly to help you lighten the dark circles around your eyes and reduce the puffiness.

Skin Caring Tips:
*Apply it gently under and around the eye areas. Do not rub.

 Step 5.  Pimple Cream/Blemish control/Sebum Control Cream
If you are suffering from an acne attack or having some pimples popping out of your face. This is the time to apply them on your zits.

Skin Caring Tips:
* Pimple cream usually contain skin drying ingredients such as Benzoyl Peroxide or Salicylic Acid so be sure to use the product only on those zits and not apply it all over your face.

” Salicylic acid helps unclog pores to resolve and prevent lesions. It does not have any effect on sebum production and does not kill bacteria. It must be used continuously, just like benzoyl peroxide, because its effects stop when you stop using it — pores clog up again and the acne returns. ”
-www.webmd.com/skin-problems-and-treatments/acne/understanding-acne-treatment

Step 6: Serum

They are applied onto the skin right after we tone, and before we apply our moisturizers. They serve as an additional skin booster through a concentration of active ingredients. As such, they tend to increase hydration, and supplement the “missing nutrients” in your basic skincare products.

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Step 7. Moisturizer
Whether you are suffering from a dry skin or oily skin, a moisturizer is always encouraged. However, do not over moisturize as this will lead to clogging of pores. Moisturizing your skin helps prevents a flaky, dry skin and helps to restore your skin’s required moisture.

Follow these steps to achieve the ultimate skin care regime for the night. As a simple rule of thumb, always apply the lightest product first followed by the heavier products. This is such that the lighter product will get absorbed by your skin first. If you are still unsure, check with your skin specialist or the beauty advisor before purchasing the products.

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Additional Skin Caring Tips:

*Keep your hair away from your face and hands off your face as much as possible to prevent  bacteria and germs from getting direct contact with your face.

* Change your pillow case and bed sheets often. Lying on your sides or with your face facing upwards will help you keep away from the germs and bacteria which are residing in your pillow.

Got a tip or 2 to share ? Feel free to leave a comment below and share them with me!

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