Nighttime skin care routine: You need one

A young woman lies on a bed looking at her phone.

During the day, while you’re working hard or playing hard, your skin is just as busy as you are, protecting itself from UV rays, dirt, pollution—you name it.

At night, while you get to sleep and rest up, your skin is actually still working. It’s busy repairing itself so it’s ready for another day. That’s why a good nightly skin care routine is essential.

Why do I need a different skin care routine at night?

Your skin generates new cells over time, and most of this happens at night when your body is resting. Since your skin is already in repair mode, this makes your nightly routine the ideal time to use products that target any concerns you have.

Think of your nightly skin care routine as backup for your skin cells as they regenerate while you snooze.

You don’t need products with SPF at night like you do during the day, but you can use heavier moisturizing products that work while you sleep. Products that make your skin more sensitive to the sun, like retinol and some acids, can also be used at night.

A woman holds a bottle of Artistry Skin Nutrition™ Micellar Makeup Remover + Cleanser near her face with one hand. The other holds a finger to her lips.

What should I include in my nightly skin care routine?

Like your morning routine, a nightly skin care routine can be as basic or multi-stepped as you want it to be. We recommend a cleanser, toner and moisturizer as a good starting place. Like all skin care, the products that work best for you will depend on your skin type.

Use a cleanser every night

Whatever you do, don’t sleep in that makeup! Use a micellar water product to wipe away the day. Artistry Skin Nutrition™ Micellar Makeup Remover + Cleanser takes care of dirt and grime plus makeup — including waterproof!

After you’ve removed your makeup, use a cleanser to erase any remaining traces of debris. A gentle cleanser like Artistry Skin Nutrition™ Balancing Jelly Cleanser will leave your skin clean and fresh without stripping your skin or leaving it feeling dry.

Prep your skin with toner

A toner refreshes your skin and prepares it for the rest of your skin care routine. Some toners can even add moisture if you tend to have dry skin.

Artistry Skin Nutrition™ toners do even more by helping stabilize your skin’s microbiome. Use a cotton pad or your fingertips to gently glide toner over your skin, including your neck.

Artistry Signature Select Personalized Serum with Anti-Spot, Anti-Wrinkle and Firming amplifiers.

Address issues and repair skin with targeted serums

If you use a serum, this is the place in your nighttime skin care routine to use it. Different serums can address different issues, like Artistry Signature Select™ Anti-Wrinkle Amplifier for fine lines and wrinkles. Acne treatments can also be applied after toner and before you moisturize.

Let your skin drink in moisture

You’re almost done! Skin loses a lot of moisture throughout the day, especially if you’re in a dry environment, so it’s important to replenish it at night.

Your nighttime skin care routine is the perfect time to break out your intense moisturizers if that’s what your skin needs. These nourishing products seal in moisture so your skin can drink it up while you sleep.

In the warm summer months, however, you might prefer a lightweight moisturizer like Artistry Skin Nutrition™ Hydrating Gel Cream. It deeply moisturizes skin without leaving it greasy or clogging pores — perfect for those warmer summer nights! (PRO TIP: Store your gel cream in the fridge for an extra cool treat!)

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Something to keep in mind: As the seasons change and the weather along with them, you might need to switch up your products based on your skin’s needs.

With the right nighttime skin care routine, your skin will get a ton accomplished while you sleep so you can wake up with brighter looking skin that feels refreshed. Want to learn more about skin care? Check out more blogs on Amway Connections. And to learn more about the products mentioned here, click on the links below.

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