The Importance of Your Night Skin Care Routine

Have you noticed your face becoming hollow? Is your skin less plump and firm? Do you see lines at the end of a long day? Take a deep breath—we can help you get back on track with anti-ageing skin care routine tips to incorporate into your evening routine. Many of us skip moisturising at night, thinking we can go without it. For those who get a full eight hours of sleep each night, eat a perfect diet, avoid vices like smoking and are younger than 25, that’s likely true. For the rest of us, a night cream is a crucial part of our night skin care routine. Here’s why:

CLEANSE AWAY THE DAY

We’ll kick off the list with an absolute non-negotiable. Cleansing oil, mousse, milk or lotion? It doesn’t matter what formula you use—the important thing is that you cleanse, even if you’re not wearing makeup. Cleansing not only removes makeup, but it also gets rid of everyday grime stuck to our skin. It’s a guaranteed way to deal with impurities, excess sebum and pollution that accumulate throughout the day. Cleansing also prepares our skin to soak up the active ingredients in our night creams. The Revitalift Milky Cleansing Foam is suitable for all skin types, and gently lathers to wash away the day, leaving skin soft and comfortable.

HYDRATE IN THE EVENING

Our skin loses water throughout the day and during the night—with peak water loss occurring at 4AM. We need to make up for this lack of moisture by applying a hydrating, nourishing, anti-ageing night cream. This will saturate the skin with water, essential fatty acids, nutrients and oligo elements. A night cream also makes the epidermis smooth and soft, especially if it’s dried out or dehydrated—likely during the winter or after prolonged exposure to the sun. As for the best anti-ageing night cream, we recommend the Revitalift Filler Hyaluronic Acid Replumping Night Cream, which is enriched with Hyaluronic Acid and Galangal. This night cream will fill wrinkles, replump the skin and firm up volume, making you look visibly younger night after night. Make sure not to skip this step in your night skin care routine—it will provide immediate comfort and a super soft skin feeling! For a boost of hydration, introduce a pure hyaluronic acid serum like our Revitalift Filler Hyaluronic Acid 1.5% HA Serum to restore skin moisture and help plump out wrinkles. Apply your serum to cleansed skin before your night cream.

ALLOW YOUR SKIN TO RECOVER

Throughout the day, your skin suffers numerous environmental aggressions: stress, pollution, tobacco, UV rays…the list goes on. These environmental factors can start to deplete the natural supply of antioxidants that help keep skin functioning normally. When this happens, skin can’t repair itself as effectively, resulting in a dull complexion, dehydrated skin, wrinkles, spots and red patches. Whilst we sleep, our skin works to repair damage caused during the day. During this process, the blood circulation to the skin is stronger, providing essential nutrients needed to get rid of the toxins. Night creams stimulate the skin cells’ cleansing system to purify the skin and eliminate nasty particles.

SAY HELLO TO THE GLOW

Another night-time phenomenon is cell renewal, which peaks between 1AM and 3AM. You can help move this process along by enhancing your night skin care routine with powerful ingredients like Retinol, Resveratrol, Hyaluronic Acid and Vitamin C. Before bed, try using a face peel that contains AHA (Glycolic or Lactic Acids) or BHA (Salicylic Acid)—these will smooth the skin and stimulate skin regeneration. The Revitalift Laser X3 Glycolic Pads are formulated with Glycolic Acid to remove dead skin cells, reduce wrinkles, rebalance skin tone and boost your daily anti-ageing skin care routine. The pads are double-sided with varying exfoliation levels, making them suitable for all skin types. Using a product like this will make your skin brighter, stamp out dark spots and erase fine lines.

FIGHT AGAINTS AGEING

Nighttime is the perfect time to make up for any potential deficiencies and soothe skin aggravations caused during the day. When choosing a night cream, opt for one with an effective repairing formula—like the Age Perfect Intense Nutrition Rich Repairing Night Cream. This night cream contains Manuka Honey and Calcium B5, allowing essential nutrients and minerals to nourish the skin and help restore skin density. Repairing night creams provide the dermis with everything it needs to repair itself for an anti-wrinkle effect and maximum firmness.

FIND A PRODUCT THAT FITS YOUR SKIN NEEDS

Ranging from serums to creams, masks to products you rub in or leave on overnight—night creams offer options that will adapt to both your skin type and ideal texture. Whether you prefer a luxurious cold cream, soothing cloth mask or a half-oil/half-cream serum, you will be sure to find a night cream that fits your needs.

Keeping our skin looking youthful is never just a daytime job! An essential night skin care routine is vital if we want to slow down the clock. Allowing our skin to repair and replenish overnight is just one important part of a solid skin care routine. Is morning another battle? Read the 5 Ways to Wake Up Looking More Refreshed.