It's no simple feat to determine which products you need and when the best time to use your skincare products is.
Are they necessary? What order should you use them in? Do you need a separate serum and an eye gel? The question I get most often is, "Should this product be used in the morning or night?"
The majority of facial skin care should be done in the evening. I tell my customers--don't wait until just before you go to bed either. Wash your face and begin applying night time products right after dinner. If you wait until just before bed, most of us are too tired to pamper ourselves properly. Plus, why not give our most potent products more time on our skin?
Your can simplify your morning routine. Because your skin is clean from your nighttime routine (the night before), simply rinse your skin in the shower with a gentle damp cloth or with a micellar water soaked pad. If you notice enlarged pores you'll definitely want to choose the micellar water. It's great for getting skin extra clean.
- Rinse face with water, or wipe with a damp cloth
- Toner or micellar water
- Serum - we suggest a Vitamin C or Resveratrol Serum
- Moisturizer with SPF 50
Optional: okay, probably not optional over 50-- the addition of a good Eye Gel or Eye Cream :-)
Skincare is absolutely most effective at night. This is because the skin absorbs and replenishes while you sleep. To get the best benefits, this is when you should use your heavy-lifting skincare.
A good skincare routine at night should include, Cleansing, exfoliant or masque (only 2-3 times a week) toner, night serum (preferably with Retinol or Resveratrol), collagen booster or face oil, nighttime moisturizer.
- Cleanse skin thoroughly
- Exfoliate or apply face masque (2-3 times a week only)
- Serum Preferably with Retinol - absolute MUST for every woman over 50)
- Collagen booster or face oil
- Night Cream
Which are you most likely to do, a morning routine or nighttime routine?