Sticking to a nighttime beauty ritual can help you achieve your beauty goals. The earlier you begin a routine the earlier your skin can begin to accomplish those goals. Whether it is to look younger, remove wrinkles or slow the aging process, a nighttime beauty ritual can help. The dermatologists at Dermatology & Mohs Surgery Institute can help you craft the perfect routine that works for your needs.
The first step of having a nighttime beauty ritual is to get into the habit of performing it. Being consistent with your routine and products is important in achieving your beauty goals. Find a time that works for you each night before you go to bed, keep your products in the same spot and try to perform your routine in the same place each night. The products in your routine should include cleanser, toner, specific treatments for the goals you are looking to achieve, and a moisturizer.
Once you have established a time and location to perform your nighttime beauty ritual it is time to find the right products to include. Your routine should begin with determining your skin type. This will help you purchase the right products. Purchasing products without knowing your skin type can cause skin irritation or other issues. Once you have determined your skin type, you can begin looking for products to use in your routine.
Begin with finding an appropriate cleanser for your skin. If you have dry skin, you will want a cleanser that adds moisture rather than stripping away the little moisture you already have. Look for products that have glycerin or essential oils listed as their main ingredients. If you have oily skin, you will want a product that is gentle and a non-irritant. Charcoal cleansers are the most effective. If you have combination skin, both dry and oily, you must find a product that will not dry your skin out or leave it oily. Avoid petroleum-based products and find ones that deep cleanse the pores. A good cleanser preps your skin for the next step in your beauty routine: toner.
Toner will leave your skin bright and dewy. It hydrates the skin and smooths out fine lines. The best toners to use for any skin type include antioxidants, amino acids and hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid helps tighten skin, smooth wrinkles and eliminate other signs of aging. After your toner is chosen you should decide if there are any other areas you want to focus on during your nightly routine. It may be under eye circles, uneven skin tone or other signs of aging. These should be focused on after your toner has been applied. Lastly, you will want to complete your routine with a moisturizer.
Moisturizers should be chosen based on your skin type like your cleanser is chosen. When choosing a moisturizer for dry skin, you want a product that adds moisture. These products include ingredients such as shea butter, ceramides and hyaluronates. For oily skin choose products that are lightweight and that will not clog pores causing even more oily skin. These products should contain hyaluronic acid. Lastly, for combination skin, choose a lightweight product as well and only use on problem areas. Once you have all your products chosen, you can finally begin your routine!
We hope these tips can help you create a nighttime beauty ritual that works for you and your skin. If you are in Bloomington, Illinois or the surrounding areas, complete this form to work with a dermatologist from Dermatology & Mohs Surgery Institute. We look forward to helping you achieve your beauty goals.
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