How to apply your nightly skincare routine

Photo by cottonbroAs you unwind for the evening, it’s time for your skincare products to get to work. At night, you should focus on rejuvenation and repair, so it’s a good idea to take note of your skin's current needs and tailor your routine to treat them. Applying products in the correct order will help them to most effectively do so. A good rule of thumb is to apply from thinnest to thickest consistency. Also, it’s important to give your products the time they need to absorb, so check the labels to see how long you should wait between applications. If you’re not quite sure which products to begin with in your nightly routine, here’s a quick guide:

Step 1: Cleanser 
Giving your products a fresh canvas will ensure best results, so it’s important to thoroughly take off all makeup with a makeup remover. Next, use a gentle cleanser to remove pollutants, bacteria, and other dirt and grime that built up throughout the day. 

Step 2: Toner
Toner tightens pores, balances ph, and removes any remaining residue, refreshing and priming your face to best absorb products. Using a gentle, alcohol-free toner will ensure you don’t dry out your skin. 

Step 3: Eye Cream
The skin around your eyes is much thinner than the rest of your face, which is why it deserves special attention. Using an eye cream will help plump and brighten the area, lessening the appearance of dark circles and preventing crows feet.

Step 4: Treatment 
Tailor this step to treat your skin’s current needs, whether that means hydrating, anti-aging, or a spot treatment. Choose one issue to target nightly rather than using multiple serums to prevent irritation. And be sure to use your NanoPen and NanoChips during application. The tips on the NanoChip allow products to bypass the outermost layer of skin, instantly making the serum’s active ingredients 20x more effective and expediting results. 

Step 5: Retinol 
This heavy hitter will help boost collagen and increase cellular turnover, which in turn helps reduce fine lines and wrinkles, shrink pores, and brighten skin. 

Step 6: Moisturizer/Night Creams
Using a heavier moisturizer or night cream acts as a protective barrier as you sleep, helping to seal your skin and prevent water evaporation, leaving you with healthier, more hydrated skin. This should be applied last due to its thicker, less penetrable consistency.