We love all kinds of skin care products, from the creamy to the oily and everything in between. But we do have a special soft spot for one particular kind of product: we love the products that produce maximum results with minimum effort—especially ones that we can apply before bed, knowing we’ll wake up with glowy skin. If you’re like us, read on to find out which products will work their magic while you sleep!
First and foremost, you need to cleanse your face to get rid of any makeup, dirt, and nasties from the air. Makeup wipes can be useful for travelling or in a pinch, but for a thorough cleanse, we recommend using an oil cleanser or micellar water to remove makeup and other products, followed by a water-based or cream-based cleanser to give your skin a good clean. Without properly cleansing your skin, products aren’t able to get into your skin and work the way that they should.
Soothing oil or serum
After cleansing, the first step of your evening skincare routine should include an oil or serum that can bring some relief to your skin at the end of the day. Look for soothing ingredients such as allantoin, green tea, or chamomile—not only will they soothe your skin, but they’re also great sleep aids! We also love treatments that help reverse signs of ageing and restore the skin while we sleep, so retinol serums are great for this! Just make sure you read up on the different types of retinol so that you can be sure you’re using the best type for your particular skin concerns.
Layer on a moisturiser
Once you’ve applied your serum, it’s imperative to use a moisturiser to lock in the hydration and provide an extra level of protection throughout the night. Restorative ingredients such as Vitamin C, Shea butter, hyaluronic acid, and ceramides will help to bring your skin back to life while you sleep.
Optional: nighttime mask
If you’re looking for a little extra boost at nighttime, try a mask treatment once or twice a week! Depending on your skin type and concerns, there are tonnes of options on the market to target specific issues, from dryness to hyperpigmentation to acne. Want some more advice on choosing a mask or at-home treatment for your skin? Chat to one of our therapists.
Bonus tip: to get the absolute best out of the products you’re using, try to find ingredients that work well together. For example, Vitamin C interacts well with antioxidants, Vitamin E, and ferulic acid. Mixing complementary ingredients will give you more bang for your buck and will improve the efficacy of your products!