Beauty Sleep 101: Nighttime Skincare Routine

Your ideal evening skincare routine should help your skin recover from the day.

Supporting the skin’s natural processes (like collagen production, barrier function, and antioxidant action) with the active ingredients in our skincare can help us have the youthful, healthy-looking skin of our dreams.

 

Daytime Damage & Nighttime Repair

Your daytime skincare routine should focus on protecting your skin from all of the elements it will face. During the day, your skin is exposed to:
• Dirt
• Pollution
• Allergens
• UV radiation
• Oil

On the other hand, your nighttime skincare routine needs to work towards restoring your skin and supporting natural processes while you sleep. When you go to bed, your skin finally gets the chance to repair and rejuvenate, as it works to undo all of the daytime damage. With proper sleep, your skin will actively produce new skin cells, collagen, and antioxidants to help reduce inflammation and improve texture.

When we don’t sleep well or don’t use skincare that supports these functions, our skin can look dull, wrinkles, red and inflamed, and have more pronounced-looking dark spots and circles. Because of this, the perfect nighttime routine should include targeted active ingredients that are clinically proven to support the skin, helping you reach your skincare goals.

 

Elevate Your Beauty Sleep Without Retinol

We’ve discussed skin cycling routines before and how having a series of night routines can help you integrate different active ingredients while keeping your skin free from potential irritation. This can also help support our skin’s evening repair and restorative processes. Traditionally, skin cycling features an exfoliation night, a retinol night (deeper treatment night), and finally, a barrier support night.

However, there are people who struggle to use retinol, or are looking for an alternative skin treatment routine that can visibly improve the signs of aging while being effective, yet easy to tolerate.

Esthetician Tip: I have spoken in the past about how your antioxidant vitamin C day routine is really your “anytime routine,” meaning you can use those products day or night. Now, we have an even more potent product, specifically designed to elevate your night routine. It can deliver all of the benefits of vitamin C in a luxurious dry oil treatment. This can add variety to your evening routine, especially if you struggle with stubborn dark spots.

The 30% Vitamin C Dry Oil is a powerful addition to an evening skincare routine. It visibly reduces the look of dark spots, fine lines, and wrinkles as it nourishes the skin. It also supports the production of collagen, antioxidant activity, and our skin’s lipid barrier.

Yes, vitamin C is traditionally a daytime ingredient. But, this transformative dry oil is formulated with 30% THD Ascorbate, moisturizing and barrier-supportive squalane, and a unique plant complex with marshmallow root, licorice root, and rice bran. It’s the advanced night time treatment your skin has been waiting for. Learn more about it's benefits here!

This particular form of vitamin C is unique, extremely stable, and penetrates deeper than traditional forms of the vitamin, making it ideal to use while you sleep for ultimate results. Exceptionally versatile, it plays well with evening ingredients like retinol and exfoliants that are typically your night-time routine superstars. It’s also a wonderful alternative to your routine on nights when you don’t use retinol, or for those who can’t tolerate retinol skincare products. It can be used as a spot treatment or all over for a luxurious skincare experience.

 

Your Beauty Sleep Routine

Ideal for a targeted treatment 2-3x/week, but can be applied daily depending on your skin type.

STEP 1
Cleanse and tone (exfoliation optional) your face, neck, and décolleté. I love that this oil can be used on exfoliation nights!

STEP 2
Continue with your choice of serums, boosters, and spot treatments.
This oil can generally be used with any of your serums, but avoid using it with the Vitamin C Booster. That would be A LOT of potent vitamin C on one application. Sensitive skin types should test out using this oil with retinol products as skin may be more reactive to multiple active ingredients at one time.

STEP 3

STEP 4
Finish by applying 2-4 drops of 30% Vitamin C Dry Oil to your face, neck, and décolleté.

STEP 5
Additional oils may be applied on top of this for even deeper moisturization if desired.
Esthetician Tip: This versatile oil can be applied over or under your moisturizer. If you are ONLY using the oil as a spot treatment on smaller areas, I recommend using it under your moisturizer for an extra targeted impact. If you choose to use it under, please allow for proper absorption of the dry oil before applying a cream.

Generally, it’s recommended to apply any oils last in the routine. If you want to apply more of the oil, I recommend pressing it in over your moisturizer. This oil is not as rich as traditional oils and leaves a dry-touch finish without weighing you down. You can choose how you apply it based on the needs of your skin!

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Remember that consistency is key when it comes to having an effective night routine. Tailoring the products you choose to use in your evening skincare ritual will help you target more specific concerns so you start to see some amazing results.

While prevention is key in the daytime, correcting and repairing are essential considerations at night. With advanced ingredients like retinol, and now the 30% Vitamin C Dry Oil, you can deliver meaningful results as you rest.
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