Sticking to a skincare routine is a commitment if you want to achieve youthful glowing skin. This means regularly following your morning and evening regimen to reap the benefits of consistent use. The truth is, not everyone can do it, and that is mostly because of limited time, and a lack of knowledge of the benefits.
Are you guilty of rushing your skincare in the morning? That’s completely understandable! Mornings are usually so hectic that 20 minutes for step-by-step skincare is a luxury for some. But skipping the nighttime skincare routine? That’s a different story. No matter how tired you are, never miss your PM skin treats before hitting the hay.
During sleep, our skin goes into ‘repair mode’ to recover the damage it has dealt with throughout the day such as the sun, blue light, pollution, bacteria, and excess oil production.
Melatonin is the hormone in charge of our sleep cycle. Surprisingly, it also possesses antioxidants that support our skin!
The body releases human growth hormone (HGH) too, which speeds up cell turnover. This causes the old and dull skin cells to fall off and allow new ones to grow. This is why having an evening skincare routine is essential to support your body in doing its job.
In this post, we’ll take a look at what steps you can follow and the active ingredients to look out for to create the perfect PM skincare routine.
The Benefits of a PM Skincare Routine
Throughout the day, your skin is exposed to dirt, oil, pollution, and harmful UV rays. An evening routine is even more critical if you wear makeup because it will blend in with the impurities sitting on your face. Crashing to bed with your face full of foundation and concealers will disrupt your skin’s nightly turnover process.
The basic skincare evening routine
Setting up your evening skincare routine does not need to be complicated. In fact, it is almost the same as how you do your daily morning regimen, with a few extra steps. Here is your complete guide for your PM routine.
1. Remove your makeup
Taking off your makeup should be the first thing you do in the evening as leaving it on will lead to clogged pores and comedones. Clean your face well with a cleanser that is gentle but still does the job. Makeup removers vary from oil to water-based. Find the one that works best for you.
Clean your face and neck with a gentle cleanser. This eliminates all the dirt and grease buildup on your skin to ensure a clean slate.
Rejuvoderm offers a gentle yet powerful action to deeply cleanse your skin without overdrying it. It removes all traces of makeup, dirt, oil, and pollution to prepare your skin for the night.
Toner seals in moisture and balances the skin’s pH level. It also helps you get your skin worked up and respond well to the next steps in your regimen.
Maxatone is a clarifying toner that you can entrust your skin with. It is a great must-have for all skin types because it soothes and hydrates troubled skin. It also works to unclog your pores, reduce the risk of any breakout, and leave your skin feeling healthier and refreshed.
4. Facial serums
Adding facial serums is a game-changer. It comes with potent formula that restores skin elasticity and youthful glow. This is most common in anti-aging skincare regimen because of intense hydration properties that helps reveal a smoother and firmer skin.
Treat your skin with Solvaderm’s Stemnucell dermal regeneration serum to transform your skin during the PM repairing phase. It is made from a powerful blend of unique extracts and hyaluronic acid that dramatically renew your skin cells and slows down the aging process.
5. Eye creams
For a fuller and softer appearance, a good eye cream can do the trick in keeping the skin under your eyes smooth and bright. Look for skincare products enriched with peptides, which strengthen the skin's natural moisturizing properties.
Rest easy with Eyevage. It is an age-defying eye cream treatment that effectively reduces wrinkled skin and ‘bags’ under the eyes. It contains hyaluronic acid and vitamins still suitable for delicate skin.
6. Spot treatments
Even if you are following a strict skincare regimen, ‘zits’ are still sometimes unavoidable. Using spot treatments can do the trick. Look for formulas with salicylic acid as these are gentle enough to be left overnight. Use it on a small area of your face and avoid applying a much thicker consistency than recommended.
Keep your troubles away with Solvaderm’s Zeroblem, a professional-strength spot treatment with a powerful blend of salicylic acid, colloidal sulfur, and zinc oxide to effectively calm skin inflammation by removing excess oils from your pores. It also leaves a cooling effect on your skin to keep it invigorated throughout the night.
As with your morning routine, a moisturizer is a must-have before heading to bed. Remember, our skin’s natural pH barrier wears down during nightly downtime. It is important to support this process with a hydrating and lightweight moisturizer. Look for a product that is enriched with essential nutrients and minerals to help your skin do its all-day job.
Step up your routine with Solvaderm’s Suvoderm. It works to soften and replenish the skin with a strong-boosting combinations of retinol, hyaluronic acid, and other powerful botanicals to encourage a healthy cell turnover and give you a youthful and radiant glow.
8. Overnight masks
Overnight face masks are an excellent way to treat your skin with a concentrated dose of nourishing vitamins and minerals. At least once a week, use a face mask to maintain your young and glowing look. You can choose from clay masks to hydrating masks which have their own unique properties to keep skin impurities at bay.
Sleep soundly and leave job of repairing and nourishing your skin overnight leave up to Somaxcel. This firming anti-aging mask works on your skin by seeping into your pores to help new skin cells to recover from daytime damage. This promotes healthy levels of collagen and elastin for a soft and supple appearance as soon as you wake up.
Nothing supports your PM skincare more than a refreshing and adequate amount of sleep. Strive to get at least 8 to 10 hours of sleep so your skin can complete the repairing cycle, keeping it healthy and rejuvenated.
Why building a PM skincare routine is important
Your skin does its everyday job of protecting you from daytime threats. It is essential to adapt a round-the-clock skincare routine to maintain a beautiful and youthful glow.
Solvaderm is committed to helping you form smart and healthy skincare habits by bringing you clinically-formulated and medically-tested products that professionally address your concerns. End your day with ease and peace by treating your skin with Solvaderm.
1. How do I create a night skincare routine?
Create a night skincare routine with simple evening skincare steps. To start with, take off your makeup with a makeup remover, then use a cleanser to remove excess oil and dirt buildup from the day. After that, use a toner to hydrate your skin, then lock moisture in with a serum. Follow it up with eye cream, spot treatment, moisturizer, and a face mask.
2. What's the difference between AM and PM skincare?
The difference between AM and PM skincare routines is intention. A daytime skincare routine is more about protection of your skin when you're out and about, while a nighttime routine is to repair and refresh your skin in your sleep after the damage it has met with during the day.
3. Can I skip my PM skincare routine?
You may wish to skip your PM skincare routine because your skin will still naturally repair overnight. However, we encourage sticking to a regimen that will support your skin and speed up the process of achieving healthier skin.