Ideal Night Time Skincare Routine For Women Over 40
Sleep isn’t all your maturing skin needs. While you are getting your beauty rest, your body is producing essential hormones that help repair damaged skin. During the night, your skin absorbs the nutrients in your products better than during the daytime. Additionally, there aren't environmental stressors at night like environmental pollution and sun damage. While you sleep; products are able to penetrate better when you're not wearing makeup and the skin can breathe. A solid nighttime skincare routine also ensures that your skin is thoroughly cleansed before you hit the sheets and allows your skincare products to get to work while you sleep.
Although there isn't a one-size-fits-all routine, there is a foundational regimen that everyone should have in place. At Nashé beauty, we recommend this basic skincare routine ideal for nighttime to ensure your over 40 skin maintains a youthful glow.
Even though we are focusing on nighttime routines, it’s worth noting that sunscreen should be part of your daily morning skincare.
Here Is Your Ideal Night Time Skincare Routine.
Step 1: Use A Cleanser To Remove Makeup.
A cleanser is the first step of your nighttime skincare routine, helping to remove makeup, dirt, debris, and other impurities from your face. Skipping this crucial step can wreak havoc on your complexion in the form of clogged pores, breakouts, and uneven skin texture. For your over 40 skincare, opt for a cleanser (like the prime the glow gentle cleanser) that boasts an emollient-rich formula, which will replenish your skin with moisture. Massage it into your skin, and then rinse with lukewarm water.
Step 2: Exfoliate
Exfoliants help remove buildup from oily and dead skin. However, be careful when choosing consistency. For women over 40, the outer layer of skin becomes thinner and more delicate, we recommend gel exfoliants like this Reveal the glow gel exfoliant to gently exfoliate and improve the texture of your skin.
Step 3: Tone
Toner is probably the most divisive of all skincare steps. People either swear by it, or they think it's useless. At Nashé beauty for what it's worth, we recommend using toner, as it helps calibrate the skin. It also helps balance pH levels, and moisture levels, especially for those who are prone to having oily skin.
Step 4: Address Specific Skincare Concerns With A Serum.
There’s a serum for every skincare concern, whether you’re dealing with fine lines and wrinkles, dark spots, or uneven texture. Unlike a moisturizer, serums are lightweight and contain active ingredients that are designed to penetrate deeper into the skin where they can brighten, tighten or hydrate—or sometimes all of the above. Some key ingredients to look for include moisture-boosting hyaluronic acid. We recommend the Nourish the glow anti-wrinkle serum loaded with Bakuchiol (a vegan alternative to retinol without the negative effects), vitamins B3, B5, and C, that promote the look of skin.
Step 5: Lock In Moisture With A Night Cream.
Your skin experiences moisture loss while you snooze in a process known as transepidermal water loss. Mature skin is even more susceptible to dryness. After you apply your serum, layer on an anti-aging night cream. Look for a rich formula that offers maximum hydration like Enhance the glow brightening night cream. This lightweight moisturizer contains hyaluronic acid that helps retain moisture. It is also a skin barrier–repair that helps rejuvenate the health of your skin. In other words, choose something hydrating that won't clog your pores.
Give Yourself A Facial Massage.
A daily facial massage does wonders for the skin at any age but is especially transformative for mature complexions. It works to sculpt the facial muscles (think: more defined cheekbones and jawline) and reduce fluid buildup, as well as improve blood flow, cell turnover, tissue toning, and boost collagen production.
Using your fingertips or a tool; knead and contour the facial muscles, moving along the jawline and upward toward the highs of the cheekbones, under-eye region, and across the forehead. For an extra boost at the end, wrap gauze around ice cubes infused with anti-inflammatory green or chamomile tea, then glide them over the skin.
If you have the time and like to indulge, consider applying a mask once or twice a week after cleansing and before your other nighttime routine steps. If your skin is on the dry side, consider using a hydrating mask, or if your skin is oily, use a clay mask. There's a mask out there for about every skin concern.
Consider your nighttime skincare routine another form of self-care. Take the time to wind down and give your skin the TLC it deserves. You’ll wake up bright and refreshed, and your complexion will be happier.