The weekend may appear to be a time for rest and relaxation, but sometimes it can take just as much of a toll on your skin as a busy work week can. Between days outside in the sun and heavy makeup applications for nights out on the town, your skin may feel a little neglected—or over done—by Sunday night. Instead of accepting your fate and heading into a new week with downtrodden complexion, you can give your skin a beauty boost on Sunday night. Not only will the proper Sunday night skin care routine, complete with face masks and face scrubs, help your skin to regroup from weekend activities, but it’ll also help your skin look its best for the week ahead. To get started on your Sunday night skin pampering, follow these steps:
Sunday night skin care routine step #1: Cleanse with micellar water
Every skin care routine starts essentially the same—with getting clean. So, it should come as no surprise that on Sunday nights, you’ll want to kick things off by removing dirt, oil, and makeup from the surface of your skin. To break down everything that may have built up on your skin during the weekend, reach for the L’Oréal Paris Micellar Cleansing Water Complete Cleanser Waterproof – All Skin Types. The one-step facialcleanser is strong enough to remove even waterproof mascara and eyeliner, without harsh rubbing or rinsing. Just saturate a cotton pad with the cleansing liquid and sweep it over your skin until completely clean. Ta-da, you’re ready for your next step.
Sunday night skin care routine step #2: Slough Away Dead Skin
Did you forget to fit exfoliating into your busy weekend schedule? If you’re nodding to confirm that’s the case, don’t worry, the weekend isn’t over yet. It’s not too late to stop yourself from starting off the week with dull, flaky skin, as long as the next step in your routine is to use a face scrub. Pick from the L’Oréal Paris Pure-Sugar Nourish & Soften Face Scrub, L’Oréal Paris Pure-Sugar Smooth & Glow Face Scrub, or L’Oréal Paris Pure-Sugar Purify & Unclog Face Scrub, Whichever you select, smooth a small amount with dry fingers onto clean, dry skin. Massage over your face with wet fingers, then rinse with warm water.
Editor’s tip: You can use our Pure-Sugar Scrubs on your lips, too! If your liquid lipstick left your pout worse for wear over the weekend, gently exfoliate your lips before applying a generous coating of lip conditioner.
Sunday night skin care routine step #3: Spoil Your Skin with Face Masks
Sunday scaries are all too real, but face masks can make Sunday nights slightly more bearable—and it doesn’t hurt that you’re good for your skin, too. Instead of allowing yourself to indulge in one face mask, try applying multiple face masks (aka multi-masking) to different areas of your face, depending on what your skin needs. Mix and match the following face masks to your heart’s content:
For rough texture…try the L’Oréal Paris Pure-Clay Exfoliate & Refining Face Mask.
For dull skin…try the L’Oréal Paris Pure-Clay Detox & Brighten Face Mask.
For shiny spots…try the L’Oréal Paris Pure-Clay Purify & Mattify Face Mask.
For stressed areas…try the L’Oréal Paris Pure-Clay Clear & Comfort Face Mask.
For uneven tone…try the L’Oréal Paris Pure-Clay Clarify & Smooth Face Mask.
Sunday night skin care routine step #4: Apply an Anti-Aging Moisturizer
When you don’t rebound from a weekend of fun quite like you used to, it can serve as a (somewhat unwelcome) reminder that you’re getting older. Instead of pretending that’s not the truth, take the opportunity to add an anti-aging moisturizer into your skin care routine. After you rinse off every last trace of face mask, smooth on the L’Oréal Paris RevitaLift Cicacream Face Moisturizer Pro Retinol & Centella Asiatica. The lightweight formula tackles all of your anti-aging concerns, including elasticity and wrinkles, to help you achieve skin that looks and feels soft and healthy with continued use. (That means you’ll need to use it on more than just Sundays!)
Sunday night skin care routine step #5: Hydrate Around Your Eyes
The skin surrounding your eyes can act as a road map to how you spent your weekend. If one look at the area shows dryness and dark circles, it won’t be too hard to surmise that you didn’t spend Saturday and Sunday relaxing at the spa or catching up on sleep. To help reverse any damage you may have done to the delicate eye area over the weekend, all you’ll need is a trusty eye cream, like the L’Oréal Paris RevitaLift Miracle Blur Eye. Dot on a small amount to the eye area with your fingertips, then ever so gently blend in.
Complement your Sunday night skin care routine with a routine that’s perfect for the busy morning ahead—don’t worry, it won’t take anywhere near as much time! Here’s The Busy Girl’s Morning Skin Care Routine.
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