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6 Tweaks to Take Your Nighttime Skin Care Routine to the Next Level

Skin Care Essentials

6 Tweaks to Take Your Nighttime Skin Care Routine to the Next Level 6 Tweaks to Take Your Nighttime Skin Care Routine to the Next Level 6 Tweaks to Take Your Nighttime Skin Care Routine to the Next Level

Before you go to bed, how much time do you spend on your skin? Well, if you want to help ensure your complexion looks and feels its best come morning, you may want to consider making a few changes to your P.M. beauty routine. Ready to take your nighttime skin care regimen to the next level? Below, we’ve got six suggestions for you. Enjoy that beauty sleep!

Nighttime Skin Care Tweak #1: Double Cleanse with Micellar Water

Regardless of whether you have one minute or 10 to spend on your skin before hitting the hay, taking off your makeup before bed is non-negotiable. That’s because, when you snooze in your makeup, it can mix with the dirt and oil that’s built up on the surface of your skin, which can lead to clogged pores—and clogged pores could lead to breakouts. The thing is, sometimes cleansing just once isn’t enough—so it’s time to double your skin care fun!

Double cleansing involves first using an oil-based cleanser or towelette, then following up with a water-based cleanser. Double cleansing can be useful after spending a full day wearing foundation—and the good news is, you can do so without even having to go to the bathroom sink. The first part of your double cleansing routine will help remove makeup, dirt, and excess oils, while step two will help remove any remaining impurities that are left on the surface of your skin.

Start with the L’Oréal Paris RevitaLift Radiant Smoothing Wet Cleansing Towelettes, which are formulated with vitamin C and help to gently remove impurities (even eye makeup!). Another option: the L’Oréal Paris Ideal Clean™ Makeup Removing Towelettes. They gentle cleanse and remove all makeup—including waterproof mascara!

Then, use micellar water, a gentle, no-rinse cleansing option that’s powered by tiny micelles (oil molecules) that act as a magnet to lift dirt, oil, and makeup up and away from the skin. The L’Oréal Paris Micellar Cleansing Water Complete Cleanser for Normal to Oily Skin purifies and mattifies, the L’Oréal Paris Micellar Cleansing Water Complete Cleanser for Normal to Dry Skin hydrates and soothes, and the L’Oréal Paris Micellar Cleansing Water Complete Cleanser Waterproof – All Skin Types intensely purifies. Saturate a cotton pad with your micellar water of choice and wipe the pad across your face and eye area. You’re good to go!

Nighttime Skin Care Tweak #2: Unwind with a Clay Face Mask

After the hustle and bustle of a long day, take some time to chill by setting aside your phone and applying a face mask. Pamper yourself with one of the following three options from L’Oréal Paris, all of which are formulated with three different clays (kaolin, montmorillonite, and Moroccan lava).

Over time, harsh environmental factors like pollution and debris can damage skin, leaving your complexion looking dull and tired. The L’Oréal Paris Pure-Clay Mask Detox & Brighten Treatment Mask is enhanced with charcoal to help draw out the buildup of impurities, dirt, and pollution and reduce the appearance of dull skin.

Day after day, impurities, dirt, makeup, and excess oils can build up, leaving your complexion looking overly oily. The L’Oréal Paris Pure-Clay Mask Purify & Mattify Treatment Mask is enhanced with eucalyptus leaf extract to help draw out the buildup of impurities, dirt, and oils and reduce look of excess shine.

Dead skin cells can accumulate on the surface of your skin, leaving your complexion feeling rough. The L’Oréal Paris Pure-Clay Mask Exfoliate & Refining Treatment Mask is enhanced with red algae extract to help draw out the buildup of impurities, dirt, and oils and exfoliate dead skin cells from skin’s surface.

Apply an even layer of your mask of choice to clean, dry skin, leave it on for 10-15 minutes then rinse off. Use three times a week for best results—so go ahead and make relaxing in a face mask before bed a priority throughout the week. You can also try multi-masking, which involves applying different masks to different areas of your face at the same time. Just remember to snap some selfies of your multi-colored face!

Nighttime Skin Care Tweak #3: Don’t Forget About the Rest of Your Body

Sure, you want to take care of your complexion—but that doesn’t mean you should neglect the skin below your jawline! Show your body some love by exfoliating during your nightly shower. Before hopping in the tub, put on a pair of exfoliating gloves or use a loofah to gently rub your skin in circular motions to begin the dead skin cell sloughing process. Then, get in the shower and let the water run down your body. Use a gentle exfoliating scrub, massaging it in circular motions. Pay extra attention to your elbows, knees, and feet, since these areas are especially prone to dryness. And don’t forget about your back! You may want to use a back brush to exfoliate this hard-to-reach area.

Once you’re done exfoliating, rinse off and apply a body lotion to damp skin to help lock in hydration. Give your feet a treat by slathering on a rich cream and putting on a pair of socks before you go to sleep.

Nighttime Skin Care Tweak #4: Add a Peel Pad to Your Routine

A dull-looking complexion can be a huge downer. That’s because beyond wrinkles, dull, uneven tone can make skin look older. And as skin’s natural ability to shed surface dead skin cells declines with age, dark spots and uneven tone can become increasingly more visible, making skin look older and duller. That’s where peel pads come in—seriously, they’re about to become the go-to product in your nighttime skin care routine!

The L’Oréal Paris RevitaLift Bright Reveal Brightening Daily Peel Pads are formulated with glycolic acid to help resurface dull, uneven tone and rough texture. Plus, the multi-ply textured pads physically resurface dead skin cells as well. Immediately, skin will look brighter, while skin tone will look more even with continued use over time.

Every night, smooth a pad gently over cleansed skin. Keep in mind, though, that alpha hydroxy acids like glycolic acid can increase your skin’s sensitivity to the sun. So, always apply a broad-spectrum sunscreen in the morning before heading outside. You can also use a moisturizer formulated with broad-spectrum sunscreen, like the L’Oréal Paris RevitaLift Bright Reveal Brightening Day Lotion SPF 30, which is also formulated with glycolic acid, vitamin C, and Pro-Retinol to help brighten the look of your skin.

Nighttime Skin Care Tweak #5: Show Your Eye Area Some Love

Don’t use an eye cream regularly? It could be a good time to start! Whether you have dark circles, puffiness, crow’s feet, or some combination of signs of aging around your eyes, you could benefit from applying an eye cream as part of your nightly skin care routine. Here, find your match from L’Oréal Paris.

The L’Oréal Paris Eye Defense is a light, non-greasy gel-cream formulated with caffeine and hyaluronic acid to help defend against premature signs of aging around the eyes, including puffiness, fine lines, wrinkles, and dark circles. Apply the cream in small dots around your eye area, smoothing it until full absorbed. Use morning and night.

The L’Oréal Paris RevitaLift Anti-Wrinkle + Firming Eye Cream can help make skin around the eyes feel firmer and look smoother, plus it can also help reduce the appearance of dark circles, all with continued use over time. Use the cream morning and night after cleansing, then follow up with moisturizer.

The L’Oréal Paris RevitaLift Triple Power™ Eye Treatment is a luxurious, lightweight cream formulated with hyaluronic acid, caffeine, and Pro-Xylane™ to help reduce the look of under-eye bags, wrinkles, and puffiness. Massage the cream gently around your eye area until fully absorbed, morning and night.

The L’Oréal Paris Age Perfect Renewal Eye Cream can help immediately hydrate your skin and diminish the look of dark circles, under-eye bags, and wrinkles with continued use over time. It can also help make your eye area radiant with continued use, too. Apply a small amount around your entire eye area using your fingertips and pat gently until thoroughly absorbed. You can use it A.M. and P.M.

The L’Oréal Paris RevitaLift Volume Filler Eye Treatment is a gel-cream formulated with hyaluronic acid. With continued use over time, it can help reduce the appearance of sunken shadows and make your eye area look brighter. Morning and night, smooth a small amount around your eye area, gently patting it in until thoroughly absorbed.

Nighttime Skin Care Tweak #6: Use an Overnight Mask for Extra Hydration

Regular ol’ moisturizer just not cutting it? You may want to consider using an overnight face mask before you catch those Zzz’s. As skin ages, it loses its ability to efficiently repair the visible signs of aging. What’s more, as skin loses firmness and elasticity, facial contours become more pronounced. Since, skin repairs itself while you sleep, nighttime is the best time to use a product that addresses your aging skin concerns.

The L’Oréal Paris RevitaLift Triple Power™ Intensive Overnight Mask is a luxurious, hydrating leave-on creamy mask that helps to improve skin’s elasticity and firmness. Immediately, skin will feel hydrated and look more radiant in one night, while skin will feel firmer and look smoother with continued use over time.

To use, smooth the mask over your face, neck, and jawline until absorbed. Don’t rinse off like a traditional face mask, however. Leave it on overnight to see results.