Let’s talk about it; Skincare isn’t really easy. With the plethora of information that one is usually surrounded with, skincare can actually be quite intimidating for the person who doesn’t know much about it. The fact that everyone’s skin is different is also a major factor that needs to be considered. It’s even more confusing to know what products should be used in the morning and what products should be used at the night time.
However, this article makes it easy for you to understand a simple and a holistic night care routine from the start to the finish, which can finally help you narrow down your research:
1. Ensure that you remove your makeup and SPF:
Firstly, ensure that you remove your makeup with an oil cleanser. Make sure that you steer clear of any makeup wipes, as they can prove to be very harmful for your skin. Massage the oil cleanser onto the dry skin then add a bit of water to emulsify the formula and rinse clean. Just in case you’re prone to breakouts, it’s ideal to use coconut oil.
2. This step involves cleansing:
After you’re done with removing your makeup, the next step involves moving on to a foaming face wash. A foaming face wash helps get rid of all the dirt and grime in the most effective manner possible. Foaming cleansers are also very hydrating in nature and are ideal for all types of skin.
3. Moisturize, moisturize, moisturize:
Your skin should be moisturized twice a day, both in the morning and in the evening. Moisturizers help in restoring the disruption which is caused by cleansing the skin. Everybody can benefit in a ton of ways by using a moisturizer, no matter what their skin type is. From oily skin to dry skin, a moisturizer is needed for everybody. According to a dermatologist, “We know that skin hydration levels tend to decline in the afternoon into the evening, which is why heavier night creams are useful.” In case you want to skip a moisturizer, you can always resort to a night cream instead. It acts as a heavy moisturizer for your skin. If you have dry skin, a thicker cream will help replenish and help with immense hydration. However, if you have oily skin, you should make sure to use an oil-free, gel like moisturizer which will provide adequate hydration and won’t make your skin feel greasy and slick. There are a lot of moisturisers which are made for all skin types, because they also help in regulating the sebum production.
4. Top it off with a retinol:
Always make sure that you have done enough research about the usage of a retinol before you actually get on to its practice. A retinol is a derivative which should always be applied at night. A retinol is very sensitive to the light, which is why it is also kept in a dark packaging. So, ensure that you apply the retinol before you go to bed. The next thing to note is that you should start slow if you have started using a retinol. One of the most common mistake that people make is that they start using it every single night, which ultimately causes breakouts. When it comes to retinol, start with an encapsulated retinol and start slow. Make sure that you use a retinol twice a week in the beginning and if you do not experience any redness or flakiness the next day, then you can always increase the number of days you use it for. The next thing to consider is the amount of usage; Always use a pea sized amount to cover your entire face. You can also try the sandwiching technique to make sure that your skin doesn’t react to a retinol adversely. Give it time and keep on monitoring the level of dryness that you experience or do not experience. A retinol is not going to be an overnight solution for all your skin concerns.
However, if used correctly, it can definitely help you in a lot of ways. The product should be used consistently in order to see the difference that it brings to one’s skin.
When it comes to skincare, there is a lot of knowledge involved. However, it’s important to know what to incorporate and which products to trust for a holistic skincare regimen that can last us a lifetime. This is why we suggest the introduction of UniQaya’s products to one’s morning as well as nighttime skincare routine. Uniqaya’s Deep Cleansing Vitamin C Foaming Face Wash with Milk Thistle & Seaweed Lettuce helps regulate the sebum level and aids in fighting dullness and dryness. Furthermore, its Skin Balancing Moisturiser with Peach Extract is a lightweight formula that quickly absorbs into the skin without leaving a greasy or oily residue.
This moisturizer is equipped with moisture lock technology, which ensures that its composition consists of clinically proven humectants and skin nourishing actives.
Lastly, Anti-aging Encapsulated 1% Retinol Serum with Vit. E, Kakadu Plum & Pearl Algae is a powerful encapsulated retinol which targets fine lines, wrinkles and other signs of ageing.
When retinol is encapsulated, it means that the active ingredient has been enclosed in a protective ‘shell,’ which allows it to better absorb into the skin, penetrating the deeper layers of skin before going to work. This is exactly why it is also referred to as the ‘time-release’ technology and takes more time to start working rather than immediately releasing its benefits on the surface of the skin upon application. This helps in helping one eliminate the purging period, or minimizing its effects such as redness, dryness or skin irritation: Something which is very common in traditional retinols.
Help your skin breathe and heal with UniQaya’s nighttime regimen.