Tips for Perfecting Your Nighttime Skin Care Routine

Tips for Perfecting Your Nighttime Skin Care Routine

You may be ready to fall into bed at the end of the day, but you have an important job first: your evening skin care routine.

You might be tempted to skip this procedure, but you shouldn’t. Your nighttime skin care routine is arguably more important than what you do for your skin each morning. 

The morning routine is all about protecting your face from sunlight, blue light, and pollution. The evening routine focuses on repair and hydration.

Performing the right steps each night helps renew your skin so it’s refreshed and healthy when you wake up. Here are a few tips on how to do that, from the team at Melanie Adams Dermatology in Columbia, Maryland.

Remove your makeup and cleanse

Please, please, please — remove your makeup before bed! Your skin comes into contact with a lot of pollutants and dirt throughout the day, which can cause clogged pores and breakouts. 

Use a makeup remover to clear the day’s harmful substances from your face, and then use a cleanser to reset your skin and make sure it’s clean. You can even double cleanse if necessary. 

Use retinol

Retinol, a form of vitamin A, helps renew your skin and stimulate collagen growth overnight, so it can be vital for new skin growth. It may cause dryness and irritation with some types of skin, so use it just once a week to start and build up to everyday use. 

Only use retinol at night — it can cause heightened sensitivity to sunlight during the day.

Hydrate well

Skin hydration levels decrease throughout the day, so it’s important to replenish your body’s water supply while you’re resting at night. Choose a good moisturizer that works with your skin type so your skin stays hydrated, helping you look refreshed and healthy.

Tailor your routine to your skin type

Your skin care routine isn’t like anyone else’s, because everyone’s skin is different. Your routine depends on your situation. A couple of quick tips:

One way to accomplish these goals is to build a Skin Type Solutions plan at Melanie Adams Dermatology. You take a quick questionnaire, which helps Dr. Adams determine your skin type and the best treatment plan for you. 

Dr. Adams can also recommend the best products to accomplish your goals, and she follows up to adjust your plan if necessary.

To find out more about perfecting your skin care routine, call the office today or request your appointment using the convenient online scheduler.

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