Everyone wants clear, healthy skin and knows that having a skin care routine is one of the most important aspects to achieving and maintaining our skin goals. But not everyone mentions that the day and nighttime routines aren’t the same. Skin has different needs for different times of the day. Morning skin care routines are constructed to protect your skin from everything it will encounter during the day. The focus of the evening skin care routine is centered around removing any impurities from the day, nourishing, repairing, and replenishing.
Skin Care Routine Steps
Two steps that are non-negotiable, no matter what time of the day it is are cleansing and moisturizing. But those are done with different products depending on if it’s the morning or evening. During the day, it’s not only important to protect your skin, but to make sure you don’t clog your pores. Generally, it’s a good idea to use lighter products during the day and save the heavier masks, serums, and creams for the nighttime skin care routine.
Skin Gym makes a variety of products that are optimal for use for one of your skin care routines. Below is our guide to our best tools and face products and that broken down when they should be used to make using two separate routines as easy as possible.
AM Skin Care Routine
Cleanse with Tilka Cleansing Brush with LED – Because we generally don’t sweat while we sleep, our face only needs a gentle cleanse in the morning. A gentle cleanse also helps maintain the delicate skin barrier. The sonic vibrations and LED light helps clear any debris that might have accumulated during your slumber. Those elements also give you a radiant complexion that will shine through the next steps of your morning routine.
IceCoolie Ice Roller- We mentioned puffy eyes with the Patch Hydra-Gel Rosy Hearts Eye Mask and this roller combats that problem for the rest of your face, neck and decolletage. It’s the perfect last step for your morning skin care routine whether you decide to put on makeup or not. You probably won’t even need it!
PM Skin Care Routine
There’s a method to the madness and order of these skincare routine suggestions. These products are curated to ensure that your skin is cleansed, moisturized and the right vitamins and nutrients to keep it clear and facilitate anti-aging.
Additional Products to Add to Your Skin Care Routine
- SPF- This is the very last step and last thing you apply during your morning skin care routine. Even if it’s cloudy outside or you’ll be staying inside most of the day, you must put on SPF! You will still be exposed you UV rays. A 30+ Broadspectrum sunscreen offers the most protection but choose the formula and texture you prefer.
- Exfoliator- Depending on how dry or sensitive your skin is, a separate exfoliant like a scrub or a gel can help get rid of dead skin cells and help replenish that radiant glow.