You know those people who always seem to wake up with perfectly glowing skin? Their complexion looks dewy and hydrated, with no visible dryness or dullness. How do they do it?
As it turns out, their nighttime skincare routine is the secret to their success.
While you're sleeping, your skin is hard at work, repairing damage from the day. Following a consistent nighttime skincare routine maximizes this restorative process so you can wake up with skin that looks refreshed, smooth, and radiant. And the good news is, you only need a few key products and steps to get started. By making nighttime skincare a habit, you'll notice your own skin looking brighter, clearer, and more luminous in no time.
Ready to make glowing skin a reality? Here are the nighttime skincare habits of people with gorgeous, glowing complexions.
They don't skimp on cleansing
A thorough cleanse before bed is key to waking up with glowing skin. If you wore heavy makeup that day or have oily skin, then double cleansing will ensure to remove all the gunk and debris that clogs your pores resulting in blackheads and acne. Use a mild cleanser at night with gentle ingredients that won’t strip the natural oils of your skin and give you a clean base for your skincare regimen.
Make sure to use lukewarm water as hot water can strip skin and damage its protective barrier. Lukewarm water is gentle and soothing. Splash your face with water, apply cleanser and gently massage into skin. Rinse well with water and pat dry with a towel. We recommend the Leovard Multicleanser with salicylic acid, lactic acid and glycolic acid which help provide gentle exfoliation while also keeping acne at bay!
They apply a hydrating serum
Using a hydrating serum at night can help achieve plump skin in the morning by delivering concentrated moisture to the skin while you sleep. Hydrating serums are typically formulated with ingredients like hyaluronic acid, glycerin, or peptides, which are known for their ability to attract and retain water in the skin. The Leovard Serum is a great option as it has amazing ingredients such as English lavender, green tea, ginger and white willow. These are all antioxidants which are anti-inflammatory, offer a cooling effect and help soothe the skin.
When applied at night, these serums replenish and lock in moisture, helping to hydrate the skin deeply. This hydration helps to plump up the skin cells, making fine lines and wrinkles appear less prominent. Additionally, well-hydrated skin is generally more resilient and can better withstand environmental stressors, contributing to a smoother and more youthful appearance in the morning..
They make moisturizing a priority
Apply a rich night cream, moisturizer or facial oil to hydrate your skin overnight. Night creams are typically richer and more moisturizing than daytime products. Many night creams contain ingredients like retinol, peptides, or antioxidants that promote skin repair and regeneration. An excellent choice for a night cream can be the Leovard Multicream, it has excellent ingredients such as English lavender, chamomile, Aloe vera and green tea. All of which are anti bacterial and chamomile being and antioxidants helps against free radical damage and gives the skin a youthful glow. Gently massage into your face and neck for best results.
They use retinol at night
Retinol, a derivative of vitamin A, is a skincare powerhouse with several notable benefits for the skin. One of its primary functions is to stimulate collagen production, which is responsible for skin's firmness and elasticity. By doing so, retinol effectively diminishes the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines, resulting in smoother and more youthful skin.
Moreover, retinol enhances skin texture by encouraging the shedding of dead skin cells, which can reduce the visibility of pores, acne scars, and uneven skin tone. It's also a valuable tool in the fight against acne, as it unclogs pores, reduces inflammation, and regulates oil production, thereby preventing new breakouts and minimizing existing blemishes.
Retinol is best used at night due to its sensitivity to sunlight, which can diminish its effectiveness and increase the risk of skin irritation. Incorporating retinol into your nighttime routine aligns with your skin's natural regeneration process, providing beneficial results.
They spot treat with extra love
Night time is the time for spot treatment! If you have an angry blemish, or a pimple that just won’t budge, treat it with a dab of the Leovard Elixir to help heal it out overnight. It also works wonderfully well for cystic acne, helping to reduce inflammation. Your zit will be noticeably calmer in the morning.
They pamper their lips
Lip care is often overlooked in our skincare routines, and this neglect can lead to easily chapped lips. It’s crucial to remember that our lips, like the rest of our skin, need proper hydration and care. One effective way to ensure they stay soft and supple is by applying a generous layer of lip treatment or mask before bedtime. An excellent choice for lip care is the Leovard Lip Luster, thanks to its rich blend of hydrating oils such as jojoba, castor, and avocado oil. These nourishing oils provide intense hydration and contribute to the healing of dry and chapped lips.
When you apply a generous layer of it before sleep, it serves as a protective barrier. This barrier locks in moisture and prevents the lips from losing hydration overnight. Additionally, it helps to seal any cracks or dryness in the lips, promoting healing and preventing further chapping.
In conclusion, achieving that coveted glowing complexion isn’t reserved for a select few; it’s attainable through a consistent nighttime skincare routine. Your skin undergoes repair and rejuvenation while you sleep, making the right nighttime habits crucial for waking up with refreshed, radiant skin.