To those of you who are new to the whole skincare thing, it’s understandable if you’re confused about why there’s a difference between morning and nighttime skincare routines. Some skincare products like serums and moisturisers are staples on both sets, but some can be found in one and not the other. There are a couple of reasons for that, and we’re here to tell you all about them.
What is the main difference between morning and night skincare routines?
The simplest way to put it is this: your routine in the morning should prioritise protecting your skin and preventing damages brought about by external factors like UV rays and pollution.
Meanwhile, the nighttime routine is all about taking advantage of your sleep time to help your skin regenerate and rejuvenate – and because of these key differences, there are a few things you can keep in mind to make them an equally effective skincare routine.
SPF is everything.
We mentioned the importance of keeping your skin protected throughout the day. Some might think an SPF for the face is no longer necessary when staying at or working from home, but that’s not exactly the case. If you tend to spend a lot of time near windows or right in front of a computer screen, you’re still nearly as equally exposed to skin-damaging light as those going about with their daily lives outside, so it’s best to wear SPF even if you spend most of your time inside the house. (Hint: SPF 30 - 50 is best for the face)
Use the “stronger” products at night.
Your nightly skincare routine contributes immensely to how well your skin can defy the telltale signs of ageing. As you rest throughout the night, you are less exposed to external factors that can cause damage to your skin, which makes it the ideal time to apply the kinds of skincare products you’d have to leave on your face for a little bit. Your skin also absorbs nutrients and replenishes them. At the same time, you sleep, so it’s best to use deep penetrating exfoliating cleansers, anti-aging firming serums, or hydrating night creams or moisturisers at night.
Though there are notable differences between skin regimes in the morning and evening, the three basic steps of cleansing, toning, and moisturising are staples in both. You don’t have to feel intimidated about which products to use – all you have to do is keep this one simple ratio in mind:
- The morning skincare routine is for protection
- The evening skincare routine is for regeneration
If you don’t know where to start exactly, have a look at some skincare product bundles that utilise the necessary vitamins and nutrients for healthy skin.
Here’s our personal recommendation: give our Skin Care Pack a try!
Biases aside, these skincare products bundle has the highly recommended vitamins to make your regime even more effective. Vitamin C and E boost the skin’s defences against free radicals, reduces inflammation, and enhance UV protection. At the same time, Vitamin A promotes collagen production, reduces fine lines and wrinkles, and aids in the skin’s overall natural regeneration process. You also get our anti-aging eye cream which contains potent peptides that target puffiness and dark circles around the eyes.
These proven and tested products are great for both your morning and evening skincare routine!
What’s your personal routine in the morning and at night?
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