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Start building your night-time skincare routine with these 6 must-have products

Published 2 years ago

One of the things that we always look forward to after a long, exhausting day is to have a time to unwind. Given the traffic and humid weather that your skin had to endure during the day, you can finally get to kick off your shoes, change out of your uncomfortable work clothes, and pamper yourself. And when it comes to relaxing at home, there’s nothing better than showing your skin some extra love and care.

Similar to your daytime skincare regimen, your nighttime routine is just as important. Since your skincare products contain ingredients with different functions, we advise you to build a separate routine for day and night. Your morning skincare routine should be all about protection from the sun, dirt, and other environmental pollutants; whereas your nighttime skincare routine should focus on repair and hydration given that fact that our skin cells regenerate faster at night.


How should I care for my skin at night?If you’re one of the many newbies navigating the world of makeup and skincare trends out there, the very first question is how you can actually take care of your skin at night. Well, after a long day of getting exposed to harmful elements, it’s now time to treat yourself and give your skin its much-needed break.

Although there isn’t a one-size-fits-all routine, dermatologists still suggest that you look for products that can remove built-up makeup, rebuild collagen, and soothe inflamed skin.

What should we apply on the face before bed? Now that you have to lift that stubborn makeup and grime away, your nighttime skincare routine will surely take longer than in the morning—but don’t worry, we have a shorter routine for you. So for our 5-minute nighttime skin care, all you need to do is to follow these simple steps using these skincare essentials:


Tip 1: Focus on removing your makeup

One of the worst things that you can do to yourself—well, aside from begging an ex to come back—is to sleep in your makeup! Usually, a cleanser is not enough to remove all traces of makeup and impurities. And when these bad guys accumulate on your face throughout the night, expect breakouts and clogged pores upon waking up.

Good Molecules Instant Cleansing Balm - Buy Now 

 With its balm texture, it can dissolve stubborn makeup and impurities without stripping away skin’s natural oil. Contain Sea buckthorn oil, camellia oil, and shea butter: Ensures skin retains its essential moisture so it doesn't feel stripped or dry


Tip 2: Double-cleansing is the key

Even though we are not doing a 10-step Korean skincare routine here, we can still integrate the “double-cleansing method” here. In this particular step, we will be using two products: a water-based cleanser for removing makeup and dirt; and an oil-based cleanser for deep cleansing. Remember that the goal here is to create a clean canvas for our toner, serum, and moisturiser.

Cosrx Good Morning Low pH Cleanser 150ml - Buy Now

COSRX is formulated with organic ingredients and works gently to reveal softer and clearer skin. 


Naturium Niacinamide Cleansing Gelée 3% 210ml - Buy Now


This unique, essence-like gel cleanser infused with Niacinamide will gently dissolve light makeup, oil and other impurities all while reducing hyperpigmentation and uneven skin texture.


Tip 3: Balance your skin’s pH level with a toner

For those who are asking, “how can I hydrate my skin at night?”, the answer is simple: toner. Apparently, toning is the most underrated step in any skincare routine and even to this day, people are still debating whether it’s alright to skip the toning process. But what most of us don’t actually realize is that toners help in providing extra hydration, nourishment, and balancing the pH levels in the skin.

We recommend: 

Good Molecules Glycolic Exfoliating Toner - Buy Now

This Glycolic Exfoliating Toner is powered by glycolic acid and galactomyces ferment helps to exfoliate the surface of skin to promote more even tone and texture.


We recommend:


The Ordinary Glycolic Acid 7% Toning Solution is most definitely not-your-ordinary toner. With its AHA exfoliant and glycolic acid, this product can sweep away dead skin cells.

Tip 4: Increase moisture levels with a face serum

Unlike cleansers and toners, serums are just an added step in your skincare regimen. However, they sure work best when it comes to managing specific skin concerns since they contain active ingredients such such as hyaluronic acide , glycolic acid, and vitamin C. Dermatologists suggest using serums under a moisturizer to maximize hydration while you sleep.

We recommend: 

Mad Hippie Vitamin C Serum - Buy Now

This product is more than a vitamin C serum—its antioxidant blend is designed to brighten and smooth skin, with everything from vitamin E to ferulic acid to konjac root. 


Tip 5: Regenerate moisture in the skin with a night cream

We have now arrived at the final step—night cream. With its active anti-aging ingredients, using a night cream at night can help hydrate, increase collagen production, and seal in the moisture overnight. Since it’s heavier or richer than your usual daytime moisturizer, don’t forget to wash your face with an oil-based cleanser the next day.

We recommend: 

Versed Skin Soak Rich Moisture Cream - Buy Now

This rich moisture cream keeps skin nourished and hydrated while fending off signs of aging.

What time at night should I wash my face? If there’s a right order to apply skincare products, does it mean there is also a specific time to do this? Okay, let’s talk about the “science of beauty sleep” here.

Besides having a wide range of skincare products in your drawer, getting enough sleep also plays a vital role in skin health.Studies show that cell turnover and regeneration (or the process where the skin tries to repair itself) happens at night, usually between 10PM to midnight. For you to reap all the benefits, you need to apply the products just before that.

We believe that every woman deserves some pampering and relaxation time. That’s why here at Favful, we always do our best to provide you with hassle-free and personalized grooming choices! To see full list of products, check out more products.