Woman looking at herself in the mirror before going to bed.

A nighttime beauty routine is absolutely essential to help your skin recover from the damage that it has experienced throughout the day. Whether it’s been exposed to environmental toxins or UV rays from the sun, your skin only properly renews and heals itself during the night, so your skin care routine should work to encourage and boost this cell renewal. OROGOLD shares with you some of our top tips that you can incorporate into your nighttime beauty routine, to make it even more effective.

Use Products with Performance Ingredients
During the day, it is best to use beauty products that protect your skin from the environment. However, your skin doesn’t need this same protection at night, and instead, products that contain repairing and anti-inflammatory ingredients are a better choice. Products that contain retinol and marine algae will help to boost the production of collagen in your body, the protein that gives your skin its firmness and tightness, while ingredients such as green tea extracts or white tea extracts will provide your skin with anti-inflammatory properties, soothing it and reducing any redness or inflammation-related skin conditions, such as psoriasis.

Woman applying night cream on her legs.

The Perfect Night Cream
Your night cream should be thicker than your day cream, as your body experiences water loss during the night, meaning that your skin requires the extra moisture. However, it should not be so thick that it clogs up your pores and restricts the oxygen flow to the skin. Night creams also contain certain ingredients, such as retinol, that can be dangerous when exposed to the sunlight, which is why you should most definitely have a separate night and day cream. OROGOLD recommends applying your cream to skin that is slightly damp, as this will allow it to drink up the nourishing ingredients better.

Cotton Gloves
Many people love to apply a thick, greasy hand cream at night, especially during the winter months, as the hands usually get extremely dry during the day. Although this may be great for the skin on your hands, many people also end up sleeping on their hands, often accidentally. This then transfers the greasy hand cream onto your face, clogging up your pores, reducing the flow of oxygen to your skin, and resulting in an oily face. To overcome this, OROGOLD suggests sleeping with light, breathable cotton gloves, as this will also help your hand cream to penetrate into your skin better.

Your skin experiences so much damage during the day, and, as you get older, your skin is not as capable of repairing itself as it used to be. A nighttime beauty routine is something that you should develop early on in life, using this as building blocks for your skin care routine later on in life, ensuring that you are able to always enjoy healthy, radiant skin. However, no matter what your beauty routine may be, it is important to make sure that you are getting seven to eight hours of sleep each night, as only this will allow your nighttime beauty routine to properly work its magic.