Waking up with gorgeous skin is the dream, right? Probably why most of us duly invest in our nighttime skincare regimen and slather our face with the best of products.
Thanks to a lot of great ingredients in the market these days, it is actually possible to wake up with superb skin. Did you know that when you’re busy sleeping, your skin is actually repairing itself? So, here are some ingredients to add to your nighttime skincare regimen.
Apart from getting a good night’s sleep, these skin-loving ingredients can also boost your skin’s health by working their magic overnight.
Skincare By Hyram’s fave skincare ingredient is niacinamide and once you start using it, you’ll understand the beauty guru’s obsession with it.
Niacinamide is largely considered as a holy grail to fight off common skin issues such as facial scarring, dark spots, acne and even helps to blur out large pores. In addition, it also helps prevent signs of ageing, hydrates the skin, supports the skin’s barrier, and makes it smoother to touch.
How To Use: After you’ve used cleansed and applied your night cream, pour a few drops of niacinamide into your skin and dab it lightly. You can use it daily as it is really mild on the skin.
Lactic acid is an excellent ingredient to introduce into your skincare regimen if you wish to fade away dark spots in no time. It is one of the most common AHAs and helps to even out skin tone, make your skin glow, and gently exfoliates it too.
Unlike niacinamide, lactic acid is not mild and should not be used more than 3 times a week, especially if you have sensitive skin.
How To Use: After you’ve cleansed your face, pour a few drops of lactic acid on your skin, followed by the application of your night cream.
Pick out any anti-acne product and you’ll always see salicylic acid as one of the hero ingredients. It is because it is really effective against acne and also helps remove bacteria buildup from the skin.
If you have acne-prone skin, perhaps you should give salicylic acid a try. It is quite potent so make sure you apply it in moderation.
How To Use: Start small; use salicylic acid as a spot treatment 1-2 times a week after applying your moisturiser and if you think your skin is handling it well, then start using it in more quantities. Make sure you aren’t using any other harsh product with it such as any product that may have tea tree oil because it can react badly.
Ceramides are lipids (fats) that help strengthen the skin’s barrier and ‘hold’ your skin together by forming a protective layer. Think of them as the cement between the brick and in this case, cement = ceramides, and bricks are our skin cells. They are responsible for our skin’s elasticity and also prevent moisture loss.
How To Use: Apply a ceramide-infused product (preferably a serum) on damp skin to lock in the moisture. You can use it twice a day, depending on your age and we bet your skin will be feeling tight in no time.
Peptides are a type of amino acids that are the building blocks of the common proteins needed by the skin to main its elasticity- elasticin and collagen. Yes, they help to slow down the ageing process, encouraging the skin to look and act younger.
How To Use: Use a peptide serum on your skin before dozing off for best results. after you’ve applied your moisturiser, pour a few drops into your skin and dab it lightly. If you are over the age of 35, then it’s advisable to use it daily but make sure you consult a dermatologist first.
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