Evening skincare essentials to boost your daily glow

How to create a nighttime routine that will help enhance healthy-looking radiance.

If you want to truly rise and shine, you need to give your beauty sleep a helping hand. Revamping your nighttime skincare routine will set skin up with a boost of radiance you’ll notice in the AM. From gentle cleansing to targeted treatments and nightly nourishment for face and body, here are six easy steps that help lead to soft, beautiful skin.

Step 1

Think of your skin as a delicate pane of glass: it needs to be cleaned to shine bright, but always handled with care. For nightly cleansing, choose a mild and soap-free formula, such as Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser. It’s a soothing way to remove dirt and impurities that won’t irritate or disrupt skin’s pH balance. And the dermatologist fave is also fragrance-free, making it ideal for all types of complexions — even sensitive ones.

Step 2

To achieve maximum radiance during the day, adding a hydrating toner to your evening routine can be a game-changer. Use Thayers™ Rose Petal Witch Hazel Facial Toner Alcohol-Free with Aloe Vera after cleansing and then promptly apply serum while face is still damp. The 98% natural formula features botanicals that help to improve skin quality and deliver a healthy-looking glow.

Step 3

The secret to next-level illumination can be summed up in one word: exfoliation! Adding weekly exfoliating to your nighttime skincare will remove dead skin cells that can dull your appearance and clog pores — and it doesn’t have to require an extra step! StriVectin® Advanced Resurfacing Pro Glowfoliant™ Mix-In Microderm Crystals Microdermabrasion + AHAs can be easily blended into any cleanser for a treatment that quickly refines and rejuvenates.

Step 4

Serum is the anchor of any effective nighttime skincare routine because the concentrated formulas can reach deeper into the epidermis than a cream. It’s the reason it comes through with major results. For anti-aging support, try Elizabeth Arden Advanced Ceramide Capsules Daily Youth Restoring Serum. While you snooze, it infuses skin with potent anti-aging ingredients that lead to a visibly smoother, firmer and more youthful appearance in the AM.

Step 5

Sure, eight hours of beauty sleep is ideal. But always applying a night cream before your head hits the pillow will help make every minute you do get counts. After serum, use Caudalie Premier Cru The Cream to lock in nourishment and protect skin’s moisture barrier while you rest. It contains hyaluronic acid (a major hydrator) in a luxurious texture that also helps to smooth, firm and brighten.

Step 6

Aim for an all-over glow and be sure to give your hands some love before bed — they’re one of the first parts of the body to show signs of aging! Soap & Glory Original Pink Hand Food Hand Cream is a non-greasy, non-sticky mix of shea butter, macadamia oil and marshmallow that will comfort dry hands while you sleep and impart a dreamy scent.

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