Count the number of steps in your nighttime routine when getting ready for bed. Now focus on skin care. Are there five steps? Probably not. Most people only count two steps, but get ready to bump it up. When heading over the hill, you will have this routine to thank and not the plastic surgeon.
Step One: Cleanse. Pick up a cream based cleanser such as Aveda’s Enbrightenment Brightening Cleanser which is a gentle cleanser. Work into a lather and massage into face. It will lift away impurities and dull surface cells. After patting dry it will leave face fresh and ready for the next steps. Aveda products are sold at Aveda Salon’s across New York.
Step Two: Tone. This is one of those added steps that may seem foreign. A mild toner, of the likes of La Roche-Posay’s Physiological Micellar Solution is perfect for all skin types, even sensitive. A toner will balance a skins pH. Saturate a cotton pad and swipe across face. There is no need to rinse. The toner will pick up all the makeup and other impurities the face wash may have left behind. La Roche Posay can be found at fine drug stores throughout New York.
Step Three: Serum. After tonning a serum will prep the skin to lock in as much moisture as possible. Caudalie Pulpe Vitaminee Serum is the first line of defense against wrinkles. It is highly concentrated in anti-oxidants that will combat the first signs of aging. It helps for the skin to absorb moisture from the next steps for skin to appear more supple and young. Caudalie’s full line is sold at Sephora locations in New York.
Step Four: Eyes. Skin around the eyes is some of the most delicate on the entire body so they require extra loving care. Eve Lom, the facialist to the stars across the pond has an incredible Eye Lift to treat those precious peepers. This anti-wrinkle eye cream instantly lifts eyes and refines fine lines around the eye. Eyes will look brighter and hydration lasts. Eve Lom products can be found at Space NK and Barney’s New York.
Step Five: Moisturize. Choose a cream over a lotion for night time moisturization. An ultra-rich, cream like Origins Make a Difference will lock all that work into your face. Using botanicals and natural ingredients application will flood skin cells with the moisturization that a hard days sucks dry. Overnight the skin will absorb the moisture to appear fresh. It will also help to heal past damage from aging and sun damage. Origin products are available at their boutiques across New York.
It may seem cumbersome to add all these to the routine, but what is an extra five minutes when it will keep you looking young, fresh, and relaxed. By taking these five steps, skin looks amazing because it is being fed all the nutrients it needs and all the impurities are being eliminated. A thorough pre bed routine will reap huge benefits. Everyone will comment how young and fresh you appear if you take these actions. If you want a one stop shop, the local drug store stocks similar products for easy , cost effective cleansing.