If you’re wondering whether there’s a difference between an (ideal) morning and evening skincare routine, the answer is a resounding yes.
If you’re new to the men’s skincare game and you’re rolling along just fine with your cleanser and moisturizer in the AM and PM, that’s awesome. However, if you’re ready to take even better care of your skin for more dramatic results, it’s time to upgrade your nighttime skincare routine.
Think of it this way, your morning regimen is all about cleansing and protection, while your evening routine pivots on cleansing and correction. In the morning, you’re cleansing your skin, reestablishing balance and moisture, and then slathering on SPF to make sure the sun’s rays don’t damage your skin.
Before bed is the perfect time to add corrective formulas to your men’s skincare routine that help reverse damage and restore your skin while you sleep. Using effective products in the right order will give you super dreamy, healthy-looking skin. If you’re excited to learn more about how to build an effective nighttime skincare routine, read on.
Daily cleansing and moisturizing are the foundation of better skincare.
Cleansing removes dirt, oil, and pollutants from the skin’s surface, while moisturizer locks in essential emollients and strengthens your skin barrier. If you’re tired at night and you’ve only got time for your skincare two-step plan, cleansing and moisturizing will keep you in the good-skin safe zone––so never skip these two.
Once you’re feeling confident and ready to add more products to your routine, it’s time for the skincare big leagues. Adding corrective formulas to your nightly regimen can help you make major progress with deeper skin issues, such as severe dryness, breakouts, scarring, uneven skin tone, and premature aging signs.
By applying these formulas at night, you’re amplifying your skin’s regenerative processes during rest. Further, your skin loses more water as you sleep via a process called transepidermal water loss, so this is the perfect time of day for therapeutic moisture and mask treatments. Here’s what we recommend at night:
We created Dark Circle Defense to nourish your ever-so-sensitive under-eye area.
This under-eye cream for men delivers deep hydration, helps soften fine lines and wrinkles, and smooths out tired, puffy eyes. After cleansing, apply a thin layer under each eye before bed.
Skin serums are light, concentrated formulas that absorb into the skin quickly to deliver active ingredients, such as vitamin C, retinol, or hyaluronic acid. Serums address many skin issues, such as premature aging, uneven skin tone, extreme dryness, or breakouts.
Our Anti-Wrinkle Serum offers a potent mix of anti-aging vitamin C and hyaluronic acid to help even out skin tone and boost essential moisture. Apply at night after your moisturizer before you turn in for bright, youthful skin come morning.
Masking is a great way to de-stress and pamper your skin as you wind down at night.
Apply our Intensive Reconditioning Face Mask after cleansing to further remove impurities, even out skin tone, and boost hydration. We recommend masking once a week and then following up with your evening skincare routine for baby soft, younger-looking skin.
Layering your products helps them work better by optimizing skin absorption. If you’re adding serums to your routine, apply after cleansing and before your moisturizer and eye cream. Here’s a simple nighttime routine:
While some nighttime skincare routines get even fancier, you don’t need to add more products to your regimen unless you want to. As always, aim for a skincare routine that feels fun and relaxing as you achieve better skin over time. If you’re feeling overwhelmed or like you don’t want to bother with more steps, simplify your routine until it feels good to you.