Your Nighttime Skin Care Routine in 6 Simple Steps

night skincare routine

While we all know that a morning cleansing and moisturizing ritual helps to protect the skin throughout the day, having a night skincare routine that renews and revives is just as important. Read on to discover our simple 6-step regimen and explore the best night creams and serums for you.  

Why a night skincare routine matters 

Throughout the day, the skin is exposed to harmful environmental stressors (UV rays, pollution, heating, air conditioning, wind, and impurities) that can damage the skin and emphasize signs of premature aging. 

While sleeping, however, the skin works to repair damage. The right night skincare routine can support this natural renewal process (particularly as skin becomes more receptive to the nutrients in skincare). Following a simple 6-step routine every night will help you to achieve healthier and younger-looking skin.  

Night skincare routine 

Step 1: Remove makeup 

Sleeping in makeup may not only clog pores and trap dirt beneath the skin but it also hinders the skin’s overnight repair process. As such, every night skincare routine should start with the careful removal of makeup, preferably with a gentle cleanser or micellar water.  

No7 Radiant Results Revitalizing Micellar Cleansing Water is infused with micellar particles to help draw out even the most stubborn waterproof makeup. Apply onto a cotton pad, then sweep over the face, lips and eyes.  

Step 2: Cleanse 

To remove the impurities and pollution that have settled on the skin throughout the day, as well as any remaining traces of makeup, carefully cleanse the skin. Look for hydrating formulas that aren’t drying 

No7 Radiant Results Nourishing Melting Gel Cleanser transforms into a cleansing oil as its massaged into the skin, helping to dissolve makeup, impurities and pollutants. Skin is left feeling clean, revitalized and hydrated.  

Step 3: Tone 

Often a missed step, toning is important to a complete night skincare routine. Not only does it help to rebalance the skin after cleansing, but it can prepare the skin for next steps, allowing serums and night creams to work most effectively.  

No7 Radiant Results Revitalizing Toning Water is formulated with our Tri-Vit complex and red ginseng to help protect skin’s natural, healthy balance. Apply onto a cotton pad, then sweep over the face and neck to reduce the appearance of pores and leave skin feeling renewed, toned, soft, and revitalized. 

Step 4: Night serum 

Formulated with small molecules that quickly absorb into the skin, a night serum can support the skin’s overnight repair process by helping to nourish and smooth. To find the best night serum, look for formulas with hydrating and renewing ingredients, like hyaluronic acid, antioxidants and Vitamin A. 

No7 Restore & Renew Multi Action Face & Neck Serum combines our unique anti-wrinkle, firming and brightening complexes to firm, even, brighten, and lift the skin. Apply every night for a younger-looking face and neck in just 2 weeks. 

Alternatively, try No7 Advanced Retinol 1.5% Complex Night ConcentrateBlending a next-generation retinol complex with No7’s advanced peptide technology, Matrixyl 3000+™, this night concentrate supports the skin’s natural renewal process, helping skin act younger and healthier. With continued use, skin appears firmer, brighter, more lifted, and more radiant. 

Step 5: Night eye cream 

As the skin around the eyes is much thinner than the rest of the face, the undereye area is often prone to dark circles, puffiness and wrinkles. Applying a night eye cream will help to keep these signs of aging at bay.  

No7 Protect & Perfect Intense Advanced Eye Cream is formulated with our powerful anti-wrinkle peptide and Double Defence technologies to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles around the eyes, as well as dark shadows and puffiness.  

Designed to target the appearance of 7 key signs of aging around the eyes, No7 Pure Retinol Eye Cream is another great night eye cream. Its gentle formula combines .05% pure retinol and No7’s Matrixyl 3000+ collagen peptide technology with soothing shea butter and bisabolol to help firm, lift, hydrate, and brighten the appearance of the under eye area. It helps to reduce the looks of fine lines, wrinkles, crow’s feet, dark circles and puffiness, while evening skin tone. 

Step 6: Night cream  

As skin can often become dehydrated overnight, applying night cream is one of the most important steps of your night skincare routine. It can help to keep skin moisturized, support surface skin renewal, and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles 

No7 Restore & Renew Multi Action Night Cream works in harmony with skin’s natural nighttime repair processes to reveal smoother, plumper-looking skin that feels firmer.  

No7 Pure Retinol Night Cream harnesses the power of pure retinol to help reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and pores for skin that looks and feels younger, firmer, hydrated, and more even toned. 

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