Hands up if you’ve gone to bed without taking care of your skin? Yes, we know – we’ve all been there. Finding the time to complete an evening ritual can be tough, especially if you’re burning the candle at both ends and having one of those straight-to-bed days. But believe us when we say that there’s no better time to start looking after your skin than before you nod off to dream land.
After a long day of work, the first thing you think of is pyjamas over a pampering, but spending even a few minutes a night will transform your complexion. It’s time to lie back, relax and let your skincare take over; you’ve done enough hard work for the day!
Here’s our how-to guide to finding your perfect regime, we hope you can keep your eyes open long enough to read the full post…
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Let’s cover the basics and kick start your new routine.
This is one of the most important steps, especially when you take into account the day’s build up of impurities. You should really make sure you cleanse the day away to decrease your chances of getting blackheads and problematic skin flare-ups. A quick fix is the Vichy Purete Thermal One Step Cleanser, a refreshing water cleanser that works as a magnet to remove makeup and dirt in one quick and easy sweep, including eye and lip makeup!
Look for a night treatment to restore your skin to the right level of hydration, depending on your skin type, of course. Your skin cells regenerate and renew overnight, so giving them a helping hand to create beautifully nourished skin by the morning is a necessity. We love Vichy Idealia Skin Sleep, which is that it’s suitable for all skin types. It’s packed full of beneficial ingredients like hyaluronic acid, caffeine and LHA micro exfoliants to restore your skin back to it’s beautiful phase, mimicking the effects of an 8 hour beauty sleep.
Set a reminder on your smart phone/laptop to ensure you complete your evening ritual. Time it so you have 5, 10 or 15 minutes to get started with your new routine before you go to sleep.
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Let’s indulge your skin in some real pampering.
Sumptuous cleansing has to be one of my favourite past times. You just can’t beat the pleasure of removing your makeup after you’ve been out and about. My new favourite routine is the double cleanse, which involves using two cleansers in sequence to completely remove all traces of makeup and bacteria. I love to start with the Vichy Micellar Beautifying Micellar Oil, it’s particularly good if you live in the city, as it removes pollutants from the skin. You can use this wet/dry according to your mood! Follow with the Vichy Purete Thermale Cleansing Gel, the ultra foaming formula washes away the day ever so softly with the most delightful scent, perfect to re-energise your tired, dull skin.
This is the power surge your skin needs daily. A serum deeply penetrates your skin, more so than a normal moisturiser would, due to its ultra fine texture. We love a good all rounder, so try the Vichy Idealia Life Serum, a global action serum that targets dullness, dehydration and poor skin texture – bliss!
An eye cream is the key to perky peepers – the skin around your eye area is a delicately small 0.2mm-0.4mm, so taking extra care around this area is imperative. We love Vichy Idealia Eyes to hydrate and de-puff any unwanted fatigue. Simply use your ring finger to gently pat the product along the top of your brow bone and underneath your eye socket, spreading the cream softly as you apply.
As you read in our speedy guide above, your skin naturally renews itself over night, so why not empower its performance with a nourishing night cream? Vichy’s new Idealia Life Skin Sleep restores and rejuvenates your skin overnight – it’s the skincare equivalent of a well needed cat nap!
Keep a diary of the results you see from starting your new beautifying routine, this way you can keep track of the changes and stay committed to completing your new bed-time beautifying session.
Even if your snooze routine is all over the place, a set evening regime is a necessity for achieving healthy-looking skin. Even if you nod off at an antisocial hour, your skincare ritual will be crafted to maximise your skin’s renewal while you’re resting – whether it’s before or after sunrise!