06 Nov Upgrade your night time skincare routine!
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Skincare Essentials: How to Nourish your Skin at Night
Life is busy; fact.
When trying to maintain a healthy work/life balance it’s easy to let self-care slip, especially when it’s far too tempting to fall straight into a comfy bed. The power of a good night-time skincare routine should never be underestimated.
Throughout the course of the day our skin is exposed to a host of harmful elements, including harsh weather conditions, air-borne dirt, bacteria and pollution. Even our makeup plays a part in drying out the complexion. Over time, these factors begin to accelerate the ageing process.
Cleansing is the single most important part of any skincare regime. It helps dissolve the dirt, bacteria and excess oils that gather on the face, as well as removing makeup and unclogging pores to restore a healthy glow. MONU offers a range of cream cleansers for every skin type, from the Gentle range for dryness and sensitivity to the Clarifying range for spot-prone skin and the Active range for combination complexions.
Sometimes our skin needs more than a simple cleanse, particularly on those heavier makeup days. A double cleansing is necessary to purge the skin of toxins and stop them from penetrating the epidermal layer.
cleanse should be performed with Cleansing Balm. This should be thoroughly massaged into the skin to effectively remove makeup, followed by a second cleanse with a water-based cleanser to clean, refresh and hydrate. This deeper method of cleansing helps refine the surface of the skin, tackling common concerns like dullness, uneven skin tone and blemishes.
Skin loses water continuously throughout the day, and even more so while you sleep. This needs to be replenished and night-time is the ideal time to achieve this. At MONU, our night creams are designed to deliver intense hydration whilst enhancing your skins cellular renewal.
MONU’s Skincare Educator, Rosanna, advises: “Extra Rich Night Cream is a night-time essential. The skins ability to absorb active ingredients peaks during the night, the night creams’ key ingredients, like Hyaluronic Acid and Royal Jelly, penetrate deeper into the skin to repair damage, restore radiance and form a protective barrier.”
Research shows that cell regeneration is much higher during sleep hours, so why not help the process along by incorporating powerful active ingredients into our skincare? Point your clients towards products that contain things like Hyaluronic Acid, Retinol or Alpha Hydroxy Acids, AHA’s, to stimulate the cell renewal process and maximise their natural glow.
The AHA Night and Day treatment is one of our most popular products for this very reason. Our naturally-derived AHA’s increase the skins biological exfoliation process, helping to eliminate dead skin cells and encourage new ones to grow. The appearance of fine lines and pigmentation are reduced, and skin is intensely hydrated for a more youthful look.
Never underestimate the importance of eye care. This delicate area is prone to premature ageing and dehydration, not to mention the tell-tale signs of fatigue. Use an eye serum, like Collagen Eye Cream, each night to help repair tissues, reduce puffiness and restore elasticity while they sleep.
Rosanna recommends, “Applying the Collagen Eye Cream at night allows the product time to settle into the skin, without battling with makeup. We’ve incorporated Marine Collagen and Polysaccharides into this serum to actively lift, smooth and reduce dark circles to put the sparkle back into your eyes!”
Contrary to what you might believe, facial oils won’t leave pores clogged or skin shiny. In fact, they deliver intense hydration and nourishment to restore your skins natural health and vitality.
Using facial oils, like the Soothing Hawaii Oil, at night allows them time to absorb into the skin during sleep and provide essential protection throughout the day. With a combination of Sandalwood essential oil and Grape Seed Oil, the Soothing Hawaii formula is perfect for treating dryness and irritations as well as providing nourishment and balancing skin tone.
A night time skincare regime allows the skin to do its job more efficiently. It takes just five minutes of our time and means we can enjoy softer, smoother, healthier and more beautiful looking skin, day in, day out.