- Both daytime and nighttime skin care regimens are needed to keep your skin healthy, especially as you get older.
- Your daytime skincare regimen focuses on protection and should include a broad-spectrum sunscreen.
- Your nighttime regimen focuses on repair. This should include cleansing your skin, using moisturizers, and a product with retinoids.
Taking care of your skin is important, especially as you age. Cell regeneration slows down the older you get, so a regular skin care regimen really is necessary if you want to keep your skin looking as youthful and healthy as possible. According to board-certified oculofacial plastic surgeon Dr. Chaneve Jeanniton, you need to find time for your regimen both day and night, especially when it comes to caring for mature skin.
A daytime regimen is important because the application of products protects your skin as you go through your day. Just washing your face isn’t enough. The least you should apply is a broad-spectrum sunscreen (at least 30 SPF).
Jeanniton of Brooklyn Face & Eye says that this helps prevent skin cancer, skin discolorations, as well as the development of fine lines and wrinkles. If you want more protection against environmental factors like pollution, after using a cleanser on your face, apply a product that contains antioxidants like vitamin C or E.
Before going to bed, you need to do your nighttime skincare regimen which will revitalize your skin while you sleep. You might feel too tired or lazy at the end of a long day, but you wouldn’t want to leave your skin covered in a day’s worth of dirt for the whole night. Use a cleanser to wash off any makeup or residue on your skin then apply a moisturizer and leave it for about 10-15 minutes.
Lastly, Jeanniton suggests applying a product that contains retinoids which will encourage repair.
Other products you can also add to your regimen are chemical exfoliators (don’t go over 3 times a week and be careful of harsh physical scrubs) and products with anti-aging ingredients.
Source: The Fine Line