The Importance of a Night Skincare Routine

From an early age, most of us are taught that it’s important to start your day off right. When it comes to eating a balanced breakfast and establishing a morning routine, this is certainly true - there’s no denying that a good start can set you up for the rest of the day. But when it comes to skincare, it turns out that the way you finish the day is equally as important as the way you start it.

During the day, your skin cells are in full defensive mode as they fight off environmental aggressors and UV exposure around the clock. Once the sun sets, however, your skin switches from defensive to repair mode, and works hard to regenerate itself while you sleep. A good night skin care routine can help boost this regenerative process, and leave you with healthy, glowing skin.

But what is the best night skin care routine, you ask? To help you maximise your night creams and other skincare, we’ve put together a step by step skincare routine for you to follow every night. Read on to discover our top night skin care tips that will have you proudly saying, 'I woke up like this'.

1. Gently cleanse your skin

As most makeup enthusiasts know, there are precisely zero benefits to sleeping with your makeup on. At the end of the day, use a hydrating face cleanser like our Phytofuse Renew Camellia Oil Cleanser to remove your makeup and gently whisk away surface impurities and debris.

Enriched with ultra-moisturising Shea and Cocoa Butters and antioxidant-rich Camellia Oil, this cream cleanser will leave your skin feeling soft, nourished, and completely clean.

2. Exfoliate away dead skin cells

Arguably one of the most important skincare steps for all skin types, exfoliation is known to improve skin brightness and clarity and enhance skin firmness.

For best results, try a natural exfoliant like our fruit-based Phytofuse Renew Caviar Lime Exfoliator. Pairing fruit AHAs from the native Australian Caviar Lime with micronised Bamboo Stem and Pumice for physical exfoliation, this exfoliator helps purify pores and enhance skin texture. The result? A fresh, healthy complexion that’s ready to absorb your other natural skincare products more effectively.

3. Add a face serum

After exfoliating, hydrate your skin with a face serum. Oil-based face serums are one of the fastest, most effective ways for your skin to soak up botanical goodness, and can help support your skin protective barrier.

To kickstart your skin cell regeneration and fight signs of ageing, reach for our Phytofuse Renew Resveratrol Serum. In addition to helping reduce fine lines and skin sagging, this resveratrol face serum contains powerful antioxidants and bioactives that can help fight free radicals.

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4. Dab on an eye cream

The skin directly beneath your eyes is the thinnest and most delicate on your entire face, so it’s an area that needs a little more TLC and targeted products.

Our Phytofuse Renew Resveratrol Eye Cream is packed with resveratrol and Grapeseed Oil, which work together to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. The packaging of this anti ageing eye cream also features a unique ceramic tip that soothes under eye irritation, making it one of the best eye creams for lines and puffiness.

Top Tip: Applying eye cream the right way can enhance its effectiveness. Always use the tip of your ring finger to dab, not rub, the product in.

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5. Apply a night cream

Once you’ve pampered your eyes, it’s time to treat the rest of your face to a rich, nourishing night cream. While there’s an increasing number of luxurious options in the market, the best natural night cream is one that features the precise balance of premium ingredients.

Our Phytofuse Renew Resveratrol Rich Night Cream fits the bill perfectly, and can help transform your skin overnight. Enriched with retinol, glycolic acid, and resveratrol, the nutrient-rich cream can neutralise free radicals and help you wake up with radiant, healthy skin.

Get better skin overnight today

Following a regular night skin care routine can give your complexion the support it needs to repair and renew itself overnight. Our easy step by step skincare routine set out above is the perfect place to start, and can help you achieve complexion perfection in no time.

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