You know we are all-in ongoing after the Glass Skin trend! The Glass Skin effect is about curating a luminous, almost translucent glow to your skin, and you can achieve it with a hydrating, pampering skincare routine. We already went into detail on the morning steps you need to incorporate in order to attain this look (you can find that article here). But skincare isn’t just about what you do during the day – a complete skincare routine includes proper nighttime care as well.
You’ve certainly heard the term beauty sleep before, but did you know there is actual science to back it up? Sleep is when our entire body recovers and restores itself, and your skin is no exception. During the night the skin works hard to regenerate and repair itself, so your ideal night skincare routine should work to support these natural processes. Ready to jump in on the glass skin trend? Here is the ideal night skincare routine to do just that!
Start With a Double Cleanse
You know you need to remove your makeup at the end of the day before bed. No surprise here. But skip the makeup-removing wipes and instead opt for an oil cleanser followed by a gentle foam face wash for double-cleansing. The oil cleanser actually dissolves makeup and excess sebum and removes sunscreen, sweat, debris, and other impurities that have collected on your face through the course of the day, without fully stripping the skin of its natural oils. Follow this with a gentle foaming cleanser to wash away the oil, hydrate the skin and leave a blank canvas to implement the rest of your routine.
Move Onto a Balancing Toner
Toner is where you really get to begin the skincare process. A balancing toner not only resets the skin’s pH but sets your skin up to allow the next steps of your routine to permeate the skin more deeply. There are lots of different active ingredients in toners like rosewater and other floral hydrosols, green tea extract, hyaluronic acid, vitamin C, and more- so you can choose something to support your skin’s needs.
Essence, a water-based product incorporated for extra hydration, is a bonus step in this routine should you need another dose of moisture. Like the toner, it can also help in the absorption of your other products, so it’s a win either way. Be sure to apply the next steps while your toner and/or essence are still damp- moist skin is more permeable than dry skin!
Feel the Magic of a Facial Serum
For the glass skin effect, you will definitely need to incorporate a facial serum or facial oil. The name of the game in glass skin is hydration, so ideally you’ll want to choose a serum that’s chock full of vitamins, antioxidants, or the game-changer in hydration: hyaluronic acid. Glass skin is also about a clear, blemish-free visage, so you might want to grab a serum that tackles your unique skin conditions as well. A resurfacing serum with a chemical exfoliator like alpha hydroxy acids is a great option for nighttime use as it can boost cellular turnover while gently removing dead skin cells in order to reveal more youthful, glowing skin. Retinol is another great choice for nighttime serum active ingredients if you’re looking for anti-aging or acne-fighting benefits.
Night Cream or Moisturizer
The moisturizer comes after your serum in order to seal in all that hydrating goodness, but a night cream is really there to soothe skin and support the repair process that goes down overnight. While your skin is working to restore itself, your night moisturizer should have a healthy dose of active ingredients to boost cellular turnover and foster skin recovery. The dr. dream® Cold Plazma Whitening Cream does just this by stimulating collagen production, improving skin elasticity, and restoring softness and suppleness to the skin in order to achieve crystal clear skin.
1-2x Weekly Extras:
In order to attain the glass skin effect, you’ll want to incorporate extras 1-2x per week. By that, I mean a hydrating sheet mask and an exfoliating mask.
Sheet masks are hard-working hydration that actually provides the skin an instant pick-me-up, working to quell inflammation and shower the skin with moisture. Sheet masks appear directly after cleansing in this routine. Apply your sheet mask to clean, damp skin, and then lay back and soak up all the goodness! When you remove the mask, be sure to gently pat in the excess serum (or wash it off if you desire) before moving onto the next steps.
Exfoliating Masks are an essential step once each week to remove dead skin cells and other buildups that accumulates on the face. Removing this buildup is the key to revealing the fresh, glowing skin underneath. There are manual exfoliators like clay-based masks and scrubs that pull dirt and impurities from the skin while gently exfoliating, and there are chemical exfoliators like the AHAs mentioned above.
And that’s it! With this nightly skincare routine, you’ll be well on your way to achieving the glass skin effect you’re after! Remember that glass skin is a journey, and it will take time to see results. Glass skin isn’t simply about achieving a look but rather caring for and truly pampering your skin so that it may look and feel it’s healthiest. Don’t forget, glass skin comes from within – so you can support this process by drinking plenty of water each day, eating whole, healthful foods full of antioxidants, and getting plenty of beauty sleep!