Fall has officially arrived. The kids are (finally) back in school. As much as I love summer, it is high time for some structure and to put some new routines in place. This includes my beauty routine as well. Today, I am sharing my best tips on how to maximize your nighttime skincare routine. After months of fun and sun and fresh air, it is time to give my skin some much-needed TLC. I always re-evaluate my skincare routine and assess its needs this time of year. For me, in order for a routine to be effective, it needs to remain simple. I am a no-fuss kind of gal.
3 steps are all I can handle. The simpler the routine, the more likely I am to stick to it, hence improving my chances of seeing lasting results.
I love the ease and convenience of shopping the Walmart Beauty Assortment. Recently, I tried the new L’oreal Age Perfect Midnight Serum. The results have been impressive. I have been using it for about a month now and it has earned a permanent place in my routine. It is very similar to a high-end serum that I love and ran out of recently. This one is actually preferred to the number 1 Luxury Night Serum. I also love that it is easier on my wallet.
Why I love the L’oreal Age Perfect Midnight Serum
This is a powerful, yet gentle anti-aging serum with patented antioxidant, vitamin E, and hyaluronic acid. (One of my personal favorite ingredients.)It is super gentle on my sensitive skin and does not irritate my rosacea. The serum also contains Vitamin E, an essential nutrient present in the skin. This helps to reinforce the skin’s moisture barrier. Hence, making it stronger. It contains no parabens and mineral oil. I love that it is not sticky at all, and soaks right in. My skin literally drinks it up. It gives lightweight hydration and will not clog your pores. My complexion is smoother, firmer, and more radiant. It works on all skin types and tones, even sensitive skin like mine.
Consistency is key for lasting results
As I said before, easy peasy is the name of the game for me. A nighttime skincare routine does not have to be complicated to be effective. You just have to be consistent and you will see results I promise. Three simple steps at night help me stick to my routine so I will see lasting results. These steps are:
CLEANSE – Use a gentle foaming cleanser, or a balm cleanser, depending on your skin type. Take a couple of minutes to massage the cleanser into your skin to dissolve all makeup, dirt, and grime. Take a warm washcloth and gently remove all traces of cleanser, dirt, and makeup. Using a washcloth also provides gentle exfoliation, perfect for sensitive skin.
TREAT – Apply 3-4 drops of the L’oreal Age Perfect Midnight Serum to the palms of your hands. Rub them together to warm up the product, and gently press them into your skin. Wait a couple of minutes to let the product soak in before applying moisturizer.
MOISTURIZE – Slather a generous amount of moisturizer all over your face to seal in the serum. This gives your skin an extra hydrating boost. I highly recommend a silk pillowcase at night to prevent creasing on the face. A silk pillowcase will also not soak up the skincare products you just applied to your skin.
*Skincare products are not a magic wand. They need to be used consistently for at least 6 weeks to see visible results. Maximum benefits become visible after up to 18 months. Wow, right ?! So many times people try a new product for a couple of weeks and say it did “nothing”. Then, throw it into a drawer, never to see the light of day again. It didn’t work, because it was never given a chance. Consistency is key for lasting results.
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How I use the L’oreal Age Perfect Midnight Serum
PRO-TIP: A trick that works well for me is to wash my face and then keep my L’oreal Age Perfect Midnight Serum and moisturizer on my nightstand. I can just fall into bed and apply everything else there. ( I also keep face wipes close by in case of emergencies. If I am too tired to wash my face, I hop into bed and do my entire nighttime routine under the covers. Not washing your face at night is not ideal, but using a face wipe is at least better than nothing. This way, I have no excuse to skip it. I use about 3×4 drops of the serum, into my hand and warm them up. Then I press them into my skin gently and give it a few seconds to soak. Lastly, I apply my nighttime moisturizer. I have been using this L’oreal Age Perfect Nighttime Moisturizer to maximize the effects of the serum. I am always a fan of an affordable moisturizer that works to keep my skin hydrated and calm. This is a great option.
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I hope this post on how to maximize your Fall skincare routine was informative and you learned some pointers on how to stick to it.