Retinol is a superstar skin care ingredient that benefits the skin in several ways – it exfoliates, increases cell turnover, reduces fine lines and wrinkles, evens out skin tone, and even decreases acne breakouts. There is no reason why retinol shouldn’t be included in your skin care regimen. However, did you know that to get the most out of retinol and avoid unwanted side effects, you should only use retinol at night. Avoid exposure to the sun after use. Some skin care ingredients can be applied to the skin at any time of the day, such as: B. Alpha-Arbutin, Hyaluronic Acid, Niacinamide, Vitamin E etc, but some other powerful ingredients are best reserved for night time as they are in nature and sensitive to light when exposed to sun exposure, inflammation, redness, rashes, red and light cause irritated skin. In either case, one should never be without sunscreen during the day, as the harsh and harmful rays of the sun are strong enough to reverse all the good things that these ingredients do on the skin. The improved texture and new skin that emerges after applying such ingredients is particularly sensitive to sunlight and increases the risk of sun damage and hyperpigmentation without adequate sun protection. Applying such ingredients at night also gives them plenty of time to work on certain skin problems. In this post, we’d like to draw your attention to some extremely powerful skin care ingredients that, after thoroughly cleansing your skin, should only be taken at night so that you can get the most benefit from them.
1. Retinol: Retinol can be described as an anti-acne, anti-pigmentation, anti-blemish, and anti-aging ingredient – so it covers all skin care problems in general. Before using any retinol-based product, you should always consult a dermatologist for the correct concentration of retinol for your skin type. Otherwise, inflammation and rashes can occur.
2. Lactic Acid: It is a very popular alpha hydroxy acid that can reduce hyperpigmentation, improve skin tone, and even out complexion. It also reduces the appearance of large facial pores. Although lactic acid can be used both during the day and at night, it is best to apply it to the skin at sunset because it increases sensitivity to the sun and reacts poorly to harsh sun rays.
3. Glycolic Acid: Like other alpha hydroxy acids, glycolic acid, which improves skin cell turnover and exfoliates dry and rough skin, but makes the skin sensitive to the sun. Apply it in the evening and avoid hitting it with other alpha hydroxy acids.
4. Facial Oils: You can get the most out of facial oils in terms of nutrition and hydration if you keep them longer. Night is the best time for such oils to work their magic on the skin.
5. Salicylic Acid: Topical application of salicylic acid, a beta-hydroxy acid, helps reduce acne breakouts, clears clogged pores, and improves skin texture. Since this is an ingredient that takes time to edit and also makes the skin sensitive to light, it should be used in nighttime skin care routine.
6. Overnight masks: Using night masks for an extended number of hours will allow you to wake up in the morning with well-hydrated, plump and refreshed skin. That is why you should use them while getting your beauty sleep!