If you're like many women there's nothing better than unwinding after a hectic day by pampering your skin. It's also important to note that your nightly routine might even be more important because our skin cells regenerate in the evening. Taking several steps each day to apply natural skincare products might seem too much for you but remember that everything counts. Once your skin is in great shape all you need to do is maintain it. If you can commit to making that extra time investment into your skin, you're already well ahead of the curve.
Here are five steps to incorporate in your evening skin care routine in order to keep your complexion in tip top shape:
Step 1: Remove makeup
Laziness has a cost. When you forget to wash your face at night, you run the chances of letting bacteria and particles from your makeup (think mascara and eyeliner, especially) seep into your eyes, which can lead to irritation, discomfort, and potential eye infections. You can't afford to miss a single day.
Your eye area is host to the most sensitive, thinnest skin on your face and is also the first area to show aging. Never scrub or tug this gentle area. Use a dissolving eye makeup remover and cotton pad. This is a much better solution that disposable wipes since they are not saturated with enough product to be effective.
Step 2: Cleanse
A water based cleanser is necessary to lift and remove water based free radical damaging agents at the end of the day. That's why we recommend Pure Fiji's Purifying Cleanser. This natural, hydrating cleanser boosted with natural sugar cane and papaya extracts to purify and brighten the skin without over-drying or irritating, leaves the skin feeling exceptionally smooth and radiant. Passionflower helps to soothe and calm acne prone skin and while drift nut extracts create a healthy foundation for your skin to fight free radicals and other negative environmental influences.
Step 3: Wipe with toner
Keep in mind, pure water has a pH of 7. That means simply cleansing and splashing your face with faucet water can leave your skin unbalanced. That's why you need to use a toner. A toner is essential for balancing skin pH and prepping skin for all of the ingredients and formulas that follow.
It's especially important to avoid toners with alcohol. That's why Pure Fiji's Balancing Toner is ideal for every skin type. Here's why you'll love it:
- Passionflower contains anti-inflammatory properties which act as nourishing treats for acne.
- Cucumber hydrosol provides a soothing natural anti-inflammatory.
- Brimming with green coconut kinetin it increases collagen production.
- Absolutely alcohol free - perfect for sensitive skin.
- Witch hazel effectively reduces inflammation and helps soothe your skin.
Step 4: Serum or Renewal Peel
Depending on your skin care issues; a serum is the one potent products that you can customize in your evening routine. We recommend that you always start with hydration and then add more powerful ingredients based on your skin condition.
Pure Fiji's Hydrating Multi-Active Serum is designed for all skin types. Formulated with dilo leaf and beach almond leaf hydrosol in combination with powerful botanical actives, essential nutrients and vitamins this serum delivers steady hydration throughout the day, leaving the skin looking healthy, smooth, firm and more illuminated. It works in and out of bed to deliver the ultimate healthy glow. A hard-hitting serum is ideal for all skin types and mature skin - without the use of harsh topical acids. Your skin will be forever grateful.
If you'd like an overnight treatment to address more serious concerns such as hyper-pigmentation, dullness and uneven texture, ageing (fine lines & wrinkles), acne/blemish prone skinwe recommend you skip the serum and use Pure Fiji's Glycolic Overnight Renewal Peel instead. It's also great for all skin types.
- Apply the Glycolic Renewal Peel 1-2x/week to clean skin.
- Always hydrate with Pure Fiji's Luxury Face Oil or moisturiser after applying. At night, apply to a clean, dry face, neck, chest and back of hands. Avoid eye area.
- Also a great spot treatment! Leave on overnight and rinse in the morning.
- Please note that you may feel a slight tingling with the use of this product.
Step 5: Night Cream or Sleeping Mask
A night cream is designed to help your skin repair itself with active ingredients and nutrients overnight. But night creams are not your only option for your evening skin care routine. Pure Fiji's masks are great for those that have a busy schedule because you can leave them on overnight.
Pure Fiji offers three types of masks:
Dilo and Coconut Hydrating Masque gives your skin the ultimate hydrating boost with unique plant extracts and powerful peptides. Dilo and Coconut oil combined with Ngi grass provide 24-hour hydration while increasing collagen production, nourishing and repairing skin. Who is it for? All skin types and particularly dry, dehydrated, sensitive skin and those showing some signs of ageing.
The Papaya Purifying Enzyme Masque restores the skin's radiance using a highly effective papaya fruit enzyme. This multi-tasking masque will purify, resurface and rejuvenate skin leaving you with a healthy glow. Who is it for? Dry, dehydrated, aging, acne scars, hyper pigmented and oily skin or for those looking for a refreshing glow for any skin type. Not ideal for those with a highly sensitive skin condition.
The Coconut Lip Sleeping Masque plumps and smooths lips with this collagen boosting lip mask infused with cold pressed dilo and coconut oil and boosted with natural peptides giving you softer, fuller and perfectly defined lips.
For best results, when you wake up in the morning rinse your face with a warm wet wash cloth. Hold it onto your skin for a few seconds and then finish off with your toner, serum, and day moisturizer or SPF. Use 2-3 times a week.
Remember that your age plays a role in how many natural skin care products you need to incorporate in your evening skin care routine. A 20-year-old will need different, and maybe fewer, products than a 50-year-old. However, at the end of the day there are steps that are absolute non-negotiable. From there, you can tailor your routine to any personal concerns. Have an amazing back to school!