7 Tips for Your Nighttime Skin Care Routine

23rd November, 2012 - Posted by Victoria Girard - 5 Comments

Nighttime skin care

Nighttime is a great time to encourage skin renewal and rejuvenation. There are some things you can do to improve your results and wake up with a refreshed complexion.

#1 Cleanse Your Skin

Whether you wear makeup or not your skin is exposed to pollution, toxins, dirt, and dust that can clog your pores causing blemishes. Your skin uses nighttime to repair damage and regenerate itself so cleansing your skin before bed allows your products to absorb into the layers of your skin more effectively.

#2 Apply a Moisturizer

The skin’s temperature is higher at night which increases its permeability allowing your anti-aging ingredients to penetrate even deeper into your skin where they can work to renew and rejuvenate your skin.

#3 Use Active Ingredients

Now that you know your skin drinks in your nighttime treatments even better than during the day make sure you take advantage of this time by using reparative and exfoliating products. Great nighttime choices include retinol, epidermal growth factors, peptides, glycolic acid, red marine algae, and Dermaxyl.

#4 Red Light Therapy

Red light therapy devices such as the DPL Therapy System and the dpl Nuve Beauty System stimulate collagen and elastin production, increase cellular energy, and boost reparative processes. Nighttime is a fantastic time to use this powerful technology to kick your anti-aging activity into high gear.

#5 Use a Clean Pillow Case

Your pillow case can harbor bacteria and oil which can then be transferred to your skin while you’re sleeping. Using a clean pillow case helps to ensure that your skin is only absorbing what you put on it.

#6 Get Plenty of Zzzzz’s

Beauty sleep is not just an old wives tale. Lack of sleep hinders your circulation which can make your skin look dull and lifeless while also creating dark circles under your eyes as the blood vessels don’t drain properly. Getting plenty of sleep gives your skin the necessary time to repair and regenerate itself, and helps your cells function properly.

#7 Elevate Your Head

Try sleeping with two pillows under your head to reduce fluid retention in the eye area which will help diminish puffiness.


Nighttime is a great time to help your skin look more beautiful. With just a few tweaks to your bedtime routine you can help your skin look more refreshed and glowing by morning.