By Namrata Arora Last Updated:
In today’s day and age, high stress levels along with hectic lifestyles take a toll on your skin. But have you ever wondered that even after using the best skin care products of the most renowned brands, your skin feels just like it did before the application of the products?
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Well that is because different products work their magic on the skin at specific times during the day. And that is because the skin secretes oil, moisture etc. during fixed times throughout the day. So, to help you through this confusion, we get you the perfect time to apply essential skin care products in the day and at night.
When you get up early in the morning that is the time your skin is most sensitive. That is the time you need to cleanse or wash it with a very mild face wash. Using harsh products can cause redness, some skin irritation and in very severe cases, even pimples. Also, avoid using any kind of soaps on the face as the pH levels of soaps is very high and harmful for the skin.
The skin produces an enzyme called sebum in the morning which is a great moisturiser for the skin. Thus, moisturisers and skin serums aren’t really required at this time of the day. Application of layers of cream will only block circulation of the skin. All you need to do at this time is to apply a good sunscreen with a decent SPF, and you are ready for the day unless of course you have very dry skin for which you need some moisturiser too.
Around noon, the skin usually secretes its natural oils because of which, the face starts to look dull and oily. And when that happens, keep wet wipes or face wipes to clean your face so that it looks fresh and hydrated. Also, make sure to drink lots of water to make your natural glow stay as it is.
Around early evening, the skin again starts to lose its moisture. This is the perfect time to apply a light face serum or a light moisturiser. A face gloss is also a good idea at this time. And if you have dry skin, gloss will quickly absorb in your skin and give it a subtle shine.
Whenever you apply anti-aging or strong creams on your face, you should avoid direct sun exposure. Thus, what better time to apply such creams than putting them on at night? But make sure that you cleanse and tone your face before applying the cream. Eye care creams can also be applied at this time for best results.
Just like there is a right time and place to do all things in life, there also is a perfect time to apply skin care products. And once you learn the art of this timely application, your skin will start showing amazing results within no time. Also, always remember to buy good quality products so that your face never has to face any skin problems due to cheap and spurious skin care products and always remove all your make up before you hit the sacks! A little care and caution can give you younger looking radiant skin for life.
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