Does the Night Skin Routine Matter?
There is a strong Myth that we need layers of products to rejuvenate! We definitely don’t.
Summer days are exhausting and nights are super lazy. During the day, our skin is exposed to tons of environmental elements that build dirt and oil on skin surface. At night, our skin repairs itself for a good 7-8 hours. All we need is few basic products that suit our skin type.
Below are quick steps to rejuvenate our skin and prepare it for the next day.

Ideal Routine with Best Picks:

  1. Cleansing- 

    The first step is to cleanse away make up or dirt accumulated throughout the day. The key to rejuvenation is making sure our skin is clean so it can absorb all the good products.

    -Cetaphil Gentle Skin Gentle- is a gentle, fragrance free cleanser that won’t clog pores. This is a non irritating formulation recommend by dermatologists and pediatricians. A cleanser for normal/sensitive, dry/very dry, baby/infant skin and those with acne, eczema, psoriasis and rosacea.

    Bioderma Sensitive H20- is mild and highly effective cleanser. If you have a dry- sensitive skin, give Bioderma cleanser a try. It feels like water but removes any sort of makeup and dirt from the face.

    Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water- All the makeup artists, bloggers and youtubers rave about this product and for all good reasons. Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water effectively removes liquid and powder foundation, liquid lipstick and is by far the best to remove eye makeup.
    It is dermatological tested and fragrance free.

    Ayur Deep Pore Cleansing Milk- is the best affordable cleanser with herbal ingredients. This effectively removes makeup and all the grime from the face leaving it soft and supple.

  2. Face Wash/ Face Scrub-

    This step is in addition to cleansing. After getting rid of all the dirt and makeup, we need to wash our face thoroughly every night. Exfoliating every once in a week has to be included in the night time routine to get rid of the dead cells.

    – Neutrogena Deep Clean Facial Cleanser- is the best cleanser for all skin type & can be used in the morning and night. We face humidity, pollution and dirt almost every day and this formula cleanses deep down into pores, dissolving dirt, oil and residue makeup.

    – Himalaya Neem Face Wash- will moisturize your skin, no matter what your skin type is. It deep cleanses the skin and prevents breakouts on regular use.

    -Lotus Herbal Whiteglow Oatmeal & Yogurt Scrub- does what it claims. It brightens the skin and gives a subtle glow which lasts for few days, removes dullness, dirt, impurities, whiteheads etc. It has very mild, refreshing fragrance and smooth texture spreads easily on face.

  3.  Toner-

    Toner is the most confusing term in the entire skincare regime. Some believe toning is followed to tighten pores, some believe it scraps out the left over residue from our face, or to make our skin dry.You can totally skip this step if you have a nice clean skin. But if you are looking for a good toner, below are few options below. Just put a toner on a cotton pad and gently dab it onto your face. There are various toners available to match different skin types.

    – Neutrogena Alcohol Free Toner- is a mild toner that effectively deals with redness, flaking and skin tightening. It removes impurities from pores and balances the moisture. Suitable for all skin type including sensitive skin.

    -Kiehl’s Cucumber Herbal Alcohol Free Toner- is an Alcohol free toner with cucumber extracts. This shrink pores, leaves the skin soft and toned; good for dry and sensitive skin types.

    – Fab India Rose Toner- is the best natural toner available. Rose water is best for our skin and this toner does the job and leaves the skin hydrated. In addition to the Rose Toner, Fab India’s Tea Tree toner is something you won’t stop using.

  4.  Moisturizer/Night Cream-

    – Cetaphil Moisturizer- is non greasy, non- irritating, non comedogenic(does not clog pores). Free from parabeens, lanolins and fragrance, this product is suitable for all skin types and can be used in the morning and at night.

    -The Body Shop Vitamin-E Night Cream- Even though the cream is thick, it keeps the skin moisturized till morning, Enriched with Vitamin E its is a nourishing cream that helps replenish antioxidant and moisture levels overnight.

    -Lakme Perfect Radiance Intense Lightening Night Repair Cream- Gets easily absorbed into the skin, do not cause breakouts, controls excessive oil and gives a lovely glow.


    1. Face Mask-

    The right face mask can help hydrate skin, remove excess oils, impurities and help improve the appearance of our pores. Another advantage of wearing a face mask: the feeling of being pampered like we are at a spa in the comfort of your own home.

    -The Face Shop Sheet Mask- offers a variety of sheet masks for different skin types, different skin issues, area specific problems and are super convenient to use. You name it and Face Shop has it.

    -O3+ Sulphur Cooling Mask- gives you an instant glow. It reduces the appearance of acne marks and prevents future acne breakouts. Best suited for Normal to oily, acne prone skin

    2. Face Serums- 

    Serums are the most customizable step in our skincare routine, and depending on what issues one has with the complexion, we determine exactly which product we need. If the focus is more on that extra hydration and regeneration, serums work wonders overnight. We need to apply it to our face after cleansing and toning and follow it with a moisturizer, so as to seal the nutrients in place.

    -Plum E- Luminence The Bright Mix Serum- Although the brand recommends this serum for normal to dry skin, I feel that this will work really well for oily skin too because it is light and water-based. Skin gradually becomes naturally glowy, supple, and smooth with constant application of this.

    -Biotique Bio Dandelion Visibly ageless Serum- is a super affordable natural serum that absorbs quickly and leaves the skin brighter and smoother. It is perfect for dry and sensitive skin.

    -Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Serum- promises a natural night time purification process, vital to younger-looking skin. Great for all skin types. This definitely repairs skin, gives an all night moisture boost and a natural healthy glow in the morning.

    3. Eye cream-

    Our eye area is the most sensitive area on our face and also the first to show aging. Use gentle products around eyes gently. We often face dry patches, baggy eyes and dark circles, and to be frank dark circles take time to disappear. So take care and maintain it now so that we do not regret later.

    -Himalaya Under Eye Cream- Himalaya’s Under Eye Cream claims to clear pigmentation, dark circles, and blemishes. It also helps brighten and smoothens the area around your eyes. The product claims to reduce dark circles by 80% within a month. It also claims to reduce wrinkles and fine lines by 28% within a month. With regular use it delivers what it claims.

    -Forest Essential Intense Eye Cream- helps reduce dark circles and diminish dark circles, while also toning and firming the skin around your eyes. It delivers noticeable results quick after few uses.

    Also Read – Quick Morning Routine

    Do let us know what are your summer night favorites 🙂
    Thank You ♥





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