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Here’s How To Curate The Perfect K-Beauty Nighttime Routine

These are our favorite products to help you get your best beauty sleep ever.

Getting a good night’s sleep is one of the best ways to keep your skin healthy and glowing. But before you let your head hit the pillow, don’t forget to prep your complexion with a thorough nighttime routine. The steps you follow at night will help wash away the damaging pollution of the day while helping you repair and renew your skin for the morning ahead. 

It’s time to put on your comfiest pajamas, grab a mug of herbal tea and read on to learn about our favorite award-winning products to get you ready for the nighttime wind down.

Step One: Double Cleanse

Double cleansing your skin is the best way to ensure your skin is free from sunscreen, makeup, dirt and other irritants brought on by the harmful pollution we face everyday.

Starting with an oil cleanser, like Hanskin Pore Cleansing Oil [BHA], allows you to fight blackheads and congestion while breaking down long-wearing makeup and heavier SPF formulas. The salicylic acid in this formula targets congested pores and blemishes and the blend of fruit, olive and jojoba oils whisks everything away.

Follow up with a water-based cleanser like Then I Met You Soothing Tea Cleansing Gel to rinse away any additional debris and balance the skin.

Once your skin is fully cleansed, it’ll be ready to properly absorb any treatments you apply after!

Step Two: Tone

Using a toner is a great way to balance and and prep the skin for any treatments you apply after. Klairs Supple Preparation Facial Toner uses amino acids and aloe leaf extract to smooth and infuse skin with hydration while licorice root extract brightens and centella asiatica soothes away any irritation from daily stress. Sweep it over the face with a cotton pad or press in with the pads of your fingers for a dewy base layer.

Step Three: Treatment

Treatment serums and ampoules come in many forms and serve many purposes. Whether you’re looking to soothe irritation, fight signs of aging or brighten dark spots, there’s a K-beauty serum for you. For night time, we love Missha Time Revolution Night Repair Ampoule, the cult product that uses bifida ferment lysate (a fermented yeast) to reduce signs of aging and improve skin elasticity while five different superfoods help to protect and repair.

Step Four: Eye Care

Our eyes deserve special treatment, especially after long days of staring at screens and squinting in the sun. The delicate skin around the eyes needs special attention and the Benton Snail Bee Ultimate Hydrogel Eye Patch provides a luxurious, revitalizing treatment for tired, puffy eyes. Snail secretion ferment filtrate helps to hydrate, while bee venom firms and fights fine lines and seaweed extracts cool and soothe. Leave the patches on for around 20 minutes and then gently tap the excess essence into the eye area for nourished under-eyes ready for rest.

Step Five: Moisturizer

Whether your skin is oily, combination, normal or dry, a good moisturizer is key to a well-rounded nighttime routine. The ideal moisturizer will balance your skin and help strengthen your moisture barrier so your skin is better protected from irritants and allergens in the daytime. Rovectin Lotus Water Cream checks all the boxes with its fragrance-, paraben- and alcohol-free formula. Its patented hydrator Aquaxyl™ plumps the skin with deep moisture and lotus flower extract works to clear the skin and absorb impurities. Apply a light layer after your earlier steps (adding extra to particularly dry areas) and allow to absorb before moving onto …

The Final Step: Sleep Mask

The unique jelly texture of Saturday Skin Yuzu Vitamin C Sleep Mask layers perfectly over your favorite moisturizer to lock everything in while working to brighten and repair.

Yuzu, a powerful citrus fruit, provides antioxidants that help fight free radical damage commonly caused by daytime pollutants. Vitamin A (retinol) also helps to fight wrinkles and niacinamide rounds out the formula by strengthening the skin barrier and fighting dark spots.

After applying a thin layer of the sleeping mask over your moisturizer, follow up with Klavuu Nourishing Care Lip Sleeping Pack to combat dry, chapped lips and you’re all set— sweet dreams!

+What’s your favorite nighttime skin care product? Drop it below!

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