A conscientious evening skincare routine is essential to give your complexion the best chance of renewing and repairing itself overnight. During the day skin is exposed to a build-up of dirt, makeup, environmental damage and UV rays that can leave it looking lacklustre and fighting for hydration. Establishing a night-time routine ensures cells have the opportunity to regenerate and regular practice will slow down signs of ageing.
There's a reason it's called beauty sleep
Skin cells regenerate faster overnight and in order for them to do this well, it's crucial that they get all the nutrients they need. Ingredients such as Vitamin A and C boost their performance whilst you sleep and using products such as a cleansing balm, exfoliator, serum and face oil before you go to bed will ensure you wake with a more radiant, youthful glow.
Night-time equals drier skin
Whilst sleeping, skin doesn't receive the much-needed moisture that keeps it revived and refreshed. One, you won't be drinking water whilst you slumber, and two, sebum production slows down as you snooze. This means your complexion can become dry, dull and irritated unless you feed it well before bedtime. Skin also absorbs nutrients more effectively overnight, so it's the perfect time to use more potent ingredients that will penetrate below the surface.
You can do it in just five minutes a day with Cher's top picks which include favourites from hero brands such as The Ordinary, Oskia and Alpha-H. Discover the secrets of a night-time skincare regime and which products will deliver the best results.
Slaai Makeup-Melting Butter Cleanser
Renaissance Cleansing Gel
Pink in hue and with a Rose Chamomile scent, the Renaissance Cleansing Gel is jam-packed with essential nutrients and vitamins that strengthen the skin and dissolve all traces of the day's dirt. This hero gel features Vitamin C and E to protect against damage, contains Starflower Oil to promote a firmer complexion and features the brand's iconic MSM (sulphur) to detoxify and soothe while you sleep.
This award-winning treatment focuses on resurfacing the skin with a powerful blend of glycolic acid. Designed to be used overnight, it works as a toner, exfoliator and moisturiser, diminishing fine lines and wrinkles, boosting cell activity and delivering intense moisture.
A multi-peptide collagen-boosting lightweight serum to use after cleansing, Buffet is loaded with anti-ageing, nutrient-rich ingredients including amino and hyaluronic acids that work overnight to repair the skin and reduce fine lines and wrinkles.
Caffeine Solution 5% + EGCG
A hero product for the delicate eye area, this featherlight serum features a high concentration of caffeine as well as EGCG to curtail dark circles and puffiness around the eyes. Use for brighter more youthful-looking skin with a big dose of antioxidants.
Natural Moisturizing Factors + HA
Working on the outer layer of your skin, this supercharged moisturiser is ideal for bedtime use after applying serum and is loaded with amino acids to provide intense hydration whilst you sleep.
100% Organic Cold-Pressed Rose Hip Seed Oil
This cold-pressed formula delivers 100% rosehip oil straight to your skin, hydrating, moisturising, soothing and brightening the complexion overnight. Rosehip oil is known to boost collagen, defend against sun damage and even out hyperpigmentation. Rich in omega acids, it's both anti and photo-ageing to ensure skin maintains its youthful glow.