Health and Wellness

How to look after your skin at night

By Clementine Beale | Published the 18th Jul 2019

We know what it’s like, getting to the end of a long day when all you want to do is put your PJs on, plonk yourself down and do absolutely nothing at all. The last thing you want to do is go through an extensive skincare routine; the temptation to reach for a makeup wipe and be done with it is all too real (we know, we’ve been there). But with a build-up of dirt throughout the day as well as exposure to pollution and daily aggressors, nighttime is probably the most important time to look after your skin. With a little help from our friends at natural skincare brand Jurlique, here are our top tips for the best nighttime skincare routine.  Cleanse (properly) A good cleanser will wash away the day’s impurities, makeup and pollution. Regular face washes won’t give you a deep enough clean, so look for a cleanser with a cream or gel base. We love the Jurlique Replenishing Cleansing Lotion – it removes makeup in one step and has soothing natural botanical extracts that calm and condition the skin.  Start using a serum Serums: they seem like an unnecessary extra step, right? They’re actually essential, thanks to their lightweight formulas targeting specific skincare concerns (dullness, fine lines or uneven skin tone), while giving your skin a much-needed boost of hydration. Choose one that targets your skin’s needs most and use it before moisturising.  Moisturise  Lock that hydration in and protect your skin with a moisturiser. Use a richer formula at night that will nourish the skin while you sleep, such as the Jurlique Calendula Redness Rescue Soothing Moisturising Cream. This moisturiser hydrates and balances moisture loss, protects the skin and contains soothing botanical extracts that make it great for those with sensitive skin.  Unwind Stress can have negative effects on our skin, as well as our mental health, so take the time to fully unwind from the day. Take a relaxing bath before bed (give yourself at least 20 minutes), adding our Salt Lab Deconstructed Bath Bomb – a mix of natural magnesium chloride flakes, Dead Sea salts and bentonite clay. Not only will the combination of Magnesium and Dead Sea Salts help you unwind and relax, but the addition of bentonite clay will leave your skin feeling like it has never felt before.  Get your beauty sleep It’s called beauty sleep for a reason, with vital skin repair happening overnight. To help you drift off (and stay asleep), use our Salt Lab Magnesium Oil before bed. There are loads of magnesium health benefits (calming the appearance of skin redness and protecting the skin from environmental aggressors are just some of many) but when it comes to a good night’s sleep, it’s a lifesaver. Spritz a few sprays of the magnesium oil onto your belly and massage in gently – and get ready for the best night’s sleep of your life. Magnesium also helps skin absorb the vital fatty acids that keep the complexion hydrated and plump, meaning your skin will look (and feel) even better. For more tips on getting a good night’s sleep, head over to the Jurlique blog where the team have given their must-haves for the ultimate in rest and relaxation.