The lazy girl’s guide to simplifying your nighttime skin care routine

Lazy Girl’s Guide To Simplifying Nighttime Skin Care - Reese Witherspoon

The essential three steps you need to follow to wake up beautiful

New Idea Beauty Editor WHO and New Idea / April 24 2018

If you’ve been burning the candle at both ends, the thought of an extensive nighttime routine is too much to bear. We’ve got you covered. This basic skin care routine is fast and efficient... so no excuses.


Removal is key

Makeup removal is your 
first port of call. Sleeping with makeup on inhibits skin from breathing. Skin cells also renew overnight and products are deeply absorbed, so it’s important, at the very least, to remove any traces
of the day before hitting the pillow. We recommend Sukin Micellar Cleansing Water or Simple Cleansing Facial Wipes with Aqua-Lock.

Sukin Micellar Cleansing Water or Simple Cleansing Facial Wipes with Aqua-Lock


Tone up

Applying an alcohol-free toner on skin after cleansing helps to tighten pores and improve circulation in the skin (toners containing alcohol can be very drying and irritating on skin). These aid in restoring the
 skin’s natural pH levels and
also improves the effectiveness
of moisturisers and serums.
Apply after cleansing and
leave to dry naturally. Try Antipodes Ananda Antioxidant-Rich Gentle Toner.

Antipodes Ananda Antioxidant-Rich Gentle Toner


Nourish skin

Moisture is key to waking with healthy-looking skin, and will also help to achieve optimal skin cell repair overnight. Choose your nightly cream wisely to simplify your routine, minimising steps and products. A moisturiser rich in antioxidants and a site-specific eye cream will help you wake with plump, dewy skin. Try Caudalie Resveratrol Night Infusion Cream and Elizabeth Arden Visible Difference Moisturizing Eye Cream.

Caudalie Resveratrol Night Infusion Cream and Elizabeth Arden Visible Difference Moisturizing Eye Cream

Want to cut down your evening routine even further? Try these bedtime beauty hacks.

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Do you prefer a quick and easy nighttime beauty routine, or do you like to take the time to pamper yourself before bed?

Main image credit: @reesewitherspoon

Previously from an advertising background, Toni has been working in editorial and beauty at Pacific Magazines for the past five years, and is currently working across Who and New Idea, two of the top five best-selling weeklies in the country. Toni loves being able to make the beauty world seem accessible to the working woman, particularly for those who are time-restricted. As a working Mum, she’s constantly searching for easy beauty and skincare routines on a budget.