How to Create a Relaxing Evening Skincare Routine
Fitting an evening skincare routine into your daily schedule is the perfect chance for a moment of self-indulgence and pure relaxation. Wave goodbye to the stresses of the day and dedicate the night to you and only you - even just for 10 minutes of bliss.
The Power of Essential Oils
There’s a myth surrounding essential oils and whether they are safe or desensitising to the skin. In short, yes, they are safe, if they are in small quantities and have been formulated professionally and as high-grade oils. They are powerful ingredients used for a variety of skin care concerns with their anti-inflammatory, antibacterial and soothing properties, but also for relaxation and aromatherapy, perfect for an evening skincare routine.
Take ylang ylang essential oil for example, which we include in our Seahorse Plankton+ collagen boosting range. It has a deep, sweet, and almost musky aroma with stress relieving qualities. Yet it is also a purifying and nourishing essential oil that boosts the regenerative process of the epidermis. It’s also great for balancing skin by helping to regulate sebum production.
A Perfect Pamper
There’s no rules when it comes to skincare, but we can give you plenty of tips on how to make the most of your evening routine! We recommend a simple one for the evening that you can stick to and repeat night after night, ideally with a calming cleanser and a rich, restorative moisturiser as your basics - like our Revitalising Gel Cleanser and Bright Night Intensive Cream. Top tip, incredibly hot water can dehydrate and aggravate the skin, so use lukewarm water when cleansing and just use this time to really massage your products into the skin to really relax the muscles in your face.
Customise your evening skincare routine based on your own needs and time, but here are a few of our favourites for a night-time pamper:
A Quick Evening Skincare Fix
When you don’t have enough time to spare for a full routine but still want that extra boost of overnight hydration, our Night Halo Potent Sleep Mask was made for evenings like this. Containing Abyssinian and coconut oil, as well as calming rose, magnolia and cedarwood essential oils, this intensive mask will nourish and restore skin as you sleep. So, apply your sleep mask, turn off the tech, pick up a book and drift off into total relaxation.
Talking of sleep, a restful night is key to a bedtime beauty routine, and not just for healthy skin. In fact, sleep has been proven to lower anxiety, reduce inflammation, and to help maintain a healthy mind. It’s debated how much sleep we need, but The National Sleep Foundation recommends that we should get in around 7 and 9 hours each night.
Once you drift off, your body starts to produce growth hormones to ensure that your skin is producing enough collagen. This allows your skin to essentially go into repair mode and keep it bouncy and plump. The regeneration process at night can be up to three times faster than during the day. Our Seahorse Plankton+ range contains marine extracts that are scientifically proven to boost collagen product, so this plus a night under the duvet is a dreamy combination.