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Morning vs. Night: The Importance of a Proper Face Cream Routine

By Shrudi Shyam

When it comes to skincare, consistency and discipline is key. There's a procedure that you need to follow, you need to be regular with your skincare routine and you need to have patience to witness the desired results. And one product that holds immense significance in skincare is face cream. A good face cream plays a crucial role in hydrating and nourishing the skin, protecting it from external aggressors, and promoting a youthful complexion. However, to reap the maximum benefits, it is essential to follow a proper skincare routine order morning and night. In this blog post, we will explore the significance of a well-rounded face cream routine, highlighting the steps involved in both morning and night-time skincare rituals. By incorporating these routines into your daily life, you can achieve healthier, glowing skin that radiates beauty from within.

Morning Skincare Routine Steps

A morning face routine is pretty simple. It doesn't need a lot of steps to be effective. Even a simple 3-step routine with cleanser, moisturiser and sunscreen would suffice. However, here's a look at an extensive morning skincare routine that you can follow:

1. Cleansing

Kickstart your morning skincare routine by cleansing your face with a gentle cleanser like POND'S Bright Beauty Spotless Glow facewash or POND'S Pimple Clear face wash, depending on your skin type and concern. Cleansing removes dirt, oil, and impurities accumulated overnight, preparing your skin for the subsequent steps.

2. Toning

After cleansing and pat drying your skin, apply a toner of choice to your face and neck. This helps balance the skin's pH levels, tighten pores, and provide additional cleansing. Opt for a toner that suits your skin type and preferences, and gently pat it onto your skin using a cotton pad or your fingertips.

3. Serum Application

Serums are lightweight formulations packed with active ingredients that target specific skin concerns. After toning, apply a few drops of your preferred serum such as POND'S Bright Beauty Anti-Pigmentation Serum or POND'S Bright Beauty Vitamin C Serum onto your face and neck. Gently spread it across your skin, evenly, using upward strokes to promote absorption and efficacy.

4. Moisturising

Hydration is key to maintaining healthy and supple skin. After serum application, wait for a few minutes and apply a suitable moisturiser as the next step in your face cream routine. Choose a product that suits your skin type such as POND'S Super Light Gel or POND'S Gold Beauty day cream. Massage the cream onto your face and neck in gentle circular motions until fully absorbed.

5. Sunscreen

One of the most crucial steps in your morning routine is sunscreen application. Protecting your skin from harmful UV rays is vital to prevent premature ageing, sunburns, and the risk of skin cancer. For this, choose a broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher such as the ones in the POND'S Serum Boost Sunscreen range. Apply it generously to all exposed areas and don't forget to reapply throughout the day, especially if you spend extended periods in the sun. Wait for a few minutes and then continue with your makeup routine as desired.

Night Skincare Routine Steps

Now let's talk about the steps to an effective night-time skincare routine. You always need to double-cleanse at night, whether you apply make-up or just sunscreen, double-cleansing at night is a must to remove all impurities. Given below is a 6-step night-time skincare routine that will transform the way your skin looks.

1. Makeup Removal

Before diving into your night-time routine, ensure you remove all traces of makeup. Use a gentle makeup remover or cleansing oil to dissolve and remove makeup, dirt, and pollutants that may have accumulated on your skin throughout the day. This step allows your skin to breathe and prepares it for thorough cleansing. You should also consider doing this if you don't wear makeup to ensure thorough cleaning of your face.

2. Cleansing

Follow up with a gentle cleanser such as POND'S Pure Detox facewash to remove any remaining impurities from the skin. Double cleansing is highly recommended, especially if you wear heavy makeup or sunscreen. Start with an oil-based cleanser to dissolve oil-based impurities, and then use a water-based cleanser to cleanse the skin further.

3. Exfoliation (1-2 times a week)

Exfoliation helps remove dead skin cells, revealing a fresh and glowing complexion. Depending on your skin type, use a physical or chemical exfoliant once or twice a week. Gently massage the exfoliant onto damp skin, focusing on areas prone to dryness or congestion. Rinse thoroughly to remove any residue.

4. Toning

After cleansing or exfoliating, apply a toner to rebalance the skin's pH levels and prepare it for better absorption of subsequent skincare products. Toners also help tighten pores and provide additional hydration. Use a cotton pad or your fingertips to apply the toner in gentle upward motions.

5. Serum Application

Serums are lightweight formulations packed with active ingredients that target specific skin concerns. After toning, apply a few drops of your preferred serum such as POND'S Gold Beauty Serum or POND'S Bright Beauty Anti-Pigmentation Serum onto your face and neck. Gently spread it across using upward strokes to promote absorption and efficacy.

6. Night Cream

The last step in your face cream routine is to lock in all the products and replenish and nourish your skin while you sleep. For this, apply a night cream such as Pond's Age Miracle Wrinkle Corrector Night Cream depending on your skin's needs. Night creams often contain higher concentrations of active ingredients to address specific concerns, such as anti-ageing or hydration. Massage the cream onto your face and neck, allowing it to absorb fully before going to bed.

You can also apply a lip balm in the morning and a lip mask at night to nourish and protect your lips. Always remember that a proper face cream routine is paramount for achieving and maintaining healthy, radiant skin. The morning skincare routine focuses on protecting the skin from external aggressors, providing hydration, and priming the skin for the day ahead. The nighttime skincare routine emphasises removing makeup, thoroughly cleansing, and replenishing the skin's moisture and nutrients while you sleep. By following these routines consistently, you can enhance your skin's health, prevent premature ageing, and enjoy a vibrant and youthful complexion. Remember, skincare is an investment in yourself, and a little effort goes a long way towards achieving the beautiful, glowing skin you deserve.

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