A 5-Step Evening Skin Care Routine You Need to Try
Fact: Your skin care routine doesn’t have to take hours to be effective. We’re sharing a five-step evening skin care routine to help boost the appearance of your complexion, ahead.
Forget what your 10-step-skin-care-routine-loving friends say. Finding a skin care routine that delivers great results doesn’t have to be complicated. In fact, you can cut your regimen down to just five simple steps. (Hear that, lazy girls?) Read on to discover a 5-step evening skin care routine utilizing some of our favorite Lancome products. A swifter evening routine means less time spent in front of the sink and more time to snooze.
Step One: Remove Your Eye & Lip Makeup
The first step in any makeup-wearer’s evening skin care routine should be to remove any and all eye makeup. The last thing we want is for you to aggressively scrub and tug at the delicate skin around your eye contour, so be sure to reach for a hard-working yet gentle eye makeup remover for the job, like Lancome Bi-Facil Double-Action Eye Makeup Remover. This beloved formula utilizes bi-phase technology to whisk away even stubborn eye makeup while leaving your skin feeling fresh and conditioned. What’s more? Bi-Facil Eyes can even be used on the lips to help remove long-wear lipsticks and glosses.
Lancome Bi-Facil Double-Action Eye Makeup Remover, $30.00 MSRP
Step Two: Sweep Away Facial Makeup
So, you’ve thoroughly removed all your eye makeup and long-wear lipstick…now what? Remove the makeup on the rest of your face, but of course! That’s where Lancome Bi-Facil Face comes in. Like Bi-Facil Eyes, Bi-Facil Face uses bi-phase technology to help dissolve facial makeup. Perfect for long-wear foundation, bronzer, blush, highlighter and more, Bi-Facil Face boasts a unique oil and micellar water formulation to gently remove the makeup that should never—we repeat: never—make it into bed with you. To use, simply saturate a cotton round with the formula and smooth it all over your facial contours until the pad wipes clean. You don’t even have to rinse! Feel free to follow up with a cleanser (more on that below) or go right into toning your complexion.
Lancome Bi-Facil Face, $40.00 MSRP
Step Three: Cleanse Your Skin
Bi-Facil Face can be used on its own to remove makeup and cleanse the skin, but why not take things up a notch and ensure a thoroughly cleansed complexion? The new Lancome Miel-en-Mousse Cleanser is a 2-in-1 facial cleanser that starts off with a honey-like texture, but turns to a mousse once emulsified with water. Not only should you expect a memorable cleansing experience, you can also expect a thoroughly cleansed complexion with makeup, oil, and other impurities kicked to the curb.
To use, apply two to three pumps of Miel-en-Mousse Cleanser onto fingertips. Massage into dry skin until your entire face is covered in product. Next, add lukewarm water to the mix—this will turn the honey-like texture into a velvety foam—and rinse well.
Lancome Miel-en-Mousse Cleanser, $40.00 MSRP
Step Four: Tone Your Skin
After cleansing, we tone! If you’re not on the toner bandwagon yet, here’s a few reasons why you should be: toner can help remove any leftover impurities from the surface of the skin that your cleanser may have missed, as well as help rebalance the skin’s pH levels post-cleansing. What’s not to love? Try Lancome Tonique Comfort, a comforting and rehydrating toner—formulated with Acacia Honey—that’s ideal for dry skin types. To use, saturate a cotton pad with Tonique Comfort and smooth over skin after cleansing.
Lancome Tonique Comfort, $26.00 MSRP
Step Five: Moisturize Your Skin
You’ve made it to the home stretch! Before getting into bed, reach for a hydrating night cream like Lancome Bienfait Multi-Vital Night Cream. This high potency night moisturizing cream hydrates the skin and delivers a soft, smooth, and healthy-looking result.
Lancome Bienfait Multi-Vital Night Cream, $52.00 MSRP