How to Perfect Your Nightly Routine

Almost everyone has a morning beauty routine. Typically, out of necessity. Whether you're getting your kids ready for school or prepping for a Zoom call, there's usually some form of morning ritual that happens. We wake up, brush our teeth, wash our face, shower, brush our hair, dry our hair, put on makeup, throw on the day’s outfit, and head out the door. It’s almost automatic. 

But what about a nighttime beauty routine?

We all would love to say that we shower before bed, remove our makeup, brush our hair, brush our teeth, floss, and maintain an immaculate skincare routine. In reality, 48 percent of women and 60 percent of men admit that they often do not even wash their face before bed. None of us are perfect. After a long day, the last thing we want to do is spend another 15 or 20 minutes doing busy work standing on our feet. 

While skipping your nighttime beauty regimen is easy to do and completely understandable, it’s often the main reason for our hair and skin struggles during the day. Take washing your face for example. Skipping a cleansing face wash at night isn’t going to cause everlasting damage, but your pores do clog during the day due to dirt, oil, and makeup — which can potentially lead to a breakout. When you skip washing your face, you’re not allowing your skin to fully breathe. This blocks the skin’s ability to repair itself and makes it harder for your skin to absorb the rejuvenating Elastaplex™ Technology in our Intensive Hydrating Serum and Rejuvenating Facial Moisturizer!

Washing your hair and skin at night is one of the easiest and most effective steps you can take to ensure healthy hair and healthy skin. It unclogs the pores, washes away grime from the hair strands, and allows for better absorption of products. NULASTIN®’s founder & CEO, Leah Garcia, swears by this commitment. Her “aha” moment came in high school at the tender age of 16. She and her best friend were doing what girls do — hanging out and staying up late. After waking up with a puffy face, smeared makeup, and feeling icky, she literally said out loud to her friend, “If we have the energy to stay up late, then we certainly have the energy to wash our face before bed!” Over 40 years later, she’s never failed to do so. Today, her skin shines in happiness for this attentiveness.

To maximize the benefits of your nightly routine and your favorite NULASTIN® products, we put together a step-by-step guide below!

 

Step 1: SKIN

Gentle Exfoliating Cleanser

  • Squeeze a dollop into your palms, a soft washcloth, or a rotary brush.
  • Apply to the face using a circular motion.
  • Rinse thoroughly with lukewarm water.

Refining Conditioning Toner

  • Apply a small amount onto a cotton round.
  • Smooth over the face, neck, and chest after cleansing to remove further traces of oil, dirt, grime, makeup, and sunscreen.
  • Do not dry skin with a towel — air-dry to let the skin breathe.

Intensive Hydrating Serum

  • Apply tiny dots to the eye area, face, and lips.
  • Blend into the skin lightly and quickly.
  • Use short and delicate strokes.
  • While the serum is still wet, gently tap the area with your fingers.

Rejuvenating Facial Moisturizer

  • Place two or three pumps onto your fingertips.
  • Massage all over the face with an upward motion.
  • Smooth the remaining moisturizer onto the neck.

Looking for a shortcut? Wash your face, spritz the toner, mix the moisturizer and skin serum together, and blend at once! We promise you can complete this process in 90 seconds or less.


Step 2: HAIR

HAIR Vibrant Scalp Treatment

  • Twist cap to open.
  • Place two or three pumps onto your fingertips.
  • Apply directly to the scalp where growth is desired.
  • Gently massage the product into the scalp using a back and forth motion for about one minute until absorbed.
  • Focus on the trouble area first before massaging into the rest of the scalp.
  • Wash hands well after application.

Step 3: LASH & BROW

LASH Follicle Fortifying Serum 

  • Start with clean, dry eyelids.
  • When starting a new tube, gently shake the container prior to opening.
  • Use the applicator brush to apply a thin line of serum just above the lash line on the top lid (inner to outer corner).
  • We do not recommend using the serum on the bottom lashes, as this could lead to irritation in the eye area.

BROW Shape Altering Serum

  • Start with clean, dry eyebrows.
  • When starting a new tube, gently shake the container prior to opening.
  • Use the applicator brush to stroke the serum onto the eyebrow (or sideburns, beards, or goatees) using a short, vigorous motion directly on the hair follicle and/or the skin where hair growth is desired.