In the morning: Apply broad-spectrum sunscreen. You’ve probably heard this before, but it’s worth repeating: Sun protection is a skin care routine must. In the morning, apply a sunscreen with an SPF of 15 or higher—after moisturizer but before applying makeup—as directed. You should reapply sunscreen at least every two hours or immediately after swimming or sweating. But sun protection doesn’t end at applying sunscreen. There are other measures you should take, too. Limit your amount of time in the sun (especially between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., which are the sun’s peak hours), seek shade, and cover up exposed areas in long sleeves, pants, a broad-brimmed hat and UV-blocking sunglasses. At night: Remove your makeup. Sleeping in your makeup isn’t exactly the best idea. When you sleep in your makeup, it can mix with the dirt and oil on your skin, leading to clogged pores. Keep a bottle of micellar water, on your nightstand for easy makeup removal. Micellar water is powered by tiny micelle molecules that cluster together to surround and lift away impurities from the skin’s surface. This micellar water removes even waterproof makeup and leaves skin with a hydrated feel. Simply saturate a cotton pad with micellar water and hold it over closed eyes for a few seconds before gently wiping to remove your mascara, eyeliner, and eyeshadow. You can also wipe the pad across your face. At night: Swipe on a peel pad. Want a brighter-looking complexion? Think about adding a peel pad, such as the L’Oréal Paris RevitaLift Bright Reveal Brightening Daily Peel Pads, to your nightly skincare routine. The multi-ply textured pads physically resurface dead skin cells on skin’s surface to reveal the youthful-looking skin underneath. Smooth a pad over your face after facial cleanser and follow up with face moisturizer. Freshly revealed skin may be sensitive to sunlight, so set a reminder to apply broad-spectrum sunscreen and take other sun protection measures in the morning (as you’ve just learned, this is a skin care routine step you should never skip!).
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