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The only night skincare routine you need to protect your skin for sun damage

It is hot as hell and it can affect your skin. To help your skin heal and protect itself from UV damage, follow this night skincare routine.
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Your night cream should be carefully chosen. Image courtesy: Shutterstock
Aayushi Gupta Updated: 19 May 2022, 11:19 am IST
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Summertime brings an increase in skin issues such as tanning, acne breakouts, UV damage, and so on. For some people, exposure to the sun or UV rays can cause skin problems Of course, sunscreen helps a lot, but is there anything that can help your skin heal in a better way? Well, the answer is YES! Following a simple night skincare routine can help your skin repair and maintain its youthful appearance.

Why do you need a night skincare routine?

Whatever you do, don’t skip on your night skincare routine in summer! “All those late nights and early mornings spent outside have a significant impact on your skin health. As you know, summers play an important role in sun damage. So, to keep your skin safe from harmful UV rays and other threats in the outdoors, it’s best to invest in a night-time routine that keeps your skin well protected while you sleep,” says Dr. Navnit Haror, Founder and Director of Derma Miracle Clinic.

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Night is the actual time to adopt a proper skincare regime. Image courtesy: Shutterstock

We all know that skincare is important, but it’s hard to know exactly how to do it right. That’s why we’ve put together this list of 5 tips for the right skincare routine for the night.

Here’s your night skincare routine in summer to save it from sun damage:

1. Cleanse your face

Wash your face with warm water and a mild cleanser before bed. This will remove any makeup or dirt that might have accumulated during the day, and help you wake up feeling fresh and ready to take on the world!

2. Keep it moisturized

Moisturize your skin, especially if it’s oily or acne-prone. Moisturizers help prevent dry patches and keep your skin feeling soft and supple all day long.

3. Choose the right product

If you have sensitive skin, use products labeled “sensitive” or “for sensitive skin,” as these will be less likely to irritate your skin or cause breakouts than other products may be able to do for you!

4. Use sunscreen ALWAYS

Use sunscreen with SPF 30+ every day before heading out into the sun—even if it’s cloudy outside! It’s just as important in cloudy weather as it is when there’s direct sunlight down on us all day long (especially if you’re going outside).

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With its long list of benefits, you just cannot afford to miss applying sunscreen! Image courtesy: Shutterstock

5. Avoid chemical based products

If you have sensitive skin, try using a gentle cleanser with no fragrance or harsh chemicals.

When the weather gets hot and you’re spending more time outdoors, it can be difficult to avoid sun damage to your skin. But there is a way to limit the appearance of sunspots and other signs of aging on your face.

5 DIY face masks to help reduce the appearance of sun damage

Dr Haror says, “The right night-time skincare routine during the summertime will not just save your skin from pollution and sun damage, but it can also greatly reduce pigmentation and red marks. So try these DIY masks to have beautiful, soft, and smooth skin.”

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1. Aloe vera face mask

Aloe vera mask is a great way to treat your skin. It increases hydration and makes the skin soft. Take one tablespoon of aloe vera gel, two tablespoons of milk cream, and a pinch of turmeric and mix them. Apply that paste to your face. Let the paste rest on your face for 30 minutes. Wash it with warm water.

2. Honey and egg mask

If you’re looking for an all-natural way to achieve radiant skin, this is it. This homemade face mask is made with only two ingredients: honey and egg whites.

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Get a sparkling glow, with this egg yolk and honey face mask. Image courtesy: Shutterstock

Take a bowl, and add two teaspoons of honey with one egg white. Mix it well. Next, grab a cotton ball and apply the mixture to your face with it. Let your skin soak in the mixture for about 10 minutes and wait 20 more minutes before rinsing off with lukewarm water. And the last step is to wash your face with cold water.

3. Turmeric mask

Turmeric is an amazing spice that can do wonders for your skin. It has anti-inflammatory properties and also contains antioxidants that help reduce the appearance of blemishes and scars. Turmeric also helps fade dark spots and lighten the sunspots on your face.

Mix half a teaspoon of turmeric powder and one teaspoon of baking powder. Add one to two teaspoons of rose water and mix until you get a smooth paste. Apply the paste to your face and leave it on for 5 minutes. Give yourself a gentle facial massage using small circular motions. Massage for 5 minutes to remove dead skin. First, wash it with warm water and follow it up with cool water.

4. Avocado mask

Avocado masks are a great way to care for your skin. They are packed with vitamins and minerals that help keep your face healthy, and the natural oils in avocados can help moisturize dry patches and soften your skin.

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This version of avocado mask is a real deal! Image courtesy: Instagram

To make a simple avocado mask, peel one ripe avocado and remove the seed. Mash the pulp well to make it free of lumps, then add one tablespoon of honey to the avocado pulp and mix well. Apply the paste to your face and wait for 10-15 minutes. Wash it with lukewarm water.

5. Cucumber mask

Cucumber is a great ingredient for skin because it’s packed with antioxidants, which help protect your face from free radicals that can cause aging.

To make this mask, grate one cucumber and blend it into a paste. Apply the paste to your face. Let the paste sit on your face for 15 minutes before rinsing with cool water and patting your skin dry. Finish off with a moisturizer to lock in moisture!

Try making any of these DIY face masks once a week to help reduce the appearance of sun damage!

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About the Author

Aayushi Gupta is a health writer with a special interest in trends related to diet, fitness, beauty and intimate health. With around 2 years of experience in the wellness industry, she is connected to leading experts and doctors to provide our readers with factually correct information. ...Read More

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