Your Nighttime Skin Care Routine: A Step-by-Step Guide

Nighttime Beauty:  Woman Sleeping Peacefully in Bed
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It's surprising how many individuals unintentionally apply their skincare products in the wrong way, either by overdoing it or doing it less. It's quite common to hear people saying, “I've been trying different Nth-step nighttime skincare routines, but I'm still not achieving the desired results I had hoped for.”

But here's the catch: it's not just about washing your face and slapping on some moisturizer. Oh no! There's actually an art to taking care of your skin. It requires consistency and a meticulous approach that ensures each product does its job effectively.



What order to apply your skincare at night

Your nighttime skincare routine is a vital component of maintaining healthy and glowing skin. While you're catching some Z's, your skin is hard at work restoring and repairing itself. That's why it's crucial to have a consistent and effective routine that caters to your specific skin concern.

To help you achieve your best skin yet, we've put together a step-by-step guide on the correct order to apply your skincare products. Whether you have sensitive skin types or are looking to target specific problem areas, this guide will help you get the most out of your nighttime routine. So, let's get started!

Step-by-Step Nighttime Routine: Woman Nourishing Her Skin with Cream

1. Oil Cleanser

You know what they say about starting your nighttime skincare routine? It has to begin with a product that sets the mood for the next step. Well, the first step is none other than the luxurious Sonia Roselli Japanese Cleansing Oil. This effectively removes any dirt and excess oil and even helps in breaking down your makeup that's been clogging up your pores all day long!

2. Exfoliate

The second product on our list is the Sonia Roselli Sexapeel Exfoliation Spray, designed to enhance your skin's quality by effectively removing dead skin cells and nourishing your skin. However, it's important to use it with caution and avoid over-exfoliating

We recommend using it 1-2 times a week to prevent any potential damage to your skin. By adding this exfoliator to your skin care regimen, you can achieve the benefits of smoother, brighter, and healthier-looking skin!

3. Toner

Of course, we're not skipping this vital step in your nighttime skin care routine. After cleansing, you gotta add a toner to balance your skin's pH levels and prep it for the rest of your skincare routine. Your toner should contain active ingredients like lactic acid and glycolic acid, which work hard to keep your skin happy and healthy. 

But wait, there's more! Toners also help your skin absorb other products better, like that fancy hyaluronic acid serum you've been eyeing. Plus, if you're not using a dedicated makeup remover, toner can help get rid of any leftover grime and buildup. So don't even think about skipping this step if you’re seriously into maintaining healthy skin.

4. Essence

The fourth step in your nighttime routine is Essence, and we've got a product that will leave you feeling perplexed in the best way possible! Introducing Sonia Roselli Water Elixir—this essence is a burst of lightweight liquid that will hydrate and plump up your skin like nobody's business. Apply it after your toner and before your hydrating serum, and let the magic unfold as your skin naturally repairs itself overnight.

5. Antioxidant Serum

One essential step that should not be overlooked is the skin serum application, which can help target specific skin issues such as fine lines, dark spots, or dehydration. Applying a small amount of serum to your skin before moving on to the next step in your routine is crucial.

But why not save a step and simplify your skincare routine even more? Sonia Roselli Water Elixir is an essence and serum in one powerful product, providing the benefits of both in a single application! Not only will it save you time, but it's also an effective way to address your skin's unique needs. This antioxidant serum helps to protect your skin from environmental stressors while also supporting your skin's inflammatory response.

So, no matter your skin type, incorporating an antioxidant and hyaluronic acid based serum like Sonia Roselli Water Elixir into your basic skincare routine is a great way to keep your skin healthy, hydrated, and youthful-looking.


Nighttime Skincare Essential: Sonia Roselli Water Elixir
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6. Eye Cream or Eye Serums


Apply a small amount of eye cream to the skin around your eyes, and gently tap it with your ring finger to avoid pulling on delicate skin.

Some might find adding an eye cream to their skincare routine unnecessary, but if you want to get rid of those dark circles and make your eyelids' skin elastic, I suggest that you use eye creams that are rich in vitamin C and hyaluronic acid. 

As we age, our skin tends to sag, and it happens mostly around our eyes, so applying eye cream at night (even in the morning) is highly recommended.

Woman Applying  Eye Cream in Front of Mirror
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7. Moisturizer

A moisturizer plays a vital role in maintaining your skin's hydration and protecting the skin barrier. Apply it in a thin layer, massaging it into your skin. Sonia Roselli Intense Barrier Cream Moisturizer is a great friend to sleep with.

Apply  Sonia Roselli Water Balm on top of your moisturizer to seal in the goodness.

8. Facial Oil

Sonia Roselli Water Oil is great face oil enriched with a blend of nine skin-loving oils and infused with Japanese Spring Water, especially if you have extremely dry skin.

Apply this water oil after your night cream and treatment serums to lock in hydration and add extra nourishment. It can also be used as a substitute for Water Balm or Under Water Balm in your skincare routine.

So, dear readers, let's make a pact: from now on, no more "I'll skip tonight" excuses. So, the next time you find yourself thinking, "I'm feeling lazy tonight, let's call it a night," resist the temptation to skip your nighttime routine. Nobody wants to wake up in the morning, look in the mirror, and be greeted by tired-looking skin.

Don't forget to follow our step-by-step guide on the correct order of your nighttime skincare routine. By ensuring you apply the products in the right sequence, you'll maximize their effectiveness and get the most out of your skincare regimen.



Consistency is the secret ingredient for achieving that much-desired hydrated skin.

Trust me on this—I've been a beauty expert for almost 30 years. I've observed the profound impact that a devoted nighttime skincare routine can have. Your skin will reward you with a fresh and vibrant "good morning" when you consistently care for it.

Here's to a radiant and well-nourished complexion that you can be proud of. Goodnight, sleep tight, and don't forget to indulge in your nighttime skincare routine. Your skin will thank you in the morning.




Get ready to wake up to beautiful skin!

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