Our best night-time skincare routine.
Our best night-time skincare routine.

Did you know? At night your skin goes into recovery and repair mode. Beauty sleep is a real thing – after spending all day defending against daily aggressors and dehydrators, at night, your skin's cell renewal accelerates to help counteract any damage from the day. During this time, your skin also becomes more sensitive and blood flow increases, while skin undergoes a natural detoxification process to help maintain skin clarity and health. This is why it's so important to pay attention to your night-time skincare routine, choosing formulas that will help support these natural restorative and reparative processes, giving your beauty sleep the boost it deserves.

Of course we all know that a good night’s sleep does wonders for mind and body, but a quick five-minute night-time skincare routine is enough to give you an overnight beauty boost. With this effective night skincare routine, you’ll wake up to skin that’s soft, supple and glows like a dream.

Step 1: Start with clean skin.

Never go to bed with your makeup on; any trace of makeup or dirt left on skin overnight can clog pores and lead to blemishes. A thorough cleanse allows skin to breathe and recover from daily stressors, so always start your night-time skincare routine with a great makeup remover like Take The Day Off™ Cleansing Balm, a silky balm that sweeps away dirt, makeup and impurities. The formula transforms into a nourishing cleansing oil as you massage it into your skin, working to break up residue and let your skin start fresh. Rinse well with warm water, then pat dry with a clean cleansing cloth. For the ultimate clean, double cleanse with a cleanser tailored to your skin type. There’s a version of our fan-favourite Liquid Facial Soap cleanser that will work for sensitive, dry, oily and combination skin types, or if you’re particularly prone to breakouts our blemish-control cleanser is a no-brainer.



Step 2: Introduce a gentle exfoliator.

Incorporating a gentle liquid exfoliator into your night-time skincare routine can make all the difference to your glow. Our dermatologist-developed Clarifying Lotion with acetyl glucosamine and witch hazel sweeps away pollution and dulling flakes to reveal fresher, clearer-looking skin. The result? Skin is perfectly primed for next skincare steps and looks radiant when you wake up. The most popular Type 2 formula is best for dry/combination skin, but there is a Clarifying Lotion formula for every skin type, including a super gentle formula for sensitive skin and a targeted anti-blemish formula.



Step 3: Bring in the moisture.

Hydration is the final, and arguably most important, night-time skincare step. Your nightly moisturiser can absorb deeply into skin undisturbed, without being interrupted by daily wear (think makeup, changeable weather, touching your face, etc.) Turnaround™ Overnight Revitalizing Moisturizer works hard to rejuvenate skin, while you sleep. This dermatologist-tested night cream visibly plumps, hydrates and smooths fine dry lines for a fresh-faced glow when you wake. The powerful formula targets dullness and restores radiance overnight, so you can wake up glowing, every day. It's suitable for all skin types, too.
As a luxurious treat, double down on the hydration with our Moisture Surge™ Overnight Mask, an intensely creamy, soothing formula with activated aloe vera water and murumuru butter. Apply a light layer as the final step in your routine to nourish skin as you sleep. After all, nothing says ‘I got my full eight hours’ like waking up with plump, dewy, glowy skin. Another great way to turn your night-time skincare routine into self-care is to introduce some facial massage techniques. Read our guide to facial massage for an easy DIY massage routine you can incorporate into your night skincare routine. 


Want more beauty tips and tricks?

Learn from the best at Skin School, with personalised, interactive classes led by our expert Consultants. Enjoy a 1:1 session or invite your friends.

Shop Clinique's night-time renewal routine: