Ever walk into a beauty store and just feel overwhelmed by all the skin care products available? Serums, face oils and cleansers—oh my!—and as you’re trying to nail down your moisturizer options, you see another unfamiliar product and think to yourself, “Do I really need that?”
Nailing down your skin care routine could seem as complicated as rocket science, especially with the array of products and ingredients available to us. And with so much variety, it could be easy to forget what the main purpose should be for your day and night beauty routines. So to break it down, we spoke to dermatologist Debra Jaliman, M.D., dermatologist and author of Skin Rules, to explain the proper differences between your daily skin care routine and nighttime routine and to tell you what you need to get started.
Your Daytime Skin Care Routine:
The primary focus of your daily skin care routine is protection. “The main goals of a daytime skin routine is to block the skin from the sun and UV damage,” Jaliman explains, along with any other bacteria formed by environmental pollutants.
With those factors in mind, here are some great products to kick off your daytime regimen: