The Anti-Aging Skincare Routine You Need
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The anti-aging skincare routine you need.

To really target lines and wrinkles, you need to fight them around the clock. In the morning, it’s all about protection. Your skin is exposed to pollution, dirt, and sun during the day, which can damage the skin and lead to premature aging. At night, it’s time to focus on hydration, nourishment, and repair while you sleep.

With that in mind, we’ve put together step-by-step morning and nighttime skincare routines, which include powerful de-aging ingredients like a potent retinoid and vitamin C. These routines are quick, easy, and super effective.

Morning routine

Step 1: cleanse

A lot of people think they don’t have to wash their face in the morning because they just did it at night. But it’s actually really important. Your pillowcase can accumulate oils from your face and hair, as well as bacteria and dust—it all builds up while you sleep. When choosing a cleanser, pick one that suits your skin type. Fresh Pressed Renewing Powder Cleanser with Pure Vitamin C is a good option for all skin types. The ultrafine powder activates with water to instantly brighten, purify, and refine the texture of your skin.

Step 2: exfoliate

Exfoliating in the morning is essential. It removes dead skin cells that can dull the surface of the skin, promotes cell renewal, and creates a smooth base for makeup application. Clarifying Lotion Twice A Day Exfoliator is a gentle, liquid exfoliator you can use every day, twice a day. And it’s quick and easy; just sweep it over your skin—no rinsing required.

Step 3: treat + moisturize

Retinoids are a family of ingredients (including retinol) derived from vitamin A, and they’re a key step in treating lines and wrinkles. Our Clinique Smart Clinical Repair Wrinkle Correcting Serum is powered by a potent retinoid to help leave your skin looking younger. During the day, also make sure you protect your skin with a broad spectrum SPF, especially after using a formula with retinoid. Clinique Smart Broad Spectrum SPF 15 Custom-Repair Moisturizer not only targets the signs of aging but protects from skin-damaging rays.

Nighttime routine

Step 1: remove makeup

If you wear makeup, especially eye makeup and foundation, you should follow a double cleansing routine. Always use a makeup remover first because cleansing alone won’t remove it all. Take The Day Off Cleansing Balm gently dissolves long-wearing makeup, even waterproof mascara. Afterwards, wash your face with a gentle cleanser. With your makeup out of the way, your cleanser can go deeper to purify skin and give it a better clean.

Step 2: exfoliate

Exfoliating is even more important at night because you’re not only removing dull, dead skin cells, but you’re also paving the way for better absorption of the treatment products you apply next. Use the same Clarifying Lotion Twice A Day Exfoliator you used in the morning—yes, it’s gentle enough to use twice a day.
Step 3: treat + moisturize

Clinique Smart Clinical Repair Wrinkle Correcting Serum is an effective way to treat lines and wrinkles, and better yet—it’s also gentle enough to use morning and night. Follow with a night cream like Clinique Smart Night Custom-Repair Moisturizer to nourish, hydrate, and visibly repair skin while you sleep.

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