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Morning vs. Evening Skincare Routine: what is the Difference?

Morning and evening skincare routines differ primarily because they serve distinct purposes and address different challenges that your skin faces throughout the day and night. Here's why they are different:

Morning Skincare Routine:

1. Protection from Environmental Factors: In the morning, your skin needs protection from environmental elements like UV rays, pollution, and free radicals that it encounters during the day.

2. Preparation for Makeup: If you wear makeup, your morning routine should create a smooth canvas and help makeup adhere better to your skin.

3. Minimal Product Buildup: Since your skin is relatively clean after the nighttime routine, the morning routine is typically lighter to avoid overloading your skin with products.

Evening Skincare Routine:

1. Cleansing Away the Day: In the evening, your skin accumulates dirt, pollutants, makeup, and sweat. A thorough cleansing is essential to remove these impurities.

2. Skin Repair and Regeneration: During sleep, your body focuses on repairing and regenerating cells, including skin cells. This is when skincare products with active ingredients can work their magic.

3. No Need for Sunscreen: Sunscreen is not needed at night, so you can focus on treatments and products that promote skin health and repair without worrying about sun exposure.

Overall, the morning routine prioritizes protection, while the evening routine prioritizes repair and nourishment. Tailoring your skincare routine to these specific needs ensures your skin gets the care it requires at different times of the day.


Dr. Sheenam Sharma

Skin Specialist in Chandigarh

Dr. Sheenam's Skin | Hair & Laser Clinic

# 1 | Sector 21 A | Chandigarh

+91 90416 - 25252


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