My 9-Step Nighttime Skincare Routine, by Chriselle Lim

These days, being a multihyphenate is practically a requirement for running a successful blog—but Chriselle Lim, creator of The Chriselle Factor, was one of the first. Stylist, trendsetter, outfit inspirer, new mom, lifestyle icon, and beauty authority, Lim is an influencer in the ultimate sense of the word—which is exactly why we’re thrilled to have her on board as a Byrdie contributor. Each month, she’ll be sharing all of her beauty favorites—from the best beauty tips she picked up on her travels (and trust us, there’s a lot) to her anti-aging tips. This month, we asked her to break down her p.m. beauty routine. So many good product recommendations ahead…

Hi, Byrdie readers! Chriselle Lim here from The Chriselle Factor, and today I wanted to share with you my daily nighttime beauty routine.  

I can easily confess that skincare is something I do not take lightly. In fact, it’s something I take very seriously! I was always fascinated by how my mother would sit in front of her vanity every night, slathering on products before going to bed—and now I can proudly say that I have become her! Before I jump into my intensive nighttime skincare regimen, let me share a few facts that might help you understand why it’s so important to take care of your skin at night. 

First, they say that skin-cell renewal is faster at night. Research shows that the time between 11 p.m. to 4 a.m. is when collagen is boosted and harmful free radicals are destroyed, and that is why it is so crucial to get a good night’s rest during these hours. Trust me, this was not an easy habit for me to adopt, as I’m naturally a night owl, but I make a big effort to be in bed by 11 p.m. on a daily basis for this reason. Also, your skin temperature is naturally higher at night, which means that your skin is more receptive to active ingredients. With that said, it’s incredibly important to have a diligent nighttime routine to maximize your products and reap the benefits during your sleep! Keep scrolling to find out my exact nighttime beauty ritual.