5 Night Serum Mistakes You Might Be Making

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5 Night Serum Mistakes You Might Be Making

Night serums can pack a serious punch against skin issues that you might be experiencing. These concentrated serums can help unlock beautiful skin while you sleep. But unfortunately, many of us make common night serum mistakes that impact their effectiveness.  

Top 5 Night Serum Mistakes

Night Serum Mistake #1: Using Too Much

The adage “the more, the better” might work for many things but doesn’t apply to how much night serum you should be using. In actuality, there is a certain amount of product that your skin can absorb. Anything above what your skin can utilize is a waste of your product and money. MintPear Co-Founder Rita Almusa shared, “you only need to apply a pea-size amount of serum for your entire face. A one-ounce bottle of night serum should last four to six weeks. If you find that you are going through your product faster than that, you are using too much.”

Night Serum Mistake #2: Applying Your Night Serum at the Wrong Time

We have already talked about how much night serum you should be applying nightly. However, did you know there is a particular timeframe in which you should be using your night serum? Ideally, you should be applying your nighttime serum about an hour before you plan to go to sleep. Giving your skin adequate time to absorb your serum will help maximize your results and decrease the amount of product that rubs off on your bedding.

Night Serum Mistake #3: Only Applying Night Serum to Your Face

Yes, applying night serum to your face is essential, but you should also be putting serum on your neck and decollete. This is a common mistake of neglecting other areas than your face. You will want to treat your decollete neck and face with the same products to maintain your complexion for a youthful appearance. If you have a little serum left over after applying it to those three areas of your body, rub it into the tops of your hands. Our hands can also show signs of aging.

Night Serum Mistake #4: Sleeping on Your Side or Stomach

The mistake of sleeping on your side or stomach might be more challenging to break than the others. Only around 10% of people sleep on their backs. However, back sleeping is ideal as a much lower percentage of skin products can come off on your pillow and bedding. If that was not enough to encourage you to sleep on your back, we found that back sleeping also decreases the chance of wrinkles in a recent study.

Night Serum Mistake #5: Picking the Wrong Night Serum

With so many night serums on the market, finding the right one for you can be pretty challenging. Identifying what skin issues you would like to improve is imperative to selecting the right product because the unique ingredients in various serums focus on different problems. Not sure where to start? Let’s break down what to look for and avoid in a quality night serum.

Desired Ingredients Ingredients to Avoid
Alpha Hydroxy Acid Unnatural Fragrances
Beta Hydroxy Acid Parabens
Retinols Sulfates
Peptides Added Colors

We recommend selecting a night serum like our Rosehip Night Serum, C Your Youth Vitamin C Serum, or Collagen Serum if you are looking to improve your overall skin appearance and combat the signs of aging.

MintPear’s Rosehip Night Serum works as you sleep to heal your skin and improve your overall appearance. This night serum reduces dark spots, stimulates collagen production, decreases inflammation, and diminishes fine lines and wrinkles.

Our C Your Youth Vitamin C Serum lightens, tightens, and brightens your skin. Using this product consistently for only two weeks is comparable to receiving a collagen injection. In addition, this serum drastically decreases the appearance of melasma and hyperpigmentation while reducing fine lines and wrinkles. See the results for yourself in Our Complete Vitamin C Serum Guide.

If you are looking to visibly alter the signs of aging, our clinically proven tripeptide collagen serum might be the answer. This serum helps to boost elastin and stimulate collagen synthesis. MintPear’s Collagen Serum also reduces wrinkle volume and depth. Check out our Collagen Serum Guide to learn the benefits of collagen serum.

To learn more about how to select the proper Night Serum for you, read our Complete Night Serum Guide.


Is applying a serum at night good?

Nighttime is the best time for your skin to repair itself as it doesn’t have to deal with environmental factors.

What is a night serum for?

Night serum is for healing your skin while you sleep.

Can Vitamin C be used at night?

The night is the best time to use vitamin C serum since it reacts with sunlight.

The Bottom Line

By working to fix our top five night serum mistakes, you can start to maximize the results from your night serum. Don’t get discouraged if some take longer than others to master. Just keep at it, you will reap the benefits, and the night serum mistakes will be a thing of the past.

MintPear Beauty Specialist
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