Summer has arrived in full force in lower Manhattan and while everyone is lathering up the sunscreen and moisturizer to protect their skin from the warm New York sun, many forget to protect their skin while they sleep as well.

A go-to before bed beauty routine is crucial to keeping wrinkles at bay and keeping faces fresh and moisturized during the summer months. Downtown Magazine has the perfect routine to keep your skin looking flawless all season long.


Washing your face before you hit the sheets is the most important thing you can do to get the city off your face and let your skin breathe. Here are our suggestions to get a squeaky clean face:

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A New York original, Kiehl’s Ultra Skin Cleanser ($19.50) is for all face types.

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For dry skin, Bobbi Brown’s Extra Balm Rinse ($60) is the most hydrating makeup remover and cleanser; just make sure to wash with a washcloth since this product is thick.

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The gentle Chanel Gel Purete Rinse-off Foaming Gel Cleanser is ideal for sensitive skin.

Night Cream

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Kinerase Ultimate Night Moisturizer ($125) is the night cream for users with very dry and blotchy skin.  Not only does this night cream hydrate, but it also works to even out your skin tone while you sleep.

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Clé de Peau Beauté ‘La Crème’ Night Cream ($525.00) is the go to for anti-aging night cream. This luxurious cream reduces sagging and the appearance of wrinkles and dark spots overnight.

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For those with sensitive skin, Verso Skincare’s night cream ($100) contains no dyes, mineral oils, or other harmful substances.

Eye Cream

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This Caudalie Premier Cru The Eye Cream ($99) doubles as a rich antioxidant eye cream as well as a lip pumper.

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La Mer The Eye Circulation ($190)—the crème de la crème—is one of the more famous eye creams out there today, and there is a reason. This stuff works. The cream deeply conditions, smoothes and hydrates the delicate eye area. It works in tandem with a silver-tipped applicator to help cool the skin, immediately improving circulation around the eye.


Did you know that the term “beauty sleep” comes from the fact that your skin cells actually regenerate at night? Everyone knows that after a good night’s rest your body feels rested and relaxed. The same goes for your face when you sleep. A good night’s rest dramatically reduces the appearance of dark circles and leaves your face looking bright and energetic. New York may be the city that never sleeps, but it might be time to change that.