Monday, June 24, 2013

My Evening Skincare Routine

I used to be a very lazy person when it came to my evening skincare routine. There was once a time when I would crawl into bed without washing my face or removing makeup. I would rub off my mascara with my hands (how disgusting is that?!) and obviously wakeup looking like a racoon with mascara smudged on my pillow. Slowly but surely I came to the realization that I needed to take good care of my skin if I wanted it to look good and thus my evening skincare routine was born. I've slowly added products as time has gone on but for anyone who is looking to start a nighttime routine I'd say the most important things to do are double cleanse, tone and moisturize. I've also uploaded a video onto YouTube which you can watch HERE or down below. 
I always begin by removing my eye makeup and because I use waterproof mascara everyday this is a challenge. My all time favourite is the Makeup For Ever Sens'Eyes Waterproof Sensitive Eye Cleanser but I'm currently using Elizabeth Arden's All Gone Eye and Lip Makeup Remover. I don't love it but for now it will do the job. I then move on to removing face makeup with Bioderma's Sensibio H20 Micellar Water which does a pretty good job of getting off the majority of my makeup. I then move on to cleansing and for this I use Emma Hardie's Amazing Face Lift and Sculpt Cleansing Balm. I started using this just before Christmas and I am officially a cleansing balm convert. It is an excellent way to gently remove all the makeup and grime from the day. I then tone with Nuxe's Gentle Toning Lotion.
After cleansing and toning my first step is using 2 drops of Pai's Rosehip BioRegenerate Oil which I gently pat into my face. I was worried that I would be left feeling like a grease ball but I have really enjoyed using this and my skin is soft and supple. Next up I apply my eye cream which is currently the Burt's Bees Intense Hydration Eye Cream and then I move on to the Elizabeth Arden Prevage Anti-Aging + Intensive Repair Serum. I really like this stuff but the full size bottle hovers somewhere around $250 which is a bit steep so I won't be buying the full size anytime soon. Then it's time for Hydraluron and I let that absorb for a minute or two before I apply my Neutrogena Oil-Free MoisturizerMy final step is applying Eucerin's Aquaphor on my lips and if I have any spots I dab on a bit of Desert Essence 100% Tea Tree Oil to try and stop them in their tracks. I know it sounds like a lot of products and it is, but I recently read this great article by Caroline Hirons and according to her I'm doing it all right (except for the fact that I'm missing an exfoliating toner) and because she's the expert I'll keep on at it. 

What products do you use at night?



33 comments:

  1. Hehehehe I still have those moments sadly! Just can't help myself unfortunately and at the time I'm all like "whatevs it'll be fine in the morning" but I wake with sticky eyelashes and dry skin. Never learn those lessons!

    SDMxx
    www.daringcoco.com

    ReplyDelete
  2. I definitely need an upgrade for my evening routine. I´m still that lazy girl when it comes to taking care of my skin. Thanks for this tip.

    ReplyDelete
  3. Yep...I was the same way, but I'm slowly getting better and putting a routine together for before bed. Although sometimes I still slip

    ReplyDelete
  4. Thanks for sharing!!

    xx

    http://www.madridforniagirl.com/

    ReplyDelete
  5. I was drilled by my mom when I first started wearing makeup to take it all off before I go to bed (literally, she'd follow me around the house, asking if I'd taken off my mascara until I showed her the dirty cotton pad...Haha!) I've heard a lot of amazing things about the bioderma, i'm feeling like I should just go and get it! xxx

    Daphne | Peanut Butter and Chocolate | bloglovin'

    ReplyDelete
  6. waou, you're using a lot of products ! haha

    http://missmanzanna.blogspot.fr/

    Anna x

    ReplyDelete
  7. Interesting, you obviously take good care of your skin.

    ReplyDelete
  8. Amazing routine, darling!
    I need to step up my beauty game!

    xoxox,
    CC

    ReplyDelete
  9. Great post!! : )
    Kisses
    Linda
    www.acupofme-acm.com

    FACEBOOK

    ReplyDelete
  10. Thank you for sharing this girl! I currently love using Neutrogena's skincare creams and facewash. :)

    http://leopardmartini.com/

    ReplyDelete
  11. I find your posts to be really engaging- i love your writing style! I've read a number of your posts and you draw me in with each post :) You probably get this all the time so sorry for being a loser haha!

    http://talisatalksbeauty.blogspot.co.uk/2013/06/soap-and-glory-bright-here-bright-now.html

    ReplyDelete
  12. I'm the same way - I used to go to bed barely even washing my face, but now I'm super into evening skin care... tea tree oil intrigues me - I should go pick up a bottle :)

    ReplyDelete
  13. good routine! x
    www.vicariousLA.com

    ReplyDelete
  14. loved your daytime routine so it was great to see more about your nighttime routine! I too love aquaphor and I must try bioderma! thanks for sharing this! xx. gigi. www.gigikkitchen.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  15. I'm trying to look after my skin more these days. Evening routine is so important.
    Adela x

    Misspinkstyle.net

    ReplyDelete
  16. Nice tips!

    Ciao
    Nicky
    www.mywishstyle.com

    ReplyDelete
  17. So glad you changed your routine. Your skin will thank you for it.

    Ali of

    Dressing Ken

    ReplyDelete
  18. I love skin care and I definitely need to try the Bioderma stuff soon - will definitely be buying some when I go on holiday.

    ReplyDelete
  19. I have to say after reading this post , I should be better with my night time routine , I usually just use wipes and call it a night . Great detailed post.

    ReplyDelete
  20. Skin care is so important and I love these tips and will have to use some of them.

    ReplyDelete
  21. The moment you mentioned waterproof mascara and make up remover, I was wondering if you used the Make Up For Ever cleaner. That's my favorite for removing eye make up too. :)
    Loved seeing all your tips!

    x Paris

    cocoaandlace.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  22. Interesting. Great day.

    http://www.fashiondenis.com/

    ReplyDelete
  23. You put me to shame! I'm just a make up wipe and moisturiser kinda girl xxx

    ReplyDelete
  24. amazing products, want to try sooo many of these!


    http://laurathroughthelens.blogspot.co.uk/

    ReplyDelete
  25. I think it is so important to take care of my skin. Thanks so much for sharing these products! I am looking for a really good eye makeup remover. I am interested in trying your favorite one!

    Rebecca
    www.winnipegstyle.ca

    ReplyDelete
  26. I've been in search of a new skincare routine, so Ill have to try this one.

    -Vogue&Heels
    www.vogueandheels.com

    ReplyDelete
  27. i'm so lazy with my skincare, haha! but your video was really lovely and the products seem nice:-) x

    ReplyDelete
  28. Perfect products!! xx

    http://lamodanoentiendedeleyes.blogspot.com.es/

    ReplyDelete
  29. Sounds like a good routine and thanks for sharing!

    ReplyDelete
  30. Proper skincare is a must for sure, although I'm sometimes lazy with it :) nice video!

    funkyjoleisa.blogspot.ru

    ReplyDelete

Thanks for leaving a comment!

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...