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 Moisturizer. My 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?