We all know that its important to use products that protect our skin in the morning. However, our nightly skin routine is just as, if not more, important. When we are sleeping, our bodies are repairing and resting. And, our skin is soaking up whatever is on the surface of our skin for HOURS. If we leave excess oil, dirt and makeup on our skin overnight, our skin will soak it up and we will wake up to a dingy, clogged up face. Not cool. Thats why its important to cleanse, treat and moisturize the skin at night, so that you will wake up to a more beautiful you!
I often am too tired before bed to do my nightly routine, so I recommend doing it when you come home from work or near the end of your day. Its a perfect way to start winding down from a busy day. STEP 1, I use a micellar water to remove my makeup, which I feel allows my cleanser to work a bit harder. This one from Garnier is very effective for removing waterproof eye makeup as well. STEP 2, I then use this Beauty Counter Charcoal Cleansing Bar to deeply cleanse my skin and remove impurities. This cleanser is perfect for leaving my my wicked oily skin fresh and renewed after a long day of makeup wearing. STEP 3, I use a cotton pad to swipe this glycolic toner over my skin. This helps exfoliate dead skin cells and prevent breakouts. STEP 4, Its time to moisturize!!! Even though I'm very oily, its important to replenish the skin with rich, nourishing products to help to skin stay healthy. This is also the part that helps us slow the effects of time, eh hem.. aging, and repair damage done by environmental factors. I apply the Glo Therapeutics Vital Eye Cream around my eye area to hydrate that delicate skin. Then, I mix a small amount of the Glo Therapeutics Moisture Rich Cream with 4 to 5 drops of the Hydrating Facial Oil from Beauty Counter. This combination revives my skin and I wake up with a smooth, baby soft complexion. STEP 5, Time to treat! My last step isn't needed every evening, but when I feel a blemish emerging, or I need to banish one that snuck up on me, I dot it with Mario Badescu's Drying Lotion. It completely dries up blemishes and even areas where your pores are congested. I will warn you that it smells terrible and can burn a bit if you've been working on that little bugger( we all do it, shameful!), so be careful. Even with that being said, its an absolute must have.
What does your Evening Skincare Routine look like? Is time to revamp your products? Let me know in the comments below. And, don't forget to take a few moments and view your evening skincare routine as chance to unwind and give a little back to yourself. You, and your skin, will thank me!