17 November 2016

My Updated Nighttime Skincare Routine

Ever since we've moved into our new house my nighttime skincare routine has fallen by the wayside. I guess I can't blame it all on the move since it's been a few months now, but I feel like I've finally found my groove again.

Firstly I remove my eye makeup with the Garnier Micellar Oil-infused  cleansing water (you can read about it here) and three cotton rounds: one for each eye and one for the rest of my face. If my skin is feeling very "ugh" I will use a Neutrogena Hydro Boost facial wipe to remove the bulk of the greasiness. I then use one pump of the Kiehl's Calendula Deep Cleansing Foaming Facial Wash (you can read about it here) mixed with a little bit of water and wash my face. I rinse my skin with warm water and then pat my face dry with a clean towel. I used to be a devoted hot cloth cleansing gal, but in summer it's just too hot, although it's still very beneficial for my skin. Plus, the tap in our bathroom takes forever to get to hot and I don't want to waste all that water (and I'm too lazy to go boil a kettle, you know how it goes).

Sometimes I will apply an exfoliating toner such as the Pixi Glow Tonic, but recently I've just gone in with 4-5 drops of the REN Resurfacing AHA Concentrate. It smells very strong and it feels like water. If you wait too long before applying it it will just evaporate. So I quickly pat that onto my skin, being careful to avoid my mouth and eyes. Sometimes it stings a bit due to the acidic content, but after a few weeks my skin is used to it and doesn't sting anymore. I then apply three pumps of the Neutrogena Anti-wrinkle Deep Wrinkle serum to my face. It contains Retinol but nowhere does it say what the dosage is. I used to follow that up with a night cream, but I've found that in summer that combination is much too rich for my skin. With the current routine I wake up with smooth, clear, and plump skin. My skin feels so soft and makeup applies like a dream!

So that is it for my nighttime skincare routine. Leave me a comment below if you'd like to see my daytime skincare routine as well.

Until next time!


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