Over the Winter months I shared my current daily makeup routine and promised I would share a skincare routine with you guys too. My nightly routine is a bit more vigorous than my daytime routine so I thought I would share that first. To make sure I cover everything that I use, I’m going to run though my weekly routine. I say weekly because there are products that I use a couple times a week and not every night so I wanted to be sure to include everything. Enjoy!
I love a good skincare routine. For me, it’s a way to unwind (see suggested posts at the bottom) after a long day and forces me to take time for myself and do a little self care. Below are the products that I use regularly / weekly. It’s important to note that the skincare you use on your face should also be used on your neck and décolletage.
Face Wipes – For those quick get ready for bed nights. I buy the bulk box from Target but the Kirkland brand ones from Costco are also really good.
Heladerm Melting Cleanser is my favorite cleanser at the moment. It comes in a jar and feels like vaseline, at first. Once in your hands it melts into a gel that completely takes your days makeup off. It applies without water but needs to be rinsed off.
Garnier Micellar Water I love this stuff to get all that gunk and yuck out of my pores. I like to use this as a last step before the toner and moisturizers to really clean everything. I apply this with a cotton pad.
Let’s talk masks. A couple times a week I either apply a clay mask or a sheet mask. My favorite clay mask right now is the Generation Clay brightening mask. It applies smooth and dries over time. You leave on for 10 minutes and then rinse off. It has a subtle tingling feeling to it too. It leaves my skin feeling so clean. My favorite sheet masks are the Miss Spa ones from Target. There are SO many varieties to choose from; hydrating, renewing and cleansing to name a few. I like these because they stay on for 20-25 minutes so I wear them when I’m in the bath. It forces me to relax for at least a half hour.
Deep Cleansing Pore Strips are next. I don’t use these every night, just once a week. These apply to your nose and help clear out your pores by extracting the black heads.
A couple times a week I also apply under eye masks. I love the gel ones. I’m currently using the E.L.F. Hydrogel Under Eye Masks. These are a clear material so you can’t even tell you have them on. They have a cooling feeling and make your under eyes feel smooth and moisturized.
On the days I apply under eye masks I also apply a lip mask. There are a couple different kinds out there but I prefer the sheet mask kind. My go to is the Burts Bees Lip Mask. Simply apply for 5 minutes and remove for hydrated, defined lips.
Toner is next up. I use the Skin & Co Truffle Therapy toner every night after cleansing my skin. I apply this to my face and neck with a cotton pad. It smells like coconuts and vanilla, it’s wonderful.
I have hyperpigmentation on my forehead which is just a fancy way of saying that I have a big dark spot right between my eyebrows. I use the Murad Age Spot and PIgment Lightening Serum. This serum is only to be used at night. I apply a very small droplet to my skin, rub in and let dry. I have seen my dark spots lighten by using this every night.
My new favorite moisturizer is the bliss Vitamin C + Pro Collagen Brightening & Firm Moisturizer. It comes in a cumbersome package which isn’t the greatest for traveling with but it’s worth it because it smells just like oranges. I love this scent! Vitamin C also helps with evening out skin tones so I like to use this to keep my skin looking radiant.
That completes my nighttime skincare routine. Finding a skincare routine that works for you takes time and patience. Nothing changes overnight so take your time and try different things. You do not need all of these steps but I do recommend a good cleanser or something to take your makeup off at the end of the day. If you have dry skin I recommend a good hydrating moisturizer.
Thank you all so much for reading. Until next time,