Beauty, Skincare

Nighttime Skin Care Routine

October 23, 2015

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One of the first posts on this blog was about my Morning Skin Care Routine. I’ve been wanting to do a post on my nighttime skin care routine since they are pretty different. In the morning, I cleanse, tone, treat, and moisturize. At night, my products are a bit different and I also add in the additional step of exfoliating. Here are the products I have been using:

Cleanser: Origins Checks and Balances Frothy Face Wash
This is one of my favorite cleansers and I have been using it for years. I love how foamy it gets and my face always feels incredibly clean after. I use this at night because it is a great makeup remover and I need that deep cleanse after a long day.

Exfoliate: St. Ives Even & Bright Scrub
This scrub is super gentle, has a rich creamy lather, and leaves my face soft. I use this every other day. I used to use the St. Ives Apricot Scrub, which provides a much deeper cleanse and contains salicylic acid, but my skin has been behaving lately so I switched to the Even & Bright Scrub since it’s more gentle.

Tone: Mario Badescu Glycolic Acid Toner
To be honest, this bottle has lasted me for over a year now! I am ready to finish this so I can try something new. I do not have any complaints about this product. It is alcohol free and great for sensitive skin. Although it’s not a critical step, I like to apply this because it helps my skin absorb the moisturizer and serum better.

Treat: Origins Mega-Bright Skin Tone Correcting Serum
I absolutely love this product! I’ve been using it for a couple of months and it has reduced dark spots on my face. It is a bit expensive but I only use one pump so this will last a while. The product goes into the skin quite fast but I still wait a minute before applying my moisturizer because I want to make sure my skin has a chance to absorb it.

Moisturize: Shiseido Benefiance Wrinkle Resist Intensive Eye Contour Cream
Amazing eye cream–super creamy, soft and moisturizing. I never skip this step because I want to prevent future wrinkles!

Moisturize: Josie Maran 100% Pure Argan Oil
Since the weather is getting cold and dry, I have been using this product at night. It is a must have if you live in a place with COLD winter. This is a lightweight moisturizer and even though the name has “oil” in it, it does not leave my face oily. It is rich in vitamin E and essential fatty acids to deeply hydrate and nourish skin. The description says it can treat skin, hair and nails. I have not used this in my hair, but I have used it on my cuticles.

The products above I use nightly and sometimes I use a clay mask instead of the exfoliating scrub. If you’re interested in a longer nighttime skincare routine, check out my recent post Sunday Pamper Routine.

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