Night treatments are essential to a good skincare regime serums, oils and moisturisers also help better maximise cell renewal because they are charged with highly active ingredients that would feel too heavy during the day. Knowing this, I’ve really had to try extra hard to create a nighttime skincare routine and stick to it! My general attitude after a long day at work is “I’ll get to my skincare routine when everything is finished” erm yup… That doesn’t always happen! However, what keeps me motivated is seeing the changes in my skin whenever I am consistent with my skincare routine.
ok, so in my previous post I shared my morning skincare routine, Some of the products are still the same it’s mostly the order in which I do things that differs.
You can watch the video of my nighttime skincare routine below or keep scrolling for a step by step instructions
Step 1 remove makeup
Lately, I’ve been incorporating more sustainable items in my life such as these Cleansing cloths from magnitude which has lasted me for years, and reusable cotton pads from ECo Pander
If you’re not familiar with cleansing cloths, you can use them to gently remove your makeup, then wash and reuse. While any type of cloth could theoretically qualify as a makeup remover cloth, microfiber cloths are particularly well suited to the task for several reasons:
- They’re soft. This almost goes without saying, but you don’t want to scrub just any old cloth over your sensitive facial skin! The softer, the better.
- They’re gentle. All those tiny fibers help lift away more makeup, so you can use less pressure and be kinder to your skin.
- They’re thorough. Another benefit of those tiny microfibers is that they can reach into all the nooks and crannies in your skin for a more thorough cleansing.
You’ll Save Money
The most obvious benefit of using reusable cotton pads and cleansing cloths to remove makeup is that you can wash and reuse it hundreds of times! So while investing in a set of makeup remover cloths may cost a few more dollars than a package of disposable wipes, you’ll make that money back in savings (and then some!)
Eye Make up
I use a small amount of Lancome Bi – Facil eye makeup remover Let me tell you this is magic in a bottle – it removes eye makeup including any stubborn waterproof mascara with so much Ease! it’s very gentle on my skin, I would recommend this product for people with sensitive skin.
Step 2- Double Cleanse
Since I’ve gotten more into skincare I’ve switched to a double cleansing routine. when I think about it, whenever I’ve gotten a facial done, the beauty therapist would always do a double cleanse. I don’t know why I didn’t start doing this sooner! but meh.. we will and we learn!
Why double cleanse?
The benefit of double cleansing is that the first cleanser will break down any makeup, remove dirt and excess oils from the day and clean your skin. The second cleanser will address your particular skin type or concern and should have ingredients to hydrate, smooth, or exfoliate and treat acne.
I Use the lightweight Super Facialist Vitamin C + Brighten Skin Renew Cleansing Oil. oil-based cleansers can actually help rid your skin of impurities and sebum. “Oil attracts oil, so this will help to remove makeup, sweat, and any other oil that has accumulated on your skin. I love this vitamin c oil cleanser as it’s really affordable and gentle on my skin. it’s infused with nourishing Olive, Grapeseed, and Rosehip oils.
Boosted with Rosemary oil, Vitamin E, and soothing Cucumber oil it gently dissolves face and eye make-up and removes daily impurities. Skin is left cleansed, refreshed and softer to the touch.
For my second cleanse I use the CeraVe Foaming Facial Cleanser I talk a lot more about this in my Morning skincare routine post HERE
This has a blend of three essential ceramides and Hyaluronic Acid works to replenish vital hydration, whilst Niacinamide soothes any irritation. Suitable for normal to oily skin types.
I‘ve adapted the 60-sec rule into my routine that I learned from the popular esthetician – LaBeautyologist – The Golden Rx la beautician.- I love her youtube videos! You can check her out HERE
she explains ” The 60 Second Rule softens the skin & dissolves sebum blockages better. Texture & overall evenness improves.”
Step 3 -Apply serums
After I cleanse my face, I apply a serum I usually rotate between The ordinary’s Retinol, Exfoliating peeling solution, or niacinamide.
Once or twice a week I use The ordinary exfoliating peel, I never use any of these products at the same time.
Related blog post –Trying The Ordinary exfoliating peel for 2 weeks before & after
Lately, I’ve been gravitating more towards The Ordinary Niacidamine 10% plus zinc 1% serum. Honestly guys I’m sooo late to the game! The Ordinary’s website recommends the use of Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% for occasional breakout and balancing of oily skin. Which are pretty much my main skin concerns.
the benefits of using Niacinamide in your nighttime skincare routine
Also known as vitamin B3 and nicotinamide, niacinamide is a water-soluble vitamin that works with the natural substances in your skin to help:
- Visibly minimize enlarged pores
- Improve uneven skin tone
- Soften fine lines and wrinkles
- Diminish dullness
- Strengthen a weakened surface
Step 4 – Moisturise
I must admit this step is not one that I’m consistent with but ya girl does try! Some people apply their night cream before their serums but because I’m not always consistent with this step it doesn’t make that much difference to me which order I apply. I’ve been using the beautifully nourished pro-age eye cream. I pat this gently around my eyes
Beautifully Nourished’s Pro Age Eye cream is blended with hyaluronic acid to lock in moisture and is enriched with green tea extract, making the skin appear fuller and tighter. use my coupon code for a 10% discount – QUEENTESHNABLOOM
I’ve recently added this Anti-aging & skin-renewing facial cream. This was sent to me from Sassy skincare, a black-owned beauty and skincare brand based in the US. Let me tell you…girl I’m in love! It’s very lightweight and smells absolutely divine! it’s Infused with rose petals & white willow bark. this moisturizer has plenty of acne-fighting ingredients. you can check out here brand on Etsy Here
I’ve only recently started incorporating face oils into my regimen and let me tell you… I can never go back! I use the antipodes divine facial oil. I’m a huge fan of their brand as a whole.
- – Avocado Oil: Boosts collagen & hydrates skin thanks to natural antioxidants.
- – Rosehip Oil: Helps reduce the appearance of lines, age spots, and scars.
- – Macadamia Nut Oil: Richly hydrates, leaving skin cushiony smooth
I have oil/ combination skin and so far I haven’t seen any signs of my skin breaking out after using this facial oil, but as a precaution I will be reducing how often I do this a night as not to clog up my pores.
However, if you have dehydrated skin, I would highly suggest incorporating a facial oil into your routine,
Step 5 – Lip balm
My lips tend to get drier during the winter months, I like to apply the Palmers cocoa formula lip balm at night to help with this.
Ok, so that’s my nighttime skincare routine, whenever I’m super consistent with this I notice a huge improvement in the overall appearance of my skin.
You’ve probably noticed I haven’t included a toner in my routine, that’s because I’m still on the hunt for a toner that I like so if you know any good ones be sure to list them comments.
Thanks for reading, Have a Fab week!xoxo
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