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Skincare holds a special place in my heart. And my nighttime routine. I have a lengthy skincare routine that I do (read: try to) every night. Sometimes I add more steps, and sometimes I don’t do the whole thing, but today I’m going to walk you through the base of my routine!
I always start by removing my makeup. I normally use a micellar water or liquid makeup remover to remove my eye makeup. At the moment, I’m using the Botanics All Bright Micellar 3-in-1 Cleansing Solution ($6.99). To be honest, I’m not a huge fan of this. I bought it at Ulta on a whim, and I don’t feel like it works all that great. It takes a lot of rubbing + tugging to remove *most* of my eye makeup. At this point, I’m just trying to use the rest of this up. After removing my eye makeup, I use whatever makeup wipes I have on hand to remove my face makeup, and then I was my face. I use a Foreo Luna Play ($39) and a face wash from my travel stash – right now I’m using a mini of the SkinFix Foaming Clay Cleanser ($22).
My current Luna Play is very obviously used, so I grabbed one of my back-ups for these pictures. . I do really like it though! It works well and it small enough that it’s super easy to take on trips. The cleanser I’m currently using is okay, it’s not my favorite by any means, but I’m okay with the fact that I have a couple more travel sizes tubes of it to use.
After washing my face, I use a toner to even everything out and start with a fresh, clean base. Right now, I’m using the Skin Food Premium Lettuce & Cucumber Watery Toner ($17.95). This is a really interesting toner. It’s much thicker than traditional toners, and it has almost a gel-like consistency. It’s really cooling and refreshing, making it perfect for the purpose of “re-setting” my skin!
After all of that, I begin my actual “skincare”. . . and I start with the Divinity Organics Organic Pumpkin Firming Serum. This is an interesting serum. I got it in a subscription box a while back. It’s a bit thicker than most serums so it does tend to sit on my skin, but that does help me wake up with incredibly hydrated skin. I’m not the biggest fan of the scent of this. I use an eye cream next. Right now I’m using the Dermalogica Stress Positive Eye Lift ($68) along with the ELF Massaging Eye Wand ($25).
The Dermalogica is a really great product. Mine is a little sample size, but I really do see a difference in my under-eyes and I cannot get enough of this! I use the eye wand with every eye cream now that I’m used to it. It really helps to de-stress the under eye area and work the eye cream into the skin without pulling.
For the last steps, I always use a moisturizer. I’m currently using the Juice Beauty Green Apple Age Defy Moisturizer ($50), which is a really nice, thick cream. It sinks into the skin really nicely and helps me feel more hydrated and smooth almost immediately.
Now, I really don’t recommend this to those that have oily skin, but I do like to finish everything off with a facial oil (a bit thicker than a serum). This was recommend to me by a couple of skincare bloggers. I’m not quite sure if it’s really doing anything additional, but my skin has never been more hydrated! At the moment, I’m using the Scentuals Rosehip Beauty Oil ($22.89).
What products do you have in your nighttime routine rotation? Do you think a nighttime skincare routine is important?