Over the years, I have come to realise how important nightime skincare is. As much as I love amazing beauty products, I am also a huge skincare buff and am always looking to perfect my skincare routine. Having a religious nightime skincare routine is as more important if not more important than your daily daytime skincare routine.
Here are some of my fave products and steps that I do every night before going to bed. I will also offer other similar product suggestions that I have tried.
1 ) Remove Makeup : I love using an oil based kind of makeup remover, its more gentle than a regular makeup remover and gets all the gunk off seriously! The one I am currently using and loving is the Kopari Cleansing Oil or the Glow Recipe’s Papaya Cleansing Balm.
2) Face Wash : Even though most makeup removers say they get off 100% of makeup and dirt, I always wash my face again to get all the impurties off. My current fave face wash is REN’s Cleansing Milk.
3) Toner + Tonic : I always tone after I wash my face. I swear by the Kopari Rose water Coconut Oil Toner. I also have a travel size of this and use it as a face refresher through the day as well. After this I add the Ready Set Glow Tonic by Ren. This is my favorite Daily AHA tonic, its mild but still gets the job done! I dont add the Ren AHA tonic on nights I use retinol.
4 ) Serum : A step I never miss out on post toning, pre moisturizing. On a non retinol night – I use the Glycolic Acid Nightime Serum by Drunk Elephant. On a retinol night, I use this Plum Plump Hyaluronic acid serum by Glow Recipe.
5) Face Oil : Probably the most important step in my daily night or day skin routine! I always add a few drops of a face oil like the Drunk Elephant’s Virgin Marula Oil to my moisturizer. Face oil is my no 1 beauty essential – read this blog post on why you need to add a face oil to your routine stat, if you don’t already do.
6 ) Moisturize or Mask : My all time fave night time moisturizer is Drunk Elephant Polypeptide moisturizer. For something SUPER moisturizing and on days my skin really needs a reset/refresh (like jetlaged, long travel days) my savior is the REN overnight recovery balm. I swear by this product ; it really works wonders overnight!
I also use a hydrating sleeping mask about 2-3 times a week ; my go to is Glow Recipe’s watermelon sleeping mask or the Laneige sleeping mask. I wake up so refreshed everytime I use this, as the mask helps seal in the moisture while you are sleeping.
7) Retinol :
Every alternate night I use a Retinol (nights I dont use AHA’s or Glycolic acids). My faves are the Drunk Elephant Retinol A cream (I add a pea size amount to my moisturizer). I also love Glow Recipes Retinol sleeping mask.
8 ) Eye Cream : My current fave is the Glow Recipe’s Avocado eye sleeping mask !
9 ) Lip Moisturizer : I am a hoarder of lip balms haha and always love trying out different ones, but for the night I prefer to use something thats ultra moisturizing like Laneige Lip Mask or the Innissfree lip mask.
10 ) Hair protectant : Lastly, I use a hair mask/protectant once or twice a week before the morning of a hair wash for extra deep conditioning. I love the Bumble and Bumble while you were sleeping mask.
I know it seems like a lot, and I won’t lie it is time consuming! But honestly having a dedicated nightime skincare regimen goes a long way. What are your fave nightime beauty products?
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