Starting An Evening Skincare Routine

Sunday, 3 April 2016

garnier micellar water, aveeno, ren, nuxe

Skincare is the most important thing of a routine, whether that be morning or evening. I have an obsession with skincare, I am always trying to better my skin and buy new products that would improve my skin. DIY skin care products are also my favourite things to do on my face especially on my pamper nights! For more about my evening skincare routine, keep on reading. 


There are days where some of us are extremely tired to take off your makeup. Me, majority of the week. When I do not take off my makeup, I can tell that my skin will be different the next day, as I tend to break out the next day. So, don't forget to take off your makeup even if it is using makeup removing wipes. On to that note,  personally, makeup removing wipes pull and tug against your skin which is essentially stretching the skin. Using a makeup cleansing balm is the best way to take off your makeup, as it is soft on the skin and doesn't stretch/pull your skin – a cleansing balm for choice would be the Clinique Take The Day Off Balm as it’s long lasting, light and doesn’t irritate sensitive skin. Or even, using the Garnier Micellar Water to take off my makeup is an effective way as from previous trials it successfully removes my makeup without any leftover makeup traces essentially leaves my skin ever so soft. 


Don't forget to wash your face after you've taken off your makeup. I'll be the first to say that I don't ALL the time just due to pure  laziness or tiredness, but the days where I know I have to wash my face - I like to use either the Clinique Liquid/Bar Soap or Aveeno Daily Facial Wash. Something lightweight. Washing your face just takes that extra bit of dirt off your face, cleansing and cleaning your skin after a full day of wearing makeup. 


Toning your skin after washing your face keeps your complexion clear and also helps remove any more makeup. Toning cleans your face, removes any dirt around your face and balances the skin's pH. As well as this, toning tones your skin to one skin tone. For those who have uneven skin, toning should be an essential part in your evening skincare routine! There are many toners out there whether that be from The Body Shop, Caudalie or Clinique but there are many DIY ways to tone your skin. I sometimes use witch hazel to tone my face – using pure witch hazel balances and tones the skin . At the moment, I am on the look out for a new toner!


The second moisturiser, is what I like to call a face serum. I’ll be honest, I use to think that face serums were only for the older generation and that those who are younger cannot use them, but they can! Serums don’t replace your daily moisturiser but they brighten the skin, soothes and softens the skin as well. Using a serum essentially makes your skin feel healthier and softer. Using a serum is not important it is optional, you don’t have to use it or have it in your skincare but it can reduce fine lines on your face and make your skin feel a lot firmer. I only started using a serum of recent and have seen massive improvements in my skin, will be sticking to this from now on as much as I can.


Eye creams are able to reduce the puffiness under the eyes, reduce dark circles and eliminate any fine lines/wrinkles around the eye area. For those who do have dark circles around your eyes, it would be worth the purchase of buying a good eye cream. Not only would this better for your eyes but make your makeup look better, ever since using eye creams my makeup has looked much better than usual – concealer looks a lot better and applies on easier. The eye cream that I personally think has helped me in many ways, is the Clinique All About Eyes Cream – it is a lightweight product, that is a gel which has successfully reduced the appearance of my dark circles. For the spring/summer period, I will definitely be alternating between the REN Active Gel (there’s a post on it) because I find that it is better at reducing puffiness which is necessary for the hot periods.


Moisturise, moisturise, moisturise. Out of all the key steps that are listed in this post, this has to be the important step, especially for those who have dry skin. Moisturising twice a day is essential, especially before bed. Using a moisturiser keeps your face looking and feeling incredibly healthy, also reviving the skin whilst you’re sleeping. It is likely that those who are reading, wear makeup in the day, once you’ve taken off your makeup it is important to keep your skin hydrated. For moisturising, it is important to find a moisturiser that will suit your skin whether that be oily, normal, combination or dry. I have combination skin and due to this I use moisturisers that are hydrating, natural and light. This is because I find that moisturisers that are heavy plus applying on makeup, personally, makes me feel dirty (sounds weird, I know).


Using hydrating face mists like the Vitamin E Refreshing Toning Mist locks in the moisture of the skin, keeps your skin moisturised and hydrated throughout the night. Those who suffer from dry skin, this would be a good product for you to purchase as your skin will never feel dry and always look healthy.

What does your evening skincare look like?

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