Winding down before bed
Having done a bit of blog admin this week, it suddenly occurred to me that I’ve never done an evening skincare routine post. I certainly found this odd, as I’m obsessed with doing my skincare at night. I also used to show you guys all the time on my Instagram Stories (ah, remember those days?) I’ve talked somewhat about my everyday skincare routine in the post, but I thought it was time to dedicate a post strictly to my evening skincare.
I love beauty routine in the evening. I love nothing more than taking my makeup off and giving my skin some proper TLC. To me, the evening skincare routine is the most important skincare that you will give your skin. Back in the day, I would put on all the oils and cream on my face. Now, I’ve it back slightly and I’m so happy with my routine now. So, let me talk you through my evening skincare routine…
My evening skincare routine
The first thing I do is take my makeup off my micellar water. I’m obsessed with Garnier’s Micellar Water Oil Infused. It cleans my makeup in one sweep, but the oil gives me an extra boost of hydration. Once my makeup is off, now is time to clean the skin. I mix between two cleansers. Both with the same lovely lavender smell, both in different forms. The first is a daily favourite of mine in my evening skincare routine. I’m obsessed with the new Neom Perfect Night’s Sleep Cleansing Balm. It’s a lovely thick gel balm that you put all over your face. For my Sunday treat, I like to use the Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Cleansing Oil. It’s an oil cleanser which is so hydrating on your skin. With them both being lavender-based, they help me unwind and turn my mind off.
After cleansing, I then put on my retinoid on to keep my skin looking young and beautiful. I love using The Ordinary Granactive Retinoid (was the Advance Retinoid). If you’re wanting to introduce a retinoid into your evening skincare routine, I would recommend any of The Ordinary ones. Not only are they reasonably priced, but they do the job.
The final prep
After my retinoid, I like to put on another oil. I’m a hydration junkie so I love going to bed with a greasy face, only to wake up with baby soft skin. I’m currently in love with the Neom Perfect Night’s Sleep Face Oil. It’s so nourishing on the skin and of course, packed with some lovely essential oils to help me drift off to sleep.
Now is just the final bit of maintenance that isn’t facial base, but equally important part of my evening skincare routine. I always like to put on hand cream before going to bed. My favourite at the moment is & Other Stories Arabesque Wood Hand lotion. I knew & Other Stories did beauty, but I’d never tried it before and it’s amazing! I’ve got some other dotted around the house, I absolutely love them. I also like to use a cuticle oil before bed. The one I use is one that was given to me by my nail technician.
The final bit of beauty I like to do as part of my evening skincare routine is a little bit of lip balm before bed. I’ve become obsessed with Glossier’s Blam Dotcom. A little bit goes such a long way. I carry it in my handbag and it’s perfect for when my lips need a little bit of extra TLC.
What do you use as part of your evening skincare routine?
I hope you liked my broken down skincare routine. I’m always interested in discovering new products, so if there’s anything you’re loving right now, do let me know!