Night Time Skincare Routine

Hello everyone! Today I will be sharing with you my night time skincare routine. I absolutely love these posts and videos. I love seeing what products and routine people use to look after their skin. I love how everyone has a different philosophy towards their skincare. For example Caroline Hirons, the skincare expert and hilarious vlogger, has an extensive skincare routine and changes her products frequently. On the other hand, Kathleen Lights has a very simple skincare routine and the products don’t seem to change. I’m not saying that one of these ways is right. I believe skincare should suit you – your skin type, lifestyle and what you want from your skin.

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So just to let you know my skin is fairly normal. It can be sensitive, a bit oily in summer, a bit dry in winter and I get the odd spots. My main concerns are the spots that emerge when least expected (oh we all know that joy) and sensitivity/redness. What I want from my skin is a bit more radiance. So the normal disclaimer: what works for me may not work for you. I like the products I use and they generally work for me. So hopefully you can get something out of this post, whether it is ideas for your routine or product recommendations. So…let’s get into it.

 

After taking off my makeup (if I wear it that day), I cleanse my face with the First Aid Beauty Face Cleanser. I love this cleanser! It’s like sorbolene as a cleanser. It is so gentle, lathers nicely and makes my face feel clean without stripped. It has aloe in the ingredient list which makes it great for soothing any redness or irritation, and it is also fragrance free. I love this cleanser!

 

About once a week I will use the Coast to Coast Ultra Gentle Facial Polish with Wild Rosella and Oatmeal for normal/dry skin. This is a pretty good physical exfoliant. Until I started using this product I had been using the St Ives Apricot Scrub which I was finding too harsh. This product however has very small oatmeal particles that gently exfoliate my face without any irritation or harshness.

 

Every second day I use the Facial Radiance Pads by First Aid Beauty. These are little thin pads soaked in lactic and glycolic acid that you swipe across your face to ‘Exfoliate, Tone and Brighten’. These pads also contain aloe and cucumber which makes this acid toner not as harsh as you would think. I have been really enjoying these pads to exfoliate and brighten my face. I also like using them on any spots. Sometimes my face tingles when using this, but never stings, hurts or turns red.

 

About two or three times a week I will use the Odacite Bl + C Facial Serum Concentrate. This is a serum containing Black Cumin and Cajeput which is aimed at targeting pimples. The ingredients list is literally black cumin oil, cajeput oil and vitamin E oil. It is very concentrated so I will either use 2-3 drops all over the face or use 1-2 drops mixed in with my moisturiser.

 

Next up in my routine every night is the Body Shop Aloe Soothing Night Cream. This is a great hydrating, soothing moisturiser. I will be doing a review on this product soon so look out for that for more information.

 

When I remember I use an eye cream. I am still trying to finish up my Benefit It’s Potent eye cream(this is not cruelty free). This is supposed to fade dark circles but I am not sure I have noticed that much of a difference. However, it is a nice hydrating and slightly brightening eye cream.

 

When I have a spot (or two or three) which is maybe once a fortnight or so I use a spot treatment. At the moment I am using the Clearasil Vanishing Pimple Clearing Cream (this is not cruelty free). I think it helps calm down the spots, but it still takes a few days or so for the spot to disappear.

 

So that is my night time skincare routine! I hope you enjoyed this post and got some ideas. I would love to read about your skincare routine so please feel free to link your own skincare post below in the comments. Also I would love to know your favourite skincare product, so please comment below with that.

Thanks for reading.
Christina xo

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