Night-time Skincare Routine

 

 

Hello everyone!

The best part of every day is coming home and taking off my make-up but it’s very important to make sure I remove it properly and look after my skin. Just like my previous post about my Morning Skincare Routine, I like to use different products which suit my specific skin type (which is dehydrated), and while it’s great to have a set routine to follow every night, I like to use extras here and there. 

 

NIGHT TIME ROUTINE

 

To begin, I always start with my Soothing Cleansing Oil which is the best cleanser and make-up remover in one! With its blend of Botanical Oils and Jasmine Flower Extracts it breaks down the make-up on your skin quickly and easily so you don’t ever have to scrub it off – even stubborn waterproof make-up! My favourite thing about this product is how it leaves your skin feeling soft, clean and comfortable after patting it dry – most cleansers tend to leave my skin feeling tight. I think the biggest positive about this product is how long it lasts, with using just 2 pumps per day it has taken me months to get through!

HOW TO USE:

In order to remove make-up, your hands and face need to be completely dry. I find that 2 pumps of the oil is enough, massage it together between both hands and apply in circular motions on to the face. For me, I only use the oil in my hands to remove my base make-up, I pump a small amount on to a cotton pad for eye make-up removal. For long-wearing and waterproof eye make-up, it’s best to hold the cotton pad on to the eye for about 10 seconds before cleaning off, this just ensures you don’t irritate the eye area by scrubbing too hard to begin with and you can remove the make-up with ease. After running warm water, I saturate my flannel and remove the oil from my face leaving my skin feeling clean and soft.

 

 

If I have been wearing a lot of make-up that day, or just fancy a deep cleanse, I then do the same with my Soothing Cleansing Milk (double cleansing) to ensure I have properly removed all the make-up from my skin. This also adds extra moisture as the milk is highly nourishing. 

Again, you want to make sure you hands and face are completely dry to cleanse. Rinse with warm water after massaging the milk over your skin.

 

 

After my skin is completely cleansed, sometimes it can still feel a little dehydrated. I add the water back into my skin by using the Hydrating Face Tonic. This soothes my face and leaves it feeling gently hydrated but not soaking wet. In the mornings, this works amazing for keeping my make-up on (see Morning Skincare Routine).

HOW TO USE:

Apply a small amount on to a cotton pad and smooth all over the skin.

 

 

Next up is hydrating my under eyes! My absolute favourite is the Hydrating Eye Cream for it’s lightweight yet highly moisturising feel. My eyes can occasionally be quite sensitive after removing make-up and I find this eye cream to be the best calming and soothing product to reduce any redness and irritation. This is because of the Witch Hazel extract and Aloe Vera included in the ingredients!

HOW TO USE:

Dab your ring finger into the pot, picking up an amount the size of a grain of rice. Smooth this between both ring fingers until the texture goes slightly clear – this is enough for applying under both under eyes!

It’s essential to ensure you don’t use too much of your eye cream, this is not only so you don’t whizz through the product but also so you don’t overwhelm that thin sensitive area with too much cream.

 

 

To complete my night routine, I finish off with the Hydrating Intense Night Cream. I love this cream, not only for its amazing scent but for it’s ability to give me enough hydration to see me through ’til morning. With the Enriched Mineral Water Blend, the cream helps the skin recharge itself during its overnight repairing process. 

HOW TO USE:

Apply a pea-sized-amount on to the tips of your fingers, massage into clean and dry skin until you feel refreshed and hydrated.

 

 

 

EXTRA CARE

 

While everyone has their own personal nightly skincare routine, it’s always important to remember the extra products you add in now and then to give your skin it’s best results. From exfoliators to serums, these are my favourites and what work best for me…

 

 

Alongside the Soothing Cleansing Oil and the Soothing Cleansing Milk, as an extra treat I reach for my Extra Balm Rinse. If you’re looking for a really deep cleansing, luxurious and rich treatment then splurge on this incredible cleanser. Designed for dry to extra dry skin types, this rich and conditioning product will not disappoint! I couldn’t resist the citrus smell and how easily it can remove make-up as well as deeply cleansing the skin.

HOW TO USE:

Take a small amount and warm between the palm of your hands before applying on to dry skin and massage in circular motions. I would strongly advise to not use this product for the removal of eye make-up as it’s very rich and quite scented – too much for the eye area. Rinse off with warm water on either a flannel or sponge. If you’re skin isn’t especially dry, I’d keep this product as a luxury cleanse rather than daily, however if you have quite dry skin you could keep this as a nighttime cleanser to remove make-up before bed.

 

 

Exfoliating is an absolute must for all skin types. For oily skin types, exfoliating helps renew the skin’s outer layer, reduce the excess oil and remove any dead skin you may have. For dry skin types (especially those who have dry texture) exfoliating will remove the dead and flaky skin and help brighten dull or tired looking complexions.

I have two favourites that I like to use on different occasions and also depending on how my skin is at that specific time.

Buffing Grains For Face are my go-to when it comes to exfoliating, they’re so easy to use! These soft, spherical grains are formulated with Japanese Azuki Bean Powders which means that it doesn’t irritate the skin while exfoliating, it just moves and removes dead skin cells in a circular motion instead of scratching at the skin and enhancing redness. They can be added into a cleanser of your choice or just used with water so they are a customisable form of exfoliating, I love to use this one with my Soothing Cleansing Milk so my skin is hydrated during. 

The glass jar that the grains are housed is a really great design as it allows you to see how much you’re using and how much you have left. The lid is a strong screw cap covering the small hole where you can gently access the grains which means you don’t accidentally pour out too much!

HOW TO USE:

Tip the jar into the palm of your hands, where you can choose how much of the grains you want depending on the type of exfoliation (soft or deep). Add the grains into the cleanser of your choice or a small amount of water. Gently exfoliate the skin in circular motions, focusing on any problem areas or extra dry parts of the skin. I like to exfoliate around my nose and chin area, where I tend to get more spots or dry skin. Rinse the grains with warm water. You’ll probably find that they are fairly stubborn to get rid of them all so just ensure you properly remove all the bean powders before applying any serums or moisturisers!

 

 

The other way I like to exfoliate is the Radiance Boost face mask! This is a great way to not only remove any dead skin cells but also to give your skin a boost, this mask is designed to combat a multiple of concerns/issues anyone may have in the skin (dull, tired, dry, textured, oily skin). Fairly similar to the Buffing Grains, this mask contains superfine Walnut Grains which exfoliates and helps improve the microcirculation for a brighter and healthier looking completion. Algae Extract and Sodium Hyaluronate blended together is included to reduce the excess oil and also balancing the skin’s moisture levels. 

This mask is one I reach for if I want to luxuriously exfoliate my skin, but on the weekly basis I just opt for the Buffing Grains.

HOW TO USE:

Apply on to damp skin (so the mask doesn’t just stick to your face!) and leave on for about 5 minutes. Rinse off with warm water. You could focus this one on certain areas and use in conjunction with the other two masks in the range to multi-mask (see below).

 

 

This is the part where you would usually use a serum of some sort, but because I don’t have any specific concerns with my skin other than dehydration, I opt for a product which will just add extra moisture overnight. My favourite extra addition is the Extra Repair Nourishing MilkThis one is a hybrid of the Extra Face Oil and the Extra Repair Serum which is great because you’re getting the mixture of two hydrating products in the form of a luxurious milk.

On days where I’ve been wearing make-up, I love to use this one before applying my night cream. However on the days where I’ve gone bare-faced, by the time it gets to the evening my skin has usually completely drunk all the hydration from my moisturiser applied in the morning. As soon as I get the feeling that my skin is dry, I go straight to the Nourishing Milk to give a boost of hydration which will see me through until I apply my night cream before bed.

HOW TO USE:

Apply on to the palms of your hands and then to clean and dry skin using about 1-2 drops from the pipette. Massage all over in circular motions. 

 

 

The Instant Detox face mask is something I use to thoroughly clean my skin. Certain areas of my face can sometimes build up with the excess of make-up (I don’t expertly remove all remnants of make-up all the time) this tends be in the hard-to-reach areas such as around my nose and my chin. When this mask is applied it goes from a dark grey to a soft dried grey and really shows up all those pores you wish weren’t there! 

HOW TO USE:

Take a small amount on to the tips of your fingers and apply in the specific areas you wish to target. Leave on to dry for about 5 minutes. Rinse off with warm water.

 

 

The Skin Nourish face mask is an amazing product to instantly quench dry to extra dry skin types. The ingredients included (Coral Grass and Green Algae) are powerful moisture magnets which creates a smoother and more plump look to the skin. I love to use this one as a night cream as it feels extra lightweight but extremely hydrating. This mask can also reduce the look of fine lines on the skin if you use it more than twice a week. 

HOW TO USE:

Apply a small amount on to the fingertips and massage on to your skin. Leave on for about 5 minutes, you can either tissue off the excess product, massage it deeper into the skin or just leave it overnight.

 

 

I’ll be honest, I don’t use face masks too often. On the odd occasion where I want to treat myself, I like to speed up the process and multi-mask, this is made possible by using all three of my favourite masks at the same time. This might sound strange and it’s not layering each mask on top of one another as you may think, instead you use the different mask on certain areas of the face. The Radiance Boost mask is an exfoliator so I focus this one on the outer parts of my face where I can carry some dry texture. The Instant Detox face mask is designed to purify the skin so my most congested areas are around my nose, on my chin and between my brows so this one is applied just there. Lastly, the Skin Nourish mask is a hydrating one, where my skin is prone to being dry I simply pop this one on the remaining areas on my skin to moisturise. 

 

 

Looking after your skin is such an important process, whether you wear make-up or not, skincare products can immensely improve the look of your complexion! The specific products I have talked about are those that work best for me and the ones where I’ve actually seen results. It’s easy to buy any old moisturiser but if you’re going to be spending a fair bit of money on premium brands, make sure you speak to an advisor who can help you find the products which will best suit you, your daily routine and your skin type!

If you’re a Bobbi Brown lover like me but you’re not sure what will help you best, visit you local store where one of the make-up artists will give you the best advice.

I hope you enjoyed this post, please comment below any topics you’d like to read about in the future! Until next time…

xo

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