Hello! As you probably know by now, I am a clean beauty junkie – and proud of it! Within the past year I joined the BC movement and switched over all of my products to clean, safe alternatives and truly my skin has benefitted so much from it. I’m sharing this information (again) because every single product I use on my skin is clean, meaning it’s safe from any harmful chemicals. Hooray! Okay, moving on.
Actually, one other thing. Today I’m sharing my nightly skincare routine, but it’s not the sequel to a post containing my morning skincare routine nor is that something I’m planning on posting about. Why? Well, because frankly, I don’t have much of a morning skincare routine. I don’t cleanse my face in the morning (like I used to and ended up with lots of dryness) because I don’t want to strip it of the oils it produced overnight. All I do is splash cold water on my eyes, put on this eye cream, followed by sunscreen (always!), and that’s literally it. Nighttime is when I really take the time to care for my skin. And here’s my routine!
My Four Step Nightly Skincare Routine
Step One: Cleansing Balm. This is an ultra hydrating cleansing balm that removes my makeup. I don’t use this every single night because I don’t always have time, but when I do, it always feels like a treat. It’s the most gentle way to remove my makeup. I slather it all over my face and leave it for a little while to let it soak in. Then, I rinse it off with warm water and pat my skin dry (albeit temporarily, as you’ll see in the next step!). My skin always feels so soft I use this. Sometimes, if it’s a really late night, I’ll actually forgoe the rest of my routine and just use this product as a shortcut to remove makeup and cleanse my skin. But usually it’s the first step followed by….
Step Two: Face Wash. After the cleansing balm, I use this face wash to deep clean my skin and fight against breakouts (which yes, I still get from time to time. Yay me.). I make sure to only use this face wash once a day, as any more times than that dries out my skin. Once a day is perfect, as it gets the day’s grime off my skin and lightly exfoliates with its jojoba beads.
Step Three: Facial Oil. I always follow cleansing with moisturizer or oil, and you should too! I’m going to keep harping on hydration because it’s that important. You need to replenish the moisture that was just stripped from your skin by cleansing. I put this brightening oil on to moisturize my skin but also because it’s made with Vitamin C – which is wonderful for skin. It helps fight against fine lines and dark spots. Plus, it smells pretty wonderful!
Step Three Alternate: 3-4 times a week, I swap out my facial oil for this resurfacing peel. Unlike what you’d think from the title, you actually don’t have to peel it off – it stays on overnight! I put this on to also help against fine lines and breakouts. I find that it really helps give my skin a bit of a glow the next morning – and it always feels so smooth when I wake up as well!
Step Four: Recovery Sleeping Cream. My last step before bedtime, after I’ve let the oil absorb into my skin a bit, is to apply this recovery sleeping cream. It’s another way to hydrate my skin as I sleep and the whipped, lightweight consistency absorbs into my skin quickly.
So there you have it! That’s my nightly skincare routine, as of spring 2019. I say “as of” because it’s always good to switch up your routine. I truly love every product I’m using now but know I will swap a few of them out once I finish them off, all in an effort to keep improving my skin and not fall into a rut – while still making sure I’m cleansing and hydrating my skin, as well as using vitamin C on it. Stay tuned!