Sunday, 14 September 2014

My Night Time Skin Care Routine


I don't think I've ever did a skin care routine post before, but its something I've always really wanted to do ! As you probably already know my skin is a little problematic; rather oily in the T-zone and rather dry everywhere else. I also suffer from the most horrendous breakouts of big under the skin spots that just stay on my face way beyond their welcome. (Not that I ever welcomed them in the first place!) I thought a little round up of the things I use every night on my face was long overdue!

To remove my make up at night I start by using an eye make up remover. At the moment I am using the Botanics Soothing Eye Make Up Remover, which to be honest isn't my favourite, but it does the job ( I recommend the Simple Eye Make Up Remover as it leaves less residue and is more effective). I then use the Botanics Hot Cloth Cleansing Balm to remove the rest of my make up and rinse it off with a warm facecloth. The warm water opens my pores and gets rid of any dirt which is clogging them up, and also contains rose hip oil, which supposedly helps to rid the skin of toxins and prevent breakouts. After this I use some of my Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water to remove any excess residue from the balm cleanser and its always a good idea to double cleanse eh? Next I use my Clinique Clarifying Lotion (3), which is a liquid exfoliant and there is honestly nothing like it for clearing up break outs! 

Next I apply various lotions and potions to my face starting with the La Roche Posay Effaclar Duo (+), which I pop onto any problematic areas as its amazingly soothing on any redness or sore under the skin spots. I then massage a couple of drops of The Body Shop Vitamin E Serum in Oil onto the drier areas of my face. This stuff is amazing and whenever I use it I always wake up  with healthy looking, glowing skin. Next I put some of my Kiehls Creamy Eye Treatment onto my under eyes as I have a huge complex about my under eye circles. A little of this goes a very long way, but I would definitely say this is better for night rather than day time wear.

Lastly, I put on a little bit of lip balm  to soothe and hydrate my lips over night, and I usually use The Body Shop Lip Butters as they are so nice and taste delicious. I also normally pop some hand cream on as I suffer from really dry hands due to one of my jobs, and lets be honest it isn't all that lady like. I love love love Soap and Glory Handfood, as it dries in so quickly and smells so amazing and girly. 

That's everything I slap on my face before bed at night. What are your go to products for night time? 


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  1. I am loving the skincare routine, so well thought out!! You should do more of them :)

    Lots of Love <3

    Serene

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    1. I'm going to do my morning routine too I think so keep a look out for that :) xxxx

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  2. Love, love, love Soap and Glory!!! :)

    Layla xx

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    1. Me too everything soap and glory smells incredible :) xxxx

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  3. Great post - My night time skin routine is hardly anything, I get too tired/lazy to do much haha

    vvnightingale.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. I know some nights I just reach for the wipes haha! But I do try really hard to stick to my routine cos my skin definitely sees the benefits ! Xxxx

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  4. Really nice post, I'm to lazy at night so my skincare routine is usually really short. :)

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    1. Haha I think everyone has lazy days sometimes ! Xxxx

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  5. Love the sound of that Clinique clarifying lotion! I have very similar skin to you by the sounds of it and have been really struggling with those angry spots.

    I recently bought the tea tree creamy face wash from the Body Shop and its fab as its non-drying and yet spot fighting at the same time!

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    1. It's definitely a life saver for oily/spot prone skinn! I always find the Clinique people are really helpful so mabye go and ask for advice! I've also been wanting to try that tea tree cleanser ! Xxxxx

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  6. I really love the Body Shop Serum in Oil, it's such lovely hydrating product isn't it?! xx

    Gemma | missmakeupmagpie.com

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    1. It is indeed !! And it smells so nice too :) xxxx

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  7. I love Clinique's lotion. Skincare posts are quite helpful I think!
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    1. I know I love having a nosey at what everyone uses haha ! xxxx

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  8. I love Effaclar duo +! And the Kiehl's eye cream too :) I'm really curious about that The Body Shop serum! I love reading skincare routine posts, there's always of so much inspiration! ;) xx

    Gyudy’s Notes Of Beauty

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    1. I definitely recommend the Body Shop Serum! I hated it when I first tried it but now I couldn't live without haha! :) xxxx

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