Hi Friends! I wanted to share my nighttime skincare routine especially now with the wearing of masks on a daily basis which sometimes for me causes little breakouts. The past 6 months of working from home has been great for my skin to breathe from the daily wearing of makeup and a great opportunity to work on some trouble areas on my skin – like some dark pigmentation on my forehead. I still wear makeup maybe once a week and sometimes once every 2 weeks it’s so crazy how times have changed, but I love it! Let me tell you it’s not too late to start working on your skincare. It’s important to work on your skincare at night because that’s when your skin really does all the magic while you’re sleeping. So, let’s dive into my nighttime skincare routine. Also to note I follow 3 simple steps: Cleanse, Treat, Seal the Deal with Moisturizer. Disclaimer: It’s taking me a few months to come up with a routine and you honestly have to put in the work and give yourself time to allow the products to do what it needs to do. My skincare routine may not work for your skin, but maybe one of the products that I do share will fit into your own skincare routine. Just to note: I do have combination skin and tend to get oily on my forehead and nose area. I do have slight sensitive skin but I’m not overly sensitive.
Here are all the products I use each night. Some nights I skip at least 2 but I’ll explain how often I use the products under each product.
Step 1: TAKE IT ALL OFF! The Kiehl’s cleanser at night is heaven sent! It’s the 2-1 and affordable price point for me. At $22 this cleanser will remove all of your makeup along with excess oil, dirt, and debris. It’s great for Normal, Dry, and Sensitive skin. Great if you have skin care concerns from oiliness, dullness, and uneven texture, and acne and blemishes. It feels amazing and won’t let your skin feeling tight and dry.
Step 2: After I cleanse my skin I follow up with the product that I’ve used since high school, the Clinique Acne Solutions Clarifying Lotion! Not only is it gentle, but it packs a huge punch! It’s a gentle, medicated liquid exfoliater that reduces excess oil and shine, mattifies your skin’s appearance, and it helps to unclog your pores! It’s great for Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily skin. Just take a cotton pad pour some on your pad and swipe your face and neck with it. Price point: $17.50 – I don’t use this product every night, unless I’m experiencing some breakouts but I do use it every other night after I cleanse my face.
Step 3: Another favorite Clinique product, the Acne Solutions Clinical Clearing Gel is one of my new favs since Quaratine. I’ve been having more blemishes due to mask wearing so every night I will dab just a little of this on every single bump it dries clear so you don’t have to worry about seeing little tiny rings. The directions say to spread it all over your face but I don’t recommend it – just squeeze a little bit and dab it on your blemish. The price point is great at $27.50 that will last you for MONTHS!
Step 4: This is an added thing I’ve added to my skincare routine but I’m trying to work on some pigmentation issues on my forehead so I’m using the Murad Rapid Age Spot and Pigment Lightening Serum that I use on all my dark spots and it’s been 2 months and I’m just now seeing the “brightening” affect. That’s why it’s important to give your products time to work. Also when it comes to this kind of treatment you need to be 100% consistent don’t even skip a day. This is a little pricey but worth it. It is on sale for the moment so run!
Step 5: My favorite part! This Thayers Alcohol-Free Witch Hazel Facial Mist! After I treat my skin I then spray this mist, the rose petal over my entire face to seal everything in. It smells so good and so refreshing.
Step 6: The Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Concentrate Oil is also another favorite! I don’t use this every night but I do use it once a week added to my nighttime skincare routine after I cleanse and treat my skin. This is magic in a bottle yall. If your skin is very stubborn or you have tons of breakouts of mini bumps after two nights of using this oil you will see a huge difference in your skin. Sephora puts it as “An anti-aging night serum that hydrates skin overnight for a smoother-looking complexion and a radiant glow come morning.” It’s pricey but again you will love it, your skin will love it, and it will last you a few months! I rather spend on my skincare because that’s super important to me over makeup.
Step 7: Last but not least one of my fav moisturizers! After I finish my skincare routine if I feel like I need an extra boost I’ll use my Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Cream. There are some nights where I don’t treat my skin and will just cleanse and then jump straight to this step. This moisturizer is also great for the daytime as well. It’s free of parabens, phthalates, sulfates, and carbamide and in return will deliver long hours of hydration! It’s great for Dry, Normal, and Combination skin. It will also help with Dryness, and Dullness and Uneven Skin Texture.
Bonus: I forgot to picture but don’t forget your lips! Here is a list of my favorite lip balms and masks:
- Bite Beauty – Agave + Nighttime Vegan Lip Therapy
- Bite Beauty – Agave + Daytime Vegan Lip Balm
- Bite Beauty – Agave + Weekly Vegan Lip Scrub
- Fresh Rose Petal-Soft Deep Hydration Lip Balm
- Fresh Sugar Lip Moisturizing Duo
Here’s to healthy + glowy skin! What’s your favorite skincare product drop it below.
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