To read about my morning skincare routine, please go to the previous post.
Today I will talk about my skincare routine for every night before I go to bed.
A little bit of background info about my skin:
Combination to oily skin, oily around T-zone, visible and easily clogged pores around T-zone, redness around nose and cheek sometimes, dark circles and bothersome laugh lines under eyes, occasional breakouts, hyper-pigmentation from breakouts that take a long time to disappear.
Want to concentrate on:
Reduce visible pores, reduce shine, more radiant and flawless skin, relief dark circles & fine lines under eyes.
I usually remove my makeup as soon as I get home. What about you? Do you tend to remove your makeup once you get home, or before bed?
For eye makeup, I'm using Paul and Joe Eye Makeup Remover. It is a bi-layer makeup remover, so make sure to shake it up real good to mix the two layers of solution together. I soak cotton pads full of makeup remover, gently press onto each eye for a few seconds to dissolve all the makeup, then (again, gently) wipe away all the remaining eye makeup.
For face, I first apply a pump of Kose Sofymo Cleansing Oil onto dry skin, gently rub around until makeup have dissolved, then wet my hands over the sink and rub all around my face again to emulsify the oil, and rinse until all the oil have been rinsed away.
I then go over with my Clarisonic Mia brush and Clinique Liquid Facial Soap to make sure all the remaining cleansing oil and makeup are washed away, and that my face is squeaky clean.
For night time skincare, I start off with the Clinique Clarifying Lotion (toner) all over my face.
Then I apply The Face Shop Control Brightening Essence all over my face, concentrating on any redness and pigmented areas due to acne scars. Following that, I apply The Face Shop Post Acne Night Time Spot Eraser onto the dark spots I want to concentrate on. These two products work great together to help my acne scars diminish faster.
For eyes, I first use the Clinique All About Eyes Serum and roll the metal roller ball over my eyes a few times to sooth my tired eyes.
The back to face, I apply Neutrogena Healthy Skin Anti-Wrinkle Anti-Blemish Clear Skin Cream all over my face.
For night time, I like to use a richer eye cream than the light gel consistency of the Zirh Herbal Under Eye Cream. My current favorite is the Ole Henriksen Fresh Start Eye Cream. It's rich and creamy, yet it absorbs quickly without leaving a greasy film on my eye lids.
My daily moisturizer is the Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Gel.
To finish off, I apply Smith's Rosebud Salve all over my lips. This is a very moisturizing lip balm, great for night time treatment. It keeps my lips moisturized until the next morning.