Before a few months ago, my routine was the same morning & night and consisted of the same products! After reading so many different articles on how our skin repairs itself throughout the night and how important hydration is for this repair, I figured it’s time to amp up the pre-snooze routine. With those articles, the videos I watched were also incredibly insightful on product application and how-tos, so here it is:
Cleanse & Scrub: Indie Lee Rosehip Cleanser on Vanity Planet’s Glowspin Deep Cleansing Brush
Indie Lee’s Rosehip Cleanser speaks for itself, it nourishes while protecting the skin. The Rosehip Seed Oil and Vitamins help leave my skin clean, but not stripped of natural oils.
I must admit I was a little hesitant to use a cleansing brush, thinking that it would be too harsh for my skin, but after using it I’ve noticed my skin feels a lot cleaner!
Either in the shower or after brushing my teeth, I take one pea size squirt of cleanser onto the brush and rotate around my face, gently of course! I vary between the two speeds on the brush, but mostly I stick to the first speed!
Tone: Indie Lee COQ-10 Toner
I use a cotton pad or the corner of a washcloth to pour some toner on, then gently slide it across my face in an outwards motion to help pick up any lingering dirt or residue! I have found that this particular toner does wonders for my skin, it is alcohol free and filled with Aloe Vera & Hyluronic Acid!
It does not dry out my skin or leave it feeling stripped of any natural oils!
Eyes: Indie Lee Calendula
Around the eye area is where I learned to be the most gentle, you do not want to pull on the skin under the eye since it is very thin, instead try patting or massaging inwards is more beneficial.
Blemish Control: Eminence Eight Greens Youth Serum Or Tea Tree Blemish Stick by The Body Shop
The Eminence Serum was recommended to me by my esthetician, Bailey and she told me to use it around the time that I might see any hormonal breakouts, and throughout my period also. I notice that my breakouts minimize quickly when I use this serum. Sometimes, I’ll even use it during the day!
Serum: Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair or Indie Lee Squalene Facial Oil
Depending on my day, I choose between one of these two products. More often I choose to use the Estee Lauder ANR solely because it is made to help your skin recharge throughout the night.
Moisturize: Using Philosophy’s Hope In A Jar
I seal in all the goodness that I’ve just given my skin with a finger scoop amount of moisturizer!
If you read the blog post attached to this product, then you know how much I love it and use it. The way it smoothly glides on atop of my other products makes it a favorite each and every night.
- Before I hit the lights, I try and drink at least 10-12 oz of water! Your skin will thank you!
I would love to hear about your nighttime routine that helps you love the skin you’re in!
Here’s to beautiful skin in the morning! – P