Hey ladies! So today I want to share my evening skincare routine with you, because I am happy to say that I have finally found one that doesn’t require too much work (nor money), that works very well on my skin and limit the breakouts and dryness that I usually suffer from.
First of all, I have a combination skin type. On my forehead and nose I tend to have oily skin, and at the top of my cheeks, corner of my eyes and below my nose, I have dry spots. I don’t have much acne, only some super annoying pimples during that period of the month.
Okay, let’s now jump right into it and take a look at what works for me, step by step!
Step n°1: Wash that face
I do shower in the evening. I used to shower in the morning to start my day all fresh and clean, but when I moved with my boyfriend we had to compromise on a couple of things to make it work, and shower time was one of them. It kinda annoys me to go to bed with wet hair, but I have to admit that I love to be all nice and clean in bed.
Another advantage is that I no longer need to use makeup remover, I just remove it when I wash my face with my regular shower gel. I use a creamy, moisturizing gel and I rinse it off very quickly, that way it doesn’t dry my skin out too much.
After removing my makeup (mostly around my eyes), I take my amazing facial spin brush that I use for 1 or 2 minutes in my T area. I found mine in a supermarket in Spain for 10€ (that’s why I love Spain), but you can find it on Amazon for 25.99€/$. It requires batteries but I’ve used it daily for over 3 months and still haven’t needed to change them.
My favourite cleanser to use it with of the moment is L’Oréal Pure Clay Detox Wash that you can also find on Amazon for a very cheap price. I don’t have the original packaging, I just keep it in a 100ml bottle so I can take it with me in the airplane. I just apply it directly into the brush that I previously dampened, go in circles on my forehead, nose and chin, and then I just rinse it off and finish the shower. I just adore the feeling of cleanliness and softness that I have after doing this, my skin is just so smooth that even my boyfriend notices it.
I use my brush with this cleanser every day but if you are gonna start using a spin brush, just see what works best for you, a daily use might be too aggressive on your skin, you might wanna do it every other day or so. I always do it while having my conditioner on my hair, so that I don’t waste time.
The brush comes with three different heads, out of which I only use too. I use the regular brush daily and the scrub once a week approx. The third one is a sponge to apply a facial care, but I just prefer my fingers to do so, even though the sponge feels like smooth, I feel that it doesn’t penetrate the skin that much.
Step n°2: Don’t forget your lips!
I bought a lip scrub a few weeks ago that I absolutely adore. It comes in the shape of a lipstick which I think make it super practical and not messy at all. Mine is super soft, and I live in a cold place which causes my lips to be usually full of dry/dead skin so I use it daily, but I recommend that you find your own pace depending on your lips and product. Mine comes from a Spanish supermarket (I know) and it cost me 2€, but that’s something you can get pretty much anywhere.
I scrub directly with the stick in small circles, and then I kinda roll it up on my lips to remove the excedent from the sides of the stick (I just hate when it looks messy). I use the excedent to massage my lips with my fingers, then I rinse it off and use this Neutrogena lip balm that is amazingly smooth and efficient. You only need a tiny little bit which means that you can keep your pot for ages.
Step n°3: Get your best moisturiser!
My final step is obviously a moisturizing cream. I use the Nivea Creme which is an intensive care for dry skins, rich and creamy. I don’t use it in the morning because it makes my skin look very oily, but I think the rich texture is exactly what my skin needs to rest during the night and be all ready for the following day.
Naturally, if you tend to have oily skin and you don’t use any aggressive products on your skin (like the soaps and brush that I use), this cream might be a little too heavy for you and I’d recommend going for something lighter.
That’s it! If you are looking for your perfect night routine and have a combination skin, I really recommend this one as it works perfectly for me. But I do recommend that you adjust the product and frequencies to your needs, I live in a cold place that aggresses my skin a lot, and the water here is very hard, which doesn’t make it better. That’s also why I struggled so much to get my skin to an acceptable level of smoothness.
What is your daily skincare routine for the evening? Let me know in the comments!
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