If you want to do one thing that is most beneficial to your skin its WASH YOUR FACE before bed! At the end of the day I can't wait to take some time with my skin and clean off all the makeup, dirt and debris that we accumulate throughout the day. I also think adding in a few extras besides just washing and moisturizing is really important especially as we get older. I always make sure to wash my face and follow these steps every night even if I didn't wear any makeup that day. Please comment below with any questions or share your night time routine I would love to hear some of your faves!!!! XOXO
Step one: REMOVE EYE MAKEUP
Rodan and Fields Redefine Eye Cloths $32 These eye makeup removing wipes do double duty and also have anti-aging benefits built right in! We all know a little anti-aging never hurt anybody! They have peptides in them that help to combat lines, under eye wrinkles and puffiness. I have sensitive eyes and these don't irritate them at all. A few quick swipes and all of my eye makeup is off.
Step two: CLEANSE
Philosophy Purity Made Simple Face Cleanser $36 for 16oz This has been my all time favorite face wash and I have tried a ton. It is formulated for all skin types so anyone can use it even the most sensitive skin. It melts my makeup off as I wash and you can actually see it melting away! It tones and lightly hydrates skin in one easy step. I just splash some water on my face, take a small amount of purity and start gently scrubbing my face for maybe a minute and then rinse away with a damp warm washcloth. You never want to wash your face with hot water!
Step three: TREAT
m-61 Power Glow Peel 30 Treatments, $62 These right here are my favorite skin treatment ever! I have written about them in the past and they are always a step in my night time routine. These one-step, 1-minute exfoliating peels resurface, clarify and help firm skin all to give your skin that radiant glow we all want. I do have sensitive skin so I only use these about three or four nights a week, some people can do every night, but start out with a few treatments a week and work up to that. I have seen such an improvement in my skin from just a few months of use, it is AMAZING!
Step four: SERUM
Estee Lauder Advanced NIght Repair Serum, $65 This is a new addition to my routine and I already am loving it. It maximizes the skin's night time renewal process while it PREVENTS multiple signs of aging, improves dryness, and reduces the signs of fine lines and wrinkles. This serum is packed with great anti-aging benefits and you can also mix a drop or two into your foundation to really give that great radiant glow!
Step 5: MOISTURIZE
m-61 Hydraboost Cream $84 & m-61 Hydraboost Eye Cream $78 I can't say enough about this line from Bluemercury. This thick, creamy moisturizer is perfect for my dry skin and really hydrates throughout the night. I also use it as my daytime cream. It is anti-aging, reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and contains Vitamin B5, Vitamin E and hyaluronic acid to replenish skin's moisture. I only use about the size of a dime for my entire face. You do not need a lot of product especially when it is high quality and highly concentrated. I also pat some of the eye cream around my under eyes and around my actual eye. The eye cream has all the same benefits as the moisturizer.
Step six: REFRESH
Mario Badescu Facial Spray with aloe, herbs & rosewater, $7 This is my last step before bed and also my last step once I finish my makeup everyday! This soothing, hydrating mist is perfect to give your face a quick burst of moisture right before bed and it's ONLY $7.00.