NIGHTTIME ROUTINE | PAMPER + BEAUTIFY

Skincare routines are something we all use and love to read about, so me and the lovely Abigail Whitehead from Blush and Noise have teamed up to do a collaboration about our morning and nighttime routines. Read Abigail’s morning routine here.

Getting sleep is important – we all know that.
But not getting enough sleep can have a direct effect on our skin, as well as impacting our bodies and brains. After doing some research I found out how it all works. There’s a lot happening with your skin at night, and sleep enables the body to reverse everyday free radical damage through cellular renewal. In a very deep sleep, your body naturally enhances its ability to fight environmental and natural damage, which results in a better and brighter complexion. Sleep also reduces cortisol (the stress hormone), which is responsible for thinning skin and discoloration. But it’s not really just sleep that’s going to give us the skin that we want. Pamper and beautify.

 
I like to start my nighttime routine with cleansing my face and soaking in a hot bath. There’s really nothing more satisfying than getting in a bubble filled bath after a long day and soaking for an hour or so. To cleanse and get rid of the day’s makeup I use Garnier’s Fresh Eye Make Up Remover for my eyes, and Clinique’s Take The Day Off Cleansing Oil and a warm cloth to remove my face makeup. I’ve just started using the Clinique Oil, and it is hands down the best makeup remover I’ve ever used – its so gentle and cleansing on the skin, and really works to breakdown all of your makeup. For cleansing my skin I’ve been loving the Let The Good Times Roll face and body cleanser from Lush.
To soak in the bath I use bath jellies or Lush bubble bars – my favourite being The Comforter for its absolutely divine smell. Whilst in the bath I like to use facemasks to deep clean and revitalise my skin and my current favourites are Mask Of Magnamintyfrom Lush and StarSkin Behind The Scenes Sheet Masks. Once out of the bath it’s onto skincare.
 
1 – TONE
For this I use the Eau Roma Water from Lush, which is my favourite at the moment. It’s a spray formula and smells of natural flowers, its very quick and easy to use and I’ve seen a massive improvement in my complexion and reduced blemishes.
2 – COMBAT THOSE DARK CIRCLES
I’ve been switching between two eye solutions at the moment – Etre cheap ventolin uk Belle Golden Caviar Eye Roll Onand the Rosa Artica Eye Balm from Kiehls. In my opinion the Kiehls eye balm works a lot better and gives instant results. As well as lifting and plumping the area, I’ve noticed a difference in my dark circles – so I highly recommend this!
3 – SERUM
This step in my skincare is my holy grail right now. I’ve been using the Ole Henriksen Truth Serum Collagen Booster and I cannot go to sleep without applying it all over my face! I have an in-depth review on the product if you’d like to find out more about the amazing product, linked here.
4 – MOISTURISE
I find this step very important if you want to keep your skin hydrated, nourished and protected – so try to never skip it out! I use the Body Shop’s Vitamin C Glow Boosting Moisturiser, and have been for more than a year. I rely on this product as it always does an amazing job at energising and boosting my skin due to the vitamin C extracts.
There are a few products that I use on the occasion before bed, as I don’t feel like I need them daily. These are:
 
  • Bubblegum Lip Scrub from Lush – amazing intense formula to remove dead skin from your lips. Simply scrub and rinse off.
  • Rituals Ginkgo’s Secret Hand Cream – I love to use this just before bed and apply it thicker than normal as I wake up with super soft and smooth hands.
  • Hylamide Pore Delete from the Abnormal Beauty Company – This product works to blur and delete pores as well as mattifying your skin, I use this once in a while before by moisturiser when my skin feels like it needs it!
Every once in a while I like to use the Deep Sleep pillow spray from This Works, and after spritzing this on my pillow I know I’m going to get an amazing sleep. Just pop on your sleep mask and you’re good to go!
What’s your favourite part of your nighttime routine?
Thanks for reading,
 
Megan ?

Want to read Abigail’s morning routine post? Go ahead – www.blushandnoise.com. She writes all about her favourite products that she swears by, including Origins GinZing Refreshing Face Mask, Murad Oil Control Mattifier and Dermalogica’s Gentle Cream Exfoliant.

Here are Abigail’s links, please go over and check out her amazing blog –
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  • Love this Megan! Now I have a perfect nighttime routine to go with my morning one!

    http://www.blushandnoise.com

  • I'm so lax with my nighttime routine, and usually don't do anything to my skin! But the Lush Eau Roma Water is something I've used in the past and would be so fab to cleanse my skin at night!

    Steph – http://nourishmeclean.blogspot.com

  • Thank you lovely 🙂 X

  • Yeah the spray really does work as a quick fix to freshen, brighten and beautify your skin! So good 🙂

  • Love the sound of this routine! Who knew there were so many products to apply just before bed?! I think I need to up my game. After my shower I only use; micellar water, serum, moisture mask and a night cream. I did use to use a roll on eye thingy but just forgot and stopped using it which is something I need to start doing again I think.

    Love Hannah xx

    HannahHawes.blogspot.co.uk

  • I know right, I never knew how many I could use until I saw amazing differences to my skin! The eye balm is the newest part to my routine but I heavily rely on it now as its so good. Xx

  • I'm seriously in love with Deep Sleep, it does me wonders!
    Plus anything from LUSH is to die for!

    Great routine post!

    Holly | http://www.thekittyluxe.com

  • I love LUSH products! I guess I need to go back and pick up some of these that I don't have yet!

  • I used to use Clinique products quite a bit. Nowadays my skin is ridiculously sensitive to many cleansers so I don't do much more than exfoliate with a cloth and some olive oil.

  • Fab post! Ive heard great stuff about Clinique cleansing oil so will defo have to invest at some point!
    Jen | borntoblend.blogspot.co.uk

  • I don't think people realize how much sleep and hydration will do for the skin! Clinique's cleansing oil is one of my favorites!

  • My daughter has been begging me to take her to Lush. She loves it!

  • Me to, it helps me to sleep so so well! And ah I love anything and everything Lush – thanks lovely 🙂

  • They're definetely worth it! I love them 🙂 X

  • Wow I've never tried that before. Sounds like something I'd like to give a go – does it really work to take everything off? Thanks for the tip!

  • Thank you Jenny 🙂 it's really great and won't look back for a long long time!

  • I never realised it until I slept earlier and just noticed a huge difference to my skin. I've always been a water drinker so that also definetely helps!

  • Haha ah lovely! You should – she would love a lot of things!

  • I'd like to try the eye balm from Kiehls. Dark circle under the eyes is something that not easy to deal with. Thanks for this review.

  • It really does the job! I love it!

  • Great bath routine and the eye cream looks perfect for me! My eye bags are horrendous right now because of my lack of sleep.

  • Awesome I love a nighttime routine compared to morning. Mostly because I hate to get up early so the thought of getting up earlier to get ready is just not going to happen. So far I don't believe we have a lush out here. But I'll have to keep any eye for it. Our area is always growing.

  • I have only ever used LUSH bath bombs, but I really need to check out these beauty products! I have heard wonderful things about them.

  • It's suitable for all ages and skin types so I highly recommend it!

  • Thank you Amber 🙂 ooh where do you live?

  • I absolutely love and highly recommend all of these products to anyone! Glad you enjoyed it 🙂

  • I am trying to get a better nighttime routine going! How do you like the oil? Does it mess up your pillows or anything? I've never tried it.

  • I have a fabulous morning routine, but I stink at nighttime! I feel inspired to try something tonight!

  • I just bought some new serum that I really like. My problem is needing to start my night time routine earlier. When I wait till I fall into bed, I am exhausted and tend to skip it. Thanks for reminding me how important it is!

  • the most important step is always removing my makeup – it is a must for me! AND I have got to put on moisturizer as my skin is getting drier the older I get.

  • I'm Lush obsessed! I just started using a lip scrub. Most of my night routine is Bare Minerals.

  • The Clinique Cleansing Oil is one you remove your makeup with, so you massage onto your face and remove it all with a hot cloth – so you get rid of it all before applying skincare 🙂

  • You definetely should! I'm trying to get better at my morning routine and try more products!

  • No problem! I love to take off my makeup as soon as I can so I tend to do it a while before bed 🙂

  • It is for me to! I can never lay around with the days makeup still on late at night X

  • Me to 🙂 which products from Bare Minerals are you using? Any recommendations?

  • Awe, it all sounds so nice. I don't think i've pampered myself at night… well, ever. Must start.

  • I want all of the items! great review, thank you for sharing

  • That's quite a routine! While I usually take the time to make myself a cup of herbal tea before heading up to read in bed before sleep, I'm usually way too exhausted or distracted to do even half of what you seem to accomplish nightly!

  • Always makes the evening much more indulgent- you must treat yourself once in a while!!

  • Thank you Veronica, glad you enjoyed it!

  • I'm much more happy to treat myself each night to make sure I get a good sleep and keep my skin well treated! I do sometimes fail todo so when I'm too exhausted to even think haha

  • Great routine!! I will have to check out Khiel's eye cream and CLinique's makeup remover xo

  • It has been ages since I've had used anything by Lush or The Body Shop, but they do have wonderful products! I'll have to check out that Etre Belle Golden Caviar Eye Roll On, because I have been looking for a product that will help keep the dark circles at bay.

  • I'm inspired by your dedication to your routine! So often I just use a quick makeup remover, brush my teeth, and roll into bed. I love how hard you work.

  • Oh soaking in a hot bath! That would be top of my evening routine too. Alas, my kids typically get the baths. I love to use the Burt's Bees or Simple facial wipes to get most of the makeup off, and then I use Pacifica face wash to clean my face. It seems to work well. I'm trying to find a good night cream though.

  • I am in serious need of your advice. I must get all of these products. I especially love this collagen serum! Going to order this tomorrow

  • Man, I'm the worst when it comes to skin care- I NEVER wash my face, like, ever 🙁 It's horrible, but I am so scared of drying my face out if I do! I am checking out some of these products right now though! This was such a great run down of things I should be doing (and since I'm in my 30's, I'm not getting any younger!).

  • Definetely try out the eye roll on, it's so easy and no need to wash hands or anything after and it's straight from the tube! X

  • Ah thanks – took me a while to stick to it but I'm so glad I do now 🙂

  • Ooh I must try the face wash, I've heard of it and never tried anything from the brand!

  • Woo good! It's my favourite product of them all – it's incredible!

  • Never worry about your skin drying out if you use a serum or hydrating moisturiser afterwards – it'll always help!

  • I need to step up my game for nightime routine. I always forget the serum. Good suggestions

  • I'm definitely taking notes. I've never used any of these items. a must try.

  • I need to get back on my nighttime routine. Starting with getting more sleep. The lack of definitely affect my skin.

  • I love the pillow spray. It is a must have for when you need a good deep sleep.

    Tasha x
    sincereblonde.com

  • Your photography is gorgeous! I still can't find anything to get rid of my circles 🙁 might have to give the eye roll on a try! <3
    Katherine Rosie | Beauty & Lifestyle Blog

  • I used to until I got this one, it's to die for!

  • Lovely to hear you want to try them out 🙂

  • I definetely feel it in my skin when I'm lacking sleep

  • It works wonders, I love it! X

  • Ah thank you lovely 🙂 yeah give it a try it really helps! X

  • I really need to try the body shop vitamin range, I'm after a good moisturiser for winter. I love Lush's cleansers and toners, I have the tea tree one at the moment and love it! xx

    Tamz | http://www.throughneweyesx.com

  • It's really really good – keeps my skin so healthy and hydrated. Ah lovely, that's the one I want to try next 🙂 xx

  • LOVE Lush!

  • Lu

    Love this post! The Comforter is my go-to bubble bar 🙂
    I've been thinking about trying the Deep Sleep spray for a while, and after reading this post, I think I might have to order it… maybe with some of the other products you've mentioned too!
    Lu x
    http://littlebitoflu.blogspot.co.uk/

  • I love that bubble bar, the scent is just incredible! The spray is really good and helps you sleep really well 🙂 X

  • I honestly love taking out some time to really pamper myself! It really does make such a difference to how much of a good sleep I get! I love the sound of that pillow mist!!! Also .. The comforter is definitely my FAVE product from Lush too.. Such a beautiful relaxing scent!!
    Fab post lovely!
    Saira
    http://www.throughtheglitteglass.wordpress.com
    Xxx

  • I love todo it to! Maybe more often than I should haha – just love it so much! Thanks lovely 🙂 xxx

  • Great Post Megan! I always love to find out what other bloggers love to use on their face! aha! =) I really want to try that Body Shop Vit C Cleanser now my face tends to be a bit drier I should think it'll work better than when my face was on the oily/combination side of things!!! =D =P Maybe I'll pop in next weekend and ask for a sample! Thanks megan! xxoxo

  • Thank you lovely! Glad you liked it 🙂 the Body Shop moisturiser is a god send, definetely recommend it 🙂 xx

  • Amy

    Lovely products Megan! I've been wanting to try Clinque Take The Day off for a while now, heard nothing but good things. I got a free sample of the Truth serum from Sephora about a year ago and I fell in love with it, it made my skin feel amazing but I couldn't justify the heavy price tag! Planning to purchase once my Estée Lauder advanced night repair runs out 🙂

    Amy | http://www.typicalamy.com

  • The Clinique Oil is something I now don't understand how I lived without. It's incredible. I need to repurchase the serum, it's my fave!! 🙂 xx

  • I love reading about people's routines, it's so interesting to see what people use day in, day out! 🙂
    I love cleansing oils so I'm really intrigued by the Clinique one! I really want to try Let The Good Times Roll now, too.

    Jess xo | The Indigo Hours

  • I love it to!! Do you have one? 🙂 if you try them let me know what you think! X