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 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,