I have to admit, there were times in my youth that I didn’t take off my makeup or I used a face wipe (they dry out your skin more) and didn’t even bother with moisturizer (biggest cringe). Then came wisdom meaning signs of aging skin. I now religiously take off my makeup every night and moisturize; it doesn’t matter how late it is or how many cocktails I have drank, I can’t sleep until it all comes off.
I understand life is busy, and when bedtime is upon us sleep is high priority. Sometimes we are too tired to take makeup off and moisturize that face of ours. But when we don’t look after our skin, we tend to age faster; our skin gets dull and dry. I learned over the years the importance of a good skin care routine. It doesn’t have to take hours, you just need to use your creams in the right order, so you are benefiting from them. Once you start taking care of your skin you will soon see it glowing, your makeup goes on better and when you see your skin in better condition you yourself will feel over all happier.
Doing a weekly exfoliation on your skin is also as important to remove dead skin and to keep it glowing.
So with that all said, what products should you use for your night-time routine and when should you use them?
1. Makeup remover
Removes face and eye makeup.
Removes any traces of makeup left on your skin.
Removes dirt and build up on your skin and helps to reduce the appearance of pores.
Light weight product; contains a high concentration of performance ingredients.
5. Eye cream
Light weight cream; for your delicate eyes. Gently use your ring finger to apply this cream.
6. Night cream
Moistures and recovers your skin.
7. Facial oil
Locks in all the goodness you just put onto your skin
Once that is done, the final last step is sleep!
Waking up to a beautiful fresh face in the mornings will make you feel like a million bucks, everyone deserves to feel like that. So, go on, start tonight by taking off your makeup and starting your routine. You won’t regret it!