Although it’s taken me this long to learn, I really do recognise the importance of washing your face properly, and ensuring you remove your makeup properly each night. I have quite a boring skincare routine, but it’s something that definitely gets the job done, so I thought I’d share it with you. Aside from the products I use, another huge part of my skincare is looking after myself on the inside. Drinking 2 litres of water per day, eating properly and ensuring you’re well rested will help your skin to absolutely glow.
My skin type is fairly normal, but sometimes can be a little bit sensitive and reacts to certain products. I generally try to use as many natural products on my face as possible, both to limit the amount of things I’m putting on my face, but also because I’m never quite sure how my skin will react to things.
I start by removing my eye makeup with Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water on a cotton pad. I find that this is the gentlest way to remove eye makeup, as you’re not pulling on your eyes with a wipe, and if this gets in your eyes it doesn’t sting at all. I find that if I use too much of this, it can leave quite a soapy residue, which is the only issue I have with the product.
I then remove the rest of my makeup with Dr. Bronner’s Magic Soap. I’ve never found anything to remove my makeup so well! Aside from that, it’s completely natural and comes in a whole range of scents that aren’t too overpowering. I’ve tried rose, cherry blossom and peppermint, and have found each one to be just as effective and lovely.
Two to three times a week, I will then exfoliate using Frank cacao body scrub. Because the grains are so large, I do this very gently, avoiding my eye area. I have written a whole review about Frank, which can be found here.
After washing off my scrub (or soap if I’m not scrubbing that night), I then wipe my face with a Simple face wipe. I’ve raved about these before, but I just absolutely love them, and it helps to remove any slightly soapy residue from the Micellar water and soap, and leaves my face feeling super fresh.
I use coconut oil to moisturise my face at nighttime, because it has the time to absorb into my skin overnight. When I wake up, my skin doesn’t feel oily at all, just really soft, and the fact that it’s completely natural is just a bonus.
And finally, I’ll pop a slick of Elizabeth Arden 8 Hour Cream on my lips, as they’re awfully prone to drying out and cracking.
What’s your evening skincare routine?