Monday, 18 March 2013

My Night-time Skincare Routine


We all love reading such posts right? And if you don't still go ahead, humour me! 
I follow my skincare routine religiously and try to stick to one set of products unless I am testing something. The following routine has been the one which is going so well with my skin and doesn't put a hole in my wallet; I thought I'd share with you all what I do and maybe you will find it helpful. For reference, I have a combination skin in summer and in winters the area around my cheeks and mouth gets very dry.


 
STEP 1 - I start off with removing all my makeup. I soak cotton pads in Maybelline Jade Waterproof Eye Makeup Remover and swipe away all my eye makeup. I am really impressed with how quickly it takes off any stubborn mascara and does not irritate my eyes at all. For the face, I use Bebe Young Care Makeup Wipes which are the first cleansing wipes I ever tried and luckily they worked out perfectly.

STEP 2 - In case I have been wearing a lot of makeup that day or I feel really grime-y I follow up with a cleanser. My favourite is the Liz Earle Cleanse & Polish but since it is somewhat a pricey I alternate it with Nivea Cleansing Milk. It is not however a good alternative as it does it not clean as well as the Liz Earle one, but still it is doing the job till I find a better one.

STEP 3 - I have been very loyal to St. Ives Apricot Scrub for years. Currently I am using the Gentle  one which is for sensitive skin. I don't use a scrub every day, again only when I have been wearing a full face of makeup or want to give an extra treatment to my skin and at least once or twice a week.

STEP 4 - If I do not use a face scrub I follow with an ordinary face wash in this case Clean & Clean Morning Burst Facial Cleanser. I am not overly fond of this product but since it has not given me any  skin problems I intend to finish the bottle.

STEP 5 - I was using Liz Earle's Instant Skin Tonic for quite some time. Again it's hard to get Liz Earle products frequently and it's harder to let go of their addiction. I was lucky enough to stumble upon LUSH Tea Tree Water; because you know what ladies, this stuff is awesome-r than the Liz Earle toner. It is cheaper, feels refreshing and keeps my skin clear. The tea tree water really works wonders for breakouts.

STEP 6 - After my face is all clean, it's moisturising time! For the eyes I use L'Oreal Paris Youth Code Eye Cream and it is one of the most moisturising eye creams ever. However, it doesn't do much for the dark circles.

STEP 7 - From L'Oreal Paris to The Body Shop to Anatomicals I have tried quite some moisturisers but there was never one which would moisturise my skin without leaving a single dry patch, not be greasy and not break me out; until I saw missglamorazzi using this Aveeno Daily Moisturising Lotion. It was so cheap that I had doubts about it working. But I LOVE THIS STUFF! I got it from UK and I am fearing the day I will run out of it. It literally makes my skin like a baby's you-know-what!

STEP 8 - And last I apply Carmex Classic Moisturising Lip Balm. It is one of the best overnight lip balms. For day wear not really, but for night amazing. When I wake up my lips feel super hydrated and smooth.

So that's all ladies! I don't think my routine is very complicated, it's quite basic and something we all should try sticking to. Trust me, I have learned from experience, a good skincare routine really makes a difference!

What are your staple skincare products?

25 comments :

  1. Such a simple budget friendly routine.. I have and really like that orange cleanser vy clean and clear..

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    1. Yeah I like the fact it is simple and easy to stick to. :)

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  2. beautiful post ,luv your toner & balm :)

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  3. My Mum has a huge untouched bottle of Aveeno, now I need to steal it from her lol :P

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  4. after /i saw missglamorazzi using the aveeno stuff, I wanted to get one for moi too.. sad it isn't available here :( may get the lush tea tree toner now

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    1. It isn't available here too :( I got it from UK once.

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  5. Liz Earle Cleanser is best ever cleanser. You have a very nice selection of products.

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    1. Totally addicted to that cleanser!

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  6. I love your picks and yes Liz Earle make amazing proucts but so hard to get. Im still trying to find a really good makeup remover

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    1. You should try some good makeup wipes. Two of them each night remove all trace of makeup. :)

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  7. nice sharing...we both have some common products in use....

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  8. At night I rub vaseline into my lashes, and on my lips after I apply lip balm to really seal it in.

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    1. Yeah I have heard of that trick! Used to do that years ago. x

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  9. Wow that is a dedication. I'm too lazy to use so many products. But as I am not getting any younger, I really should start looking after my skin more.
    Adela x

    misspinkstyle.net

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  10. I can't use all that cosmetics on my face, it'll spoil my skin for my age.
    I like to stay more on the Herbal side.

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  11. I love Carmex and I have a backup on that St Ives scrub in my stash, can't wait to try it! I am also currently testing Liz Earle Cleanse & Polish x

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  12. I'm a sucker for these kinda posts:) LUSH Tea Tree Water sounds good for people with acne prone skin, I'm gonna hunt around for it. I usually just use a bit of olive oil to remove heavy make up though. xx

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  13. Great picks! You're SO lucky to find LUSH products. xx

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  14. Great routine.I love all the products you are using:)

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  15. I need to see your review on Lush Tea Tree Water, Pretty pls ^_^

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  16. Nice routine..i really want to try the carmex lip balm! <3
    xo

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  17. i did see the toner at lush yday and was hving my doubts.. ill pick it up next time :)

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