As I have already told you in My Morning Skincare Routine, a good skincare routine is super important and I highly recommend that you take care of your skin every morning and evening. A bad excuse for many is that they are too tired to do any form of deep cleansing skincare – especially in the evening. I see many who remove their makeup at the end of the day only using a makeup or baby wipe which simply is not deep cleansing enough. A good way to check if your skincare is removing everything is to put some toner or micellar water on a cotton pad and look at it after use. If you see a good amount of dirt – which can be both makeup and dead skin cells – then you don’t cleanse your skin good enough. When you don’t cleanse your skin good enough, dirt and oils will build up and cause your pores to clock – and honey… We don’t want that! So here I am sharing my night time skincare routine for my sensitive normal skin!
I want to start of by saying I am missing something on the top picture of the post and I first saw it when I started writing this post… I really didn’t wan’t to retake the photo as I really enjoy the marble background but don’t have anything marble at my own place 🙁
Before I really go into my skincare routine I will remove any face makeup with a baby wipe and eye makeup with eye makeup remover. Then i will start my skincare routine by washing and exfoliating my skin. I start by splashing some lukewarm water to my face – you know like in all those fancy skincare commercials hahahah, or not 😉 Then I apply some cleansing foam to my face – right now I am using the Tea Tree Moisture Cleansing Foam from SKINFOOD – and spread it evenly over my face. Remember, when using a cleansing foam you don’t want your face to feel stiff or like you are wearing a mask afterwards. If your cleansing foam does this to you then it is not the right choice for your skin! Right after I have spread out the cleanser I wet my Sonic System Purifying Face Cleansing Brush from Clinique with lukewarm water. I use it 30 seconds in the T-zone (10 seconds each on forehead, nose, and chin) with the green part of the brush and 30 seconds on the cheeks (15 seconds on each cheek) with the white part. If you are new to this brush then only use it for 30 seconds all over your face as your skin needs to get use to it. One push on the grey button is 30 seconds. Now to the thing I missed on my picture – my beloved Micellar Water from Nivea! I soak a cotton pad with it and massage it onto my face with circular motions and on my neck with upwards motions.
Next in my skincare routine is another beloved item of mine, my Salicylic Acid 2% Solution from The Ordinary. Salicylic acid is a beta hydroxy acid (BHA) which is used for chemical exfoliation. The chemical exfoliant will remove any dead skin cells which will speed up skin renewall. If you are using a chemical exfoliant it is extremely important that you use sunscreen EVERYDAY!! I will apply four small drops of this directly to my face – one drop on my forehead, one on the chin, and one on each cheek. Then I will massage it in with circular motions. Two nights a week (I do Wednesdays and Sundays) I use the AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution from The Ordinary instead of the salicylic acid, which is a 10 minute exfoliating mask. This mask contains both AHA and BHA acids which again is chemical exfoliates and should only be left on your face for 10 minutes! If you want to know more about AHA and BHA and whats best for your skin, then I would suggest watching this video with Stephanie Nicole as she is an expert!
Next up, I will apply some of my Azelaic Acid Suspension 10% from The Ordinary which will improve visible brightness and the appearance of skin texture. My last step in my skincare routine is to moisturise with my Aloe Soothing Night Cream from The Body Shop which is so good for sensitive skin! Sometimes I also like applying an oil. I am using the 100% Organic Cold-Pressed Moroccan Argan Oil from The Ordinary which actually can be used for the hair as well.
Oils are not moisturising but will acts as a layer on top of your skin to keep the moisture in for a longer period of time! If you are using an oil or want to start using one then be aware of what type you are using cause some will clog your pores! Some oils – like the famous coconut oil – will clog your pores because it is a heavy oil because of its molecular size. Oils with a smaller molecular size like argan, jojoba, and squalane oil will not clog your pores.
If you are interested in The Ordinary skincare products but are a bit overwhelmed over all of the different kinds of products and those fancy names, then I would recommend reading the description box from this youtube video by Wayne Goss. Here he write his recommendations on products for different kinds of skin types.
I hope you found this useful or inspirational for your own skincare routine! Do you have a good skincare routine or do you need to update it a bit? Tell me all about it in the comments! If you are interested in reading my morning skincare routine, you can do it right here!
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