Considering I’m a self-confessed makeup addict, there is honestly no better feeling than taking it all off again at the end of the day. Clean skin buddied up with cosy PJ’s and bed is just heaven. My AM routine is all about speed but at night I like to take a little more care to avoid any sleeping in makeup related nasties. I’ve been there and it ain’t a pretty picture.
Makeup removal is by far one of the most tedious jobs (up there with blowdrying my hair and using body lotion) especially due to my love/hate relationship with waterproof mascara. My eye makeup remover of choice comes from L’Oreal. This bi-phase solution just requires a quick shakeup and once applied to a cotton pad, practically melts away all that mascara goop. It’s not quite as efficient as the Clarins version but for a snip of the price, I have no complaints.
To remove any traces of foundation that have actually lasted the day, I’ve been enjoying using the Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water. I never massively bought into the ‘Micellar Water’ hype, not even Bioderma (I can practically hear the gasps of shock) but this takes the fuss out of makeup removal and readily available. I could be a convert after all.
The main cleansing event comes in the form of the ever-faithful Oskia Renaissance Cleansing Gel. I tend to use an extra pump just so I feel extra-cleansed here.
Before I hit the hay, I like to get exfoliation going on and nothing beats Pixi’s Glow Tonic. Unless this is the first blog you have ever read (in which case you may temporarily think this is the best blog ever and that’s ok), you’ll probably know all about this stuff but it’s an incredibly gentle exfoliating toner that helps reveal glowing, fresh skin and also really improves skin texture.
Now it’s time for La Roche Posay’s Serozinc.
My PM routine is geared up to keep skin hydrated all the way up until morning and I’m a big believer in the power of a good ol’ facial oil. The Trilogy Rosehip Oil is pretty amazing if you’re on a budget. As well as hydrating, it helps to fade acne scars and reduce redness and just generally leaves me face feeling soothed.
So that’s my evening skincare sorted. Wondering what bits and pieces I use when my skin’s in crisis mode? Sunday’s post will be all about the extra bits and pieces that complete my skincare routine.