Night Skin Care Routine

Monday, 4 May 2015

Skin care is a crucial and yet often overlooked part of our daily routine. Establishing regular skin care habits and an awareness of your skin's needs is essential in maintaining healthy skin that will last you a life time. 

Hi everyone!

At the end of each day I like to thoroughly clean my face from all the make up, dust and dead skin that may have accumulated throughout the day. It is quite a lengthy process but it is one that is well worth it. Bare in mind I have combination skin so this routine will differ from other people's skin care routines, not in anyway is this the only way you should care for your face I'm sure everyone has a different way of caring for their skin condition. 

Make up removal & Double Cleansing 

I don't like to wear make up very often nowadays but on days that I do, I make sure to thoroughly remove all remaining make up on my face. I do this with an overall make up remover and a soft cotton pad. Most make up removers are very gentle and will often get the job done. But the best make up removers are cleansing waters or anything oil based.

I usually use the Bioderma Sensibio H2O but you can also you the Bioderma Crealine H2O, it's a cleansing water that very gently removes all the make up. This cleansing water is a beauty cult favourite as it is affordable, easily accessible and is suitable for all skin types. However if you have acne prone skin this might not be for you.
After using the cleansing water I'll usually use my cleansing balm (Banila Co. Clean it Zero) in order to achieve a deeper clean. This will remove any remaining make up that was not removed by the cleansing water alone. This is the most gentle way you can cleanse your face without irritating your skin's natural pH levels.
Once I've washed off my cleansing balm, I will then use a gentle soap cleanser. I prefer to use very basic face cleansers something that is suitable for sensitive skin and does not create foam. One that is suitable for all skin types is the  The QV Face, Gentle Face Cleanser it claims to be very gentle and gentle it is! It removes any remaining dirt or residue of make up leaving the face feeling extremely clean and smooth. This cleanser is particularly great for dry, acne prone skin but I still highly recommend this for all skin types.

Exfoliating is something that should be done at least 2 times a week, 3 times at the most if you really feel that there is an accumulation of dead skin cells and other dirt blocking your pores. Not exfoliating will prevent any skin care products properly absorbing into your skin and can often result in larger pores and break outs.

I'm currently not using any exfoliating products so, for the time being I have been making my own exfoliating scrub. I usually mix a little honey and brown sugar and use this as the method to exfoliate my face 2-3 times a week. It leaves my skin feeling much smoother with visibly brighter and clearer skin.
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