I’m back again, this time with a post about how I take care of my skin. I was blessed with fairly good skin, though I do get an occasional breakout here and there – especially in this Israeli heatwave. I have to admit, that I don’t remember to do this every night, but I do notice a HUGE difference in my skin when I’m consistent with it.
I start by cleansing my face with the Garnier SkinActive Micellar Cleansing Water All-in-One Waterproof Makeup Remover + Cleanser. I saturate a cotton pad and just do a gentle cleanse of all the grease and grime that has built up throughout the day. On the days where I’m wearing eye makeup I’ll hold two saturated cotton pads on my eyes for 15 seconds and then wipe away the eye makeup – it literally just melts away! I also take special care to swipe over my neck and décolleté, especially in the summer months when I’ve been sweating a lot.
Next, I cleanse my face with the Neutrogena Oil-Free Acne Wash Pink Grapefruit Facial Cleanser. I once read somewhere (I think it was on Caroline Hiron’s blog, but I could be wrong) that you should always put your cleanser on dry skin and then add water. Caroline also says that you should NEVER buy a foaming face wash. So I rub it into my dry skin, then add some water gradually to create a lather and then splash it off. It’s super important to take your water directly from the tap and not from your sink basin – you don’t want to splash all that dirty water on your freshly cleaned skin.
I then saturate another cotton pad with the Neutrogena Alcohol-Free Toner and wipe that around my face and neck. At this point I stop to brush my teeth with my Oral-B Vitality Floss Action Electric Rechargeable Toothbrush. I love this tooth brush because there’s no need to replace any batteries, the charge lasts for a really long time and it has a timer so you never skimp out on your brushing. I use it in combination with the Colgate Optic White Instant and I can really see a difference in one brush.
I then move on to my last step, moisturizer. I use Nivea Creme moisturizer and I have to admit that I started using it because I grew up watching my mom use it. I’m pretty sure you’re meant to use it on your body but I love it for my face because it’s super thick and rich and a tiny bit goes a really long way. When I wake up in the morning my face is super soft. On my body I love using my Laline Fluffy Body Cream in Ocean (no longer available in this scent). I received it as a gift from my aunt when I gave birth in February and held off using it until the summer. The scent is so light and fresh and reminds me of the beach and the cream is just the perfect consistency for a summer night.
So that’s it, my night time skincare routine. I’m always looking to discover new products so I would love to know what some of your staples are in the comments below.
*This post isn’t sponsored. I really do like these products!*
Until next time…