So with the cold weather happening, my skin tends to get super dry and dull, which is why I’ve been upping my skincare game up recently and adding in a few extra steps. I thought I’d share it with you guys because a skincare routine is so important in maintaining healthy and glowing skin. You can pack on all the foundation and concealer in the world, but when you take it off, your skin is going to be in the same state it was before makeup. A skincare routine doesn’t have to be complex- it can just be cleansing with a cleanser and then moisturizing, but this is my nighttime routine to give my skin some extra lurvvv.
My Nighttime Skincare Routine | Winter EditionPosted on January 26, 2016
1. Steam Facial: To break it down, I first go in with a steam facial. Do note that I only do this once a week, typically before I do a face mask because the steam opens up the pores, making the face mask twice as effective. For a steam facial, all you need is bowl wide enough to put our face over, steaming water, and a tower. Set the timer for 5 minutes, hold your face over the steam, and cover your entire head with a large towel like a tent. This honestly feels so good. . . It’s like a sauna for your face. Although it does look really ridiculous on camera with the towel of my head, haha.
2. Cleanse: Before I put on my mask, I’m going to cleanse my skin. I’ve been using Clinique’s Rinse-Off Foaming Cleanser recently, which is also great for removing makeup,
3. Face Mask After 5 minutes of sticking my face over the steam, I’m going to go ahead a put on a face mask- also something I only do once a week. I’m currently using Lush’s Mask of Magnaminty mask, which I’m obsessed with. It’s made with all natural ingredients, like honey to soothe and aduki beans to exfoliate. And it smells like mint chocolate chip ice cream, so what’s better than that? I’ll leave this mask on for 15 minutes, then scrub off with the leftover warm water left from my steam facial.
4. Exfoliate: On normal days, I’ll go from cleansing straight to exfoliating. I use the Neutrogena Pink Grapefruit Oil Free Acne Scrub. As for exfoliating, I also love to use natural ingredients. My go-to DIY exfoliator is a lemon-sugar-honey scrub. The lemon helps brighten the skin, the sugar exfoliates, and honey soothes. And if you get some in your mouth, it’s totally delish. ^^
5. Serum: I get asked what the difference between a serum and a moisturizer is. A serum is liquid, and penetrates deep into the skin to fix blemishes, correct skin tone, and heal. A moisturizer just does it’s work on the surface of the skin. That’s why I like to apply both! I’ve been using the KLAIRS Freshly Juiced Vitamin Drop from Wishtrend, a Korean cosmetics store. I actually did a review of this serum a while back, you can read it here. ^^ Anyways, because this serum has a really oily texture, I combine it with my moisturizer for the perfect healing+moisturizing duo.
6. Moisturizer: I use the Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion. It’s scent-free, which is what you want to use as an effective moisturizer. The ones you get at Bath and Body Works with all sorts of scents may smell nice, but they aren’t an effective long term moisturizer.
So that’s it for my Nighttime Skincare Routine for the winter. I hope this inspired you guys to build up an effective skincare routine to keep that pretty face of yours glowing. Don’t forget to check out my YT video and subscribe if you want to be notified of upcoming videos. 🙂
Lots of love and keep warm,