My Nightly Skincare Routine

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Every night I use the same products (Except for those super lazy nights where a good cleansing wipe and me is all that's happening! Shhhh!) and I have noticed a difference in how my skin looks and feels. I thought, well what the heck- I'll share with you all!

Step 1- Use a cleansing wipe to wipe off any dirt/makeup.

I like the basic equate wipes, but will also use the samples that come with my Ipsy bags on occasion too. (When all else fails, use a baby wipe!#MommyHack)

Step 2- Use a good facial scrub to wash your face.

I prefer St. Ives. I've used the generics and they are mostly the same, as long as it's the exfoliating scrub type! I rub into my skin in circles and the first wipes off with a warm, wet washcloth and then splash water in my face to get off any excess. I pat dry with a dry towel.

Step 3- Toner.

I'm old school about this and use Sea Breeze astringent. If this isn't a normal for you, it's going to burn. Feel the burn! ;)

Step 4- (As needed) Use a spot acne cream.

I use the Equate generic of Clearasil. Like I said, this is as needed only when I break out.

Step 5- Use a moisturizing night cream.

This is something I've only been doing for a few months and MAN can I see a huge difference!! I use Garnier's Ultra-Lift Miracle Sleeping Cream Anti-Age plus Anti-Fatigue Night Cream which I get on Amazon. I cannot begin to tell you how much I love this product. It moisturizes, firms, evens skin coloring, and has helped IMMENSELY with dark circles.

Side note: Thank you foster care for causing my 28 year old skin so much stress that I now need a night cream. Appreciate it! 

So that's pretty much it!

What does your night routine look like?

As always, leave me some comment love!

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  1. great routine! Mine is very similar to yours!! I suppose you can throw in brushing my teeth after washing my face :)

  2. Have you ever put coconut oil on your face? I started doing that recently in place of night creams (though not very faithfully yet) and am interested to see if I notice any differences.

  3. Great routine! I need to get better about mine. Right now I'm using using makeup remover and calling it a day!

  4. @Jessica, Ha! Yes! Teeth brushing! I do that too! :)

    @Brooke, No but I use coconut oil for my foster daughter's hair and love the results from that!

    @Rachel, I feel you girlfriend! That was my routine for YEARS!!

  5. We have a very similar routine! I usually use either coconut oil or olive oil to remove my makeup instead of wipes.

  6. I don't think I have a nightly routine, unless I've worn makeup that day. My skin is weird, if I wash it too much it'll dry out, so I typically only wash my face with a cleanser twice a week.