As you guys know, I love to cake face, so over the years, I’ve had to perfect my routine of removing it! Taking care of your skin is SO important (especially when you wear as much makeup as I do) as you need to give your skin time to breathe, heal, and repair. So, I thought I’d share with you guys my nighttime routine, and all the little tricks and tips that I use daily to ensure that every last inch of my makeup is removed. I typically have dry skin, so here are all the products I swear by to hydrate and replenish my skin, while also keeping breakouts at bay. Here’s what my nighttime routine looks like:
Step 1: To remove my lashes I soak a queue-tip in Sensibio H2O Micellar Water, Cleansing and Make-Up Removing Solution, $12, and gently rub this in back and forth motions along my lash line, which softens the glue so the lash comes away really easily.
Step 2: To remove my makeup I begin by using an oil-based makeup remover as they’re super moisturizing; one of my faves is the Ole Henrikson Uncover The Truth™ 3-In-1 Melting Cleanser, $32. Sometimes, I just use a dollop of coconut oil as it feels amazing on your skin and is completely natural! Once I’ve massaged it into my skin, I use the Aurelia Probiotic Skincare Monday to Sunday Bamboo Muslins, $32, to remove the makeup.
Step 3: I’m a HUGE fan of double cleansing – it literally changed my skin in two weeks. Double cleansing really ensures that all of the makeup, dirt, and oil is removed from your skin and allows the following products that you apply to be absorbed at a deeper level. Check out our guide to double cleansing here. So I start with the Tatcha Pure One Step Camellia Oil, $48, and massage this into my skin for a couple of minutes, then wash away with water.
Step 4: For the second step of my cleansing routine I use a dime-sized amount of the Tatcha The Deep Cleanse Exfoliating, $38, which is a water-based cleanser that removes the last traces of makeup and actually cleans deep into the pores.
Step 5: I’ve been using this toner for years – Clinique Clarifying Lotion Step 2, $23. It gently exfoliates and removes any dead skin that’s blocking your pores, and it’s basically my star ingredient for keeping breakouts at bay. I only use a small drop as it can be a little drying. To find out the perfect toner for your skin type, check out our guide here.
Step 6: SkinCeuticals C E Ferulic with 15% L-Ascorbic Acid, $166. This is one of my all-time favorite products – anyone who knows me, knows I’m obsessed!
Step 7: I then apply the SkinCeuticals Firming Cream. Unfortunately, it’s been discontinued but you can use any firming lotion or cream-based moisturizer.
Step 8: Another firm fave in my beauty cabinet is the Ren Skincare Rose O12 Moisture Defence Oil, $80, it’s so good! It helps to soften and revitalize the skin, leaving it radiant and firm – I never travel without it!
Step 9: A serum is another essential skincare step as serums have a higher concentration of active ingredients, making them more potent than other skincare products. I love the Anne Semonin Super Active Contour Serum, $146. To find out more about serums, read this post.
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Step 10: Everyone above the age of twenty should be using an eye cream – it’s all about prevention guys! I use the Anne Semonin Miracle Eye Contour Anti-Wrinkle Cream, $139. Check out our post on my fave eye creams and their drugstore dupe here.
Step 11: Although I don’t always use an eyelash serum, this DIY serum makes such a difference to my lashes whenever I do. To make the DIY serum, I combine equal measures of Castor Oil and Coconut oil – it’s that simple!
I hope you guys found this helpful and I’d love to know any product recommendations you guys have. Let me know in the comments below. X