Last week I brought my Morning Skincare Routine (here). So I thought it was only right to share my evening one too. I have dehydrated skin but these products are definitely helping my skin and dehydration isn't too much of an issue..
First of all I double cleanse to remove makeup and then actually clean my skin. The first cleanser I use is the Liz Earl Cleanse and Polish | £14 | I picked this up in the hope it would be an affordable dupe of my greatly loved Aurelia Cleanser. They are similar but the Liz Earl doesn't have the same nourishing effect on my skin. But it does a good job at removing my makeup and leaves my skin feeling clean. I then like to go in with Biore Baking Soda Cleanser | £4.99 | POST | Which I am loving at the moment! It's a lightweight gel cleanser with small scrubby particles in it. I I've really noticed a difference in how much clearer my skin looks. I also haven't had many break outs since I started using this!
After I've cleansed I like to go in with the Bravua Lactic Acid* | £9.95 | This is a new addition to my routine but one that I'm sure will be sticking around for a long time. This is an oil enriched with lactic acid, which is a chemical exfoliator, which helps the skin to shed dead skin cells and leave it looking brighter, fresher and more glowing. I like to leave this on for 5-10 minutes and the rinse it off. I do this because I've found most AHA / BHA products break me out so I'm slowly building up my skin tolerance to it. But after I've rinsed this my skin is so much softer and smoother. I'm really wowed by this and can't recommend it enough!
Because AHAs can be quite stripping it's important to add moisture back into the skin. I find layering my moisturiser products works really well at keeping my dehydration at bay. So I go in with the Dr Botanics Japanese Orange Serum* | £39.99 | This is a lightweight, watery serum that contains fatty acids to hydrate and plump the skin. The Japanese Orange also helps to protect the skin from environmental damage and boost radiance. This absorbs into the skin instantly and leaves it feeling smooth and hydrated even before going in with any other products.
Next up moisturisers. I won't bore you about the La Roche Posay Ultra Toleraine Fluid | £17.50 | POST | but to some it up this is a super lightweight but hydrating moisturiser that just works! I also like to sometimes go in with the Dr. Botanicals Japanese Orange Overnight Restoring Mask* | £39.99 | Which to put it simply is amazing! The creme is really thick, it has an almost balm texture. It does feel slightly heavy on the skin but this doesn't bother me because in the morning the results are undeniable! My skin is so soft and glowing! My dehydrating lines aren't as bad either. This is a great product. Plus you only need a tiny amount to cover the whole face so I can't see myself running out any time soon.
Lastly I use an oil to lock everything in and add even more hydration! Oils have been a real game changer in my routine, I have a few in my current rotation. Which are:
Pai Rose Hip Oil | £22 | I'd been eyeing this up for a while so I was delighted to see it in the Black Friday sales! But I would happily pay full price this stuff. It contains Rose Hip Oil which is known for its healing properties. It fades scars, marks, fine lines and UV damage. I have a few blemish marks which are taking forever to go so I thought this would help and it really has! I've noticed a huge difference in them and I'm hoping they will be completely gone soon.
Dr. Botanicals Japanese Orange Oil* | £39.99 | This is an oil aimed hydrating and firming the skin. It contains Nourile extract which firms fine line and helps prevent the early signs of ageing. While I don't think ageing is a problem for me yet, it's never too early to prevent it! This oil also intensely hydrates skin and leaves it so soft!
Dr Botanticals Advanced Anti Oxidant Super Food Oil* | £42.99 | POST Another offering from Dr Botanics, which I like to use when I'm not using the other two or my skin is feeling particularly dry. The oil itself is silky smooth and absorbs into the skin pretty quickly. This is jammed packed with ingredients, all aimed at hydrating and nourishing the skin. This is like superfood for you face! In the morning my skin is noticeably softer, more plump and hydrated!
So that concludes my evening skincare routine. I didn't include the stuff I don't use regularly like scrubs and other treatments. Maybe I'll do a separate post on those.
What are your favourite products in your evening skincare routine?
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