I've been getting a lot of questions regarding my skin everything form which products I am using daily to what am I doing besides using such products. So, I decided to share my nightly routine with everyone. Every night I perform the same routine on my skin, just like many other things in life I believe consistency plays a big factor in your skin's health. I know a lot of us are very busy on a daily basis and for many washing your face is last on your list. But, if you want to have healthy and clear skin you have to make it a priority to take care of it.
Here are the steps I take to cleaning my skin every night before bed:
2. Now that my makeup is removed, I apply a dime size amount of Nuetrogena's Blackhead eliminating daily scrub and I lightly scrub my nose and forehead. I like to make sure I get into the crevices of my nostrils because that's a common place for black heads to live. I add this step into my nightly routine because I really like this face scrub I feel like it really does it's job to eliminate blackheads.
3. Time for the real face wash!!! I apply a generous amount of Clinique's facial soap on my face and using my Clarisonic Mia 2 I splash some luke-warm water on the bristles and begin massaging my face going up and outward in circular motion. I do this for a minute and I break down the time to 20 seconds on my forehead, 10 seconds on both of my cheeks, and 20 seconds on my chin.
You can use any face cleansing brush on the market for this step. There are many brands that have their version of the Clarisonic and a lot of them are pretty affordable in comparison to the Mia 2. I use number 3/4 in Clinique's liquid facial soap which helps combination oily/oily skin. Before purchasing any face wash remember to make sure you're buying one that will suit your skin type best. Clinique has a couple different facial soaps depending on your skin type. I added a photo above of the different ones they have to offer.
4. I use a cotton ball and I apply Clinique's clarifying lotion clarifiante all over my face and under my jawline.
There are many benefits that come with using a toner. The alcohols that are in toners help remove any excess oil, and can actually help prevent breakouts especially for acne-prone skin. A lot of toners can also help hydrate your skin and prevent dryness. I love Clinique's clarifying lotion in number 4 for that reason, not only does it control my oily skin but it also helps control build-up and pore clogging. It leaves my skin feeling smoother, healthier and cleaner.
5. I love finishing my nightly routine with a good moisturizer, remember when applying moisturizer to massage it on your face and neck. I use La Mer's moisturizing cream and I love this cream because it leaves my skin feeling moisturized and rejuvenated. I know this cream is on the pricey side so I do switch off between this moisturizer and Nuetrogena's Healthy skin anti-wrinkle cream night.
So, that is the routine I go through every night with my skin. It is a bit tedious but once you make it a habit it becomes apart of your daily routine without thinking about it. Along with following steps like these to cleaning my face, I also make sure I am staying hydrated by drinking plenty of water everyday. I also perform face masks 2-3 times a week to get rid of any impurities and or remove any dead layers of skin. Like I said before it's all about consistency to keep your skin youthful and healthy. I hope you all learned something that you guys could add to your daily routine.