I recently did a post about my pamper evening routine so I thought I would write about what I do on a everyday basis in the evening and what products I enjoy to use. I probably should just mention before I dive into the products that I have dry skin and I can be prone to stubborn spots! (I call them my stress spots lol!)
Baby wipes/makeup remover wipes
So straight after I've popped my falsies off I like to use a baby wipe or a makeup remover wipe (I don't have a preference just whatever I happen to have) and use that to remove the majority of my eye makeup (eyeshadow, mascara and my eyebrows!). I do use it slightly on the the rest of my face just to get the initial layer of foundation and powder off.
Micellar cleansing water
After I've used a baby wipe/makeup remover wipe I like to go in with some micellar water. My favourite is the ones from Garnier. I pour a little bit on to two cotton pads and gently rub them all over my face, this picks up all the makeup that the wipe wasn't able to get. I will say that is doesn't matter what brand of micellar water I use it always ends up stinging my eyes a little so I don't use this product around my eyes (hence the baby wipes!)
I use the two ways above to remove my makeup so after that I like to go in with a facial wash that will assure that there is no makeup on my face anymore but will just clean my skin in general. The one that I have been loving to use lately is from Neutrogena and it is their Visibly Clear Pink Grapefruit Facial Wash. Not only do I love the fact it's pink (my favourite colour) or the fact that is smells lush, it does a great job at cleansing my skin and it doesn't break out my pretty sensitive skin.
I can't really use a facial scrub everyday because of how dry my skin gets but when I do use one I notice that it really helps with any of my unwanted blemishes. The one I have been using lately is also from Neutrogena and is from the same line as the facial wash. It is called Visibly Clear Pink Grapefruit Daily Scrub. I find that this is strong enough to remove dirt and dead skin cells but is also kind enough to the skin so that it doesn't irritate it in anyway. I think if you had oily/combination skin you could use this everyday. If I'm feeling like I need something a little extra I will use a facial exfoliating sponge.
When I've finished cleansing my face I like to go in with two different moisturisers. One that I concentrate around the eye area - the one I love is from Boots.com and is their Essential Cucumber Eye Gel. Now this product is really inexpensive but I really love it, I have a pretty sensitive eye area when it comes to using products and I do find that lots of products can cause some stinging and redness. This gel does not. The moisturiser I love to use for my whole face is from Garnier and it is their Moisture Bomb Night Cream. This is like a gel/water type of moisturiser if that makes sense? It's really really hydrating and I highly recommend it for people that suffer from dry skin. Also the tissue mask from the same range is amazing.
So once I've done all of the above if I notice that I have any annoying little lurkers I will take the time to apply my favourite spot treatment which is the Mario Bedescu Drying Lotion. I will let my moisturiser sink in for a while before I apply this product and the way that I use it is to get a cotton bud and dip through the liquid till you reach the pink at the bottom then I just apply a small dot wherever the blemish is. I pick this up from beautybay.com and I will sleep with it on and wash anything remaining off when I wake up in the morning.
What do you guys use during your evening skincare routine?
Thanks for taking the time to read;
- AmberBentleyy xo