Tuesday, 26 January 2016

My relaxing evening skincare routine

There are few things I look forward to more than to take my makeup off and nourish my skin after a long day. Pampering rituals like my skincare routine are a vital part of helping me calm down and preparing myself for bed. As I mentioned before in my morning skincare routine, I've been in a skincare frenzy of late and have made some nice new additions to my bathroom cabinet. 



I do use a separate eye makeup remover as I like to be delicate around my eye area. I generally use whatever I have on hand, but for hard to remove mascara, you can't go past the Clarins Instant Eye Make-Up Remover - I'll always have a bottle in my cupboard. I then go in with a face cleanser such as the Emma Hardie Moringa Cleansing Balm - I cleanse once to get rid off any makeup or SPF, then once more to thoroughly purify the skin.

A little daily exfoliating is important to ensure products can actually penetrate and work. The First Aid Beauty Facial Radiance Pads have a perfect mix of glycolic and lactic acids that gently brighten and prep the skin for other products. 

I've been using the Hylamide SubQ Anti-Age Advanced Serum for a while now and it has done wonders for my skin - it's packed to the brim with hyaluronic acid, leaving my skin glowing. If you're looking for a product akin to Indeed Lab's Hydraluron with a lighter texture, look no further.

The "spritz" and moisturiser stages are the same as I do in the morning. I then like to use beautiful oils that deeply nourish my skin overnight. I alternate between a rosehip oil (the Trilogy one is gorgeous) and the Aesop Fabulous Facial Oil. Divinely scented products are luxurious and good for the soul, so these oils do the job perfectly. This is also the ideal time for a bit of facial massage à la Lisa Eldridge, should you be so inclined.

This routine is equal parts caring for my skin and a moment for winding down my mind and indulging myself. It's genuinely one of my favourite parts of my day!
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