Everyone has a nightly routine before bed. Sometimes its as simple as a splash of water and brushing your teeth, but for those who enjoy the finer things in life and a truly clean and well moisturized face it’s a whole lot more. So here’s my nightly routine (with a bath thrown in the middle about once a week).
First thing’s first, the best part of my day, putting my hair up. I then start my facial routine by removing my makeup with my Body Shop Chamomile Gentle Makeup Remover. I use just a little on two round cotton pads and place them over my eyes. I always try not to wipe too much since the skin around my eyes is so sensitive. Everyone should be really careful when rubbing near their eyes. I then do a thorough cleanse using my Body Shop Gentle Aloe Foaming Face Wash making sure to work it into my skin all the way from my hairline to my jaw line and everything in between, splashing it off with warm water. The face wash is the only aspect of my routine that I’m ever willing to change up a little, since I always find it quite hard to lock down a favourite in this category. I’m not too sure how much I love this Body Shop cleanser. The remainder of my routine is non-negotiable though! After I dry my face I use a little bit of my Clinique Clarifying Toning Lotion 2 on a cotton pad to get rid of any dirt or impurities left over on my face. Next, my Body Shop Aloe Protective Serum to pre-moisturize my face for added hydration. To moisturize my face I go between two different products depending on my hydration needs. On a regular day-to-day basis I’ve been using Clinique’s Dramatically Different Moisturizing Gel for about 6 years now. But for days when I need added hydration, I’ve been using a few drops of the Josie Maran Argan Oil.
About once a week I treat myself to a bath, which I would insert into this step of the evening routine. These baths require 3 things: A good bubble bath/bath bomb, a good candle, and a deep moisturizing hair masque. I’ve tried quite a few bath bombs from Lush, but I find that I prefer a foaming liquid bubble bath. I love the Bath and Body Work’s Lavender and Chamomile Luxury Bath from their aromatherapy sleep line. Along with this amazingly relaxing scent, I love to pair it with my Bath and Body Work’s French Lavender Mason Jar Candle. And to top it off, I love to use that bath time for my L’Oreal Power Moisture Rush Mask. I just run a little through my hair and leave it in for the entirety of my bath, rinsing it out whenever I’m done and combing my hair really well!
After the face cleansing routine, and a bath, there is nothing left to do beside make a cup of Sleepy Time Tea and get into bed in comfy PJ’s and with a good book! Just a little bit of Blistex Daily Conditioning Cocoa Butter on my lips to ensure flake-free conditioned lips in the morning.
What do you do for your nightly routine? Do you have ‘the regulars’ or do you like to switch it up? I have a long list of new products to try as soon as others are all used up so I look forward to updating it soon!