Hello my lovelies,
Being a makeup artist for so many years, I must say that skincare is way more important than makeup application. Even the best products in the world, will not look as good and will not perform at their highest, if not applied on a skin that has been taking care of.
In today’s post I will share with you my nighttime skincare routine, so this is basically what I’m doing every single night (no exception) before I’m going to bed. These are the products, that over the years, I discovered that they work the best for my skin. It will be a long post, so grab a cup of coffee or tea and enjoy!
I would like to say in the beginning that I have combination skin: oily in my T-zone, with enlarged pores on the apples of my cheeks and my forehead. That’s why I introduced in my routine products that are targeting these problems.
First step in my skincare routine is removing my makeup… and this should be the most important thing that you do before you go to bed. Not removing your makeup at night, can create so much damage for your skin that you can’t even imagine (I’m planning on writing a post only about this, soon).
I start by removing my eye makeup using Clinique “Take the day off – for eyes and lips” and after I take a Neutrogena makeup towelette and wipe the day away.
Step 2: To wash my face I’m using Shiseido – “Perfect cleansing oil” together with my Clarisonic brush. Even if you are, or not wearing makeup, it is impetuously needed to wash your face and remove all the dirt and oils before you are moving to the next steps.
Step 3: Toner.
The one that I’m using right now is “Pores no more” by Dr. Brandt and I saw really good results for my enlarged pores.
Step 4: Serums and Acids
My go to serum is The Ordinary “Niacinamide 10% , Zinc 1%” . For those of you, that don’t know anything about Niacinamide, is basically known as a combination of vitamin B3 and nicotinic acid. It’s improving the appearance of enlarged pores, fines lines, dulness, and offers as well multiple benefits for aging skin. After using this for a while, I fell that my skin has more balance and it is not that oily anymore.
After applying the Niacinamide serum, I’m using also from The Ordinary, their “Azelaic Acid Suspension 10%”. This fights texture and keeps blemishes away, being in the same time really gentle on the skin. For me, these two together, have done miracles for my skin.
Step 5: Moisturizer. You can already tell that I love The Ordinary products, so the moisturizer that I’m currently using is also from them. I like it because it is light-weight but really hydrating in the same time, it absorbs quickly and just leaves my skin feeling refreshed.
This is pretty much it, the only thing that I do extra, once or twice a week is applying a mask and right now I enjoy using The Rubber mask by Dr. Jart… You have to try it!
If you have any question about any of the products or my regimen, please write them in the comment section down below.
Have a magical day!