Nighttime Beauty Routine
Hi peeps! How are you? First, I would like to apologize for abandoning the site for too long, I hope each one of you didn't mind because I have been experiencing some trouble focusing. Well here I am now, and this time I think I will go with one topic that many of my followers have been asking... my nighttime beauty routine! I am addicted to taking care of my skin rather than applying expensive high end makeups. I believe in taking care of facial skin, and use the product that suit me the best, without compromising this and that. I call this an investment for the future.
Okay, without further ado, I present to you, my nighttime beauty steps!
Clean Your Face
It is one the most important thing to do. I have to keep my skin clean before I go to bed, or else I just cannot sleep. In the past I've made mistakes in choosing Cleanser that is a lot cheaper or easier to get, I didn't know that choosing the right Cleansing Milk is very crucial for my skin. And yes I've had breakouts all over my face and lots of blackheads on the nose area. After that kind of experience I said to myself that I won't be taking my skin for granted and choose only the right Cleanser. So far I've tried several brands, but I just fell in love with SK-II Facial Treatment Gentle Cleansing Cream. This product cleanses and moisturizes my skin at the same time. It doesn't left any greasy feelings.
This product is also very easy to use. We just need to put a pea size of the cream on our cheeks, forehead and chin. Rub it gently for 2-3 minutes. And rinse it with warm water. And just dab our face with towel. That's it and now we are good to go to the next step.
This step is where I want my skin's pH balance to stay level. To make this happen I will need the help of a good toner. Toner will shrinks pores and give me the appearance of smaller pores. It also adds a layer of protection from any toxic contaminants into the skin. And last but not least, I love how my skin feels after this step. What I need to do is just place a few drops of toner on a cotton ball or cotton round and gently wipe over face, neck, and chest. This small step will make lots of difference to your skin. Believe me!
As for the toner my heart goes to..... Lancôme Tonique Confort Re-Hydrating Comforting Toner for dry skin. I love the smell, it made me feel refreshed. Try to use toner and see how your skin brightens up.
You can skip this step if you want to, but I am a perfectionist when it comes to skincare. I choose SK-II Facial Treatment Essence for this step to improve the appearance of my skin, because it is made of 90% Pitera. This is like a miracle ingredient and I love how tight my skin feels after I use this essence. As I read, this product will refine pores, maintain skin's elasticity, and will make your skin resilient to wrinkles. I had skin issue before I use this, it was uneven tone, and after I use this product I could see how the tone of my skin slowly turned even.
Now this is the real deal. Please ladies, I am suggesting everyone to really invest on one fine Face Serum. Because with a good Face Serum, 50% of your trouble will melt away. A good Face Serum will make your skin firm, tight, and smooth only by one night. Don't believe me? Try it yourself!
My ultimate winning product is Lancôme Advanced Génifique Youth Activating Serum. I have been using this for the past 5 years, and never have I regret spending my money on this one (maybe my husband does, but I don't really care :D) anyway, I can't believe how it made my skin radiant overnight. They said this product was developed after 14 years of research and 197 formulation trials, no wonder it is quite pricey. This anti-aging serum works to improve skin's radiance, elasticity, firmness, skin tone, and smoothness. It was designed for every women, all skin types, and multiple ethnicities.
I use this twice a day. Just one drop and it will be enough for your face and neck. Enjoy!
I have some trouble in eye area because my eyes were always a bit puffy, and I had dark circles even with enough sleep. So I have been taking a really good care of my eyes to avoid any wrinkles and reduce the puffiness. Experts said to start using Eye Serum and Cream by the time you are 25, but I know I'm a bit paranoid, I've been using Eye Serum and Eye Cream since I was 23 years old. I've tried several products, but again, my choice came to Lancôme Advanced Génifique Yeux Light-Pearl Eye illuminator Youth Activating Concentrate. I always love the applicator of this product, the pearl like tip made my eyes feel refreshed. It will be confusing for the newbies, but just make a circular movements around you eyes to apply the serum. Or you can always watch the tutorial video.
I also have been using this product for the past 3-4 years. And I still won't try any other product in the near future.
This is by far the most important step of my nighttime beauty routine. I have been changing my night cream over the years, depending on my needs. But for me, a woman who's approaching 30s, I think it's about time to introduce my skin to a couple of anti-aging products, as I already saw some wrinkles here and there. It's okay, aging is something that is unavoidable, we just need to learn to age gracefully. And this time, again I choose Lancôme Rénergie Multi-Lift Night Cream.
This product has the multi action concentrate, anti aging serum to tighten skin, and also skin firming cream. It is designed to do more than just lift the skin. It also reduces the appearance of lines and wrinkles (which I totally need) and revitalized skin when we are sleeping. One thing that I love, this product also contains a powerful antioxidant to help restores your skin cells. I apply this miracle cream every night after face serum, to my face and neck. The smell is also very soothing. Keep in mind that this product can make your face oily, and because of that it suits my dry skin very well.
I swear this is the last step, and thanks for keeping up with me! Hahaha.. This is the final step for me, and it is Eye Cream. After the use of my favorite Eye Serum, I can't miss my favorite Eye Cream. This is also my protection against looking 30, along with the application of this product I secretly pray to look 25 forever. :D
As you already know, my skincare mostly came from the brand Lancôme, and with no exception, my favorite Eye Cream is Lancôme Génifique Yeux Youth Activating Eye Cream. This cream is a lightweight eye gel-cream that leaves the eye are looking smoother, rested and healthier. This is my solution for dark circles, dryness, and dullness. This product is safe for sensitive eyes. I apply it every night and woke up every morning with fresh eyes.
Yes, that is the end of my nighttime beauty routine. I hope this article finds you well and could answer lots of your questions about my facial skins. Oh yes, and one more thing, before I forget, If ever I get a little pimples, I would go with the most natural way possible. I use Tea Tree Oil and left it there until morning. I hope this information is useful for you, ladies! Sending love to each one of you.. XOXO - Shahnaz.