Sunday, 27 October 2013

My Bedtime Skincare Routine

Whoaaaa, 2 posts in one weekend, what's going on? Well in all honesty I wasn't really happy with yesterday's post and I was itching to write a blog post with my own pictures etc so I thought, why not treat everyone to two posts in the space of 2 days? And that is exactly what I'm doing. I also thought that this could be a little '600 page views' surprise post.

As you can probably already guess, today's post is going to be about my bedtime skincare routine (the routine I do every single night). I don't know about you, but I personally love reading blog posts and watching YouTube videos about people's skincare routines so I'm hoping you'll enjoy this post.

Firstly before I do anything else, I remove all my eye makeup using my Nivea Daily Essentials Double Effect Eye Makeup Remover (wow that was a mouthful).


This is actually a relatively new addition to my skincare routine as when I went into Boots a couple of weeks back to get my usual Garnier one, they didn't have it so I picked this one up, and oh boy I'm glad I did.
This is one of those eye makeup removers that you have to shake to mix the 2 solutions together. 


I have 1 word to describe this; incredible. I seriously couldn't believe how quickly and effectively this took my eye makeup off the first time I tried it. I wear a lot of eye makeup, mascara, eyeliner, eye shadow and all the other shibazz (new word there oooh), but this just removes it all like a dream without leaving an oily residue (as some have done for me in the past). A little really does go a long way as I've had this for 2 weeks, I use it every night and there's hardly any product gone. I am so impressed with this and it will continue to be a staple in my routine. I would recommend this to anyone who wants an affordable, really effective eye makeup remover.

After removing my eye makeup I remove my face makeup. For this is use my Simple Kind to Skin Purifying Cleansing Lotion.


I have used this cleansing lotion for about 3 years now and I don't plan on changing any time soon. It's just so soothing and calming on my skin, doesn't irritate it and removes all makeup fantastically. I used to use this on my eyes but it wouldn't always remove all my mascara and I would usually wake up with panda eyes, it would also irritate my eyes a little bit. 


This is, as the name suggests a lotion. It has no scent and as Simple products are suitable for all skin types, I would recommend this to anyone who wants an affordable, gentle, effective face makeup remover.

Next, I wash my face. On a Wednesday and a Sunday night I use an exfoliator and on every other night, I use a regular face wash.
The exfoliator I use is the Tea Tree Exfoliating Cream Wash. 


This face wash has tea tree and peppermint in it and is an absolute joy to use. It also has added aloe vera in it so after use you're not left with stiff, tight skin, but soft, smooth skin. 


The crushed walnut shell (as you can see in the photo above) exfoliates my skin really well without scratching my face and without making my face feel like I'm rubbing sandpaper all over it. I much prefer this to any other exfoliators I've ever used. The morning after using this I also notice a huge reduction in the number of spots I can see forming under the skin (them little bumps). I have also noticed a reduction in blackheads on my nose, I'm seriously impressed by this and I would recommend this over any other exfoliator I've tried, and believe me, I've tried A LOT. Also it smells amazing, so that makes me love it even more.

The face wash I use every other night is Clean and Clear Fast Action Daily Wash. This is my favourite daily wash ever and I don't plan on changing any time in the foreseeable future.


This is just my holy grail face wash. It does everything it says on the tube and I just can't praise it highly enough. It definitely helps keep spots away and helps clear them fast, and it most definitely doesn't dry out my skin. It's seriously amazing. 


The face wash comes out as a gel like consistency but it lathers up to a foam on your face. I would highly, highly recommend this to anyone that has spot prone skin or is suffering from acne. This is the best product I have ever tried from Clean and Clear. 

Once I've washed my face I pat it dry with a clean towel and move on to toning my face. 
For this I use my Simple Kind to Skin Soothing Facial Toner. I love this toner. It leaves my skin feeling really refreshed and removes any dirt or anything that may have been left on my face, even after washing.


I don't exactly know what a toner does, but I do know it makes my skin feel really nice and clarified. I've been using this for about 3 years and I don't think I'll stop using it as it's served me well and it's just a great addition to my skincare routine. As it's Simple it has no unnecessary perfumes, no alcohol or anything to irritate your skin and is perfect for all skin types.

I then move onto moisturising my face, because everyone wants baby soft skin right?
For moisturising I use my Clean and Clear Dual Action Moisturiser. This moisturiser is meant to prevent spots and blemishes but I really don't know if it does or not. The main reason I use this is because it is oil free and is amazing at moisturising. 


This moisturiser has something like 0.2% salycilic acid in it (don't quote me on that) which is one of the best spot fighting ingredients you can find. As it has such a small concentration I don't know how effective it is but I certainly don't experience any irritation when I use this. I've been using this for about a year and I've been loving it ever since I got it. If you have very dry skin though, I would look for a more moisturising moisturiser as this does moisturise just not as well as some.


If you have oily, combination, normal, or spot prone skin I would recommend this moisturiser as it's oil free and it does make you feel a little better that it does have something in it that helps fight spots, even if maybe it actually doesn't, it's nice to have that there.

Finally I use my Witch Blemish Stick. This is just my favourite thing ever ever ever and oh my word I just love it so much. I love it so much that I actually did a full blog post on it here.


This little savoir has literally changed my life. No more foundation, and only concealer under my eyes. I seriously can't believe I never found this sooner. I just dab it over any spots that are appearing/have appeared and by the morning, you usually would never have known they were even there. I could ramble on about this for ages but just check out the whole post where I declared my love for it;)

Once I have done all of this, I jump into bed and watch YouTube videos, why not?
I hope this post has been helpful and has maybe encouraged you to buy some new products to add into your skincare routine? I hope everything was explained clearly and I'd like to thank you all again for 600 page views, it means the world.





19 comments:

  1. lovely post! that makeup remover sounds great :)

    following now! <3

    from helen at thelovecatsinc

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    1. thank you! It is great, would highly recommend:)
      Thankyou ever so much, I'll check out your blog when I have a chance!

      Thanks for reading xx

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  2. I can't thank you enough for bringing that tea tree wash into my life, it's amazing! I bought some the day after i found your blog (thought i'd followed you but i hadn't so did that today) and it's my favourite thing ever! xxx

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  3. ahh, it's great that you've actually gone out and bought something I've recommended:) it really is amazing!! thankyou so much:)xx

    Thanks for reading x

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  4. you have a lovely routine ! I use clean and clear face wash too !
    Keep in touch
    Kisses
    Shreya
    http://beautyndbest.com/

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    1. aw, thank you:) it's an amazing face wash:)

      Thanks for reading x

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  5. Hi! I'd like to invite u to my blog about vegan lifestyle, living with eating disorders, my daily diary, fashion, beauty, reviews and much more :) English articles soon! If you'll like it just leave a coment. Andie xxx

    www.andie-chambers.blogspot.cz

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  6. Great blog post, i use the witch stick too and it works wonders
    http://josephinejanethoughts.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. aw thankyou:) it doessss!!

      Thanks for reading x

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  7. Amazing post - you use a lot of great products. I definitely have to try this Nivea makeup remover. It sounds incredible!

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    1. aw, thankyou so so much!! You should try it, worth every penny!!

      Thanks for reading x

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  8. I too am a big fan of the Nivea eye makeup remover!
    Great blog post x

    ameliaheart.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. it's amazing!! Thankyou:)

      Thanks for reading x

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  9. The nivea eye makeup remover sounds really good. Personally, I find that simple products make my skin really dry but I love clean and clear products. Now I really want to try the witch blemish stick, it sounds great. You have a good skincare routine.

    charlottiex.blogspot.com

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    1. it is really good!! ooh, I have seen a few people say that before! you should, it's incredible!! thanks lovely:)

      Thanskf for reading x

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  10. Hey, I have been thinking of trying one of those Tea tree oil products for a while now, but I am not sure because I don't like oily products on my face. Is the scrub oily at all? Thank you for such detailed post, I will be following your blog from now on. I am starting a blog as well, if you would like to take a look? http://ararasview.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. woops, wrong url.
      its http://mintblogofbeauty.blogspot.co.uk/

      xx

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    2. I don't find it to be oily at all! It's my pleasure;) thankyou so so much!! I'll be sure to give your blog a read:)

      Thanks for reading x

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  11. Good post, I love simple skincare, I have been using it for years x

    Heather | Of Beauty & Nothingness

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