My Nightly Skincare Routine #MirrorMirrorMonday

December 14, 2015

Happy Monday my pretties!

I hope you all had a great weekend! The countdown continues....

11 more days until Christmas!!

Today I am going to be sharing with you my nightly skincare routine. 
I love taking care of my skin and I really enjoy taking my makeup off at night and using all the products I have acquired from Sephora. I will be showing you my step by step routine with a link for every product I use. 
Now this is the skincare routine I use. My skin is pretty normal meaning it's not oily and not dry, I have a balance to my skin. These product may not work for everyone, it's important to know your skin and know WHAT your skin needs. After 27 years of washing my face, I have finally found the routine that works for me :) Yes this routine requires quite a few steps, but I truly believe skincare is so important and that you should really take the time to take care of your face :)

Step 1: Oil Base Cleanser
I always do a double cleanse when washing my face. I start out with an oil based cleanser to help break down my makeup as well as any dirt that an oil cleanser can help get get rid of. I would definitely recommend this cleanser from Boscia. It has a nice clean scent to it and is a nice gentle formula to use on your skin.

Step 2: Water Base Cleanser
Philosophy Purity Cleanser
Part two of a double cleanse is to wash with a water based cleanser. I love this cleanser from Philosophy! I does such great job not only cleaning off whatever makeup is left from the oil cleanser but it takes of my mascara in a snap! 

Step 3: Exfoliator
Nip+Fab Glycolic Fix Pads
I mentioned these pads in a previous post. These Nip+Fab pads are a great chemical and physical exfoliator for your face. Chemical meaning the glycolic acid helps to break down any dead skin cells and sebum and physical meaning the pads are texturized so they are buffing away any dirt and oil to reveal smoother, cleaner skin.

Step 4: Toner
This toner is one of my favorites. My trainers Karina and Katrina recommend this toner in a skincare video they did. First plus is that its made with coconut water! Anything coconut has my name all over it! next its natural and gentle. The whole point of a toner is just to bring balance back to the skin after washing it. It smells really nice too! :)

Step 5: Eye Cream
Drunk Elephant Shaba Complex Eye Serum
Best eye serum ever!!! As I have mentioned in the past, I am obsessed with the Drunk Elephant skincare line. They have the best and most effective products! I always apply my eye serum before I put any other serums or creams on my face. The eye serum creates a barrier around the eyes to protect it from any creams that my burn this sensitive area.

Step 6: Night Serum
Drunk Elephant T.L.C. Framboos Glycolic Night Serum
Just like the eye serum, this glycols night serum is my Holy Grail product! My skincare routine wouldn't be complete without this serum! Again the glycolic acid that is in this product is going to help breakdown any dead skin cells and gently exfoliate and treat the skin to help reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. It's a little pricy but it is worth (in my opinion) every cent!

Step 7: Moisturizer
Belif Aqua Bomb
Lastly is my moisturizer. I am a believer lol! This aqua bomb is unlike any other moisturizer that I have used. I can't even describe how well it works, its something that you have to try for yourself! It starts off as a gel but as soon as you apply this cooling cream to your skin it melts and smooths out so nicely across your skin. Plus it doesn't leave your face feeling sticky or greasy.

I hope you all enjoyed todays post! Let me know in the comments below what some of your Holy Grail skincare products are!

The Strawberry Blond