April 22, 2013

Skin Care: Night Time Routine!


     Taking off your makeup and washing your face at night before bed is a step you should never, I repeat, NEVER skip. Going to bed with your makeup on is basically like posting on social media you’ll have free booze and food; all that bacteria build up from the day is going settle in and invite all their closest microbial infiltrating friends over to set up camp all up in your face. Not cool. In order to have clear, glowing skin it is crucial to remove your makeup, cleanse and exfoliate, tone, and moisturize.

For the last 3 or so weeks I have been using the Simple skin care line. I have really been enjoying the way it makes my face feel. (I have super sensitive skin. It is usually pretty oily but from time to time my face will go through a streak of being as dry as the Sahara, this streak typically lasts 2-3 days. It’s really weird.)

My bedtime facial routine goes a little something like this:
1. I begin using a cleansing wipe to remove all the makeup on my face. These wipes are even gentle enough to use on my eyes! And they usually take off all my waterproof eyeliner and mascara I tend to gravitate toward. (Sometimes I might have to add a bit of eye makeup remover to the wipe.)

2. After I get all the makeup off my face I went it with lukewarm water and massage a nickel-size amount of cleanser all over my face. This Simple cleanser is a gel product, so a little goes a long way. After I have the product spread on my face I wet my Olay spinbrush and move it all around my face. This really breaks up any dirt, grime, etc. left on my face and cleans out my pores. This step usually takes 30 second to a minute, depending on how tired I am or how stressed I am (it really relaxes me for some reason.) After that’s all done I rinse the brush out well. And rinse my face really well with cool water to help close those pores! Then pat my face dry.

3. I let my face dry for a minute or so then I use my toner, also Simple at this point. I’ll saturate a cotton ball and rub it on my face and down my neck. Toner cleans up any residual grime on the mug and helps to close those pores even more. (My pores happen to be annoyingly huge, no matter what I try. However, this product line is helping to close those guys.)

4. And finally moisturize, moisturize, MOISTURIZE! It’s so important, a lot of oily skin girls think that because their skin is oily they can skip this step, FALSE! Don’t do that, your skin will over compensate for lack of moisture and produce more oil, making your face more oily than necessary!  Not so awesome, right? I really like this moisturizer in particular because it is really hydrating without making my skin feel oily or look oily. And with this I only need about a pea size of product, once again a little bit goes a long way.

And there ya have it! Those are the steps I go through every night before bed, pretty low maintenance while still cleansing thoroughly.


**These views are my own and honest opinions. I purchased these products with my own money and am in no way affiliated with any company mentioned.**



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