Evening Skin Care Routine

As promised, here is part 2 of my skin care routine - what I do in the evenings.

If I've worn makeup that day, I will first go in with The Body Shop Camomile Sumptuous Cleansing Butter to remove it all.  I massage the balm into dry skin, and it melts into an oil and breaks down my makeup, even waterproof mascara.  I clean that off with a warm washcloth.  Next I go in with another cleanser to make sure all traces of makeup and the cleansing butter are removed.  I've been loving the First Aid Beauty Face Cleanser at night as well as in the morning for this.

After cleansing, I go in with an acid-based toner.  I absolutely love the Pixi Glow Tonic - I've only been using it for about a month and I can already tell it has saved my skin.  Uneven texture and tone have been eliminated.  Next I'll use eye cream and a spot treatment if I have any blemishes - Mario Badescu Chamomile eye cream and Origins Super Spot Remover gel do the trick.  For serum, I've been using a sample of Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair, which I will be gutted to see run out. This, as well as the Pixi Glow Tonic have dramatically improved my skin. I might have to bite the bullet and buy the full size when my sample runs out.  Lately, because of the weather change, I've been craving a bit more moisture, so I've been layering on a face oil next. I'm loving the Rosehip Oil by Eve Hansen Beauty. I may do a separate post on this product because I'm loving it so much.  Once I give the oil a minute to sink in, I layer on a healthy dollop of the First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Cream. It's so thick and rich that it feels almost like an overnight moisture mask. 

I love both of my skincare routines - they're a great way to prepare for and wind down from the day.

What are your favorite products to use before bed?