The Evening Skincare Routine

I'm pretty sure I haven't written a skincare routine post on the blog for over two years. Usually I'm such a floozy with the products I use and have such a hard time sticking to a routine - trying out new products and new combinations is just too exciting to resist. Lately though, I've gotten into a groove with my evening skincare routine that I'm really loving. I'm still working on the morning routine, but one's a start, right?

If I'm wearing makeup, I'll start by removing it with the Banila Co. Clean It Zero and a wet washcloth. I typically move on to a new cleansing balm once one runs out, but I'm thinking I might repurchase this one - I really love how light it feels on the skin, but it really gets down and washes away every scrap of makeup. It doesn't sting my eyes and even removes waterproof eye makeup with no tugging. And it smells really nice, too. After my makeup is removed I'll go in and actually cleanse my skin with the Glossier Milky Jelly Cleanser. This stuff is my holy grail, as much as I don't like using that phrase. I use it without fail every single night. It feels so cushiony and lovely on the skin, leaving it feeling so fresh and clean without being left stripped or tight. In fact, my skin feels even softer after using it. 

If my skin is feeling a little spotty or agitated, I'll massage in a few drops of Glossier Super Pure.* I'm still loving all three of The Supers and slotting them into my routines whenever needed. The Super Pure serum is great for calming down irritated skin and minimizing blemishes. I always notice I wake up with much less redness, and any swelling on pimples has gone down after I use this at night. After the Super Pure/as my serum step I've been using the Perricone MD Cold Plasma Face Treatment.* I only use this during the week as Brett doesn't come near me if he can smell it on my skin, but even so it works wonders for my skin. It leaves my skin impossibly smooth, plump, and hydrated, pores are tightened and redness is reduced. It's quite the wonder product. I've also been using the Cold Plasma Eye* as my eye cream of choice - it does the same for the eye area that the face treatment does for the rest of the skin. It drastically reduces the puffiness I normally wake up with, and I've noticed my concealer goes on so much more evenly and doesn't crease when I'm consistently using the eye cream at night. You can get 20% off Perricone MD when you use KelseyDPMD at checkout until 11/22 (not an affiliate code)!

Now that the weather is cooling down, my skin's been loving having an extra nourishing duo of both facial oil and moisturizer. Lately the ones I've been using are both from Drunk Elephant - the Virgin Marula Luxury Facial Oil and the Lala Retro Whipped Cream. I pat in the oil first, allow some time for it to sink in, and then add the cream on top. My skin drinks up this combination all night long, and I wake up with glowing, nourished skin. This is quite a pricy duo, but they're worth every penny for what they're doing for my skin.

What products do you reach for in your nighttime routine?

*Some products mentioned have been sent to me for consideration, but all opinions are my own. Please see my disclaimer for more information.


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