Skincare: My Night Time Routine

Friday, 5 February 2016
Hello again lovelies! Following on from yesterday's post on my morning skin care routine, this post is dedicated to my not-so-rigid night time routine. I can already hear your crying "Alice, isn't two posts dedicated to face-washing a little excessive?"

No. After all, cleanliness is next to godliness.

And anyway, night time cleansing is totally different to my morning makeup-prep, which is what I aim to explain to you all as in this post. Are you ready for the big clean, part 2?

As I explained yesterday, the purpose of my morning scrub is to wake me up for the day. Night time cleansing is completely the opposite, acting as one of the final stages of me winding down for the night, directly after my nightly cup of tea, and just before I snuggle down into bed.

Unfortunately, I often fall asleep before taking my makeup off (the horror!) so one of my New Year's Resolutions is to implement stricter cleansing at night time.

Currently one of my favourite bed time products is Angels On Bare Skin, it's gentle and calming lavender scent being the total opposite to the vigorous citrus of my morning Ocean Salt. Lavender is a well known plant for inducing relaxation and sleep, which is why I tend to use it at night only, otherwise I am far too sleepy in the day. 

I use this cleanser by first splashing my face with warm water, before mixing Angels into a paste in the palm of my hand. Angels is a relatively new product to me, however one I am growing increasingly fond of. Find out more about this cleanser in my Angels On Bare Skin Review

My next step is to remove all my eye makeup properly, as Angels isn't quite strong enough to do this on its own. I do this by saturating a cotton pad with Benefit's They're Real Remover before using it to wipe away any last traces of mascara from my lashes. I find this remover to be a little greasy, smearing makeup down the sides of my face, but it is easily removed with a little effort.

Same as in the mornings, I follow my cleansing with a good layer of Nivea Soft moisturiser, applying more at night than I do normally in order to let it work its magic overnight.

It is at this point that I sometimes exfoliate my lips with LUSH's Bubblegum Lip Scrub, before slathering them in strawberry Chapstick in order to moisturise them overnight (my top tip for gorgeously soft lips.) It may not taste the best, but Chapstick seriously works wonders and it's three for £1 at Poundland, so I'm planning on picking up the cherry flavour as soon as I can.

Do you have a night time skincare routine?
What products do you obsess over?
4 comments on "Skincare: My Night Time Routine"
  1. I have the they're real remover, I know exactly what you mean about it being a bit greasy but it gets every single bit of my eye makeup off, and nothing else has compared to it! Love the sound of angels on bare skin - I'll definitely have to check that out next time im in LUSH. Great post x

    emily x ❤ | emilyloula

    1. It's so good! And deffo pick yourself up some Angels - I'm slowly falling in love with it! xx

    2. It's so good! And deffo pick yourself up some Angels - I'm slowly falling in love with it! xx


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