CLEANSE: If I am wearing makeup I take it off before cleansing with makeup removing wipes. This cleanser has become my go to for my seriously dry skin (especially in the fall and winter). It keeps my skin hydrated while effectively removing dirt and oil from my face. I use it every night with this Clarisonic and have seen great results. Using these two in combination has left my skin clear and has prevented dry flaky skin.
TONE: I use witch hazel for a few reasons at night. First, I don't wash my hair every day so after cleansing I put some on a cotton pad and use it to clean my hairline so that it doesn't breakout, this also removes any cleanser residue that might've been left behind. Second, I use it to clean my neck because I hate washing my neck with cleanser (I always land up covered in water) so I use this instead to prep for exfoliation and moisturizer.
EXFOLIATE: I honestly have to say that these are my #1 holy grail product and have been for the last few months. I've posted on them a few times before, which shows you just how much I love them. I use them after cleansing and take one pad to wipe all over my face and neck. I actually didn't use these on Sunday night and when I woke up yesterday I noticed a huge difference in my skin - it was dull and had more texture than usual. When I use these they literally make my skin glow and help keep to breakouts at bay.
TREAT: So I do have to admit that these products (this and this) are a little pricey, but after using samples I got of each of these I fell in love. Good Genes is a pharmaceutical-grade, lactic-acid-based treatment that works to exfoliate, plump fine lines, reduce hyperpigmentation, increase circulation, and firm skin for instant radiance. Luna Sleeping Night Oil is a retinoid oil that moisturizes, shrinks pores, reduces wrinkles, calms redness, and improves skin smoothness. I use these two products a few different ways, one way is to apply Luna Oil to clean, dry skin and then layer Good Genes over it. Next depending on how my skin is acting I will use one of the products (Good Genes if I'm breaking out, Luna Oil if my skin is really dry) and then apply this face cream over it. (Pro Tip: If you're interested in purchasing these buy this kit so that you get both together for less money!)
MOISTURIZE: At night there are a few important places that need to be moisturized. I recently started using this facial cream and I absolutely love it. This is the cream I mentioned above and it works wonderfully with the Luna Oil and Good Genes. It contains two types of hyaluronic acid to drench the skin in water and moisture, it also contains papaya enzymes, which smoothes and exfoliates. (Pro Tip: If you're interested in trying the cream, Luna Oil, and Good genes buy this kit!) After this I put on eye cream, I have been using this one lately and really like it because it is very hydrating without clogging pores. Lastly, I have super dry lips (that frequently crack and bleed) and this lip balm is the only thing that soothes them and I have been using it for years!
BODY CARE: My chest tends to break out so every night I clean it with witch hazel on a pad and then apply aloe vera to moisturize the skin without clogging pores (for more info on this check out this post). I then apply body lotion all over to help with the dry skin on my body. Currently I'm using this moisturizer because I read an article about it in Allure where they raved about it and I like the results I've seen.
HAIR: To keep my hair from looking greasy I use this dry shampoo. The Tropical scent smells really good and it makes my hair feel clean on days when I don't wash my hair. Applying dry shampoo at night allows it to better soak into your hair and absorb oils. Last, but not least, I put my hair up with a scrunchie to prevent an indent a regular hair tie would cause. I keep my hair up while I sleep to keep it out of my face and preserve a blowout.
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