Wednesday, 5 March 2014

Evening Skincare Routine

My skin can be a nightmare sometimes. It's mainly dry and dehydrated, and no matter how much water I drink it seems to make no difference. I suppose I could look at the positive side, that my face doesn't look oily, but sometimes I feel like I would much prefer that as cakey makeup sticking to dry patches is not a good look let me tell you. My skin really can be a huge pain and it does get me down, but I do see a light at the end of the tunnel as I have recently switched up my skincare routine and already I can see improvements.

In the evenings, I take off my eye make up with my trusty Bioderma. I then use my L'OrĂ©al Paris Skin Perfection Cleansing Oil all over my face to make sure all the make up is removed. I'm really loving cleansing balms recently, and at the moment I am using the Espa Nourishing Cleansing Balm. This is only a sample size that I ordered from the website, but I'm considering buying a full size tub after I use up a few others that I have stored away.  I smooth the Espa balm all over my face and then add a little water and rub it in circles before wetting a washcloth to wipe it all off my face. 

After patting my face dry, I use either a serum or facial oil. Currently I'm using the Body Shop Aloe Protective Serum, part of the Aloe range for sensitive skin. I only recently bought this, and so far it's looking good! Anything that gives my face some added moisture is a gem in my books, which is why I really get on with cleansing balms. 

Once I'm tucked into bed and my face is dry, I moisturise. Right now I'm using the Aloe Soothing Night Cream as it's the perfect partner to the serum. It's really thick and creamy so I love it! Finally, I apply some lip balm. On my bedside table at the moment is the Aloe Lip Care cream, also part of the Aloe range. I've only used this a couple of times but I'm really impressed so far; when I wake up in the morning my lips still feel nice and moisturised.

What do you use in your skincare routine?


  1. I love having a peek into people's skincare routines! Bioderma is a favourite of mine too xx

    1. Me too! Bioderma is great for getting the bulk of your makeup off before having a good cleanse isn't it! x

  2. The Body Shop Skincare line actually looks lovely! I've never used anything from there before face-wise. My skin has become really dry at the minute which has meant my skin is all flaky and I haven't been able to wear foundation.
    But then I tried Origins Night a Mins which is an amazzzzinngg night cream! You should definitely try and get a little sample :)


    1. Mine was like that recently :( I'll look into it, thanks so much!! xxx


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