What you put on, you have to take off. Friends, this is really important. I actually think a nighttime routine may be more important than a daytime routine because you go to bed with it. Just like sleep restores you, the products I use at night help restore your skin.
There are many benefits to having a nighttime routine including signaling my body that day is done, releasing the tension, and preparing to close my eyes and have sweet dreams.
I use an oil-based cleanser called Rose Cleansing Balm from Sabbatical Beauty. I like the balm because I feel like a thicker product allows for better control when taking off your makeup plus you can give your face a nice massage. Then, I use SB’s Beauty Water again. When you look down at the cotton pad you will be shocked and pleased at how much gunk it takes off.
I also use ELF's Lip Scrub which helps prevent feathering of the lips and dry skin around the lips. Personally, I feel that mask-wearing adds to chapped lips so this is a quick and easy remedy.
Then I alternate days between serums: Sabbatical Beauty and Retinol Cream.
My sister turned me on to a product called Diamond Line Refine by KD Skincare. It does contain retinol and other active ingredients and I do believe it helps with the fine lines on my forehead and crow's feet by my eyes. It does have a tendency to be a bit drying so I alternate nights with more Sabbatical Beauty products.
When I am not using the KD Diamond Refine, I use Sabbatical Beauty’s Dorian Grey Serum followed by Camellia Gold Oil, which again is another product I believe helps me achieve my glow and it’s a product that contains real gold flecks? For a jewelry gal, it’s like a dream come true. Again, I try and give the products 5-10 minutes in between layering them. It seems like a long time but really it is not by the time I put on my pajamas and take all the throw pillows off my bed.
Last, when I get into bed, I apply Bobbi Brown’s Intensive Eye Cream and a swipe of ELF’s lip gloss. Yes, it has a hint of pink but you’ll feel pretty as you drift off.
That’s my routine to achieve healthy, glowing skin.
Now if you're thinking, “But Veronica, I don’t have time for all of this.” Let me tell you, it’s about a 30-minute investment of your time and I multitask doing things you must do at the same time, especially when doing my morning and nighttime routine.
In the morning while waiting for serums to absorb, I get dressed, brush my teeth, and fix my hair. Then apply my makeup. The whole routine takes about 20 minutes and I do a lot of other things while I do it.
My nighttime routine can be as quick as 10 minutes and again, I do things while I wait for the serums to absorb: brush teeth, put on PJ’s, and get my bottles of water. Frequently, I like to make the routine a little bit longer because it is part of my wind-down routine.
Thank you so much for all your compliments on my skin. Much like I enjoy picking out and wearing jewelry, I enjoy taking care of my skin, too. After all, everyone sees your face, including you, so you should love what you see in the mirror.
If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to ask. This is not a sponsored post and everything I am sharing is from my own experiences. Everyone’s skin is different.
For me, you can obviously see from all the products mentioned, from Sabbatical Beauty to Bobbi Brown, I also credit good skin to finding products that work for your skin and stick with them. I could never bounce from product to product or brand to brand without it causing breakouts or problems like flaking/dry skin which then would affect how my makeup went on.
You are all beautiful with and without makeup. Remember jewelry can go a long way, too. Putting on a pair of earrings is even faster than makeup.
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