I hope you’ve all had a fab Wednesday! Those of you who follow me on Instagram (@thepineappletartblog) will already know that I had a wonderfully relaxing spa day with my mum. I’ve never been to a spa before but it was such a treat and I loved every minute of doing nothing and being lazy, especially when a back massage was involved, haha.
So today’s post is about my nighttime skin care routine, I never really cared about my skin before, as long as it wasn’t too spotty I didn’t care but recently I’ve become much more interested in skin care and now have a routine I follow religiously (except maybe on a Friday night where I’ve been super lazy and left washing my face until 11 or later which means just a basic scrub).
I shower every night, excluding one night over the weekend if I’m not heading out the next day, which means that my night time skin care routine rarely changes and is much more effective, it also means I can look after my whole body rather than just my face which is something I find very important because of how sensitive and dry my skin is.
Cleanse–I love Simple products and they are my go to because of how sensitive my skin is, I either use this exfoliating wash or their moisturising face wash, this is the first part of my skin care routine, I simply scrub my face with this and rinse off.
Exfoliate-This step is one I only do every other day, I’ve found exfoliating really helps my skin and has significantly reduced the number of breakouts I have, I use this Champneys facial cleansing system to exfoliate. It comes with two heads, the softer one I use on my face by rubbing it in circular motions, the second head I use along my shoulders, chest and back, it really reduces any acne that I get in those areas too.
Toner-This is a really new thing for me, I pat my face dry and the apply toner all over it with a cotton pad in an upward direction. I’ve noticed that this really helps to minimise my pores and also makes my skin much softer.
Moisturise-So this is the final part of my nighttime face routine, I use the Simple hydrating moisturiser because it is so good for dry skin and isn’t greasy or oily which works so well for me because I have combination skin, I apply this generously all over my face and down my neck.
Wash-I use the Dove Silk body wash, I’ve found it’s really good for sensitive skin, plus it smells so good!
Exfoliate-I love the Soap and Glory Smoothie Star Breakfast Scrub, I use it every night all over my body and it’s helped my skin so much, it’s really good for getting rid of dry skin, I find it helps to reduce my eczema, and it leaves my skin so smooth!
Moisturise-I have two steps to moisturising, first I use a general moisturiser, I’m a big fan of using aqueous cream* because it is really good for dry skin, I just apply this all over my body. The second step is coconut oil, this is great stuff, it’s brilliant for everything, but it’s great for dry skin and eczema, you can apply it all over but I tend to just apply it to particularly dry areas of skin just to give it an extra bit of hydration.
*I have just been informed by the lovely skin beauty heart that there has been research showing that aqueous cream is bad for eczema, I’ve always found it works well for me personally but you can read the article here
So there is my nighttime skin care routine! What products do you use? Comments and feedback welcome!