My nightly skin care routine has changed quite a lot in the past 3 months, realising I needed products that were quick to apply and also how to layer products to lock moisture in rather than using a single night cream and expecting miracles. Hope this helps with anyone wanting to switch up their nightly skin care routine.
STEP 1: Serum
Hydraluron Moisture Booster $34.00 Available from www.priceline.com
Serum goes first always - day and night! You want the super intense ingredients to penetrate into the deeper layers of the skin. Hydraluron is packed with Hyaluronic Acid which is great for adding hydration to dry skin, which I why I have been loving it lately as my skin is going through its annual winter dry patch stage.
STEP 2: Eye Cream
Jurlique Herbal Recovery Advanced Eye Serum $58.00 Available from www.jurlique.com.au
Whilst the Hydraluron is sinking into my skin, I apply a small amount of this beautiful eye serum to the skin all around my eyes and also my eyelids in a soft patting motion...is it weird that I paranoid about getting wrinkly eyelids?!? Well I am.
STEP 3: Clearing Gel
La Roche Posay Effaclar Duo $27.99 Available from www.priceline.com
I get lots of questions about what to use for breakouts when you are in your 20's and 30's, as the teen acne products are way too harsh on slightly older skin. My answer is always 'La Roche Posay - Effaclar Duo' it is a clearing gel which is applied to only the area you are trying to clear up. For me at the moment my forehead is a breakout zone, so I apply a pea size amount and allow it to be absorbed completely before starting my next step.
STEP 4: Night Oil
Sukin Certified Organic Rose Hip Oil $32.99 Available from www.priceline.com
Applying a nightly oil at any age is a great idea, if you are in your teens and worried adding oil will make your skin oilier - it wont and I wish I started using it at a younger age. For me this is a sealing layer, it locks in the serums and adds an extra layer of super hydration.
STEP 5: Heavy Duty Lip Balm
Chap Stick Day & Night Repair duo $7.99 Available from www.priceline.com
If you sleep with your mouth open then you are going to suffer from dry and cracked lips, I love using an ultra heavy duty lip balm before I go to sleep because it is really going to sit on your lips and be absorbed.
STEP 6: Hand Hydration
L'Occitane Hand Cream $12.00 Available from www.loccitane.com.au
Don't forget your poor neglected hands, having a hand cream on your bedside table at the ready is a great idea if you forget to apply hand cream on a regular basis. I am a total hand cream hussy and never stay loyal to one brand in particular but I am liking the L'Occitane hand cream a lot.
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