I love taking care of my skin and I’m quite strict with my evening skincare routine. I always make sure I take all my make-up off and apply eye cream/serums and very rarely miss a night.
It’s time consuming, especially if I’ve got in late, but I just think it’s important to take care of your skin and I like using all my nice creams and serums anyway!
I start by using Nivea Double Effect Eye Make-up Remover (product pictured in the last image) as I just like to get rid of as much eye make-up and stubborn mascara as possible before cleansing, rather than have eye make-up swirled around my face making cleansing take longer than necessary!
This eye make-up remover is amazing at removing stubborn mascaras and heavy eye make-up and works really quickly. I use one side of a cotton pad per eye and thats all I need to remove it all with. It doesn’t sting my eyes at all or leave an oily residue, which is great for me as I have quite sensitive eyes.
After taking my eye make-up off I use my absolute favourite cleanser to take off the rest of my make-up: Liz Earle Cleanse and Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser.
I’ve been using Liz Earle for nearly a year now and never looked back! It is such a popular cleanser and I definitely know why as it has really improved my skin since using it and I wish I stared using it a lot sooner. My skin feels so much softer, especially around my chin and nose where it used to be a lot drier.
It’s simple to use and I find it much less messy than using a face wash. You rinse and cleanse with the muslin cloth dipped in warm water then wrung out until damp and simply wipe off the cream which prevents water being splashed all over your face and getting in your hair! I find you have more control over the product and giving your face a good ‘polish’ with the muslin cloth.
After cleansing, I use Clinique All About Eyes. It’s a lightweight cream with a velvety gel-like consistency which helps to reduce the appearance of fine lines and dark circles and also de-puffs the eye area.
I apply it in the mornings as well as before bed and It’s just so hydrating and refreshing to apply. It absorbs really quickly, so it’s perfect for the mornings when you need to apply make-up over it.
I gently pat it around my eye area (but not directly under the lash line) and it absorbs really quickly leaving a smooth surface and a brighter eye area without leaving my eyes feeling tight or sticky. It really does make my eye area look lot brighter and the skin feels so much more softer and smoother since using it.
I love using this in the mornings too as it really wakes my eyes up relieving any tiredness or dryness around them.
I then smooth a small amount of bareMinerals Active Cell Renewal Night Serum around the rest of my face to help to hydrate my skin and make it feel soft and smooth in the mornings. I wait a few second for it to absorb and apply moisturiser over it.
I don’t find this serum oily or sticky either which is why I love it so much, as I hate it when serums take ages to absorb and leave your face feeling sticky. But this absorbs in seconds and gives a lovely instant ‘glow’ to the face and in the mornings my skin is noticeably softer and smoother and more healthy and radiant looking.
I apply Nivea Soft Refreshingly Soft Moisturising Cream after the serum as the final step. I’ve been using Nivea products for years since being a teenager and my mums always used them too. I’ve been using this particular moisturiser since my early teens and it’s always been great for my skin.
I’ve tried different moisturisers in the past but I always end up coming back to this as it’s the only cream that I’ve found to really soften and smooth my skin but also keep it feeling soft afterwards.
It’s also paraben free, absorbs quickly and doesn’t feel sticky or greasy at all. Even when I sometimes try a new moisturiser, I can’t help but always use this first as a base, as I just love how soft my skin feels after using it. I also use this before applying sunscreen in the morning too.
Which products do you use in your evening skincare routine?