17/07/2014

My Evening Skincare Routine

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Step 1: Makeup Removal
When I'm at home, I always use my Lucy Bee Extra Virgin Organic Coconut Oil to remove my makeup as it is completely natural and feels so beautifully soft on the skin. Firstly, I put a small amount of coconut oil on a cotton pad and let it melt onto my face, wiping in circular motions to remove my foundation first. I then remove my brow makeup and any remaining lip makeup before moving onto the eyes. For the eyes I apply a small amount of coconut oil onto a cotton pad and gently press it over my eye, letting the oil melt away my eyeshadow, liner and the majority of my mascara. Depending on the amount of eye makeup I am wearing I may repeat this step. For any pesky mascara that is still clinging on after this, I close my eyes and gently wipe my lashes with a tiny amount of coconut oil using my ring fingers and then wipe the excess away with another cotton pad or cotton bud. I then splash my face with water to remove any excess coconut oil before moving on to the next step of my evening routine.

Step 2: Hot Cloth Cleanse
I've been trying out the Tropic Smoothing Cleanser recently and I absolutely love it. You could use this cleanser to remove your makeup and then repeat as a hot cloth cleanse, but I just use this after I've removed my makeup with the coconut oil. I use 2-3 pumps of this and massage it all over my face and down onto my neck. This cleanser smells absolutely divine and feels so nourishing and soft on the skin. I tend to leave it on my face for a few minutes before wringing out a hot flannel and wiping the excess off. I would really recommend this product if you are looking for a natural, indulgent experience every evening for a very good price!

Step 3: Face Mask, once or twice a week
For this step I will either use my Arbonne FC5 Deep Cleansing Mask if my skin feels slightly clogged up, blemish prone and in need of a deep cleanse, or my Arbonne FC5 Intense Hydration Mask if my skin is feeling particularly dry. However every now and then I will treat myself to the use of both in one evening (I live life on the edge, I know), inspired by the infamous Triple Threat Facial that Vivianna Does Makeup drew bloggers' attention to (here and here). If I'm doing the Triple Threat Facial I will start with the FC5 Deep Cleansing Mask, followed by an exfoliator or possibly the Arbonne Sea Mud Face and Body Mask (depending on how sensitive my skin is feeling!) followed by the FC5 Intense Hydration Mask.

Step 4: Moisturise
I love using my Arbonne FC5 Moisturising Night Crème as it really rehydrates my skin while I sleep, which is needed after I've been wearing makeup all day then had a deep cleanse. However I am looking around for alternatives and might give the Aveda Tourmaline Charged Hydrating Creme a go when my Arbonne night cream runs out, although that won't be for a while as a little goes a very long way!

Step 5: Spot Treatment, if necessary 
Finally, if unwanted visitors make an appearance on my face, I will use a small amount of the previously mentioned Arbonne Deep Cleansing Mask on any spots. I find this works wonders at reducing spot size overnight, making them perfectly coverable with a dab of foundation the next day.

So there you have it! My three, sometimes five, step evening skincare routine.

What does your evening skincare routine consist of? Have you tried any of the products that I use?


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