I’ve said it time and time again – I have sensitive skin, blah blah – yeah, I know, shut it already about the repeats, lol. But it’s true! And, because of this crazed sensitive skin, I usually keep my skin care routine simple and stick with the same thing over and over again with a few changes here and there when I find a product I like and want to incorporate in it. Today I am going to be sharing with you a demo of my nighttime skincare routine that I do each night or a few nights a week and the products that work for me.
Check out the video demo embedded below or click here to watch it directly on YouTube.
Since my skin is sensitive, I use a gentle cleanser that can be used daily. I will either apply the cleanser directly to my face, cleansing with my hands and circular motions or a few times a week I will use my Foreo Luna as a cleansing tool (review here). While the Luna is gentle, I cannot use it daily so I opt to using it about two times a week with Cetaphil which is my daily cleanser and one I have been using for years. I use warm water to remove the remaining cleanser and towel dry my face by patting a clean towel on my face to remove the excess water. If I am going to be using a masque this evening, I will usually apply that after cleansing and before adding my serums.
Next, I follow up with any skin care serums I’m using at the time. I am currently using InstaNatural’s Age-Defying Skin Clearing Serum (review here) which includes 20% Vitamin C, 2.5% Retinol, 3.5% Niacinamide and 2% Salicylic Acid. Due to my sensitivities, I can’t use Retinol or Salicylic Acid in my skin care often, but this particular serum doesn’t seem to bother me and it has been a favorite now for over a year. I also use InstaNatural’s Hyaluronic Acid Serum with includes Hyaluronic Acid, Green Tea, Vitamin C and Jojoba Oil. While I didn’t mention it in the video, I also added a new product to my nighttime routine from Paula’s Choice – Skin Recovery Super Antioxidant Concentrate Serum (review here). Once I have finished applying these serums, I move on to my moisturizer.
Nighttime is when I use oils to moisturize my face. While I like to use a few on their own – I am currently using a blend of oils I mixed up myself to include Coconut Oil, Jojoba Oil and Argan Oil. The blend consists of equal parts of Jojoba Oil and Argan Oil and 2 parts of Coconut Oil. This blend keeps my skin hydrated through the night and moisturized so that I do not wake up with dry skin the next morning. This is particularly important during the Fall and Winter months when my skin is the most dry. I find that using an oil blend for nighttime moisturizing is ideal for me because these oils do not clog my pores and since I’m using it at night, it doesn’t leave me with a greasy feeling.
Once I have finished applying my moisturizer and serums, I then turn my Luna back on and use the Anti-Aging side as directed to help push my serums into place and get the best possible benefit from each with the pulsations that the Luna provides.
Each and every person has a different way that they care for their skin. While I love high end products, I try to also find skincare products that are reasonably affordable since I go through them so quickly. The brands I mentioned in the video and in this post are fairly easy to come by and are priced pretty well considering how great they have worked for my skin. But, my biggest advice is to use what works for you. A product or products that work for me, may not necessarily work for you and vice versa. Sometimes finding the perfect combination of products for your skin means you may have to do a lot of trial and error.
I’ll be back in the next few weeks or sooner to share with you my daytime skin care routine, which is quite different from my evening. Stay tuned for that.
Disclaimer: Some of the products in this post were sent to me for review and consideration while others were purchased by me with my own money. All opinions are 100% honest and unbiased and I was not paid to provide this post or feature these products. Affiliate links are through out.