It’s nighttime, I’m exhausted and all I want to do is collapse in bed, but I always drag myself to the bathroom and do my evening skincare. Over the past few months, I’ve really nailed down my routine. Usually I bounce around trying fair few products, but lately I’ve been sticking to just a few. All of these products work well for my dry acne prone and sensitive skin and they’re affordable.
I got back into oil cleansing recently and I don’t know why I ever stopped. I use good old coconut oil to melt off my makeup. On makeup free days, I still do this step because it’s mini facial massage and who doesn’t love that? By the way, I exclusively buy coconut oil from Aldi. It’s organic, cold pressed and $5 for 16 oz.
If I have any blemishes that are ready to be extracted, now is that time. I use this Tweezerman tool and honestly, it’s okay. I have a love/hate relationship with tools like this. On one hand, it’s so much better than fingertips or Q-tips and works well for blackheads, but it’s so easy to get addicted and dig at spots that aren’t ready. Use with caution!
I follow up with this turmeric and neem bar soap. I love turmeric in skincare! If you’ve followed me for a while, you’ve seen me with my favorite bright yellow turmeric mask. This soap has the same anti-inflammatory and brightening effect with added nourishment from oils. Sometimes, I’ll use Dr. Bronner’s if my skin feels seriously grimy. I use either in conjunction with a konjac sponge for a gentle but effective cleanse.
Light Oils & Serums
I always have at least two oils on rotation. As long as they’re organic and clean, I’m willing to try. Right now, I’m finishing up the last of my Leven Rose carrot seed oil (I reviewed their oils here). I’m also on my second bottle of the Acure Seriously Glowing Facial Serum. Both are moisturizing without feeling heavy, so sometimes I’ll also apply them in the morning if I’m not wearing makeup that day.
For areas that need some intense nourishment, I love the Nourish Organic Rose Butter. The base is shea butter with rose clay and rose hip seed oil, another one of my favorite skincare ingredients. It’s great for stubborn dryness on the face and body. I’ve been using it nearly everyday now for seven months and I’m not even 1/4 of the way through the tub, so you definitely get bang for your buck.
I’ve been using a sample of a FitGlow eye cream and it’s nice, but there’s no way I’m buying the full sized. It’s just too pricey. I’m going to try the 100 Percent Pure Coffee Bean eye cream next. Have you tried it?
Lash & Brow Serum
Next, I use a growth serum from Silk Naturals on my lashes and brows. I use two pumps, one for the eyes and one for the brows. Yes, it really does work!
Lastly, I finish up with a lip balm. This one from Shea Moisture has cooling menthol and keeps me from waking up the next morning with super chapped lips.
And after all those steps, I can finally go to bed! Honestly, it can be a hassle, but it’s worth it. What are the holy grail products in your evening routine? I always love your suggestions.