Skincare Routine: How I take Care Of My Skin At Night

Night Time Skincare Routine - How I Take Care Of My Skin At Night |

Over the last few years, I’ve started a skincare routine. I wish I cared about my skin earlier but alas, at least I am doing something about it now. Here is my nightly skincare routine. It will change with the seasons or if I try new products but this is what I do every night when I’m at home. It is pared down when I’m on the road but I try to take good care of my skin all the time. So I’ll be sure to share a new post or update this post!

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Skin type: Oily with hormonal breakouts 

Read more: My morning skincare routine

Skincare Routine: How I take Care Of My Skin In The Morning And At Night |

Some of my skincare products in current rotation

Nighttime Skincare Routine 

I usually take a shower every night unless I’ve taken one in the late afternoon. Even still, I will wash my feet and take a wet washcloth to cleanse myself before bed.


If I am wearing makeup, I double cleanse. Currently, I am loving Clinique’s Take The Day Off Balm as my first cleanse. A friend who works at Kopari recently gifted me their Cleansing Oil which I alternate with.

Clinique Take The Day Off Balm |
I scoop or pump a little into my clean hands, distribute it on my face, and then lightly rub it in to get all the makeup off. Once those products are worked into my face, I take a wet white face cloth and gently wipe the balm or oil cleanser off my face. Using a white face cloth helps me see if I still have makeup on my face. After, I rinse my face with lukewarm water, never hot. 

Then I do a second cleanse with a gentle face wash. I saw Cerave Hydrating Cleanser recommended by so many people online I bought that and I’m pretty happy with it. It’s pretty cheap at Target and you can find coupons (which you have to print though…who has a printer!). If I feel like my face still has makeup on, I’ll take a saturated cotton pad with micellar water (I only use Bioderma micellar water) and wipe my face again and splash with water. 

Tone And/Or Exfoliate

After cleansing, I spray my face with a toner. I was gifted Elemis’ Apricot Toner and I really like it. On days when I need exfoliate, I use a Glycolic Toner. Previously I was using the Pixi Glow Tonic which I like but lately, I’ve been using one by The Ordinary. It’s a bit stronger at 7% over Pixi’s 5% and the bottle is massive. The Ordinary sent it over and I’m loving it so far and it will last me forever. 


Then comes serums. Again with the Pearlessence Hyaluronic Acid and Vitamin C serum, Valjean Vitamin E serum, and The Ordinary Buffet. While these absorb into my skin, I floss my teeth and toothbrush. 

The Ordinary Buffet |


After serums, I put on my Neutrogena Hydro Boost gel cream. While that dries sometimes I’ll meditate/stretch/foam roll/or scroll Instagram.

Neutrogena Hydro Boost Gel Cream |

For Acne

A week before my period or during my period I put on La Roche Posay Duo which keeps my acne in check. I never go without this!! This changed my skin for the better! Sometimes I rotate Sunday Riley’s UFO instead for my acne treatment.


Non-Acne Times/Anti-Aging

Otherwise, I am on my anti-aging program and I use a Retinol product. I was previously using another retinol product but now using one by The Ordinary Retinoid 2% Emulsion which I am loving. It’s so budget friendly so I will 100000% be buying more and I can see it working. I add a drop of The Ordinary’s Squalene oil to it and it’s the perfect combination. 




Lips And Eyes

I have recently discovered Laneige’s Lip Sleeping Mask. It is seriously the best lip product I have ever purchased. If you don’t believe me check out the photo below of all the lip products I have recently tried including a lip balm I bought at Barney’s for $65 when I was drunk in NYC. After Laneige, the next favorite lip product would be good ol’ classic Carmex. 

For my eyes, I was kindly sent Neutrogena Hydro Boost by the company and I still use that. I’m still on the hunt for a good eye cream. I was using Somme Institute’s Eye Cream which I bought a while ago but I didn’t really notice a difference so I won’t be re-purchasing. 

Lip Products I Have Tried |

To all the lip products I have loved before! Goodbye!

You must be thinking that this is a lot for a skincare routine but my skin has never been better. From my teen years and well into my thirties, I was plagued with problematic skin. Getting it right in my forties is an accomplishment! I still occasionally get acne but it’s mostly hormonal around my chin or if I am not keeping up with my regimen. Drinking 3 Litres of water a day helps too! 

Tell me about your skincare routine in the comments! I love hearing what works for people!

**Disclaimer: Please note that links in this post are affiliate links. If you click through and make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra charge to you. This is always appreciated but never expected. Many thanks to Deciem and The Ordinary for sending over products to try. As always, opinions stated are my own.**

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