Tuesday, June 24, 2014

My Nightly Beauty Routine

My friends always joke with me that I spend more time getting ready before bed than I do in the morning, but it's absolutely true. Many people have expressed interest in my nightly skincare routine (and wonder why it takes so long), so I thought I'd share!


Before I shower, I always wash my face using my Clarisonic Mia2. I use Liquid Neutrogena for my face wash, and it's gentle but effective. Twice a week, after rinsing off the leftover soap, I exfoliate using whatever Birchbox sample I have (right now it's Vasanti BrightenUp! Enzymatic Face Rejuvenator) or do a face mask using AHAVA Natural Dead Sea Body Mud. (Tip: the packaging for this specific AHAVA product isn't resealable, so keep the mud in a Ziploc bag between uses so it doesn't dry out.)

Once my face is clean, I shower. Nothing special here, but if I shave my legs, I slather them with Aveeno Daily Moisturizing Lotion post-shower so the skin doesn't become too dry.

I'm very prone to acne, so now I use some of the stuff my dermatologist prescribed me. There's this foam I put on my chest and back (honestly, I don't even know the name of it), and I use Tazorac on my face. And then put on deodorant and get dressed. Fun, right?

Once the Tazorac has had a minute or two to soak in, I put on moisturizer and eye cream. For my moisturizer, I actually like BijaBody Daily Body Serum. It's an oil, but it soaks right into your skin and feels soft. If I have any particularly dry spots (one side of my nose right now), I dab on some Air Repair Rescue Balm. It has a similar consistency to Vaseline, but it's lighter and smells like lavender.


I found a tiny furrow (UGH), so I'm big into anti-aging right now. Sometimes I use Jurlique Herbal Recovery Advanced Serum on my entire face (as a preventative measure), but lately I've been dabbing Egyptian Magic All Purpose Skin Cream on the problem spot. This product supposedly helps with wrinkles, but only time will tell! I have my eye set on Kiehl's Powerful Wrinkle Reducing Cream but don't feel like dropping $69 on a wrinkle cream just yet.

Don't think I forgot about my hair! After brushing it out with my Wet Brush, I use one of three products in it: Davines OI/All in One Milk, Beauty Protector Protect & Oil, or 12 Benefits Instant Healthy Hair Treatment. All of them reduce frizziness and act as a heat protector, and they smell nice to boot!

The final steps are moisturizing my lips, arms, and hands. I love using Air Repair Rescue Balm on my lips (like I said before, it works wonders), and Aveeno Daily Moisturizing Lotion on my arms and hands.

There you have it! I know that was super long, but now do you understand why it takes me forever and a day to get ready for bed? Let me know what your bedtime beauty routine is--I'm always interested in seeing what others do!

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28 comments:

  1. The Wet Brush is AMAZING! I have the Paddle Brush. And of course, since I'm a Birchbox subscriber, the Beauty Protector Oil is a staple in my medicine cabinet right now.

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  2. Do you like clarisonic? I was thinking about getting one

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  3. Thank you for sharing - I love reading what others use in their routines.

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  4. I am totally copying you from now on Chloe.

    http://downandoutinsephora.blogspot.com/

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  5. I do! It's a little drying, so I only use it once a day (though it's recommended to do it twice a day). And, obviously, I slather on lots of lotion haha

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  6. Thanks! Me too, let me know if you do a similar post!

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  7. love your routine! im also a girl who rather take a shower at night. I usually use my AHAVA MUD MASK once a weeek and every day the AHAVA FACE WASH AND CREAM. love those products.
    xo
    Orly
    coffeebeansandhighheels.weebly.com

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  8. I need more AHAVA products!! Sister's headed to Israel in a week, I'm going to make her bring me some haha.

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  9. I have Clarisonic MIA 2 and that Wet brush is a life-saver!!

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  10. I got a sample of Beauty Protector's Oil and their detangler in a Birchbox and they are my new faves. I use the detangler every morning and night :)

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  11. I'm the last person on the planet who hasn't received the detangler in a Birchbox! Everyone raves over it!

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  12. Agreed! I didn't realize it would make such a difference in my hair! (The Wet Brush, not Clarisonic lol.)

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  13. If you like the smell of cotton candy (not sickly sweet like a cheap perfume though lol) you should just splurge and go ahead and buy the full-size. You'll probably love it :)

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  14. I really need to get my hands on a Clarisonic asap... I keep putting it off because of the cost, but everyone is always raving about them. I'm completely the same btw - I take AGES to get to bed, because in the morning I'm just useless!

    www.girlvsglobe.com

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    Besos, desde España, Marcela♥

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  16. great post ♥

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  17. awesome routine! I need to try some of these products out!

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  18. Lots of great choices here, that Wet Brush looks awesome

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  19. That's exactly why I take so long at night--I'd rather get the work done beforehand!

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  20. Wow what a routine!! Very French of you ;) You skin will look amazing in 20 years if you keep this up! I just wash my face before I hit the sack. Boo for no routine on this end :(

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  21. France is what inspired me to be so conscious about/interested in skin care!

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  22. I've been wanting to get the Wet Brush!

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  23. Ohhhhhhh I want to try that body serum!

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