Saturday, 6 September 2014

My Night Time Skincare Routine



Skin care is something I've only really taken notice of since the beginning of this year. I was the girl who used face wipes and almost always slept in her make up. I felt you wince as you read that. That was until I turned twenty something and was told by my lovely mother, I really needed to start moisturising. She was right, enter me tearing Boots apart looking for something to revert my skin back a few years. I've really taken notice though and have tried some fabs products this year. 

I currently use six products religiously at night with a couple of others thrown in every other night. First up is my favourite cleanser, Garnier Micellar Water, I just soak large cotton pads full of this and wipe away the days dirt and grim, it's so soothing and refreshing. I put it in the fridge for the mornings to really wake up my skin. Next up is the Jurlique Herbal Recovery Gel*, which is said to revive, restore and protect skin. I just pat a couple of pumps of this over my face and neck, letting it soak in. It smells really natural and I've noticed how my skin feels much smoother and more awake. 

After letting the recovery gel soak in, I pat Soap & Glory's Make Yourself Youthful eye cream under and around my eye area using my index finger. Do not get this in your eye, it stings so much! The results are worth it though. I follow the eye cream up with the Make Yourself Youthful serum, couple of pumps worked into my skin, making it feel all plump. I use the Monu Recovery Balm* as a night time moisturiser. This contains soft rose and bergamot essential oils which I find is a really relaxing scent, a little goes a long way and it melts into the skin leaving it really smooth. My skin always feels so soft in the morning. 
Lastly I use Soap & Glory Smooch operator on my lips as it's quite thick, perfect to leave to soak in overnight for soft lips in the morning.

I don't really do much different in the morning apart from using a lighter moisturiser. What skincare products do you use? I'd love to know if you think I'm missing something important from my routine as I'm having a real thing for skincare at the moment and to be honest, I'm still pretty clueless about what to use. 

Any suggestions welcome in the comments below or tweet me @alicespake

*PR Samples sent for review
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14 comments

  1. The S&G smooch operator sounds lovely - my lips are so dry at the moment and this sounds like it would be perfect:) x

    Brenda | www.brendabusybee.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. It is lovely! Smells really good now :) xx

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  2. I love the Garnier Micellar Water, it feels like water on your skin and just completely refreshes it! The Jurlique Herbal Recovery Gel sounds really lovely, definitely one to add to the wishlist.
    Jodie | La Lune Song

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    1. It does and it's so soothing. I've been really impressed with the Jurlique gel xx

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  3. I use the micellar water too as it works really well at taking off my makeup. I like the sound of the soap and glory product. Great post xx

    Leah Talks

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  4. I also use the micellar water and I couldn't agree with you more! I use the Estee Lauder eye cream, so I think I'll give the S&G one a go as it's so much more affordable! xxx
    Just Jen

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    1. I've tried the Estee Lauder eye cream before but only a little sample and loved it. xx

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  5. I've just started using the micellar water and I love it! Really cleans and refreshes my skin x
    http://foodandotherloves.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. I have back ups of the stuff in my draws xx

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  6. I totally love everything that MONU have in their range. I'm going to have to try the recovery balm!

    Anoushka
    http://www.Anoushkaloves.com

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    1. I'm a big fan of Monu.. I can't see them doing any wrong atm! xx

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  7. I love reading other people's routines! Mine's simple, remove make up, wash face, moisterise. :/
    P.S I love Soap & Glory products!

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