Following up my Morning Skincare Routine #2, I will now share you my evening routine in full detail. One that’s quite exhaustive, as you will see, and meant to proper treat the skin – which is much, much appreciated during the cold and shivering months. The cold always plays havoc with my skin and requires quite the attention. Every routine is not necessarily the same, depending on its needs. Today I’ll be sharing the long version which tackles dryness and the not so occasional blemish.
Today I’ll be sharing the long version which tackles dryness and the not so occasional blemish.
Of course, every routine starts by cleansing: The Body Shop Camomile Silky Cleansing Oil serves to remove make-up and does that like a true superhero. It breaks down make-up in a jiffy and omits the need of cotton pads. Once that’s done, I’ll massage my face with the Oskia Renaissance Cleansing Gel (review: here) which leaves a super smooth, polished and clean complexion. Double-cleansing ensures a clean base for a better penetration of the following products: I’ve been religiously exfoliating my skin with Clarins Doux Exfoliant, which is – considering the name – ironically a tad too strong for me but made my break-outs more manageable from which Chanel Le Blanc may be the culprit after all – sobs. Next I indulge myself with one long spritz of La Roche Posay Serozinc followed by a few dabs of Kiehl’s Creamy Eye Treatment with Avocado under the eyes. The star of the show is without a doubt Sunday Riley Good Genes: a treatment high on lactic acid which evens out the skin, fades pigmentation marks, reduces pore size and overall leaves a brighter complexion. The results are almost instant: pricey but a goodie. I will then pamper myself with a few drops of Clarins Blue Orchid, which provides the necessary hydration and nourishment to the skin. To round up my routine I finish off with a light layer of Origins High Potency Night-a-Mins.
As warned beforehand, it’s a jam-packed routine that proves that I’m a great student of Ms Hirons: the skincare goddess. Aside from that, I’m a firm believer of layering products to get the most of it. Just remember to use very light layers – you don’t want to suffocate your skin! Obviously you’re not tied to have such a copious routine: you know your skin best and know what it needs. This just happens to work best for me. This routine tackles mainly dryness and exfoliation. As a result, my skin has become visibly smoother, brighter, plumper and more even in skin tone. Taking care of your skin demands discipline and patience, which will ultimately be rewarded with better, and hopefully great skin.