On my blog, I only have one rule. DO NOT SLEEP IN YOUR MAKEUP. It’s as simple as that. Sleeping in your makeup is one of the worst things you can do for your skin.
Not only are you clogging up your pores causing unwanted breakouts there are other harmful effects on your skin such as enhancing fine lines and wrinkles.
The best thing you can do for your skin to get into a nightly skincare routine to wash off your makeup, letting your pores breathe leaving your skin fresh and ready for its beauty sleep.
There are hundreds and thousands of skincare products out there for each and every skin type. Whether your main concern is anti-aging, hydrating or anti-blemish there’s a product out there for you.
To begin my routine I always use a makeup wipe to take off my makeup. I have sensitive skin and have had a hard time dealing with irritation from makeup remover. That is until I found Neutrogena’s makeup remover cleansing towelettes – night calming. The towelettes remove all my makeup, leaving it smooth and calm.
Once my makeup is off I use Origins, Checks and Balances Frothy Face Wash to cleans my face and relieve my pores. This face wash claims to balance oily skin but leaves my face so soft and fresh I would use it regardless. It is simply the best.
This next step is only used when I have been wearing my makeup for the majority of the day or just want to dig a little deeper in clearing my pores. I use Simple Skincare soothing toner just to grab the extra dirt hiding in my face. Gross. Although this step is not always necessary when it is I never hesitate to grab Simple’s toner because it sucks up the extra dirt without drying out or irritating my (annoyingly) sensitive skin.
Lastly, my favorite part and arguably the most important. As a reminder, I have oily to combination skin, with moderate breakouts. That being said, by no means do I skip out of moisturizer. Even though my skin is naturally oily, it still needs hydration. When I skip out on moisturizer by skin will combat and actually create more oils to hydrate the skin. That is why I use a water-based moisturizer opposed to an oil-based moisturizer, to hydrate my skin without adding extra oils. My current favorite moisturizer is The True Cream Aqua Bomb moisturizer from BELIF cosmetics. This product leaves my skin soft and hydrated I don’t know what I would do without it.
After all of these crucial steps, I’m finally ready for my beauty sleep. These four products have kept my face clear of breakouts and hydrated beyond belief. I swear by my routine and refuse to go to bed without it because I know if I don’t, I’m sure to wake up with an unwanted blemish.
Let me know in the comments below what products have worked or haven’t worked for your skin type. I’m always looking for tips and recommendations to keep my skin baby smooth.