My night skincare routine is more complicated than my morning routine. However sometimes I am too lazy to put any cream at night. But, it is very important for me to double cleanse every night as my face is prone to acne. I will do everything I could to get rid of acne. I even avoid too much dairy on my diet because the doctor told me that I am lactose intolerant. Milk contains hormones that can clog pores and cause acne. Now, here’s my night skincare routine that I do to avoid acne.
1. Bioderma Sensibio H2O Micellar Water
This has been my holy grail cleanser for almost three years now. I have finished two bottles containing 500 ml of Bioderma Micellar Water. It is so easy to remove makeup and impurities on my skin. I can also erase non-waterproof mascara easily. You just have to put soaked cotton pad in your eyes and the mascara will be off.
I found that this micellar water does not irritate my skin. It is literally like water but better. On usual day when I don’t wear much makeup, I only need one soaked cotton pad to clean my face. That can only happen to Bioderma. I have tried micellar water from other brands and the result is different. I need more than two cotton pad until I get a clear face.
On that note, I believe that Bioderma is my staple and I will repurchase it again even though the price is a bit steep. It costs around IDR 550.000 for 500 ml of products. But it will last long. In my case, I finish one bottle for more than a year. So I think it is a nice investment for my skin.
2. Neogen Real Fresh Foam Green Tea Cleanser
I currently use similar cleanser for both morning and night. I found that Neogen Real Fresh Foam Green Tea Cleanser refresh my skin in the morning as well as clean my face without stripping it. My face still feels moisturized. Sometimes cleanser makes my skin tight and dry after wash. That is not the case with this product. I have also reviewed this cleanser. Check it out on my last post.
3. The Skinfood Rice Mask Wash Off
I exfoliate my face once in a week after cleansing. The Skinfood Rice Mask Wash Off is one of the exfoliator that I use. It is one of the best physical exfoliator that I have ever tried. My skin is instantly glowing and brighter after using this product. The particle in this mask is so mild but effective. It sloughs off dead skin cells without being to harsh. I also love the scent of it.
After cleansing, I smear this mask on my face. Then, I massage them slowly. Use circular motion and avoid the eyes. After the product spread evenly, I leave them for 15 minutes. Then rinse off.
4. Neogen Bio-Peel Gauze Peeling Wine
This is both chemical and physical exfoliator that I use alternately with The Skinfood Rice Mask Wash Off. I still have a mixed feeling about this product. I love the smell and it does make my skin smoother. But other than that, I feel nothing. I think it does not brighten my skin. My skin also feels dry after using this.
After cleansing, slip your fingers into the pad. Use the gauze side first and slowly message them in your face using circular motion. Next, rotate the pad and using the quilted side. Swipe this softer side across the face to pick up any debris. Throw away pad and rinse with water.
5. Lush Mask of Magnaminty
Apart from exfoliating once a week, I also mask my face. I currently love Lush Mask of Magnaminty because of the scent and the fact that it makes my face smoother and brighter after application. This really smells like ice cream. It also has tingly sensation that refresh my face.
After cleansing, or sometimes I use it after exfoliation, I lather this mask all over my face. I leave them for 15 minutes, then rinse off while I massage my face as I go.
6. COSRX One Step Pimple Clear Pad
I use this as a toner after cleansing. It gives moisture back to my skin while taking out any remaining residue. At first I did not like this product because it neither prevents breakouts nor dries the acnes. But after using them for a while, I notice that small bumps or whitehead in my face is gone. Amazingly this product dries out the bumps and make them gone. Since then, this product is my holy grail. Will definitely repurchase if this one runs out.
7. Acnes Point Clear
I always have this on my purse. Why, because it can prevent acnes. It reduces the appearance of acne effectively. So, whenever I feel that an acne will appear on my face, I roll this product on my face. The packaging is also so small and compact, making it easier to travel with.
8. Acnes Sealing Jell
If I forget to use Acnes Point Clear, the acne will go bigger. This Acnes Sealing Jell will be my savior. I have been using this for almost 8 years. It dries out the acne for a night. Use this before sleep, and the next day you wake up, your acne will be dried out. You also cannot beat the price.
9. Nature Republic Aloe Vera 92% Soothing Gel
I currently do not wear any serum for night skincare routine because I am too lazy. I just recently tried this Nature Republic Aloe Vera 92% Soothing Gel as my night cream. It works perfectly. The next day, I feel my skin is moisturized and glowy.
After toner and acne spot treatment, I use this all over my face down to my neck. It will be sticky at first, but after several minutes, my skin soaked the gel, leaving my skin moisturized.
1o. Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Eye
I am still on the hunt for a good eye cream. I admit that I purchased this Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Eye because I saw Kathleen Lights loved it. But I don’t think it suits me. I have been using this for almost 6 months now, but I cannot see any difference. I still have my panda eyes. My fine lines in undereye area is also still visible.
11. Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask
There is nothing bad that I can tell about this product. It smells good, it works great, it has a good amount in the jar. I wear this as my last skincare routine before going to bed. I have to make sure that I will not eat anything after putting this on.
I usually wear this thinly, but on some occasion when my lips is really flaky because of lipstick, I wear this liberally. The next day, I woke up with supple lips. I don’t have to scrub them anymore to get smooth lips. FYI, I have really dry skin. Wearing lipstick makse my lips drier and flaky. By the way, they called it a sleeping mask but you can use it as a lip balm.
So that’s my night skincare routine. I wanna know what’s yours. Leave a comment down below..