Saturday, March 25, 2017

My Evening Skincare Regimen

My Evening Skincare Regimen

It's no secret that I have struggled with acne. Over the years, I have tried anything and everything on the market and prescription. For the first time in a long while, I am comfortable and confident in my skin! I am not sure if my oil production is slowing down or not, but my face is looking more clear and radiant. The funny part about this whole situation? I don't wash my face at night!

I don't believe that you can start taking care of your skin too early. Let's face it, our skin is the largest organ in our body. We need to take care of it. I also think that my water intake has a lot to do with how hydrated and happy my face is. In the past two years, I have actually cut back on my Dr. Pepper. In college, it was nothing for me to drink one per day. Now I couldn't tell you the last time I had a sip of pop. It was hard, but I am so thankful I have kicked that habit!

Today I am going to share with you six products that I use each and every night (no matter how tired I am). I have very oily skin so some of these products might not be the best fit for you. Below you will find my honest review of six different products at very varying price points (three not pictured).

Neutrogena Hydrating Make-Up Remover Cleansing Towelettes, $8
Each evening I remove my make up with these cleaning towelettes. I have tried each of their different formulas. The hydrating formula is the one I like most. These towelettes can get a lot of makeup off without harshly scrubbing the skin.

Garnier SkinActive Micellar Cleansing Water All-in-1 Cleanser & Waterproof Makeup Remover, $9
After I use the cleaning towelettes, I lightly soak a cotton pad with this cleanser and go to work. This stuff will pick up all the stuff that was left behind. It's so gentle on your skin, and you will be amazed at how powerful it is. A little bit of this remover goes a long way!

Bobbi Brown Eye Makeup Remover, $20
I don't know what your mascara habits are. I use a primer and two different mascaras to achieve the look I want. I don't use a waterproof formula, but I have found it takes a lot to get this many coats off before bedtime. I use this remover on a Q-tip and gently rub my eyelashes until everything is gone. I take the towelette and make sure the excess is gone.

Neutrogena Alcohol-Free Toner, $8
Truth be told, I do not feel clean until I use toner. I have tried almost every toner on the market at some point in my life. This is the only bottle that I keep going back for. It's alcohol-free, so it doesn't burn your skin. It is still able to pick up things that all of the other products cannot. I love how it leaves my face feeling. Think of toner like mouthwash but for your face.

Bobbi Brown Extra Eye Repair Cream, $74
I am letting you all in on my best-kept secret. This stuff is the reason why I look so well rested (nine times out of ten). When I was getting my makeup done for my engagement photos, the woman behind the Bobbi Brown counter encouraged me to start using eye repair cream. This product has been a game changer! I am so thankful that young lady was able to tell me about my skin situation.

Bobbi Brown Hydrating Gel Cream, $58
I love how this cream makes my face look! I wake up feeling refreshed, and my skin looks hydrated! Here's a little secret. There are times when I don't feel like applying my full face. I mix a few drops of my foundation in with this moisturizer and apply for that "no makeup" look. I have been using this product for three years religiously, and I think it has a lot to do with my transformation.

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