I think it's about time to reveal my secret to looking young and fresh and well rested. If only! But I can tell you what I use at night to sort of achieve all those things I just mentioned.
It's no secret really because I'm pretty sure you have something similar in your vanity tables.
Basically I've got a serum, a facial oil and a night cream.
Estee Lauder - Advanced Night Repair
Simple - Anti-wrinkle night cream
Skin Juice - Fused Skin Drops
Estee Lauder's Advanced Night Repair Synchronised Recovery Complex (phew! that's a mouthful) is my all time favourite serum for years. It's quite pricey but it is really worth every penny. Initially I didn't see much difference, not drastic at least and then I had a few months that I didn't repurchase a bottle thinking I can find something similar...guess what?... I failed. There's nothing like it in my opinion. And for the time that I wasn't using it my skin looked meh, dull. Also my spots didn't heal quicker as it did when I was using this product. I seriously believe this product helps your facial skin rest overnight better than just a moisturiser on its own. I must add that this product even worked more wonders when I started using my Clarisonic Mia - you can read my post about that here :)
Simple Repair Anti-wrinkle Night Cream is one of my new favourite night creams. It is non-greasy and absorbs into the skin quickly it doesn't end on your pillow. It is rich enough to hydrate your skin overnight but doesn't leave that film on your skin. There is no scent to it which is an added bonus. I am not a fan of scents for night time creams. I apply this after applying Advanced night repair and when I wake up I have baby-smooth skin!
and drum roll please
The latest addition to my night time routine, Skin Juice's Fused Skin Drops! I am so glad this has been introduced to me because this is one of the better facial oils that I've tried. A few years ago I didn't even give a thought about facial oil. I thought why? my skin is already oily so why? I initially started using rosehip oil from Trilogy and that was an awesome product but it was way too oily for my liking. My pillows weren't a fan but that oil was awesome! Perhaps they've improved the formulation and it now sinks in the skin better and faster? Anyway, I got this bottle of goodness from my recent trip to a day spa. I had a facial and was told that my skin looked amazing considering my sleepless nights but just needed a little bit of boost to stay balanced and hydrated. They used this after my facial and I loved the feeling on my skin. It's like love on your neglected skin. I can imagine my skin singing hallejujah. I did a little reading here and there about facial oils because I was really not buying the idea of putting oil on my skin when I can be oily already and I read that one of the reasons for having oily skin is over cleansing (guilty!), it strips off the good oils on your skin forcing it to over produce oil to compensate so finding the right facial oil can balance all that and keep your skin healthy and normal.
There are heaps of facial oils out there and you really need to look for what suits your skin. Look into Clarins Lotus Face Treament Oil as it is one of the most popular oils for oily/combination skin.
How frequent do I use these products?
I don't use them all together on the same night. I use the facial oil every other night and on its own, nothing else. Then on nights that I don't use the facial oil, I apply the serum and the moisturiser.
*Please note that these products are suited for my skin type - oily/combination.
what's your night time routine secrets?
Have a lovely day! Until my next post :)
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