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Good night, Moon ?

As promised, here’s the “evening edition” of my advanced skincare routine!

“What’s the difference between my morning and evening skincare routines?” you ask.

Well, truth be told, not much. Just a whole range of different products selected specifically for a more in-depth and attentive cleansing and moisturizing process. I mean, the magic does happen overnight.

If you haven’t already checked out Rise & Shine With Me, I highly advise you do that first. Otherwise, let’s get ready to take it all off and count some sheep!

Cleanse & Tone
Mario Badescu Enzyme Gel Cleanser
Mario Badescu Seaweed Cleansing Lotion
Kleenex Cotton Soft Pads

Behold my favorite cleanser and toner duo! Mario Badescu always comes through, never upsets, and solves practically all skin concerns. I love using Kleenex’s Cotton Soft Pads to apply my toner. Betcha didn’t know they also have superb facial cleansing wipes!

Treatment Essence
SK-II Facial Treatment Essence

I like to pat some treatment essence on before applying my serums and moisturizers. Doing so rejuvenates my skin!

Serum & Eye Cream
La Mer The Regenerating Serum
La Mer The Eye Balm Intense

You know you’re an adult when you hoard anti-aging products. Better sooner than later. Or, like, better sooner than never! La Mer’s The Regenerating Serum and The Eye Balm Intense are, in my very humble opinion, the best products to use. A little goes a long way, and I’ve noticed a difference in my skin after just a few weeks. My complexion looks more revived and less dead. Best of all, the cold tip of the eye cream applicator is super soothing and helps to reduce puffiness.

Overnight Magic

Philosophy Renewed Hope in a Jar Overnight
Amore Pacific Moisture Bound Sleeping Recovery Masque
The Estee Edit Pink Peony Overnight Water Pack

After serum and eye cream, comes moisturizer. I like using a moisturizer (or cream during winters) that is specifically formulated for overnight use. These babies always leave my skin feeling extra smooth and supple when I wake up!

Lip Care

Fresh Sugar Lip Serum Advanced Therapy
Drunk Elephant Lippe
Malin + Goetz Lip Moisturizer
Herbivore Botanicals Coco Rose Lip Conditioner

Voilà! More evidence of how much I love lip products. I like to keep my lips super hydrated (all the time), especially overnight. Check out Lip Care 101 for more info on all things lips!

Face Masks

Altchek MD 5 Minute Clay Renewal Mask
Philosophy When Hope is not Enough Gel-Oil Mask
Mario Badescu Flower & Tonic Mask

Like exfoliating, treating the skin with a facial mask (at least once or twice a week) is important. No excuses, because there is a mask for everyone. Here are some of my favorite masks ordered from least to greatest amount of time needed (to fit everyone’s time and budget needs). Altchek MD’s Clay Renewal Mask takes just 5 minutes, Philosophy’s Gel-Oil Mask suggests 10 minutes, and Mario Badescu’s Flower & Tonic Mask requires 20 minutes. If you’re super-duper lazy and don’t want to smear product all over face, throw on a sheet or gel mask! Your skin will thank you.

Do you recommend any skincare products? Tell us what your skin-loving favorites are in the comments down below! 

Rise & Shine with Me!

Advanced Skincare Routine: Morning Edition

As of late, I’ve been obsessed with all things skincare. Better late than never, right?

Makeup, while a lot more fun to talk about, isn’t really my “essential.” Regardless whether I’m having an extra drowsy morning or super lazy evening, I always make sure to take care of my skin. No exceptions!

Even though skincare can be an investment, I always think it’s worth it in the long run.

Step aside face wash and moisturizer, here’s the low down on my morning routine!

Cleanse
Foreo Luna Mini 2
Philosophy Purity Made Simple
Malin+Goetz Grapefruit Face Cleanser

I have so many favorite cleansers, and it’s hard sticking to just one! Using the Foreo Luna Mini 2, however, makes cleaning my face a lot more fun. I noticed that my skin looks and feels healthier after every Luna use!

You can’t go wrong with both of these cleansers. They definitely do the job and they work for all skin types! After cleansing, follow up with toner to remove any last traces of makeup and dirt. It’ll leave your skin feeling hydrated.

Exfoliate
Philosophy The Microdelivery Exfoliating Wash
Mario Badescu Strawberry Face Scrub

Don’t forget to scrub-a-dub-dub at least twice a week. You want to get rid of all the dead skin that accumulates on a regular basis. You’ll also unclog your pores in the process! DO NOT, however, exfoliate daily (unless the product says that it’s okay to do so) because over-exfoliating can cause irritation and redness. Moderation is key!

Restore & Brighten
Amore Pacific Moisture Bound Rejuvenating Serum
The Estee Edit Late Night Eraser

I think putting on eye treatment and serum is my favorite part of my morning routine because doing so feels like doling out extra brownie points for my skin. If you’re have super tired eyes in the morning, please try Estee Edit’s Late Night Eraser. The cold metal applicator tip wakes me up in a good way (no cranky Courtney here) and my eyes don’t feel and look as tired. I try to use serum before moisturizer as often as possible because serum helps to firm the skin while making it look radiant! I’ve also been a huge fan of Amore Pacific for the longest time so I don’t think I’m ever letting them go.

Moisturize

Murad Hydro-Dynamic Ultimate Moisture
Amore Pacific Moisture Bound Refreshing Hydra-Gel
Sunday Riley Tidal Brightening Enzyme Water Cream

Like face cleansers, I can never stick to just one moisturizer. I choose my moisturizer depending on the season and how I’m feeling in the morning. During the hotter seasons, I tend to go for a lighter moisturizer, like an oil-free gel and on brisk winter mornings, I go for a more light and creamy formula.

Protect
Coola Daydream Mineral Primer SPF 30
Coola Mineral Liplux SPF 30

Don’t forget that SPF! I cannot stress how important this step is, even in the dead of winter, when the sun seems to be on a hiatus. Guess what? It’s not. The sun is secretly gleaming its UV rays right at you.

One of my favorite SPF-infused brands is Coola! They’re good at giving you what you need (moisturizer, primer, setting spray, etc.) while throwing in some SPF!

In simpler terms: cleanse, tone, scrub (exfoliate at least twice a week), then dab eye product, serum, moisturizer, and SPF.

Let me know in the comments below what your must-have skin-loving products are! Stay tuned for the Evening Edition 😉