Let's talk about our precious beautiful faces! More specifically, we will focus our attention on the evening face/skincare routine. A few months ago, I shared a blog post talking about my morning skincare routine, and I thought it would make sense to talk about the evening routine next.
Clean Face Is Essential
You probably know how important it is to clean your face every night. Yes, every single night! We need to remove makeup buildup, environmental pollution, and dead skin cells to allow our faces to breathe, restore, and rejuvenate.
Clean skin is an essential step to having a radiant, younger-looking face. A clean face is less prone to acne, irritation, dryness, and wrinkles. Lotions and serums that we apply after a wash support our skin's elasticity, vibrance, and youth.
Imagine for a second that you go to bed with your makeup on. All that junk, pollution, makeup, and dust sit on top of your face all night long. It clogs pores, irritates the skin, causes breakouts and wrinkles. When you wake up the next day, your skin most likely looks dull, tired, and old.
My Skincare Staples
I have been a massive fan of Rodan+Fields ("R+F") skincare products - they are effective, proven, and worth the price tag. I have been using the anti-aging REDEFINE Regiment for a few years now, and I love it.
Recently, I decided to add a few new products to my evening lineup. I have been testing out Sunday Riley's Luna (Sleeping Night Oil), C.E.O. (15% Vitamin C Brightening Serum), Good Genes (Lactic Acid Treatment), and A+ (High Dose Retinoid Serum).
My Evening Routine
Step 1: Cleanse
Without further ado, let's talk about my actual evening routine. If I have makeup on my face, I start with a makeup-removal oil. Once the makeup is gone, I wash my face one more time with either R+F REDEFINE Daily Cleanser or Thrive Causemetics' Bright Balance 3-in-1 Cleanser.
After I wash my face, I have two slightly different routines that I alternate. One is based on R+F products, and another one is focused on Sunday Riley's products.
Step 2: Treat And Moisturize
Option A: Sunday Riley Routine
Once my face is dry, I apply a cocktail of A+ High Dose Retinoid Serum mixed with a few drops of Luna Sleeping Night Oil. It smells absolutely delicious and glides smoothly onto the skin. The results are moisturized, protected, and soft skin.
Then, I follow up with C.E.O. 15% Vitamin C Brightening Serum to work on my dark sunspots. After C.E.O., I go in with Good Genes to exfoliate and get rid of dead skin cells. My skin looks radiant and healthy.
Option B: Rodan+Fields Routine
After washing my face, I apply R+F REDEFINE Intensive Renewing Serum followed by REDEFINE Night Cream. The skin feels healthy and nourished.
Tip: please remember to apply products onto your neck and décolleté area. It is essential to keep them in the best shape possible.
Step 3: Nails And Hands
My daily evening routine also includes taking care of my nails and hands. I found two fantastic products on Amazon:
Hard As Hoof Nail Strengthening Cream
Gold Bond Ultimate Rough & Bumpy Daily Skin Therapy
The price tags for these products are more than reasonable. And they perform like high-end products. My hand looks years younger ever since I've started using the hand cream.
When I have energy and extra time, I like to apply a face mask after washing my face. I use one of my R+F masks on the dry clean face:
I use the mask after cleansing but before the evening products.
I pay close attention to acne as I do get it sometimes. If things turn for the worse, I apply R+F Acne Treatment first after cleansing. And follow up with R+F evening routine.
My Skin In Review
I have to say that my skin definitely improved and got brighter, smoother, and more even-toned even since I established my two evening routines. I cannot say that all of my wrinkles are gone, but they are less noticeable now. The skin looks healthy, glowing, and radian - what more can I wish for?
I hope you enjoyed reading this article. I tried to make it informative and valuable. If you want more details or have a question, please feel free to leave a comment. And don't forget to ❤️.