It took me years of experimentation but I feel like at 32 years old I’ve finally nailed night time skincare routine. Better late than never, right? I love this routine because it’s simple, somewhat eco-friendly and effective. If you’re looking for ideas to simplify your skincare routine, keep on reading!
Step 1: Cleansing
Taking my make up off after a long day it’s the best feeling ever! After years of experimenting with micellar water, foam cleansers, make up wipes and cream cleansers and finding all of them very dehydrating to my skin, I gave the oil cleansing method a try and I haven’t looked back since.
I use organic virgin cold pressed coconut oil and massage it gently around my face. The oil removes even the most stubborn mascara within seconds, it’s pure magic! I love the fact that I don’t have to rub my eye area or pull my skin like I used to with make up wipes. To remove the oil I use a warm cotton towel, which feels ah-mazing!
I love the fact that the oil cleansing method produces almost no waste – no more plastic bottles, cotton pads or wipes. Just a bottle of coconut oil that you can refill again and again and reusable towels that should last you for a few months.
Step 2: Serum
I like to treat my skin with serum, especially on my t-zone and cheeks. This serum by CODAGE is light weight but makes my skin feel plum and hydrated almost instantly.
Step 3: Moisturizing
After cleansing, I apply my favorite moisturizer by an Australian brand called Springfields. I discovered this brand by chance at Sasa (the Hong Kong version of Sephora). I love the fact that it’s made of natural ingredients, it’s formula is highly moisturizing but not sticky, and the scent is very subtle. Even though after cleaning my skin doesn’t feel dry, I feel it’s important to add another layer off moisture to further help the rejuvenation of the skin during my sleep.
Step 4: Anti-aging care
In terms of anti-aging, I keep it low key to be honest. I love using rosehip oil – I take a few drops and apply it under my eyes and over any fine lines on my face. The antioxidants found in rosehip oil combat free radicals that cause sun damage and can help improve skin tone, texture and pigmentation.
Step 5: Massage
Recently I discovered a technique called guasha facial massage, which is essentially a treatment that involves scraping a flat stone along the skin to relieve pain and stiffness and flush out tissues. It is supposed to help improve circulation and reduce fine lines if done properly and consistently. I will probably write about Guasha in more detail on another blog post, for now I can just say that I’m a big fan of it and probably my favorite part of my beauty regime.
What’s your skincare routine like? Any product that you swear by? I’d love to know!