For so many years, I didn’t have a proper end of the day beauty routine. Actually, I didn’t have any beauty routine at all. I would just wipe my face off with a wet cloth and use some baby oil, or maybe Dove soap, to remove my eye makeup and that was it. I have been really lucky with the skin on my face being mostly pimple free, as long as I eat well, but it has been dry and a bit patchy for as long as I can remember.
About a year ago, in preparation for my wedding, I decided to take control of my skin. I headed to Sephora to get some help, and am so glad I did. I have finally found a great skin routine that leaves my face feeling smooth and moisturized. Today, I’ll take you step-by-step through my routine and outline my favourite products*.
- *I do want to mention that I was given the Kiehl’s products for free. They weren’t intended for the blog, I just happened to win a contest with them back in the summer. I have, however, been using Kiehl’s products for a few years now, mostly to help my eczema on my hands, and I love their stuff!
First up, cleansing my skin. I start by removing my face makeup with First Aid Beauty Face Cleanser. I love that this gentle cleanser gets rid of all that dirt, makeup, and oil without drying out or irritating my skin. After that, I remove my eye makeup with Neutrogena Oil-Free Eye Makeup Remover. I use an oil-free eye makeup remover as I have eyelash extensions and the lashes will fall out if you use anything with oil in them.
Hydrating & Toning:
Once your makeup is removed, it’s time to tone. I like to start with the Fresh Rose Face Mask, leave it on for 5-10 minutes, then rinse that off and use the First Aid Beauty Facial Radiance Pads. I love how the Rose Mask smells, it’s so nice and fresh, and the radiance pads gently exfoliate my skin while balancing the PH.
Moisturize & Recover:
Lastly I use the Midnight Recovery Eye under my eyes, which is AMAZING! and the Midnight Recovery Concentrate. This under eye cream is seriously the best cream I have ever used. I had this mark under my left eye that was slowly growing bigger, and darker, over the past couple years. I tried a variety of lotions and potions to try to fix this, but nothing was really working. That was, until I found the Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Eye. After a few days of using this lotion, the spot was completely gone!
One of the other great things about the Midnight Recovery products is that they smell like Lavender which is so calming and perfect right before bed.