Hi everyone and yes, you’re reading my first beauty post.
Before I get into my night time skincare routine, I would like to talk about my skin. I suffer from PCOS and one of the symptoms is acne, so I pretty much have acne prone skin and I tend to get oily around the t-zone area and my cheeks.
I’m no skincare expert, in fact, these products were sent to me by my sister and I have been using them for about a few months and it has helped SO MUCH, which is the reason why I thought I’d share them with all of you.
This might or might not work for you, but these have reduced my acne SOOOO MUCH and made my skin so much more even. I do have acne scars left, but scars take a longer time to get rid of than the acne.
Let’s get to it ~ My night time skincare routine.
P.S : Every once a week I use some extra products that I won’t be mentioning in this post since I don’t use them every night ( It’s kinda like a pick-me-up skin routine ), so let me know if you’d like me to write a post on my Sunday skin care routine.
If I’m wearing any makeup, I remove it by using these products. I love using the Lotus one to remove my eye makeup because it’s basically like a cream and it’s safer to use around the eyes and the Maybelline micellar water is great. It removes makeup so well and it’s affordable. I like removing my lipstick or any other lip products with coconut oil. It leaves my lips feeling very moisturized.
Lotus make-up remover: Rs 375
Maybelline Micellar water: Rs 400
Next, I wash my face with the cosrx Low pH Good Morning Gel cleanser and I LOVE this. I swear by this. Since I got this product, I haven’t used anything else. You need a pea-size amount, that’s all you need. It almost smells kind of medical, but it doesn’t linger. This is really gentle, so it will be great for people with sensitive skin as well.
On amazon: Rs 1,432
Next step is to use a toner. The toner I have been using is Aloe BHA Skin Toner from Benton. I haven’t been using it for a long time. Before I started using this toner, I had tried two other toners and both of them didn’t really work that well on my skin, but this has made such a big difference. It calms my skin and it really helps in clearing out those acne spots. It contains snail secretion filtrate, which is great. It does smell a bit of like snail slime to me (It’s not super overpowering scent or anything) but many people said it doesn’t smell like anything to them, so maybe it’s just me. The texture of it is almost gooey, which I’m assuming is because of the aloe.
This toner is acidic and mildly exfoliating, so if you have really sensitive skin it’s better to use this every alternate night rather than every night.
Price: $ 19.
On amazon: Rs. 2,163
I like to jump between these two products, but for the past two months, I have been using only the BHA Blackhead Power Liquid from Cosrx (because I have been having a bit of a blackhead problem). I apply it on the areas where I tend to get a lot of blackheads, which is on my nose and around my nose. The other product is AHA 7 Whitehead Power liquid, this is good but I tend to use the blackhead one more often.
The Whitehead Power Liquid claims to resurface the skin and renew the complexion, in order to give a radiant appearance.
The Blackhead Power Liquid claims to reduce blackheads, get rid of the excess sebum and also hydrates the skin. ( I apply a bit on it on my acne scars as well to reduce sebum levels)
Price: Cosrx BHA blackhead Power liquid: $ 21
Cosrx AHA 7 Whitehead Power liquid: $ 18.
I love using tea tree oil. It has proven to reduce acne and a lot of brands use it in their products. I recommend the body shop tea tree oil. That is GREAT. It gets rid of pimples so fast and it’s really really good but mine got over so I couldn’t click a picture for you guys.
If you don’t have the budget to buy the tea tree oil form The Body Shop because it does run out very fast, then you can just buy the essential tea tree oil and I use about 3-4 drops of it in a tiny bottle of rose water. If you have sensitive skin, I suggest you experiment first and test it out because it might be too harsh and irritate the skin.
The LAST STEP is to moisturize. At night I use the oil-free Ultra Moisturizing Lotion (with Birch sap) from cosrx. This has almost a gel like consistency; it’s not thick or watery. It contains birch sap which I believe helps in retaining moisture in the deep layers of the skin. It has a very different scent (These cosrx products are making it very hard to write this review LMAO ) I can’t explain it. I’m not a fan of this scent. I don’t mind it but it doesn’t linger for long, so it’s not really a big deal.
The Body Shop vitamin E intense moisturizing crème for dry skin is thick but it doesn’t sit on the skin funny and it doesn’t take very long for it to sink in. It sinks into the skin so beautifully and pretty fast. I use this in the mornings, but if you have really dry skin you can use at night. Personally, for me, it’s too heavy at night, but it’s perfect for the mornings.
Price: Cosrx oil-free Ultra Moisturizing Lotion (with Birch sap): $20
on amazon: Rs 2,477
The Body Shop Vitamin E intense moisture cream for dry skin: Rs 1,195
As for the lips, I just use any lip balm. I usually reach for the Vaseline lip therapy with SPF 15 because it doesn’t have any scent to it.
I like using the Ted Baker lip balm in the mornings because it has a very sweet smell but it’s really good and does the job.
So, that’s it.
That’s my night time skincare routine. If you guys have any products y’ll swear by, let me know. Probably something for acne scars.
Thanks for reading.