An Updated Nighttime Skincare Routine
For the past two months, my skin has been a bit of a mess. After months spent in humid heat while traveling during the summer, well, let's just say it reacted poorly to coming back to the Pacific Northwest. I haven't had a single day of completely clear skin in a decade, but my breakouts are typically pretty minimal and don't leave much in the way of scarring. That has suddenly changed (how fun!), for the last two months I've had massive breakouts along my jawline and the occasional forehead buddy too. Suffice to say it was time to shake up my nightly skincare routine!
Makeup Removal & Cleansing
I was using the Bioderma Micellar Water to remove my makeup for a couple of weeks, but I have since switched to the Velvet Report Micellar Water (which you can see my review on here). I just spritz a couple of cotton pads with it and it swipes everything right off. I haven't been using a cleanser after this consistently, which probably isn't the greatest idea, but we'll roll with it for now.
After cleansing, a couple of nights a week I use the Farmacy Honey Potion Mask. I love how soothing and warm this mask feels when it's on, and it's antibacterial and should in theory help prevent breakouts! On Sunday nights, I've also been testing out the Drunk Elephant TLC Sukari Babyfacial. Everyone raves about this product, so once they started selling a mini version, I knew I had to try it out. So far, I haven't seen much in the way of lightening of post-acne hyperpigmentation, but it does leave my skin super soft and seems to be keeping the pores on my nose clear and small.
The Face Mist Addiction
This is the step that I realize will probably sound a bit insane. First, I lightly spritz my face with the Caudalie Grape water, just to keep my face damp and help it absorb products better. After that sinks in, I use the Caudalie Beauty Elixir, which is meant to soothe and smooth the complexion. And, because I'm a bit extra, I spritz with the Herbivore Botanicals Rose Hibiscus Mist for a little boost of hydration.
I have, at long last, returned to my once beloved duo - Sunday Riley Luna Oil and Good Genes. I massage a couple of drops of the Luna Oil into my skin and wait five minutes for that to absorb before applying anything else. Every other night, I follow that up with Good Genes. The duo is meant to be anti-aging, plumping, and should boost radiance and help with acne. On nights I don't use Good Genes, my last step is the Dr. Roebuck's FACE moisturizer, which is both soothing and hydrating without feeling heavy, and has anti-aging benefits too.
Complicated? Yes. Working? Well, it's certainly not hurting and I have confidence in the routine overall for improving the condition of my skin.