If you are busy like me, you end your day super tired. You probably think like I used to think: I’m too tired to take care of my face at night, I will start tomorrow, I am so tired, all I want to do is watch TV and then go to bed….. I don’t know what to do to take care of my skin anyway….
After working as part time consultant and foreign language teacher double shifting, I’ve learned that my night time routine needed to be as effective and easy if it was going to work and I was going to stick with it!
After trial and error, here is my night time skincare routine, which starts with something my mom always used to say to me in Brazil, which is non negotiable for me:
Never Go To Bed Without Washing Your Face
Your face needs to breathe. That’s the most important choice you need to make, if you don’t have time for anything else, clean your face! If you tend to sacrifice washing your face for an extra ten minutes of sleep, this sleepify calculator will help you to calculate exactly when you should be going to bed for the perfect amount of sleep. Once you know when you should be going to bed, you can plan to wash your face 10 minutes before.
That will prevent pores from getting clogged, pimples from showing up in the morning and will prepare and protect your face.
I also use Aveeno Ultra-Calming Makeup Removing Wipes to remove dirt, oil, and makeup, because it calms my skin down at the end of the day, soothing my sometimes sensitive, irritated skin.
You know I am Brazilian, no matter how many years I’ve been living here, my skin is used to tropical warm weather, so fall and winter yake a huge toll on it.
I’ve noticed the wipes really helped bring that balance I needed.
Take A Bath
I often take baths at night. It helps me wind down after a long day and relax. The warm water on my skin, also opens my pores. I just avoid pairing it with a glass of wine which does not work well for your skin’s sake! Save that glass for a special night! Don’t forget, alcohol dehydrates your skin and is known for causing premature wrinkles, according to some studies.
I pair my Aveeno Yogurt Body Wash with Daily scrub which I use while in the tub!
Cleanse & Moisturize
I love Aveeno Positively Radiant Line, shared here. I often cleanse my face with the scrub, apply the moisturizer and wake up with soft vibrant skin!
Must Do Night Time Beauty Routine
In those nights when all you want is your bed, stick to step one and use Aveeno Ultra-Calming Makeup Removing Wipes. It is my only night beauty routine, when I travel as well.
What is your night time routine? Don’t have one? Are you ready to start? Can’t wait to hear what you think!
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