I am so excited about today’s post! While I’ve had a solid nighttime skincare routine for 10+ years, over the last year or so, I’ve really taken a deeper interest in skincare and have found a lot of joy in testing new products and working to perfect my routine. Since I turn 30 this year, preventing aging and keeping my skin as youthful as possible has been my biggest priority. I’ve been sharing a little bit more about the skincare products I love over on Instagram Stories, and it seems like a lot of you are also interested in and dedicated to your nighttime skincare routines, too, so I wanted to share mine here today on the blog.
Before I dive in, there are a few housekeeping notes I want to preface this post with—
First, I wanted to share a little bit about my skin type sine I always find it helpful when I’m reading other’s skincare recommendations. I’m lucky in that I don’t have super acne prone skin—other than a breakout or two here and there, it’s not something I struggle with. However, my skin runs on the drier side, especially in the winter, and is on the more sensitive side. I’ve started to notice a few fine lines, especially on my forehead, but overall, am happy with my skin and don’t feel like I’m at the point where I need botox, intense chemical peels, or anything like that yet. (Though I am definitely not opposed when the day comes!)
Second, while some of the products I use are “clean,” it’s not a huge priority for me personally. If the best product for me in the category is clean, that’s great! But using “normal” skincare products doesn’t cause me any angst—I just want the product that works the best. And, let’s be real, even if all my skincare and makeup was clean, I’ll still be drinking diet soda everyday.
Third, some of the products below are on the pricier side. Skincare is something I choose to invest my money in, and you might have different priorities—that is totally OK! Just like I used to not have the same budget for travel, I also haven’t always had the money to spend on skincare. For the first several years I was out of school, my budget was really tight, and I relied solely on drugstore skincare because that’s what I could afford. (And, my skin was clear and moisturized then, too!) Now, I feel like the products I splurge on are in the $80-100 range—the same ones I used to lust after—and I am lusting after the products that are in the $180-200 range (like Vinter’s Daughter and Augustinus Bader!). If I was on a stricter budget or wanted to spend less on skincare, I’d prioritize taking my makeup off everyday, and use a drugstore cleanser, moisturizer, and eye cream. A good serum is the product I’d recommend saving up for since there are typically more/better active ingredients in the pricier products versus what you can find at the drugstore.
So without further ado—here’s my current nighttime skincare routine!
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