New and Improved nightly skin care routine


Hi there, with my fatigue slipping away faster than I can say ah I wanted to share with you the new and improved nightly skin care routine. You might remember some time last year I documented my nightly routine (not the greatest but whatever), obviously that has now changed and I wanted to share with you my new and improved nightly skin care routine which is very adaptable and easily changed dependant on how you feel (I think). As you age your skin changes Its important to develop a good skin care routine that will help with problem spots, breakouts, dry skin, under the eyes, pores etc.

Step 1 – Removing makeup at night

Step 1 - Removing makeup at night

Before going to bed use wipes to wipe off makeup. Remove makeup, dirt,oil, mascara and anything else that might have accumulated during the day.  I usually use the “simple” wipes to remove my makeup and anything else on my skin but as you read the other day I sometimes use the Arran Aromatics lavender and mint face wash for good measure. Listed below is an alternative you can use from Beauty Treats. Green Tea wipes  smell great and they have all sorts of flavours.

Beauty Treats – (3 Pack) BEAUTY TREATS Makeup Remover Cleansing Tissues – Green Tea – $7.50, 6.37 shipping – Available at Marketplace

Step 2 – Use the Clarisonic Brush with a cleanser

Step 2 - Use the Clarisonic Brush with a cleanser

To ensure I have removed all the makeup and unclogged my pores I use the body shop’s makeup remover brush which is small enough, handy and does the job. But does not work for all especially  if you wear a lot of makeup. The alternative is the Clarisonic brush which can get deep into your pores.  Use the sensitive head to get a deep clean that is not hard or abrasive and does not hurt your skin.

For dry skin use a more delicate cleanser with your Clarisonic brush, “DermaQuest delicate skin cleanser” for example. Put a little bit on the brush and lightly scrub your face. Afterwards take a wash cloth, wet with warm water and then just clean off your face.

Clarisonic – Mia Sonic Cleansing System – Lavender – $97.99, Free shipping – Available at The Beauty Place

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Step 3 – Use a dermatologist prescribed Retinol Cream

Step 3 - Use a dermatologist prescribed Retinol Cream

Once have rinsed my face I do not always use cream for any areas I just skip straight to the moisturiser. But for my ladies out there who use creams for targeted areas you can use “Retinol cream”. Note – please consult your dermatologist for the right prescription. Start with a small dosage (0.05%) as it can cause peeling on your skin.  Apply a light layer to targeted areas such as cheeks, chin or forehead for smoother skin.

RoC – Retinol Correxion Deep Wrinkle Night Cream – $16.00, See Site shipping – Available at Fullfillment By Amazon

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Step 4 – Apply a serum

Step 4 - Apply a serum

I usually skip this part as I do not use serums of any sort (yet) but If you have dry skin,  you can use a serum like Ole Henriksen.  It has vitamin C and other great nutrients for your skin and smells of oranges and its not too oily. Put a little bit on your hands, rub it together and gently pat it on your skin wherever it’s dry. Forehead, neck, etc.

Ole Henriksen – truth serum collagen booster 1oz – $48.00, 4.95 shipping – Available at Marketplace

Step 5 – Use a moisturizer

Step 5 - Use a moisturizer

To moisturise as many know I use simple – rejuvenating  lotion or hydrating cream as my face can do with it. But you can also use a moisturizer like Nia24.  It has a skin strengthening complex. This has niacin in it and it and does not cause breakouts. It hydrates your skin without leaving it oily.  Add a little bit of it and put all over your face and just kind of rub it in.

NIA24 – Sun Damage Repair for Decolletage and Hands, 5 fl oz – $34.00, 5.48 shipping – Available at Marketplace

Step 6 – Add your eye cream

Step 6 - Add your eye cream

The final step for your skin care routine is the eye cream if needed. Use it when the areas under your eyes get dry. Especially as we age, this area tends to lose the moisture, circles develop.  Something that is hydrating helps with the circles. Murad makes a the renewing eye cream that is hydrating and feels like silk. It’s just an amazing eye cream. Use just take a little bit of it and just gently kind of pat it underneath your eyes to keep everything nice an soft.

Murad – Resurgence Renewing Eye Cream – $55.49 (29% off), Free shipping – Available at The Beauty Place

Develop a skin care routine of your own and use it every night if possible. What is your skin care routine? Share your comments below.


Disclosure: This post was co-authored by Me and contains affiliate links provided by Postpresso.



  1. Kristine Foley
    July 31, 2014 / 8:57 am

    I am so bad I need to get into a routine that works for me! Love how easy yours is! Thanks for sharing!

    • August 2, 2014 / 10:38 am

      Thanks Kristine, sometimes it’s hard to keep a routine x

    • July 29, 2014 / 6:01 am

      Thanks Jessica, I am sure you boys keep you on your toes x

  2. Carly Anderson
    July 28, 2014 / 5:49 am

    I just got a clarisonic, I love it!

  3. July 28, 2014 / 4:34 am

    i LOVE my clarisonic….i’m actually reviewing it on the blog this week! it changed my face-washing world

    • July 29, 2014 / 6:01 am

      Glad to hear it, will check it out x

  4. July 28, 2014 / 2:12 am

    Oooo, I could use a brush like that! Great product recommendations!

  5. July 28, 2014 / 1:16 am

    I love my eye make up remover and my skinvigorate brush is so amazing! It’s so important to take care of your skin!

    • July 29, 2014 / 6:00 am

      Absolutely, we all need to learn how to best care fir our skin

  6. July 27, 2014 / 9:20 pm

    Love serums you love them 🙂

  7. July 27, 2014 / 6:54 pm

    Definitely checking some of these out!

    • July 29, 2014 / 5:58 am

      Glad to hear it Ashley

  8. Jessica
    July 27, 2014 / 3:39 pm

    I never knew so many of these products existed! Lol. Awesome!

    • July 29, 2014 / 5:58 am

      Glad to have introduced you to them x

  9. July 27, 2014 / 5:09 am

    Thoughts: face wash with mint is phenom; totally want a Clarisonic; and yes, you should definitely get on the serum train. You won’t regret it. I recommend a Vitamin C/hyalironic acid blend serum. They rock.

    • July 29, 2014 / 5:58 am

      Thanks Sassy I might just do that x

  10. July 27, 2014 / 3:31 am

    looks like a great routine!

  11. Karissa Ancell
    July 27, 2014 / 2:12 am

    I love face wipes but I’ve never tried any with green tea.

    • July 29, 2014 / 5:57 am

      Me too but there is always a first time

  12. July 26, 2014 / 11:40 pm

    I really want to try those green tea wipes – I am a HUGE fan of green tea and all its “magic” powers! <3

    • July 29, 2014 / 5:56 am

      I love green tea too

  13. Julie B
    July 26, 2014 / 7:49 pm

    Great routine! I’ve literally just posted my whole skincare routine today too! x

    JustJulie | Beauty Blog

    • July 29, 2014 / 5:56 am

      Thanks Julie, great minds x

  14. Michelle Chouinard
    July 26, 2014 / 6:51 pm

    I adore Roc with my whole heart…

    • July 29, 2014 / 5:56 am

      Glad to hear it Michelle x

  15. July 26, 2014 / 3:06 pm

    Great routine! I am going to check out a few of these products!

  16. July 26, 2014 / 10:36 am

    I actually have both the ole henrikson and the murad eye cream. i’m waiting to finish my current ones before i try these but i’m super excited 🙂

    • July 29, 2014 / 5:55 am

      Cool, let us know your opinion once you start using them x

  17. songbirdsandbuttons
    July 25, 2014 / 11:34 pm

    I really really want to get the Mia! I think you’ve got me sold!

    • July 29, 2014 / 5:54 am

      Glad to hear it x

  18. July 25, 2014 / 11:08 pm

    What great skincare options. I love love love that Ole Henriksen. Super good stuff.

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