Beauty | My Night Time Routine

I haven't written a routine post in what feels like forever and a day, and seeing as I've recently updated my night time routine I thought now would be a great time to share with you all the new bits and bobs I slap on my face on a nightly basis.

First things first, I take off all of my makeup. My product of choice is currently the Lush "Movis" Facial Soap. Movis is a gorgeous sweet smelling bar with a rather squidgy texture. It contains all sorts of lovely ingredients (including: Fair Trade Organic Cocoa Butter, Wheat Germ Oil and Extra Virgin Coconut Oil) that work wonders on the skin. To use the product I simply fill the sink with warm water, cut off a tiny tiny amount of the cleanser, dip the slice into the water to get it wet, and then apply it all over my face after wetting my face slightly with a flannel. I then take the flannel and wipe the product off my face, taking all the makeup and dirt from the day with it. It literally only takes less than a minute to completely wash my face.

Once my face is squeaky clean, I cleanse using my Lush Herbalism Face Cleanser. Herbalism is like a little green crumbly monster in a pot that does rather lovely things to my skin. This is a product that does take a bit of getting used to but basically you just pinch a tiny bit of the cleanser, add a drop or two of water, mush it into a paste and apply it all over your face. Be prepared to unleash you inner Elphaba (hello fellow musical theatre geeks who actually understand that reference) because it is a rather striking colour, but a lovely one all the same. Since I began using this product I have noticed that my skin has been looking considerably clearer, and overall just much brighter.

The next step in my bedtime routine is exfoliating. Of course this isn't a nightly procedure, just something I do a couple of times a week but I thought it would be lovely to include it anyway. My go-to face scrub at the moment is the Lush Ocean Salt Facial Scrub and I'm rather in love with it. It's far better than any of the fancy pants scrubs also on the market and it's so lovely and gentle on the skin.

After that, I always make sure I use a toner. My current favourite toner is (yes you guessed it, another Lush beauty) the Lush Tea Tree Water Toner. I've been using it for what feels like forever and it honestly works wonders on acne prone skin. The best thing about the Lush toners is the fact you can spray them directly onto the skin, saving precious cotton pads.

I only use a moisturiser every other day as I find my other skincare bits and bobs do a fantastic job of keeping the moisture in my skin. Although they missed the photo op, my go-to moisturisers are the Simple Kind To Skin Hydrating Light Moisturiser and the Lush Celestial Moisturiser.

Once my skin has been all cleansed, toned and moisturised, I move on to any spot treatments that are required. At the moment, if I need to use a spot treatment I go to either the Lush Grease Lightning Spot Treatment or a dab of Sudocrem. In both cases I simply dab a bit onto the affected area and leave it to work its magic. Both treatments do a brilliant job of tackling any pesky spots whilst I sleep.

The final step in my night time routine is applying a bit of the MyChelle Ultimate Lash and Brow Serum* to my lashes. This little all-natural beauty claims to effectively encourages lash growth and I do have to say, I have noticed a considerable difference in the look of my lashes since I started using it. My lashes seem much thicker and fuller, and overall just much more beautiful. This product is a tad on the expensive side but I promise it is worth it. I'm going to try and see whether or not it works the same magic on the sparse areas of my brows so expect an update shortly!

What steps are part of your night time routine?

*Disclaimer: This product was kindly gifted by MyChelle for the purpose of this review. All views and opinions shared on realityleaveslotstoimagination are always honest and unbiased.

1 comment:

  1. I love all of your Lush choices! I am yet to try out a skincare product from Lush, definitely need to get around to it soon!

    Lauren x