My night skin care routine has changed over the years, especially since becoming a mum and having very little time to myself.
On one hand, I’m generally exhausted before I go to bed, so I want quick skin care steps that are not going to take a long time.
On the other hand, this is sometimes my only time of day when it’s quiet (if the kids are asleep!) and I can grab a bit of “me time”. Same for you?
So, while I don’t want a 10 step skin care routine that will take forever, I do want to take a few moments to unwind, relax and look after my skin before bed.
Lately, as the evenings have gotten chillier, I’ve enjoyed wrapping up in my PJs and dressing gown, taking off my make up and starting my evening skin care routine at around 8pm.
On evenings where the kids fall to sleep quickly, and I don’t have much to do around the house, I’ll even light a candle and run a bath.
Oh, how times have changed since having kids – in the “olden days” I would be out every night I could and probably going to bed with my make up still on – what a mistake that was!
I just don’t have the energy and time (or babysitters!) these days, especially during the week.
My nighttime skincare routine features some beautiful skin care products from MooGoo Skin Care, who are the kind sponsors of this post.
This is the skin care order I use my products to get the best result.
My Evening Skin Care Routine
Time-permitting, I’ll run a bath, turn on Spotify and light a candle – my favourite fragrances are always sweet ones, such as the MooGoo Vanilla Cream Candle.
Then I follow these three skin care routine steps:
Step: 1 Remove Make Up
While the bath is running, I’ll wash my face and remove every trace of make up by double cleansing. This is the skin care routine order I follow even when I’m not running a bath though.
MooGoo Oil Cleansing Method is the perfect start to this. It’s a gentle, oil-based cleanser that cleans deep into pores to remove even heavy make-up.
It contains drawing oils to dissolve oil and make up and wash them away but also moisturising oils, like Jojoba, to hydrate skin.
It’s only in recently years that I’ve embraced using oils on my oily skin. I always worried that by adding oils, I would make my skin shiner and more prone to breakouts. It doesn’t though – and it helps my skin stay soft and feel much smoother.
This oil smells just like a spa! It’s also neither too thick or too runny to use and doesn’t leave an oily residue on my skin after I’ve washed it off.
Step 2: Exfoliating
The second part of night time cleansing is to use MooGoo Gentle Exfoliating Powder.
While my skin and hands are still wet, I’ll rub this product in my hands to create a paste and then apply on to my skin.
If I have five minutes, I’ll leave this on as a nourishing mask before washing away and otherwise, I will gently exfoliate and wash off before hopping in the bath.
There’s something so refreshing about having a clean, make-up free face.
I always double cleanse now, even if I haven’t been wearing make-up. My skin just doesn’t feel clean otherwise.
This scrub is made of very fine particles, so I can get deep into my skin’s pores and around my nose and chin. It has dual exfoliating properties: salicylic acid and rice bran, to deeply cleanse, stimulate blood flow into the face and moisturise my skin at the same time.
I like to use it as part of my morning routine too in the shower.
Step 3: Moisturise
When I’m out of the bath, I’ll splash cold water on my face, pat dry and then apply MooGoo Night Time Face Cream. This is the last steps in my daily skin routine before bed.
When we’re asleep, our skin works hard to repair itself and this product works best at this time. Read more about that here. It has lactic acid, an Alpha Hyrdroxy Acid, to help firm up skin, smooth and reduce lines. I love how MooGoo describes this like little pac men munching away at all of the dead skin cells on the skins surface. They can munch away to their heart’s content on my face!
This cream contains restorative ingredients and powerful antioxidants to restore skin’s glow, suppleness and promote circulation.
I love this cream as an every day night cream as it’s so lightweight. Many night creams I’ve tried are rich and very thick. This can be great for hydration but I don’t like going to bed with skin that feel sticky.
This Natural Night Time Face Cream isn’t heavy and sinks into my skin quickly. When I wake up in the morning, my skin feels so soft.
So, without the bath, this nighttime skin routine order is super quick and relaxing and helps my skin look much healthier and more awake the next day.
As I’m approaching my 40th birthday, I’m starting to see the changes in my skin much quicker than before.
I’ve always struggled with dark under eye circles, I suppose they’re genetic? I just feel I look tired all the time though – even when I’m not. Ok, well I’m always feeling tired to some degree.
Taking the time to look after myself isn’t top of my list every day, even when it should be. Sneaking in a five minute night time skin care routine might not seem like much, but it’s a bit of quiet time to myself and makes me look and feel much more refreshed the next day. I think most people can find five minutes for a night face routine just before bed.
Having a night time routine for my skin has now become a non-negotiable for me. I can’t imagine going to bed with make up on again – some days I don’t wear it at all. Well unless I’m leaving the house because I wouldn’t want to frighten anyone.
You can find out more about the beautiful skin care products in the MooGoo range by clicking here. We have loved their baby skin care products for years too.
If you want to find out some great skin care tips and learn how to look after your skin and set a good skin care routine tailed to your skin type, click here for MooGoo’s skin care advice and speciality range.
Do you follow a skin care regimen before bed? Comment below and let me know yours!
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