For the past three weeks or so, I’ve changed up both my nighttime and daytime skincare routines and my skin has never felt and looked better! I was using products targeted towards acne-prone skin so both my cleanser and moisturizer contained salicylic acid. Even though I feel like salicylic acid helps to control oil, I feel like my skin was getting very dry in certain areas (mainly my cheeks and around my mouth). Now I usually don’t break out often, but I do get the occasional pimple here and there. I wouldn’t really describe my skin as being acne-prone but instead as more oily and sensitive. These are some of the new products I’ve been using at night that I think will be beneficial to those with sensitive, oily skin.
The first thing I do is remove my eye makeup with Lumene Waterproof Eye Makeup Remover. Most days I skip using waterproof mascara, but I feel like using a waterproof makeup remover really cleans off all of my mascara and eyeliner without leaving any residue. I really love this makeup remover! It works exactly like the Sephora Waterproof Eye Makeup Remover, which used to be my holy grail waterproof eye makeup remover, but is cheaper and contains double the product. This is very gentle and works well for those with sensitive eyes. This retails for $6 at Ulta.
Next, I use The Body Shop Seaweed Deep Cleansing Facial Wash. This is extremely gentle and smells so fresh! I love using this cleanser mainly because of the clean scent it gives off. It is mild, oil-free, and soap-free so this works well for those of us with sensitive skin. It is more of a gel than an actual liquid or cream cleanser, but it lathers nicely nonetheless. I feel like using this product takes away all of my makeup and any other impurities on my face which leaves me with clean, fresh-feeling skin. I do not feel like this makes my skin feel dry or tight like how my Neutrogena Acne Face Wash does. This retails for $13.50 at The Body Shop.
After cleansing I use a cotton pad soaked with The Body Shop Seaweed Clarifying Toner all over my face. I never liked using toners in the past because they always felt like they were burning my skin. However, because this is alcohol-free it is much more gentle to use than other alcohol-filled toners. I like using this as a final attempt at removing any makeup or dirt left behind that my cleanser didn’t remove. This also allows my skin to better absorb my nighttime moisturizer. This toner retails for $12.50 at The Body Shop.
Now time to moisturize! I was a bit hesitant to try The Body Shop Vitamin E Moisture Cream because most creams feel too heavy on my skin and cause me to break out. I usually prefer using lotions, however, this is extremely light. This cream leaves my skin feeling incredibly soft and smooth. A little goes a long way with this so using too much can make you look greasy, but this settles into the skin right away. This does have light fragrance to it but I don’t feel like it is off-putting or causes any irritation to my skin. This retails for $17 at The Body Shop.
Lastly, I always apply an eye cream at night to help with my dark undereye circles. Korres Wild Rose Instant Brightening Eye Treatment applies very smoothly and feels velvety on the skin. A little goes a long way so this can easily last 6 months or longer. I started using this in the beginning of January and there is probably more than half the tube left. I like that this is very moisturizing and allows my undereye concealer to apply smoothly the next morning. I don’t like using this eye cream in the morning because since it contains oil, I feel like it makes my concealer slide around and fade halfway through the day. On the tube it says to avoid the eyelid area but I use it all over my eye and have had no problems or irritation. However, do not get this in your actual eye because it will burn! Now this really doesn’t do much for my dark circles. I do not notice any brightening or any added radiance after using this. For the price, I feel like this should work amazingly, but I think when this tube finishes I will purchase something else. This retails for $38 at Sephora.
Once a week I like to use The Body Shop Vitamin C Microdermabrasion to take away any dry flakes and make my face appear brighter. Even though this bottle states to avoid if you have sensitive skin, I think using this only once a week is fine. This does contain little exfoliating particles so I am extremely gentle when using this scrub. I massage it all over my face in circular motions and work in small sections. After using this, my skin appears extremely smooth and allows my makeup to apply much easier throughout the week. This retails for $21 at The Body Shop.
Recently, I noticed that masks were getting very popular so I decided to pick up The Body Shop Warming Mineral Mask. I LOVE using this because it feels so warm and soothing on the skin. I also use this mask once a week and noticed that my skin has been getting a lot clearer. I had little white heads around my mouth and the day after I used this, I noticed they started to go away. I also had tons of blackheads on my nose and this made them all disappear! This is very cleansing and leaves my skin feeling so healthy after using it. I leave this on for about five minutes then rinse it off with lukewarm water. This mask retails for $17 at The Body Shop.
I know that I probably seem like a Body Shop spokesperson but I truly do love their products! I feel like using products with less harsh ingredients work better for my skin. The Body Shop also has tons of sales (including one right now for 40% off all of their products) so this brand is extremely affordable. I highly recommend checking this brand out!
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