Wednesday Skin Care Routine

I have become so obsessed with lengthy bedtime skincare routines. I used to only stick to one or two products before bed but I realized it wasn’t really doing much for my skin, and once I started ordering more beauty subscription boxes, I was getting awesome organic/natural products that I found easy to incorporate into my everyday routine. Below is an example of a typical routine that I would do on a weeknight. I switch it up everyday and use different products; so on a Monday I may use a face mask and on a Tuesday I may use a face scrub, it depends on my mood really!

Garnier Micellar Water All-In-1 125 mL

Micellar cleansing water removes makeup, cleanses skin, eyes and lips without rubbing or rinsing. Like a magnet, the micelles capture and lift away dirt, oil and makeup, leaving skin perfectly clean and refreshed without over-drying.

To be honest, I’m not a huge Garnier fan because of a bad experience I had with their shampoo in the past, and I also try to refrain from using drugstore products on my face, but this Micellar Water is amazing! I received this in my February Limited Edition The Kit and fell in love with how easily it removes excess makeup and dirt! The larger bottle (400 mL) retails for $9.99.


Abbey Lane Farms Facial Cleansing Grains

Cleansing grains are a gentle alternative to soap and a wonderful 100% natural way to cleanse and exfoliate your skin without the use of harsh chemicals and environmentally harmful microbeads.

I actually just received this product in my Calla Life Box and reviewed it, which you can read about here. I tried this for the first time during this skincare routine and I have to admit, I am slowly becoming obsessed with cleansing grains after trying out a couple of different brands. The great thing about this product is that it can also be used as a facial mask. All you have to do is mix 1/2 teaspoon of the grains with a small amount of water and rub onto your face. You can turn it into a face mask simply by leaving it on for about 10 minutes.  This bottle of cleansing grains retails for $20.00.


Valentina’s Naturals Balancing Beauty Mist

Organic Apple Cider Vinegar works wonders on your complexion — clarifying and rebalancing your skin’s pH to make it less susceptible to invasive bacteria. We blend ours with Organic Witch Hazel Extract, a natural astringent and anti-inflammatory used medicinally in hospitals today to calm angry, swollen, irritated skin.

I received this product in my February Yogi Surprise Box and I have already used it a few times, and I’m loving it! I’ve already become obsessed with apple cider vinegar for consumption purposes, and I’ve heard great things about using it on skin as well. After cleansing, this beauty mist can be sprayed on the skin for an extra ‘freshening up’ and to ensure all dirt and bacteria have been removed from the skin. Retailed at $22.00.


Instant Clarity Face Mask: Argan Oil and Blue Clay

Argan Oil & Blue Clay Face Mask Fruit stem cell complex, argan oil, and french clay instantly nourish and begin to clear away impurities, minimize clogged pores, and stimulate circulation for a clean, clear complexion.

This sample face mask came in my January Feeling Fab Box and I have been anxiously waiting to try this, but never had a chance to incorporate it into my routine. I LOVED this face mask, it has a peppermint scent and makes your skin feel very fresh while working to clean and unclog pores. It stays on for 10 minutes and then can be removed from the skin. It was very creamy and started drying after about 7-8 minutes on my skin, and was quite simple to remove. My skin looked and felt very clean and clear afterwards! Retailed at $3.69.


Linne Repair Face Oil

Massage 1 pump of REPAIR into face and neck to moisturize, help reduce the appearance of wrinkles and scars, protect against environmental stress, encourage cellular regeneration and support collagen production. Apply morning and night after RENEW face serum for best results. REPAIR may also be applied to ends of hair and facial hair. Best stored in a cool, dark place.

Yet another product I received in a subscription box (I’m pretty sure this describes most of my current products)! This came in my Mapleblume Beauty Subscription box and is the handiest product to have EVER, I use it pretty much everyday! I’m already obsessed with face oil which you can read all about here, so it comes as no surprise that I can’t get enough of this product. I use this in place of a moisturizer as it gets the job done while working towards preventing the appearance of wrinkles and scars. Retailed at $72.00.


Derma-E Hydrating Night Cream

Providing hydration throughout the night, this rich cream helps plump skin to reduce the look of lines and wrinkles for a younger-looking complexion.

This night cream arrived in my January Yogi Surprise Box (which was amazing BTW) and although I don’t use it consistently every single night, I typically will apply this 2-3 times a week before bed to put a nice bookend to my nightly routine. It’s a very light night cream that allows your skin to breathe while sleeping and also works towards reducing fine lines and wrinkles. Retailed at $29.50


Final Thoughts

What do you think of my skincare routine? Do you have a similar skincare routine? Would you chance anything or replace any of the steps? Let me know what you think below!

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