My 8-Steps Nighttime Skincare Routine

Having an acne-prone skin, an excessive 8-steps nighttime skincare routine pays off. I can’t even imagine how it would look like without all of the love that I invest in my skincare routine. Understanding that many of you might be interested in learning about the exact products that I’m currently using and loving, I decided to share with you my current step-by-step nighttime skincare routine.

Step 1: Eye Makeup Remover

I always start my nighttime routine by removing eye makeup with Bioderma Micellar Water. I’m wearing contacts and have sensitive eyes, and it’s the only product that never failed me. If you never used micellar water before, its consistency reminds a toner, but it serves an entirely different purpose. It gently melts makeup and refreshes the skin at the same time. I apply the product with a cotton round (a separate one for each eye). I also use an individual round on my lips, especially if I’m wearing a liquid or waterproof lipstick. There is no better way to remove heavy-duty makeup than with micellar water!

Step 2: Makeup Remover

While you can use micellar water to remove makeup from the entire face, lately, I’ve been into a cleansing balm for removing facial makeup. I recently mentioned Eve Lom Cleanser in the Bloomingdale’s Unboxing post, and that’s one of the cleansing balms I’ve been using at the time. Another great option is Nourishing Cleansing Balm by Pixi by Petra, which is a more affordable and more natural product. I apply a thick layer of the product all over my face and massage it for a few moments before jumping in a shower. The product melts any, even the heaviest, makeup, and leaves my skin soft and smooth when I remove the balm with sponges or muslin cloth damped in warm water.

Step 3 and 4: Double-Cleanse

Since I’m wearing makeup every single day, I believe that it’s essential to incorporate a two-step cleansing technique. Such an approach allows removing all of the dirt from my skin, so it’s ready for all of the nourishing products that I’ll be using afterward. I mentioned my favorite cleanser, Bioxidea Cosmetics Covering Imperial Extract Cleansing Gel, in my August favorites post, and I didn’t find the product that overpowered this product ever since. It’s a super gentle all-natural cleanser that not only correctly cleans my skin, but also nourishes it.

Step 5: Toner

I recently started using a new toner by True Botanicals, and I’m already in love with it. The product is called Nutrient Toner, and it is a lifesaver for people who are struggling with acne-prone skin like mine. The formula of this toner incorporates natural oils and ingredients that disinfect skin, shrinks pores, and helps to eliminate blemishes. I started using this product just a few weeks ago, and I already see the improvements in my skin. Now I’m planning on updating my entire beauty routine with the products from this organic skincare line. By the way, I use the same toner after a workout to prevent a bacteria buildup that may occur if I use the workout gear and then accidentally touch my face.

Step 6: Eye Cream

I already mentioned the eye cream by Retrouve a few months ago, and I’m still using and loving it. The cream is full of all-natural ingredients that nourish my skin and prevents wrinkles. To be honest, I’m a bit due on my Botox appointment. But my around eye area looks moist and fine lines free. And I have all the reasons to believe that I have to thank Retrouve Revitalizing Eye Concentrate for it.

Step 7: Serum

My new favorite serum is also my True Botanicals. I started testing it together with a toner and. I kind of got addicted to it. The product features a very lightweight formula that is nourishing enough that you can use it without any follow-up moisturizer. But since it’s a cold season, I still prefer an extra layer of moisturizing at night. True Botanicals Cellular Repair Serum is one of those unique products that help to eliminate blemishes but doesn’t make your skin dry. I genuinely enjoy how lightweight and quickly absorbing the product is, and it’s an essential product in my everyday skincare routine.

Step 8: Moisturizer

I prefer having a bit more layers of moisturizing at night, especially during the cold seasons, so I apply Lotus Youth Preserve Face Cream by Fresh. If you remember my post about the benefits of using lotus extract in skincare, you’ll understand why I’m so addicted to this rich, nourishing cream. It smells delicious and makes the difference on how hydrated my skin is. Ever since I started using this fantastic daily moisturizer, I can’t even recall the last time my skin felt overly dry or patchy. This luxurious beauty product is a perfect way to finish my nighttime routine!

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What are some of the products you prefer using at night? Please share your suggestions in the comments area below!


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  1. Heather Buchman wrote:

    Have you ever tried Nerium? It’s the only product I use at night (besides the cleanser to wash my day away). Love your thoughts on it (I can send you a 5 day sample if you like to try it) …

    Posted 11.4.16 Reply
  2. Danielle Alexandra wrote:

    You have perfect skin babe! Love my clarisonic. I’ll have to try that balm out & micellar water! Great post! xo
    Dani //

    Posted 11.3.16 Reply
  3. kandja sylla wrote:

    No wonder why you always have wonderful pics. Your skin is amazing! I’m so glad that you shared your night time routine. Would love to try the Clarisonic Mia 2%. Great post! xx

    Posted 10.31.16 Reply
  4. Nicole Cochingco Escat wrote:

    Looks like a good skin care routine. I am going to start my skin care routine.

    Posted 10.31.16 Reply
  5. Lisa Rios wrote:

    I think you have a nice habit of following a skincare routine at night which sounds amazing keep yourself the best anytime. These are some great beauty products as well and I would love to try that Cleansing Balm from Pixi and that Cleanser looks so great as well.

    Posted 10.30.16 Reply
  6. Mai C. wrote:

    That sounds awesome! I don’t really use make-up removers because I don’t wear make-up but it’s good to know how to properly remove make-up while taking good care of your skin.

    Posted 10.30.16 Reply
  7. Cristina wrote:

    I follow the exact same routine (with different products) except for the Clarisonic. I actually want to try it since I believe it cleans deeper than washing my face with my hands.

    Posted 10.30.16 Reply
    • Yay! We have so much in common!

      I definitely recommend trying out Clarisonic as it dramatically changes the skin quality! I’ve been using mine for years now and loving it!

      Posted 11.27.16 Reply
  8. I have that Micellar water and use it everyday!

    Posted 10.29.16 Reply
  9. Bioderma is definitely a holy grail of mine!

    Posted 10.28.16 Reply
  10. Liz Mays wrote:

    This sounds like a super healthy routine. I can see how the Clarisonic could increase the effectiveness of the toner and serum you use.

    Posted 10.28.16 Reply
  11. Thanks for sharing, I need to get into the habit of a good night-time routine.

    Posted 10.28.16 Reply
  12. So many great products! I love that fresh face cream!

    Silvia M.

    Posted 10.28.16 Reply
  13. You’ve reminded me to break out my Clarisonic tonight! I love it and have been forgetting to use it lately. Great post :)

    xo, Liz

    Posted 10.28.16 Reply
    • Yes, it’s one of the best skincare tools to use! I wonder how you like it? Does it make any difference to your skin?

      Posted 1.8.17 Reply
      • I find it really helps with keeping acne away as my skin is still prone to breakouts even in my twenties. I also notice when I start using it after a few weeks of not I get a really bad breakout and then it clears up – so it’s definitely working to make my skin cleaner!

        Posted 1.11.17 Reply