I never use anything comedogenic on my skin because I have experienced breakouts since I was 14. Ever since I had seen my first pimple appear on my face I have been conscious of what products I use. I use green beauty products not only because I don’t want acne but, because I don’t want my skin (your largest organ) to absorb the chemicals and toxins found in most skincare products in the drugstore.
Before I tell you what products I use on my skin I am going to explain the type of skin I have. If you have a similar skin type these products may work for you. I have oily skin that is prone to breakouts and clogged pores. I mainly get blackheads and whiteheads. I have never had bad acne just a lot of clogged pores or un-inflamed acne. I think it is because I have such oily skin. The products I use help unclog my pores and gently cleanse away dirt and oil.
The first step in my nighttime skincare routine is cleansing. I use a very gentle cleanser because I don’t want my skin to be red and irritated. I use the Spectro Gel Cleanser for Combination skin with my Foreo Luna Mini.
The second step in the routine is exfoliation. I rotate exfoliators but, some of my favourites are Derma-e Purifying Daily Detox Scrub, Clari-Sea Rapid Detox Charcoal Exfoliant and wildcraft buff face and body scrub.
After the shower I use the Simple Micellar Water as a toner on a cotton pad and wipe it all over my face and neck to gently cleanse. The product dissolves anything the cleanser may have missed.
An Optional step I do once or twice a week is a face mask. Some of my favourites are GlamGlow Super Mud Clearing Treatment, RDevine Skincare Sacred Botanicals: Hibiscus Facial Mask, and Whistler Naturals Blueberry and Bamboo Soothing Facial Polish (applied as a mask and then rub off).
The fourth step in the routine is to apply a treatment to help combat any bacteria that forms throughout the day from causing acne. I use the Lush Grease Lightning aloe and tea tree based gel. It is marketed as a spot treatment for pimples. However, I use it all over to help keep acne causing bacteria at bay.
The last step is moisturizing. Even though I have oily skin believe it or not it becomes more oily if I do not moisturize. Applying moisturizer is the most important step in anyone’s skincare routine. I use the Page Ashbury Facial Moisturizer with Neroli and Jasmine.
We welcome you to share your thoughts about nighttime skincare and what your routine is in the comments below. We would love to start a conversation with you!
Peace and Love,