Get Unready with Me | Nighttime Routine
The process of getting all dolled up and feeling glam can be a lot of fun, but there is nothing quite like coming home after a long night out and crawling into bed. As easy as it is to fall asleep immediately, I’ve been making a conscious effort lately to take care of my skin before doing so. Get unready with me and see some of my favorite new skincare products specifically for a nighttime routine.
Spin for Perfect Skin
I begin getting “unready” by cleansing my face. When I initially ran through my Standard Skincare Routine I was actually using the leading competitors spin brush. After it stopped working out of the blue I didn’t bother to replace it, mostly because I felt like I had found exfoliating washes that accomplished the same end result. When I was sent the Vanity Planet Spin for Perfect Skin brush I wasn’t expecting it to be much different from my previous spin brush experience, but I was wrong. My favorite thing about this spin brush is that it includes 4 specialized attachments: a body brush, a facial cleansing brush, a facial exfoliating brush, and a pumice stone brush for your feet. I was feeling long over-do for a facial (aka blackheads out of control) before this arrived, but now I feel like my skin is so clear that paying for a facial is the last thing on my mind. Using code ‘ellekae’ you can receive $70 off the Spin for Perfect Skin and 70% off all other Vanity Planet Face and Body brushes at checkout!
I am constantly trying out new cleansers, thanks in part to my Birchbox subscription, but I always go back to my all-time favorite Murad Essential-C Cleanser. It gets off even my most stubborn makeup, spare a streak or two of lingering eyeliner. It is an anti-oxidant rich cleanser that hydrates damaged skin and “awakens the senses” with its bursts of citrus.
Eye Makeup Remover Tips
These Hollywood Fashion Secrets cotton swabs offer precise eye makeup removal for anything that my spin brush and cleanser has left behind. I hate the feeling of my skin after using standard eye makeup remover and cotton balls, so these little makeup remover snap-tip swabs are ideal for me. Once the blue end is snapped, the remover formula rushes to the opposite tip. Bonus points: they’re amazing for travel and general on-the-go.
When Face Masks
Next I like to follow with a brightening face mask, and if you’ve followed me for a while you’ll know how frequently I use fiber masks. When masks just launched at Sephora and use a bio-cellulose sheet– a sort of jelly material made from coconuts. The When line consists of 5 masks, each targeting a specific skincare need. I decided to go with a set (4) of Snow Magic masks which aim to clear, brighten, and moisturize skin. The entire When line is formulated without parabens, sulfates, or phthalates. A new favorite, for sure.
Chanel Beaute Initiale Eye
I’ve been using this Chanel eye cream for years. I love the consistency and although it doesn’t fully rid me of under-eye circles, I think that speaks more about genetics than anything else.
InstaNatural Retinol Moisturizer
After using the When masks I usually don’t even feel the need for extra hydration, so I alternate nights between masks and retinol moisturizer. I’ve written about this product before, actually, but it remains a staple in my nightly routine. Retinol is sort of a holy grail ingredient for skincare, but causes sensitivity in the sunlight. This moisturizer in particular goes on very thick which I again love for overnight use on my dry skin.
Smith’s Lip Balm
Even since moving away from Las Vegas, my lips still get so dry when I sleep. Smith’s Minted Rose Lip Balm keeps lips soft and moisturized, but what I like most about it for night is how thick the formula is. I never wake up to chapped lips– and it’s got a rosy tint which makes it perfect for daytime use as well.
This Spongelle Pedi-Buffer is similar to the teeth whitening system in that it is perfect for nights when I have more time to get unready and sort of pamper myself. It is a body wash infused buffer that cleans and buffs to soothe and heel rough feet. Combined with the Spin for Perfect Skin pumice attachment, a warm bath, and maybe a Lush bath bomb you have the ideal at-home spa pedicure.
I am currently using the Exposed Skincare acne system as spot treatment, although it can be used all over the face if need be. I don’t tend to break out, but I do have the usual problem areas. It gets the job done while I sleep so I don’t have to worry about covering any spots with makeup during the day. You can read a more in-depth review on the entire system in the link above.
(Photo above is pre-wash, of course!)
How does your night routine change with the season?
(Some of these items have been sent to me for review, however, all opinions and words are my own)2