Monday, 1 February 2016

Night-time Routine

I've recently (within the last year or so) have tried to stick to a night time routine, either after I've had a bath or just before bed to try and keep my skin from becoming dry. It also ensures that when I apply make-up in the morning before work, my skin is already smooth and supple rather than dry and dehydrated.

Here's what I've been using to keep that dry skin at bay and glossy locks!

FACE

In the evening the night cream I've been loving at the minute is this Palmer's Cocoa Butter Formula 


This is a really thick cream which sinks into the skin well providing the skin with deep moisture throughout the night. The scent is described as fresh 'white lily fragrance' but you can definitely smell the cocoa butter which Palmer's is most famous for. It's not too strong though.

I like to apply eye cream morning and night for various reasons. The eye area needs to be adequately hydrated so that when make-up is applied, like concealer, you don't get any creasing. I used to get really bad creasing with my under-eye concealer, but since I have been using an eye cream morning and night it creases a lot less. The other main reason I have got into the routine is that I want to try and keep wrinkles at bay for as long as possible! And a rich, moisturising eye cream is a step toward a smooth eye area. I have been using the Palmer's Cocoa Butter Formula Smoothing Eye Cream. It smells the same as the night cream, and after application you leave it a few minutes to sink into the skin.


I'll always apply lip balm before bed. There is nothing worse than waking up with a dry mouth and cracked lips... sometimes if I don't moisturise my lips before bed I'll wake up with my lips so cracked they are bleeding. Not good.


I'll always use my firm favourite. The Body Shop Cocoa Butter Lip Care Stick.

BODY

As I've got plenty of body lotions/butters at the minute I've picked my 3 favourite which I will always reach for.

Palmer's Cocoa Butter Formula


Palmer's is one of my favourite brands (as you can probably tell from above...) for its cheap prices and great smelling products. I try to moisturise my body at night... but sometimes I'm too lazy... but when I do this one is definitely my first choice. It smells gorgeous, thick but sinks in well and makes my skin smooooth!

Flower Pharm|Wild Rose Body Butter


This 'butter' is thinner, more like a lotion. This has a summery rose/floral scent and sinks into the skin like a dream. Read my review on other Flower Pharm products HERE.  


This is another firm winner. Luxurious thick butter that glides onto the skin but disappears leaving a silky smooth surface to the skin. Read my full review on this Luxurious Champneys Due HERE. 

HAIR

I will usually apply these products around 2-3 hours before bed so that they have chance to sink in and my hair to dry off a bit before I hit the pillow! Then I wake up with silky hair instead of a wire like bird's nest.

Haha.



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