June 30, 2017

[Monthly Project] #9 Simple 1-2-3 Routine: Evening Skincare Routine 🌇

Monthly Project (June 2017)

#9 Simple 1-2-3 Routine: Evening Skincare Routine

Good evening peeps! Ready for bed? Uh-uh, not just yet.

A continuation of what we left in previous #MonthlyProject, this time round we are going to get into the evening skincare routine (whoo-hoo!)

Question: What is the biggest difference between morning & evening skincare routine?

In my opinion, the sun protection factor (SPF) would be the biggest difference between these two routines. Obviously you wouldn't need SPF in the night time, right? :D

Without further delay, let's reveal my simple 1-2-3 evening skincare routine!

① Tone > ② Eye care > ③ Moisturize

This is just a simple demonstration on my evening skincare routine, so I will not include removing makeup and cleansing process (yes, it is important as well). Tonight I would rather skip that part and share with you starting from the toning step.

Step ①, tone your skin.

The reason is the same as what we had mentioned in last month. One, to remove dirt or any other stubborn residue after cleansing. Two, to prepare your skin to better absorb products you gonna apply later on.

In the morning, I'm using Son & Park's Beauty Water as toner. Meanwhile, I'm using ISKIN's Balancing Toner in the evening. Reason being Son & Park's Beauty Water is best advised to use before makeup for it to last longer. On the other hand, I wish to balance out skin's pH in the evening after a long day wearing makeup and other products; that's why I choose ISKIN's Balancing Toner. But I do change the products from time to time based on preference :)

Same again, take some of the product with a cotton pad and swipe it all over your face. (sorrey I've lost the picture file T_T)

(check out my full product review here)

Step ②, apply eye cream/anti-aging essence.

This might sounds different from other skincare routine you've heard before. Everyone knows eye care products are relatively pricy. I wish to get the best out of the product.

In order to do so, I would first apply eye cream/anti-aging essence before any skincare product, so that my skin can absorb it goodness to the fullest.

I'm using Natural Republic's Whitening & Wrinkle Improvement Ginseng Royal Silk Essence. It is not an eye cream by nature, but I find the essence is a good substitute for an eye care product. Alternatively, I also use ISKIN's Nourishing Eye Gel.

Take an appropriate amount and apply it around your eyes. Most importantly, massage until it fully absorbed!

(check out my full product review here)

Step ③, apply moisturizer.

It's a long day, and it's time to nourish your skin and allow it to recover during night time. Any moisturizer should be fine, depends on your skin type. If you have oily and sensitive skin, make sure you choose moisturizer don't burden your skin which will irritates it to secrete more oil on the face.

Mine is combination skin type. My cheeks and neck is quite dry, hence usually I will load up moisturizer on these areas.

I'm using It's Skin's Power 10 Formula VC Effector with Vitamin C derivatives.

It's a serum type of moisturizer. Easily to be absorbed by skin. For me, I would apply a layer on my whole face. Then wait for 1~2 minutes, apply another layer on certain spots which still appears dry.

This might not be the best moisturizer, but I enjoy using it because of it's light texture and calming fruity scent.

(check out my full product review here)

**Bonus step, apply sleeping mask or mask pack or watery cream.

This is absolutely optional. Personally, I would apply another layer of watery cream or sleeping mask to seal everything applied earlier underneath. The layering theory.

I'm using Nature Republic's Whitening & Wrinkle Improvement Ginseng Royal Silk Watery Cream. If you had been following my blog post, you can tell that I've shown many love to this product. Rich in moisturizing yet wouldn't cause a burden to my skin.

All I need is just take a small amount and apply a thin layer on my face. Then wait and watch it melts on your face, and absorbed.

Ta-da! We've come to an end on the simple 1-2-3 evening skincare routine. (Basically it's just endless moisturizing and moisturizing...hahaha)

Bear in mind, this is just a demonstration of my own evening skincare routine. Don't need to follow exactly (heh). Be creative and observant. Try to understand what does your skin really needs. Repair and moisturizing? Whitening? Acne trouble and clearing? Pore minimizing? Anti-aging??

Identify and tackle your skin problem on a priority basis.

And of course, most importantly, beauty sleeeeeep! XD

Any thoughts? Be sure to leave a comment below and let me know.

Good night, peeps! ^_^

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