My 5 Night Time Routines
I was pretty bored Saturday night sitting in front of my laptop, trying to think of a blog topic to write about. And yes, I don’t go out Saturday nights. I enjoy being at home with my dog haha I often wonder how people my age (people in their 30’s) party it up every weekend. If you are one of those people, tell me how you do it?? Anyway, I was thinking about a topic I could discuss and trying to avoid another product review today so I realised that I’ve never talked about my night time routine before.
This is pretty much what I do every night without a doubt:
Cleanse face & brush my teeth
Before going to bed, a must for me is facial cleansing and teeth brushing. For face cleansing, I first start off with an oil cleanser and then a foam cleanser just to make sure all my makeup is removed throughly. Right now I’m using Dermalogica Precleanse then followed by La-Roche Posay Sensi White Foam Cleanser. I dunno if it’s because I’m a bit OCD but brushing is super important to me as well. I feel like if I don’t brush, my mouth will be filled with disgusting bacteria when I wake up the following morning.
Wear my mouth splint/mouth guard
Not sure if you guys know this about me but for the last 5 to 6 years, I permanently wear a mouth splint to sleep. If you don’t know what a mouth splint is, it’s to prevent teeth grinding. I’m like the biggest teeth grinder on the face of the planet.
Use eye drops
The reason why I can’t wear contact lenses very often is because my eyes are naturally really dry. I’ve only recently started using eye drops before bed and I find that if I put some drops in before bed, my eyes feel more refreshed the following morning. My mum has been telling me to consider lasik eye surgery but the thought of my eyeball being sliced open scares the sh*t out of me.
A few sips of water before I sleep
I know some people avoid water before bed because it causes puffiness in the face but I need my liquids. The mouth splint that I wear really dries my mouth so I must have some water just before bed.
Moisturise my hands
I have a tube of hand cream on my bed side table and just before bed I like to moisturise my hands. It’s actually the best time to moisturise hands as you won’t wash it off for 7hrs+. Right now I’m using Aveeno Intense Relief hand cream, it does a pretty good job at keeping my hands nice and moisturised. This one is almost done but will definitely buy another tube.
What’s your bed time routine?
All products were purchased by me.
Melbourne weather is quite peculiar – one minute it’s boiling hot and the next it’s pouring down rain. I was dreading going into work this morning, it was raining non stop since early morning and I just don’t like getting wet (but who does anyway?). I ended up going to work and my shoes got soaked. The worst feeling ever, wet feet!! Anyway today, I will be reviewing Aveeno’s Skin Relief Moisturising Lotion. This lotion retails for $12.99 for a 354ml bottle. I’ve been using this moisturiser for about a month now.
According to Aveeno “the triple oat complex offers instant relief from itchiness associated with dryness and moisturises for 24 hours to provide long-lasting protection from skin dehydration. Ideal for use on chaffed, chapped or cracked skin, the new fragrance-free formula is gentle enough for sensitive skin. The lotion is rich and fast absorbing and offers instant relief from itchiness and dryness“.
What I like about this moisturiser:
- Fragrance free – I prefer body lotion to have no scent
- Kept my skin moisturised
- Good for people with sensitive skin
- Great price
While using this I have not experienced any dryness or itchy skin. I did find that it made my skin feel slightly sticky but nothing too bad. Overall, this moisturiser is pretty good and price is quite reasonable too. Available at pharmacies and Priceline nationwide
What’s your favourite moisturiser?
This product was provided for consideration and has not influenced my opinion.
Remember last week I posted about forgetting my makeup bag on my snorkeling trip? Well luckily, I did bring along my Aveeno Positively Radiant Tinted Moisturiser. I’m not usually a fan of tinted moisturisers because they don’t cover my red blotches and my skin just looks really dull. But the Aveeno tinted moisturiser is different! It covers all my redness, even skin tone and makes my skin look pretty darn awesome.
According to Aveeno “these tinted moisturizers for fair to light and medium skin tones combine exclusive ACTIVE NATURALS® Total Soy Complex with natural light reflecting minerals to instantly give you sheer coverage while evening skin tone and blending away imperfections. Provides natural-looking coverage that lets your radiance shine through“.
What I like about the Aveeno Positively Radiant Tinted Moisturiser:
- Bottle size is good for traveling. If you twist the top to the left, it’s a mini lock so that product won’t spill out while it’s in your bag.
- As I mentioned above, it evens out my skin tone.
- It goes on matte. I was expecting it to be a dewy finish like BB creams but nope it’s matte which is perfect for me. No need for powder!
- Moisturiser is quite lightweight and I’m loving the SPF.
- This product did not cause any breakout or irritate my skin.
If you are expecting coverage, this is not for you. It is a sheer tint and slightly shimmery too. I used the product with my fingers and it applied pretty smoothly. For $22.99, this is a really good tinted moisturiser! If you’re looking to purchase, Aveeno is available at Priceline and pharmacies nationwide.
Do you like tinted moisturiser?
This product was provided for consideration which has not influenced my opinion.