The ‘Co Convo: Nighttime Skin Routine
Being a beauty professional puts a lot of pressure on us to look good… actually, great… ALL the time. The very first rule of being truly beautiful is great skin care. Night is an ideal time to really care for and pamper your skin. Once the makeup of the day is washed away, it’s time to give that tender face some lovin’ and rest. It’s not called beauty sleep for nothing! Here’s what a few of the ‘Co does at night to put their best face forward the next day:
Melissa F: I always wash my face to get the day off. Toner, Vitamin C and moisturizer. If it’s Thursday, I do a quick microdermabrasion stacked with a chemical peel. I like to try a lot of different lines, from drug store brands to high end. Or, I make it myself, like my eye cream. I use what I think works best for me. In beauty school, they drilled into our heads that it is not the brand of the product, but the ingredients. If you know your ingredients, you can always find a steal.
Bri T: I keep it pretty simple. If I’ve worn makeup that day i usually remove my eye makeup with Aquaphor and use Cetaphil face wash with my Clarsonic. Once a week I will use the Eminence Mud Mask or Peter Thomas Roth Resurfacer and follow with moisturizer. Aquaphor is gentle and gets it all without irritating my eyes or skin around my eyes. Helps with fine lines and wrinkles as well. I can’t live with my Clarsonic. Gets my face clean as possible. I can really tell on those lazy days when I decide to use my fingertips. Cetaphil face wash is gentle and get the job done. Eminence mud mask burns so good! It attacks my occasional breakouts and I can feel it working. Peter Thomas Roth pumpkin enzyme peel helps to Resurface and brighten my skin.
Bianca S: My most favorite skin care night routine is simple and inexpensive. Papaya is one of my most favorite skin regimens especially for concerns of acne. I use papaya on a daily basis to hydrate my skin and help reduce acne. I cut a small piece of the flesh of the papaya and apply it to my face including the under-eye area. This will help get rid of those dehydration lines. Papaya has many healthy agent that can improve the health and appearance of your skin. Papaya contains anti-oxidants and both vitamins A and E which help hydrate, even skin tone and create a youthful glow. These nutrients also reduce dullness and fine lines. Papaya also contains ”papain” this very helpful enzyme gets rid of dead skin cells and can cure the skin of impurities such as acne, acne scars and large pores. I love using papaya because its natural. There are no worries about its questionable ingredients or chemicals because it doesn’t have any! Its one of natures many gifts to natural beauty.
Hayley A: My nighttime skin routine starts with washing off all my makeup with a product from Lush Cosmetics 9-5. It cleanses my skin, but also hydrates it. I finish with Aveeno Positively Radiant. I’m guilty of tanning, so the freckles I already have got darker as I’ve tanned and the lotion helps correct it.
Kay H: So my night time routine starts with my PTR (Peter Thomas Roth) anti-aging cleanser or my PTR glycolic cleanser. I switch my cleansers about every four to six months. I wash my face twice and the second time with my Clarisonic. After my face is nice and clean I use my PTR glycolic toner. Once my face is dry I use two serums. First Exlinea by PCA under my eyes, which is the best serum ever! It keeps those under eye wrinkles away. The other serum I use at night is a 2% hydroquinone by HTC. This serum helps with hyper pigmentation. Once the serums set in I finish off with my PTR night moisturizer and my Bobbi Brown extra repair eye cream. I’ve used many eye creams over the years and right now this is one of my favorites. This one is great for anti-aging.