My Nightly Routine

I was talking to Sarah about blog post ideas and she suggested sharing my nighttime routine.  I thought this was a good idea and I always love reading posts like this from others.  So without further ado - my nighttime routine.


1.  Contacts.  I have terrible eye sight.  Absolutely terrible eye sight.  So the first thing I do when getting ready for bed is remove my contacts.

2.  Make Up Wipes.  My mom introduced me to the Neutrogena face wipes last year (or earlier this year?) and I love them.  I really feel like I have seen a difference in my skin since using them.  Side note: I sometimes have to redo my eyes with this wipe after washing my face because I tend to wear a lot of mascara, so I set it to the side after doing my whole face and then do a quick wipe after step 3 before throwing away.  This way I don't waste another full wipe just to clean up the bit leftover under my eyes!  

3.  Cleanser.  I have been using the Biore Charcoal Cleanser for a while now, and have been very happy with it.  To switch things up, I recently bought the Biore cleanser with baking soda in it.  This one intrigued me a bit since it is an exfoliant, too.  I am still using up the last of my charcoal cleanser, so I will report back on the one with baking soda after having used it for awhile!

4.  Clarisonic.  I picked this up about a month ago and absolutely love it.  I use this every other night, since my skin is a bit more sensitive, but really like it.  I feel like I have seen some results, like smaller pores and just overall nicer skin, but I know it probably hasn't been long enough to really tell.  Either way, I just love how soothing it is!  Side note: I don't know if I am actually supposed to wash my face beforehand, since you use a cleanser with the Clarisonic, but I just felt like using both works best for me.    

5.  Tretinoin Cream.  I got this prescription from my dermatologist.  I have heard this is just something really good to use for anyone in their late 20's and beyond.  The doctor told me it would help with some of the spots that do pop up, as well as just better my skin overall.  It's a bit drying for me, so like my Clarisonic, something I only do every other night.

6.  Brush teeth.  I have mentioned this toothbrush before, and how my dad decided I NEEDED to have it, which was a little humorous coming from the person who usually thinks the things I need are more tool / car - related.  It's so cheap compared to other electric toothbrushes, but just as good, in my opinion.  Going to the dentist is never my favorite, but this past visit my hygienist told me how great my teeth looked and how much they have improved, which we both thought was probably largely due to this toothbrush.  It comes with specific instructions on how to brush your teeth with the brush, and I thought that was super helpful.

7.  Moisturize.  This was one of my Friday Favorites last week - Neutrogena's Hydra Boost Water Gel.  As I said, I had a sample of this, loved it and bought the full sized version.  It goes on really light, but is very hydrating.

8.  Eye cream.  Right now I am using Kiehl's Avocado Eye Cream, but honestly, it isn't my favorite.  I haven't really noticed any changes, and while I know it works wonderfully for some people, it just isn't the right product for me.  However, I am still using it, because I don't want to waste my money.  I was using Clinique's All About Eyes cream prior to this one and I think I will be going back to it.  If you have any suggestions when it comes to eye cream - please let me know!  

That's it!  It sounds like a bit of a process, but it really doesn't take that long at all!

Linking up with Lindsay and Whitney.

15 comments

  1. I've heard that charcoal is the latest craze but I've only heard of it for masks not cleansers. I think I need to try your face wash because it sounds really great! I've been using the same cleanser for years and I'm ready to upgrade. Love the post!
    Sarah at MeetTheShaneyfelts

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  2. Love seeing people's night face routines. LOVE those face wipes! happy Tuesday angel!!

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  3. I need to get those wipes, I feel like I tried those a loooong time ago and they made me break out but I have been wanting to try them again and hopefully that won't be the case. I need an electronic toothbrush! How often do you change the head on it?

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  4. The clarisonic was seriously one of the best additions I've made. I had terrible, terrible eyesight too Emily and finally had lasik almost 13 years ago. It was seriously life changing for me!

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  5. Clinique's All about the yes rich has been my go to for years! I really love it and find it works really well. I've been using the clarisonic on and off for a few years too and it seems to make a difference in my overall skin tone and texture!

    Amanda @ Cupcake N Dreams

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  6. Rodan and Fields eye cream is my favorite!

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  7. I struggle with finding the right products and getting stuck using them up to not waste money as well. The struggle is real. My derm told me to try the Neutrogena hydro boost gel too so I'll have to pick that up when I run out of my current stuff. Thanks for sharing! - Rebecca @ EveryPieceFits.com

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  8. I love those Neutrogena wipes too! That's one of the first steps in my nightly routine too!

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  9. I have THE DRYEST skin on my face so I'm all about the moisturizing. I pretty much love all Neutrogena products so I might give that Hydra Boost Water Gel a whirl!

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  10. I love the Neutrogena wipes too. They are so easy and convenient.

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  11. I use that same charcoal cleanser and I really like it! I'm going to have to look for the kind with baking soda.

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  12. I have been wanting to try a charcoal cleanser and might give this one a try now.

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  13. I have my nightly routine too. Definitely need to get the skin all cleaned up from makeup and brush those pearly whites. I love using rose oil as my night "moisturizer". Leaves your skin feeling baby soft in the morning. I need to check out Tretinoin Cream...never heard of it but I do have the random annoyances that pop up here and here.

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  14. I use a Clarisonic too every other night. I take my make up off with cleansing wipes (the Costco brand-love them), then splash water on my face, put on cleansing cream, and use the Clarisonic Mia in circular motion around my face. When the Clarisonic times out, I dry my face gently, then apply night cream and eye cream. I do notice an improvement in my skin since I began using the Clarisonic.

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  15. Try the Rodan and Fields multipurpose eye cream. It's the best.

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