Thursday, December 6, 2012

Evening Winter Skin Care Routine

Hello lovelies! I'm back today with a quick post to walk you through my current evening skin care routine. For reference, my skin type is combination. This means it is oily through the t-zone and normal to dry in the cheeks. My main concerns are clogged pores and dullness. So, I generally go for products that are acne-fighting as well as brightening.

1. Remove Makeup
The first step in my routine is to remove any trace of makeup. I have been using Target's Up & Up Brand Makeup Remover to remove my eye makeup for years. It's such an affordable little gem! For the rest of my face, I love Yes to Cucumbers Facial Towelettes. They are gentle, effective, and smell lovely.

2. Cleanse
My current cleanser is Kate Somerville's Detox Daily Cleanser. I am honestly undecided on my feelings about this product. It contains beneficial ingredients such as Phytic and Glycolic acid that are supposed to help even skin tone and fade post-acne marks. This cleanser, along with the Kate Somerville moisturizer, has been doing a fabulous job of brightening my skin. However, I am not yet convinced that it is doing much compared to a normal cleanser to detox my pores and prevent or treat blemishes. The jury is out on this product until I can use it for a few more weeks. In conjunction with my Kate Somerville cleanser, I use my Clarisonic Mia each night to thoroughly cleanse my skin and remove every bit of the day's dirt and grime from my pores.

3. Tone
Yon-Ka Lotion for Normal to Oily Skin is my HG Toner. I have been using this product for years, and whenever I run out, I notice a dramatic difference in the condition of my skin. This toner has anti-inflammatory properties that calm my sensitive skin as well as natural botanicals such as rosemary that help stave off blemishes. It is also alcohol free and incredibly gentle on the skin. I can't imagine my skin care routine without this refreshing facial mist!

4. Moisturize
Kate Somerville Nourish Daily Moisturizer is a new favorite of mine (featured in my November favorites post!). It is a lightweight gel-cream that easily sinks into skin, yet still manages to adequately hydrate my combination skin overnight. I wake up each morning to calm, glowing skin. For my eyes, I am still using Origin's GinZing Eye Cream, another November favorite! 

Hope you enjoyed the post! I have been debating whether or not to upload my current morning skin care routine, so please let me know if you would like to see that as well.

Lots of Love,



  1. I would love to try the Origins eye cream! Have you noticed much difference using it?

    1. I haven't noticed a huge difference in terms of long-term changes in my dark circles or anything from this. However, it is pretty moisturizing, so my undereye area just looks generally better. Also, this does a great job of making you look more awake in the mornings & helping your undereye concealer go on smoother.

  2. The origins eye cream has been on my wish list for ages now, I think I'll have to give in and purchase! <3

    Jennie xo |


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