Get Ready For Bed With Me

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Sunset in Montreal before a very early bedtime!
When it comes to bedtime routine, my motto is, “be high-maintenance at night so you can be low-maintenance in the morning.” Even though there are definitely nights where I just use a wipe to take off my makeup, I feel so much better going to bed fresh and clean from my full routine.  Check it out!

bedtime beauty

  1. I always try to get as much makeup off with a wipe.  My favorites are the Aveeno Ultra Calming Makeup Removing Wipes because they are a wetter wipe than most, which helps get more makeup off without me having to scrub at my face.  They’re also very gentle, so they won’t irritate sensitive skin.
  2. I’ve raved about my Eve Lom Cleanser before, and I try to use it every night.  Massaging it into your skin is like giving yourself a spa treatment, and the essential oils clean your face without stripping it of moisture.  Seeing what ends up on the muslin cloth really proves that a wipe cannot get it all! (Previous post here)
  3. I really like spritzing this Dr. Hauschka Facial Toner on after patting my face dry.  It tones your skin, tightens pores, and helps balance your natural oil production.
  4. My dermatologist gave me a prescription of Epiduo Forte a few months ago, and it has really changed my skin.  I’ve tried every topical and oral acne medication, including Accutane, and hadn’t gotten any lasting results until now.  I dab this on most of my face morning and night, and it kicks total acne ass!  Between EF and my current oral medication, my skin is finally clearing up.
  5. To pamper and nourish my eyelashes, I dab a little RapidLash on the roots.  My lashes are brown at the root and blonde at the tip, so if I don’t wear mascara, I look like I have no lashes.  RapidLash has made my lashes longer and thicker, and I save so much money compared to my friends who get lash extensions!
  6. Moisturize, moisturize, moisturize!  This is the final and most important step before bedtime.  I moisturize my entire body with Johnson’s Baby Lotion or coconut oil while I let my face absorb the Epiduo Forte.  On my face I use Garnier® Moisture Rescue Refreshing Gel-Cream For Normal to Combination Skin or Neutrogena® Hydro Boost Gel-Cream for Extra-Dry Skin during the colder months.

Andddd that is bedtime.  Nothing more refreshing and calming than a clean face on a cool pillow.  What products do you use at bedtime?  Sweet dreams!

XX, Gabrielle

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