Night Routine; Skincare, Organisation & Relax

By Kate Cronin - 17:10:00


I love winding down at night and feeling relaxed as it get me ready for bed and there's nothing better than feeling cosy and feeling prepared for the next day.
I have to be organised otherwise I'll stress like there is no tomorrow so on a typical weekend night, I like to tick all these steps off my list and I can then fully relax.

Skincare;
The thing that is a necessity is to start on my skincare which I love to do and I will always start by taking my makeup off. I always take my makeup off by using my Garnier Micellar Water and some Oval Cosmetic Pads from Primark which I absolutely love. The Garnier micellar water has been a favourite of mine for years now as it takes my makeup off so well whilst being refreshing and giving some moisture to my skin.
I tend to use a face mask around once a week to give my skin a boost of hydration and life so I will use the Una Brennan Super Facialist Intense Moisture Mask. This has always been a firm favourite of mine as it's super moisturising and hydrating which is perfect for my dry skin. I'll keep this on for around 10 minutes and whilst I wait I will give my body a quick moisturise.

If you read my 2017 Goals then you might remember how I wanted to try and moisturise my body more as I used to be quite lazy and could never be bothered. However now I religiously moisturise (least one of my new year resolutions worked...) and as it's getting a bit sunnier and warmer I use my Dove Summer Glow Nourishing Lotion in Fair To Medium which is a subtle gradual tanner. I'm so pale naturally so this gives my skin a little bit of colour and glow whilst also being a great moisturiser. I use this a couple of times a week and I still look pale however it does build up after a while and I love using this as there is no chance of it looking patchy or making you look like an orange. They also offer a darker option which is great to use if you want it a tad more bronzed.

So after taking my face mask off and moisturising, I will moisturise my face and I've recently been using the Garnier Moisture Nourish Daily Rich Moisturiser. This is quite heavy and creamy so is perfect for night time use. It works so well with the mask as it locks in the moisture in my skin and feels so soothing on my face and leaves my skin feeling silky smooth. 

Next I will use my Lush Mint Julips Lip Scrub which I use around once every two weeks or whenever my lips are needing a refresh and this gets rid of any dry skin that is on my lips. And after using this lip scrub, I will apply some lip balm as there is nothing I hate more than the feeling of dry lips. I always have about four different styles of lip balm on me as I'm always swapping and changing but I've been loving this Nivea Vanilla & Macadamia Lip Butter as it's super thick and creamy and definitely brings moisture to my lips whilst making them soft and smooth.

Prepare For The Next Day;

I love to go to sleep knowing that I have a plan and goals for the next day as I try and make the most out of each day. I make lists on what I need and want to do the next day which can include things like 'wash makeup brushes' or 'do homework- will take 50 minutes' and this just lets me see everything that I want to do. Making lists makes me so much more productive and I manage my time so much more better when I have a plan of action for the day. 
I make my daily lists in this small rectangular To-Do List from Home Bargain which is perfect for daily lists. On a weekday I tend to make a list for Monday-Friday but I always make daily lists on weekends and holidays.

Tidy Room;
I'm a firm believer in 'tidy room, tidy mind' so my room tends to be quite tidy most of the time, however I always make sure my room is spick and span before I got to bed. I'm a bit of a neat freak when it comes to my room so I make sure everything is away and nothings in the wrong place or looks messy. Nothing stresses me out more than a messy room!

Wind Down;

I'm always in my pyjamas's by 8 o'clock which I think is quite early and I love relaxing early on. I like to watch a TV at night, whether it's an episode of Teen Wolf or Holby City and of course it's not complete without a bag of crisps... I try and keep of my phone at night as I get headaches very easily when I'm in front of bright lights however I will sometimes quickly go on it before I go to sleep.

Sleep;

I'm a girl who loves her beauty sleep and let me tell you, I am not someone you want to be around when I haven't got enough sleep! On a weekday I go to bed at around 10:30ish and I'll wake up at 6:45am. I think sleep is so important and with moisturised skin, a plan for the next day, tidy room and feeling relaxed, I can have the perfect nights sleep!

Whats an important step in your night routine?

Kate Xx

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