Thursday, August 16, 2012

My Night Time Must-Do's

Hello, lovelies~ As most you know, I have already share my morning time beauty routine or Must Do's. It would incomplete if I were to left out the night time routine, right? So, without further ado, I present to you my beauty night time must-do's.

DO remove makeup before bedtime

Even if I feel very tired, I always force myself to remove my makeup, even if it's only using makeup removing wipes. At the very least, all of the foundation, powder, blush, etc will not be clogging my pores when I sleep. Clogged pores will lead to acne and I don't want that to happen to my face. I remove my face makeup with a cleansing oil from Etude House

DO exfoliate gently

Since I have acne prone skin, I try my best to keep my keratinization process in place. Gentle physical exfoliators work best to slough off dead skin cells and helped the keratinization process. For this, I use konjac sponges because I find them soft and gentle, but does exfoliate my face. Also, if the outermost layer of the skin is removed, skincare products can penetrate better into the skin and work more brilliantly. 

DO apply a thick body moisturizer

After I shower, I immediately apply body butter on my legs and arms. I usually use The Body Shop Shea Butter for my legs and Dove Body Lotion. My room is air conditioned, so my skin tends to be dry in the morning, especially my legs. Sometimes when I'm in the mood, I'll even wear a pair of socks to keep the moisture in. 

DO apply night cream containing retinoic acid
My night cream will always have retinoic acid beause I need it to keep my acne at bay. However, it does come with an advantage of stimulating the production of collagen and elastin, making it an affordable anti aging cream. 

DO apply a hydrating mask (2-3 a week)

Retinoic acid may work wonders on my skin, but it is also making my skin dryer than before. Hence, I need a moisturizing mask every now and then, especially when my face is dry that it peels off. I like to apply L'Occitane Angelica Instant Hydration Mask because it takes only three minutes before I apply my retinoic acid. Plus, it tones down the effect of retinoic acid if I feel it to be a bit strong.

That wraps up my beauty routines for both day and night. Just for reference, I have combination skin with more dry areas around the edges of my lips and nose. I also happen to have acne prone skin and tends to have bad reaction to tea tree oil. I hope this may give you an idea of how to build your own beauty routine.

P.S: This post was supposed to be up yesterday, but I had stomach flu and had to be in bed most of the time. I'm feeling a little better now. ^_^ 
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  1. kayaknya beda deh desainnya.. -_- meski template nya sama kayaknya ga ada masalah deh.. ckck.. cuma bisa nya mencela aja..
    sabar yah ce -_- *ikut emosi*

    1. Udah.. udah.. gpp, semua tarik nafas~ buang~ *berasa kelas yoga*

  2. That NIKE gal is beyond saving.. Se-KREATIF apa sih dia? Artis Hollywood aja bisa pake baju yang sama plek-plek-an di red carpet event. INI TEMPLATE BLOG AJA DIRIBUTIN! Kamseupay~ *ehem*

    CE PHANIE.. gile, night treatment elo lebih mantep drpd gw.. it's good for me though, it means I'm still a boy. HAHA *mulai gila gegara emosi* jadi pengen KONJAC sponge. hmm~

  3. what? WHAT?!! buset, suka bingung sama orang ga keliatan yg ngoceh ga pake otak. ckckck.. sorry, phanie.. i shouldn't say this in the first place, but i gotta stand beside you. She should give you more credit because you give such a useful information through your blog. And she end up saying something brainless arguing about template?!!! WOW?!! nice nike girl! ckckckckck.. *masi ga abis pikir*

  4. Good to see these useful info here..Thanks a lot for sharing them with us….

  5. Udah lama ga pake retinA... akhir2 ini juga males rawat muka, klo malem udah keburu ngantuk... haha... akhirnya risiko harus diterima, muka jadi kusem merah2 jrawat, ga jelas lah pokoknya... ^^;

    Ah, si nike mah ga ngerti maksud kata 'plagiat' itu apa, so anggap aja gonggongan *gukguk... :D

  6. Minggu lalu juga aku malesssss banget rasanya pake night cream, alhasil jadinya kusam, bwahahaha.. ^_^

  7. Guyss..
    Setelah baca comment dan meniliti..
    Saya adalah pemilik blog (yg mgkn disebut oleh nike)
    Dan blog ini saya kutak katik sendiri, bukan pesan sama org

    Dan kata kata nike membuat saya heran, siapa sih dia,
    Mgkn kejadian ini sudah lama tahun 2012. Cm saya pas baca sekarang, pas lagi cr review skincare keluar post ini, pas dibaca waduhh nama misskattie dibawa oleh org ga dikenal. Yg ga jelas maksud dan tujuannya apa.

    Sekali lagi hater selalu ada dimana mana, mgkn ada yg pro dan kontra.
    Yg jelas saya tdk pernah bermasalah dengan phanie..

    Biarkan nike betertiak, malaikat tetap berjalan hehhe..