I recently wrote about my AM skincare routine, where I outlined the products I’ve been using each morning and which work well for my skin. This post is a follow up to that, where I’ll be talking about my PM skincare routine and the products I’m loving currently.
In the evening I always double cleanse, starting with a gel or cream cleanser to get the bulk of my makeup off. I’ve been using this balancing cleanser from Alpha H which contains Aloe Vera, I find it leaves skin feeling very clean and lifts makeup easily. For my second cleanse I always use a cleansing balm and have a few on rotation, but am presently using Emma Hardie’s Amazing Face balm which is as the name suggests, amazing. Skin feels really clean afterwards but I find these products are gentle enough to not leave my skin feeling dry after two cleanses.
As in the morning I acid tone, using my favourite Pixi Glow Tonic. I find I am able to use this in conjunction with the Alpha H Liquid Gold treatment without issues but built up usage slowly without acid toning when I first began using Alpha H.
After toning I apply eye cream to my under eye and lids.
I then alternate between serums / treatments, using Luna Sunday Riley retinol oil every other night and Alpha H Liquid Gold in-between. I do find Alpha H to be very harsh so use it carefully and with lots of moisturiser afterwards, although it makes my skin look a lot better so it’s worth doing.
If my skin feels like it needs it and is a bit dry, I love using this Sarah Chapman Skinesis serum which was gifted to me by a friend who could no longer use it. It’s become a staple in my skincare routine as it can take dry even flaking skin back to normal almost instantly.
Last up I always finish with a good moisturiser. I know you can use Alpha H without one but for me that feels way too harsh. I’ve been loving the Kate Somerville moisturizers lately, her goat milk and oil free formulas being my favourites. I alternate between them depending on how my skin feels.
Writing down all the products I use each day does make this routine sound like a complete pain … It isn’t honestly! I have all my skincare stuff out on my vanity with cotton pads, so I can quickly do my skin before going out in the morning or going to bed. Whilst some of the products are at the pricier end of things, they last for ages and have such a good effect, I don’t mind splurging. Prevention is better than cure and all that.