My Nightime Skincare Routine

by - April 02, 2017

For quite awhile, I have been using a skincare system from Clinique. And I can tell you, my skin has gotten so much clearer. A few years back I had so much spots, uneven skin tone, patchiness, you name it. This was a game changer. Yes spots are still a thing that happens to me and everyone, but my weekly spot appearances has definitely decreased.
I use this in the morning and at night. Which leads me to my nightime skincare routine.... 


Usually before I sleep I don't have makeup on, just because I take it off once I'm done with the day. But if I do have some on I always remove it firstly with a wipe. Any makeup wipe will do since its just a quick rub off (I really need to get one that's a lil better for tha skin so leave yo suggestions in the comments) and then i move on to a micellar water.
Kind To Skin Micellar Water 400ml £5.99  - shop here

I've tried a few micellar waters in the last year and I've come to a conclusion that the Simple Kind to Skin Micellar Cleansing Water is the best for me personally, it doesn't feel like I have used a cleanser, some micellar waters leave a sticky, rubbery feel but this feels incredibly soft and works so well. This is also pretty moisturising which I haven't found in a micellar water before. I definitely prefer it to the Garnier one that everyone was hyping about in the past year.


Pure Clay Detox Mask £3.99 @ Superdrug - shop here

If I'm having a more of a relaxed night, I usually use a face mask from lush, check out my favourites here: Face Mask Favourites but if not I go for the L'Oréal Face Cleanser and Toner which is basically the face wash version of the Face Masks, which by the way smells amazing! I could honestly wear it as a perfume, L'Oréal if you're listening, we need a perfume!? This Detox Wash does a great job of refreshing my skin and making if feel smoother than ever, I'm really wanting to try the glow mask (orange) one of these in the range as well.

Anti-Blemish 3 Step Skincare £57.00
(p.s I'm retaking this photo because I didn't like the one I had previously so ill update that soon:) - shop here 

Then I wash my face and use the first step of the Clinique Skincare, which is the cleansing foam. I exfoliate with this for a while and then wash it off. The 2nd step is the clarifying lotion, which is sort of like a toner, I use this on a cotton pad to apply on my face. Lastly is the moisturiser which is pretty self explanatory, I moisturise with it. Just a heads up, if you do chose to get this system I recommend you ask the Clinique Staff what would suit your skin the best as they have many products for dry, combination and oily skin, especially as it isn't the cheapest skincare, I wouldn't want you to splurge on something like this without really knowing what's best for your skin!

Also, this is a collab with my lovely friend Azka, so make sure you go check her Skincare Routine out - Azka's Skincare Routine 

Do you have a skincare routine? What products do you recommend? I would really recommend these as they've been working amazingly for me so far, but I'd love to hear any suggestions x

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44 comments

  1. I heard so much about Clinque and its skincare range.. The design and packaging looks quite nice (and instagrammable ahah). I should do face mask sometimes... xx Corinne

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    1. I love their skincare! Its not really affordable but its worth the money! Oh and this totally isn't easy to take photos of, but that's beside the point haha x

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  2. Definitely need to try Clinique skincare! My skin is such a mess recently and nothing seems to be working! Unfortunately I'm allergic to Simple's range (how weird, right? The most sensitive range!) so I've been using the Garnier micellar water and it's wonderful!! X

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    1. I never though this would work as good as it did! That's odd haha, I guess we all have different reactions to skincare, the Garnier one did work really well for me, but the simple one did even better so I guess I moved on haha x

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  3. oohh I need to try some of the clinique products they sound lovely xxx

    Lily Rose
    https://thefashionpinner.wordpress.com/

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  4. I use Clinique foundation and its amazing. I use micellar water to remove my make up then a simple face wash and Aromatherapy Associates face oil :) x
    Lola Mia // www.lolitabonita.co.uk

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    1. I've tried a few lipsticks but that really it, might need to give more products a go. I've been looking for a good oil to hydrate my skin, will have a look at this one x

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  5. I don't have a skincare routine at all at this point besides remove makeup from the day hahaha - but I have heard a lot about the Clinique line so it was really interesting to hear your account!

    Britt | https://alternativelyspeakingonline.wordpress.com/

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    1. I honestly recommend having one, it doesn't seem as much but it really does help with freshening your skin x

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  6. I love the range of skincare products clinique has! Perfect for every skin type <3

    Morgan // www.justmorgs.com

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  7. Omg I really need to try out Clinique's products. I know so, so many people buy and love their products. However, when it comes to skincare I'm never sure if my skin will react or not but Clinique always have a lot of good reviews so my time will come! lovely post! x

    sami | possiblysami.com

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    1. You should definitely try Clinique, they allow you a refund if the product gives you a reaction which is amazing, plus they test the products out on your hand to see if you have any severe reaction x

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  8. Will definitely keep these products in mind. I should probably try different things in my skincare routine, as what I'm doing now doesn't seem to work! Clinique is great, I've used their products before but they can be on the pricier side

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    1. Agreed, they are quite pricey but I'd say they are worth every pence because they work so well. x

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  9. I love the L'Oréal cleanser. Amazing for the price. The Clinique sounds good but I've not tried that line myself.

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  10. I love the look of that clay mask - I think I'll be giving it a try! Micellar water is the best thing ever though, I love it.
    Claire xo

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  11. I really need to up my skincare game! I like my no7 products though

    Tasha x

    http://itsatashathing.blogspot.com/

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  12. Simple stuff is the best! Loved this post.

    xo


    thealienb4by.wordpress.com

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  13. I've been loving the Pai skincare range, they're amazing and have helped my breakouts hugely. If I had to recommend one product by them it would be the Calming Rose Cleanser, the smell is to die for xx

    Sophia xx http://sophiawhitham.co.uk

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  14. I really need to focus more on taking care of my skin but finding cruelty free products that are actually good it such a struggle 💖

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  15. I love the sound of the clay wash ❤️ I've used the mask form before and loved it 😍

    poppymayy.co.uk

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  16. I have not tried any of these products yet! For my skin care routine I use The Body Shop's tea tree range :)

    Sarah | What Sarah Writes

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    1. I always hear about the tea tree range, definitely need to get something from there since everyone raves about it x

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  17. ooo the clay wash sounds amazing! Going to give it a go! X

    Sian
    slouiseharrison.blogspot.co.uk

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  18. I need to try the Clinique skin care range, heard its lovely!! But I love the L'Oréal clay mask so so nice xx
    Nicole xx

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  19. I've heard so much about this Clinique range, I use their moisture surge moisturiser which is amazing. I also love the L'oreal pure clay wash's, I have been using the green one they're so good! Going to have to try some of the other products you mentioned too x

    Olivia / Describingolivia.com

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    1. Moisture Surge is the best, I've been using it for a while now because I have a few pots of it from the bonus bags Clinique do when you buy 2 products x

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  20. I love simple skincare! it's sooo good! I definitely need to try some of the clinique range though!

    Great post lovely!

    Love, Melissa x
    www.lovemelissax.co.uk

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  21. I really need to up my skincare game after reading this! I do always use the Garnier micelles water which I love but I've been thinking about trying the simple because I love simple products! Great post x

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    1. You should so try the Simple one, I wasn't expecting it to be as better than the Garnier one but it seriously is x

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  22. Need to try out the Simple Micellar water. I have tried Bioderma and Garnier and did ask people on Instagram that which one do they like but got a mixed response. :D x

    ♥ Jadirah Sarmad | Jasmine Catches Butterflies ʚϊɞ

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  23. I'm dying to try these L'Oréal masks! I've heard sooo many good things about them ❤

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    1. They work so well and smell amazing! I have heard that some people get a reaction to it but that didn't happen for me x

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  24. I use Liz Earle now but I've always had a soft spot for Clinique - I love their stuff :) Thanks for sharing x

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  25. i love simple products so good for my sensitive skin! I love clinique to two of my fav skincare brands

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  26. I haven't tried the simple cleansing water but I love the dual eye makeup remover. Best one I've ever used! I'm yet to try the new L'oreal detox wash products x

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    1. I've only tried the micellar water from simple but I've heard such good things about the brand that I have to try everything else! x L'Oréal are doing a great job with their new stuff ahh!

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  27. sounds like a fab routine, I've been using Emma Hardies skincare range recently!

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  28. I think I want to change up my routine, I've been mainly using Simple, Garnier and Nivea but I really want to try a bit Clinique! x
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  29. This a a great streamlined skincare routine! I'll have to try out that skin system, it sounds great!
    PaleGirlRambling xo

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  30. I have heard a ton about all of these brands and their skin care ranges! Need to pick some stuff up now! :) x

    ♥ Jadirah Sarmad | Jasmine Catches Butterflies ʚϊɞ

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  31. I love the sound of the L'Oreal Detox Wash, I've still yet to try that range but it sounds fab!! ♥

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  32. I love reading peoples skincare routines! Gets me excited to try out different products than I use! xx

    https://thetypicalbeautyblog.wordpress.com

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