Here is a lovely guest post from Frankie who blogs at Frankie BooXx, she's going to talk you through her evening skin care routine. Thank you for the post Frankie!
Hello to the wonderful Beautiful Things followers, I'm Frankie from FrankieBooXx Beauty Blog and today I will be guest blogging as Helen is away on holiday and asked a few of us if we would like the opportunity to write for her whilst she is relaxing with her family, of course I jumped at the choice as I love getting the chance to write for other people, it just means I get to share my blog via hers and vice versa, also I get the chance to meet even more of you bloggers out there!
So my guest post is all about my evening skin-care routine, you can read the morning version here via my own beauty blog: http://frankiebooxx.
blogspot.co.uk/2013/08/my- morning-skin-care-routine.html :)
Firstly, I light my lavender candle by Rituals, this scents the room with a lovely sleepy lavender smell, preparing me for bedtime!
I cleanse my face with the Lancome - Galateis Douche cleanser, it does a thorough job of removing all my makeup and dirt from the day off, sometimes I will double cleanse so I know everything has been thoroughly swept away, I follow this step with the Lancome - Tonique Douche toner, there are so many people out there who believe toner is one of the useless products that companies make you believe you have to buy, when in fact you don't need it, I definitely disagree with this statement, I'm prone to adult acne and when I haven't used a toner it makes my skin flare up as i think without it your skin is too greasy from the previous products mixing with moisturiser, I love to use toner as it really refreshes your face after removing your makeup and calm everything down ready for you next step..
Estee Lauder - Advanced Night Repair Serum.
Serum is another step alot of people don't think you need but I would highly recommend it, you apply around 2-3 drops of this all over your face before you apply your moisturiser, introducing this into my nightly routine has made a huge difference to my face, I wake up with firm, plumped skin with a radiant glow!
I then apply my moisturiser, the one I have been loving at the moment is Origins - Gin-zing, a lovely lightweight formula which literally smells like Terry's Chocolate Orange, so dangerous to smell this before bed but i makes it so heavenly apply!
Eye cream is something I have been aiming to get into recently as I read an interesting article in the Daily Mail, explaining how a woman had to undergo eye surgery, and when she was on the operating table, they cut into her eye and all the fluid she had applied there for years leaked out as they had the wrong formulations in them for the eye are and just sat on top of the skin, totally gross so I'm avoiding any substance not made for the eyes around the delicate area!
Lastly on my face I use a lip balm to intensely hydrate my lips overnight, I wear alot of lipsticks during the day so these can be very drying on the lips, night-time is when your skin does most of its repairing process so this is the best time to get my lips into shape for the following day!
I apply a small amount of Moroccan Oil/Light to my hair depending on how dry its gotten, and if it's in need of a good cut, I brush this through with my Tangle Teezer and plait my hair so it doesn't get too knotty overnight, this also helps lock in the oil into the hair, allowing it to penetrate the follicles!
This may seem like a really long drawn out process to be doing before bed, but once you've done it for a few days your body adjusts to it and I'm done within a few minutes, blow out my candle and off to sleep for me!
I really hope you all liked my guest post, and if you would like to read more of my posts please head over to: www.frankiebooxx.blogspot.co.
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Lots of love, Frankie xXx