From dirty air pollution to greasy fingers, our pores get clogged with nasty bacteria more times during the day than Chrissy Teigen shuts down someone on Twitter (which is a lot). Fear not, you can swoop in and save your skin from freaking out with a solid skincare routine that will protect and fight off the germs. Contrary to belief, a night time routine is ten times more important than a morning one. Not only does it work its magic whilst you sleep, but it also allows your face a fresh start in the morning. To help you get started, I’ve put together the ultimate routine that will leave your face looking brand new!
Step One - Purify2
Hands down, the most important step is removing any makeup on your face. I must admit it makes me cringe thinking back to all those times I would brush a makeup wipe around my face and call it a night. Even though now just a distant memory, it took a long time for my face to forgive and forget. Now that I’m older, I found using a gentle micellar cleanser is the way to go! Soaked in a cotton pad, ESPA’s Purifying Micellar Cleanser has revolutionized the way I clean my face. Using a combination of rose water, witch hazel, and hyaluronic acid, the purifying cleanser pulls away impurities from my pores and removes even the most stubborn of makeup!
Step Two - Hydrate and Cleanse3
Once you have a makeup-free face, it’s time to hydrate your skin and cleanse the surface! If I’m honest, I have tried a lot of cleansers in my day, and unfortunately, a lot of them out there have a tendency to leave my face looking drier than the Sahara desert, and it’s not pretty. I have finally found one that not only smells amazing, but it also does exactly what it says on the bottle. The Hydrating Cleansing Milk from ESPA will honestly leave your skin feeling super silky and smooth.
Step Three - Seal and Protect4
ESPA’s Overnight Hydration Therapy treatment mask is a product I would recommend to everyone, and I don’t say that very often! If you want to wake up with luminous super soft skin, then you need to get your hands on this mask. Using a combination of Vitamin C, Konjac Root (also known as the devil’s tongue), and Hyaluronic Acid, the Overnight mask will hydrate deep into your skin’s surface and seal it away from any nasty bacteria, all while you sleep!
Step Four - Brighten5
Not essential, but pretty great: If you want to truly rejuvenate your skin, surface and all, then you need to add Tri-Active Advanced Night Booster to your routine. All you have to do is add a few drops of this to your nighttime moisturizer to brighten your face and watch as it combat’s dark, stubborn scars as you sleep.
I don’t know who needs to hear this, but splashing your face with lukewarm water at night will not keep the spots at bay (sorry!), but this night time routine will! – I promise.