My 2020 Nighttime Skincare Routine

I think my first post of this section should be my skincare routine. This one is my nighttime one. I will probably post my morning one next!

My skin type currently is dry/acne prone. I’ve never had cystic acne, and never really got any pimples until college. It wasn’t bad just a few a month and my skin type then was combination, then adult acne just gradually started developing.

This routine now keeps my face from being dry like a desert, I’ve had no issues breaking me out, but what may work for my face may not work for you, ok?

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1.) My first step is using my Shu Uemura Cleasing Oil ($103.99). It’s kind of pricey, I have some alternatives below, but this one lasts me a long time (about a year). I don’t wear makeup everyday, so a little goes a long way for me, just to get off my sunscreen. Sometimes, I only wear eyeliner and mascara (for work), so I need just a little bit for my eyes. I pump 1/2 a pump and just spread it into my dry face. I let it sit for a few seconds and if I’m not wearing mascara I just wash it off with water. If I’m wearing mascara, then I’d use my wet Makeup Remover Cloth ($20.00) to wash it off.


2.) Next, I use THE FACE SHOP Rice Water Bright Foam Cleanser ($8.55) to wash off the oil, and get rid of any residual dirt on my face. Truthfully, you can use any foaming cleanser.

3.) The next product I use after drying my face with a towel is a toner. I use the SOME BY MI Aha-Bha-Pha 30Days Miracle Toner ($14.70). I just started using this one, I’ve heard good reviews. I put the product on a cotton pad, and then wipe my face with it. It doesn’t dry out my skin, and it seems to be clearing up some of the bumps on my forehead that isn’t acne but it’s just textured.

4.) Then I use my trusty, moisturizer that never fails me: CeraVe Moisturizing Cream ($16.08). My face eats this up! I glob this everywhere, even my neck! It’s not just sitting on my face, there’s no fragrance, it’s a tub so there’s a lot of product, and there are ceramides in the cream that is good for your skin.

5.) I wait a few seconds for my face to drink that moisturizer, then my last step! An overnight moisturizer for your face. I think the new word for this is “slugging”. I’ve recently switched to the CeraVe Healing Ointment Tub ($17.18). I do my skincare hours before bed so it doesn’t stick to my pillowcases.

Well, that concludes my night time skincare routine. If you have any questions, new product suggestions, or comments. Feel free to reach out at or leave a comment below.

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