Bionic Asks: What’s your nightly skincare routine?

by Bionic Beauty on 19.Nov.2008 · 8 comments


Every night before bed, women around the world have a nightly routine. It may be just as simple as washing your face or it may be as elaborate as a strict 5 step process.

Here’s mine:

  1. Remove eye makeup with Lancome’s Bi-facil or plain Safflower oil.
  2. Wash face with very soft wash cloth and warm water (no soap).
  3. Apply benzoyl peroxide (2.5%) cream to cheeks and chin (due to my unfortunate breakouts… grrrr!)
  4. Apply Boots Restore & Renew or YBF’s Correct serum to eye area.
  5. Apply pea-size dollop of face lotion to entire face (minus eye area). Currently I’m using Lancome’s Aqua Fusion or YBF’s Restore if I am extra-dry.
  6. Then on with the jammies and it’s off to bed!

Now, it’s your turn to *shine*. What do you do to keep your skin happy and healthy each night before bed?
Share your night time skin care routine
And don’t forget to tune in each Wednesday for the next Bionic Asks segment!

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1 Brittany K November 19, 2008 at 12:19 pm

My nightly routine is pretty simple.

I use regular old noxzema to wash my face.
Then I use a toner, this month it’s Burt’s Bee’s Garden Tomato toner (love!). I have super oily skin.
Then if I have to I use Bare Escentual’s Rare minerals Blemish Therapy on my face.
I follow up with Oil of Olay complete moisturizer for sensitive skin and then I use an eye cream, right now I’m using Elizabeth Arden’s pause and moisturize intervene eye cream.
Then I usually apply some lip balm and head to bed.

Okay, maybe it wasn’t so simple. It doesn’t take very long at all 😛

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2 Laurie November 19, 2008 at 1:05 pm

First I remove my eye makeup withAlmay oil-free pads (which have been MIA at the drugstore lately) so instead I’ve been using Clinque’s Take the Day off with a cotton ball.

Then I wash my face with Philosophy Purity Foaming Cleanser.

Next I apply Nars Hydrating Freshening Lotion (toner-esque) with a round cotton pad.

Then I apply Clinique All About Eyes to my undereyes and Cetaphil lotion on my face.

I let the lotion absorb and if I have any blemishes I use Neutrogena’s spot treatment – which works great overnight.

Right before bed I put on hand cream and chapstick:)

Sounds long when I type it out but it goes quite quick!

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3 Mythbuster Beauty November 19, 2008 at 5:44 pm

How fun! I love hearing what everyone’s nighttime routine is and the look of your cheery yellow bedroom. Really beautiful.

Nothing simple with my evening routine, so here goes:

1. Remove eye makeup with Lancome’s Bi-facil, and I don’t wear a lot of eye makeup so many times it’s not needed. My mascara comes off with warm water and a washcloth.
2. Cleanse skin. Right now I am using DERMAdoctor’s Wrinkle Revenge glycolic acid facial cleanser and wipe off with lukewarm water and a very soft washcloth.
3. Pat dry and spray on Caudalie’s Beauty Elixir (heaven in a bottle)!
4. Wait until my skin is completely dry and dab on generic Retin-A ointment.
5. Wait 20+ minutes to apply Caudalie’s Vinoperfect Serum.
6. Apply Caudalie’s Energizing Fluid.
7. Dot SkinMedica’s TNS Night Eye Repair around eyes.
8. Rub my favorite skin lotion on hands and feet (right now SallyB’s Eco-Body Lotion in Lavender) and apply lip balm.

8 steps! I am so high maintenance. 😉

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4 Kimberly November 20, 2008 at 2:10 am

Mine is pretty simple at night, take off my makeup w/ my homemade makeup remover, (it works great)! Wash my face, right now I’m using Ambi black soap. Tone with Lancome, moisturize Biore facial moisturizer. Treat any blemishes with Clinique Night Acne Solutions, apply a little lip balm, hand cream & JR Watkins cuticle salve & I’m off to bed.

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5 Rachel Markel November 20, 2008 at 2:22 am

I have enjoyed making my own skin care products for the past 15 years. Not only has this saved me a ton of money but I am fully aware of everything that I put onto my skin.

My routine encompasses removal of makeup with certified organic blueberry seed oil. Next, I use a small amount of vegetable glycerine soap made from plant based materials. Right now I am experimenting with extra virgin coconut oil as a moisturizer, now only does this smell amazing but I am also finding that it’s great for hair and nails too. For minor break-outs I apply pure and natural lavender essential oil directly to the area.

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6 Evelyn July 17, 2009 at 8:45 am

My nightime regimen has not changed much since Iwas 18 years old, and now I am 46 and most people don’t believe it.
I wash my face with Dove sensitive soap with warm water with a slightly rough washcloth to remove dirt, make-up and dead skin cells (a trick I learned from a Christie Brinkley article). Then I splash my face about three times with cold water to tighten my pores, and pat my skin dry.
Then I use Loreal Revitalift Night Cream on my face and neck, and a small amount of Loreal Eye Serum around my eyes, and at the laugh lines around my mouth, an upper lip.
I then use Burt Bee’s Lip Balm or basic Chapstick to hold in moisture while I sleep. I also drink a bottle of water while I read right before bed so that I and my skin stay hydrated through winter heat or summer air conditioning which is drying as well.
It goes pretty quickly after you get it down.

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7 alicia July 30, 2011 at 10:32 pm

My night time routine is –
Shower
Put on pajamas .
blow dry hair , then put up in pony tail for night .
brush my teeth . :)
take out contacts ( if you have )
remove makeup
cleanse , tone and moisturize skin
Get some water .
Then good night :) <3 .

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