Every evening when I go to get my makeup off I have the feeling I’m starting a long journey finally reach my bed with a clean and pampered face. It honestly feels like it takes me a quarter to half an hour to finally be ready to go to sleep, so when I read one of Jess’s latest posts over at The Indigo Hours on her evening skincare routine and how it takes her only under eight minutes, I decided to try myself and I was surprised!
I start my routine by removing my eye and lip makeup with the Garnier Express 2in1 Eye Makeup Remover on a cotton pad. This takes all my eyeliner, part of my mascara and my stubborn liquid lipsticks off.
Then I proceed to cleanse the rest of my face with the The Body Shop Camomile Cleansing Oil, a favorite since 2014 (here) since it takes all the makeup off and leaves my skin feeling amazing. My second cleanse is then The Body Shop Pomegranate Softening Cream Cleanser (discontinued) or anything not too stripping, that I remove with a warm cloth or just water.
Time to tone, in the evening I am trying to acid tone with the Pixi GlowTonicas a mild exfoliation, without seeing much results for the moment.
So it only takes me seven and a half minutes to go through my whole night time routine. I am impressed and am patting myself on the back. As I said earlier I was pretty convinced I’d be on the fifteen minute mark. My morning routine is surely shorter since there is no makeup removing step but only a quick cleanse.
How long does it take YOU to go through your skincare routine? Let me know in the comments below!