My 5 step evening skincare routine

Just like my morning routine, all products mentioned are 100% cruelty-free and suitable for sensitive skin. In the morning I follow a three part step of cleanse, hydrate and makeup. In the evenings, I follow the three basics for good skincare: cleanse, exfoliate and hydrate.

Step 1 – Precleanse

Just like in the morning I use the Dermalogica Precleanse, although I actually use it to remove my makeup in the evenings (not eye makeup: I use the Charlotte Tilbury kit for that) so it’s a deeper scrub than in morning.

Step 2 – Cleanse & cleanse again

I use the Dermalogica Special Cleansing Gel and I use it twice. I cleanse, wash and repeat. Really make sure all the makeup and grim from the day is getting off.

Step 3 – Exfoliate

The Dermalogica Daily Microfoliant is life changing. I’m so in love with it, nothing has ever left my skin feels so clean. It’s also great to use before a pore strip to open up your pores!

Step 4 – Serum

Again, this is one from my morning routine as well, the Elemis Dynamic Resurfacing Serum. The serum smoothes the skin’s surface and helps to reduce appearance of pores and wrinkles. Who doesn’t want that?

Step 5 – Hydrate

Part of the same Anti-Ageing Dynamic Resurfacing Programme as the serum, I’ve started using Elemis Dynamic Resurfacing Night Cream. The cream stimulates the skin’s natural cell renewal, smoothes and enhances the skin by replenishing skin from daily environmental stresses and pollution.

I went back and forth between this night cream and the Elemis Pro-Collagen Oxygenating Night Cream – which is the night cream version of what I use during the day. The Pro-Collagen night cream focuses on skin suppleness, firmness and elasticity and because I was already seeing great results from the day cream I wanted to pair it with something that would target another area and because I spend so much time walking around the city and commuting, I do worry about the effects of pollution on my skin since it’s already so sensitive. However, if you want to stick to one programme, I don’t think you can go wrong with either.


What’s your favourite skincare product? Have you ever used Dermalogica or Elemis before, let me know below!

About the author
Staci West is an obsessive compulsive traveller who is currently dealing with a chronic case of coffee addicition. Symptoms include blackouts from online shopping sessions, a ferocious passion for everything colourful and energy levels that exceed a normal human capacity. On the advice of her carer and companion, Kendall her yellow labrador, she created L&L, a down to Earth lifestyle blog, as a distraction for her pathological need for shoes.

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