Step 1 - Makeup Removal
There's a few ways you can remove your make up. I always find that it's better to use a separate eye make up remover to get rid of waterproof mascara and liner, without the need to pull at the delicate eye area. For the rest of your face, you have a couple of options. Make up remover wipes are a popular choice. They're great for on the go. The second option is using your cleansing water again. The third choice is using a cleansing oil. Oils are great because they break down make up easily.
Step 2 - Exfoliating
Using an exfoliator a couple of times a week will leave your skin feeling soft, and will get rid of dead skin. Don't use them every day though, as over-use can irritate your skin.
Step 3 - Face Masks
Not only are face masks a great treat for your skin, but they're a good excuse to take some time out to pamper yourself. You can easily find cheap packet, one use, face masks for about £1, but my recommendations are a little more of a treat.
Step 4 - Toner
The same toner as you used in the morning will do here!
Step 5 - Serum
Unless you have oily skin, use the same serum you used in the morning. For oily skin, you can skip this step (unless you want to use an anti-ageing serum), you don't need to mattify at night.
Step 6 - Facial Oil
I love using facial oil after cleansing. It feels super moisturising, and due to the oil I use, my skin has actually become less oily! I like to let my oil sink into my skin, so this is one to use if you have a little more time for your routine in the evening.
Step 7 - Night Cream
These tend to be thicker and more moisturising than day creams. They won't sink in as quickly, but you don't need them too. Night time is when your body does most of it's healing, so give it a hand by making sure you always moisturise.
Step 8 - Eye Cream
Again, you should use an eye cream for the more delicate skin around the eyes. This is particularly important if you've been removing eye makeup. The same one you use in the morning is fine, although some do chose to use a thicker, more intensive cream.
My pet hate is dry, chapped lips. I hate them on me, and they're a nightmare on clients. Lipsticks and lip glosses don't look really as nice on chapped lips. This isn't just an evening thing, you can apply lip balm as often as you like throughout the day. Here are my favourite lip care products.