A good evening routine is important and it doesn’t have to complicated, it can be whatever works best for you. I, being a creature of habit, need my evening routine to help me relax and sleep properly. Of course, there are times when I don’t have time to do every single step, and there are times when I add steps like a facemask or tinting my brows.
Today I’m sharing my go-to products and a little insight into the evening.
I usually start my evening routine shortly after dinner, starting with removing my makeup. I have recently started using the Pixi Cleansing Balm and once my makeup has been removed, I start with my teeth.
I start by flossing and then pop in my Smile Brilliant trays with whitening gel. I leave the trays with the whitening gel in for as long as I can usually between 45 minutes to 2 hours, depending on when I’m planning on going to bed. I have been using the Smile Brilliant system for about a month now and I have definitely noticed my teeth look brighter and whiter.
When I first started using the system I had a bit of sensitivity and a little irritation on my gums, so I gave it a day off and started again using much less whitening gel and I haven’t had a problem since. I am so happy that I haven’t had more sensitivity as I have very sensitive teeth and have had problems with whitening products in the past.
While my teeth are whitening I move on to whatever the evening has in store! We usually end up watching a movie or an episode of something as a family, lately, we have been watching the 1960s Man From Uncle. I mostly watch them because I love seeing young David McCallum playing Illya Kuryakin.
About a half hour before I go to bed I brush my teeth and replace the whitening gel with the desensitizing gel. Then I wash my face with the Biore Baking Soda Cleansing Scrub, I always use a stronger cleanser at night because there is more to clean than in the morning. I usually only wash my face right after removing my makeup if I’m going straight to bed and if I’m still up for a few hours I like to wait so my face is nice and clean when I do go to bed.
After washing my face I use The Ordinary Glycolic Acid 7% Toning Solution, and then mist Mario Badescu Facial Spray, I am currently using the Aloe, Chamomile and Lavender one. For moisturizer I mix together the YesTo Cotton moisturizer and the Fresh Pickins Beach Rose Face Oil, I find that mixing the oil with the moisturizer helps it to soak into the skin faster.
Lastly, I remove the trays with the desensitizing gel, spritz some lavender spray on my pillow, and then drift off to sleep.