Nighttime Skincare Routine.

Finding the right skincare routine takes trial and error, depending on your skin type and needs. It sometimes spending $$$ on some product that promises you free blemishes...only to be disappointed and have a breakout. I have normal/dry skin, but I still get a pimple here and there. I struggle with whiteheads and some milia, and sometimes I scratch them out or tweeze them (I know, it's gross and I know a bad habit). My esthetician from Massage Envy said that the whiteheads are much better than when I first saw her in May.

I definitely need more consistent work in the skincare area. Sometimes I get lazy, and during my time at school I would be up so late (2–4 am, only to have to wake up at 7 am) that I neglected my skin. I mean, yeah I would remove my makeup with a wipe. But sometimes I didn't have time for 4 different products when I just wanted to sleep. But of course I still cleansed, toned, and moisturized with the occasional LUSH Mask of Magnaminty. Another bad habit I have is not putting on sunblock (on my body). I have BB cream which covers my face, but I am extremely careless with sunblock, not just for skin cancer but for lupus! (A lot of lupus patients are extremely sensitive to the sunlight, but not me...I just hate any temperature over 95 degrees)

So I recently created a routine in the evening of the following skincare products, and I've been consistent for 2 weeks it has given me a glowing face. Of course, overtime I may change it up a bit, but right now I am happy with it.

When I have makeup on, I like to remove it with the Murad Renewing Cleansing Oil. It makes my face feel supple and soft afterwards. I especially like using it in the shower so I make sure that all of the makeup comes off, but when it doesn't I wipe off the excess with the Neutrogena oil free makeup remover wipes. I'm almost out, but when I do, I will buy the Neutrogena light cleansing oil since it's a fraction of a price of this $32 baby.

Then, I cleanse with the Murad Time Release Acne Cleanser. It's a cream form. At first, I thought it was causing me to break out more, but when I saw the esthetician last week, she told me to damp my face first (which I already do), dab a small amount and rub it around my hands until the water until both the water and cleanser emulsify and then I rub it over my face. I've been doing that technique rather than just pat it on my face and wash away, and I have been noticing a difference. It has a 0.5% salicylic acid to help with blemishes. You can have dry skin with acne. I have extremely mild acne, if any, but this is also known to help with anti-aging and fine lines. My esthetician said that this also exfoliates.

I haven't used serums until I started getting facials and then I bought the Murad Sensitive Skin Soothing Serum. I've noticed that ever since I started incorporating this into my skincare routine, my face has been bright and glowing a lot more. It has helped with the redness on my face too, which is my lupus butterfly rash. It feels so amazing and cooling.

For moisturizer, I've been using LUSH Skin Drink since January. This is the most hydrating moisturizer I have ever purchased. This is the answer to the dry person's prayers. In fact, if I over-slap it on then I end up feeling too greasy. I still get dry skin in the summer, but this softens it. It contains rose petal infusion, avocado (which eating is also great for skin and hair do to the fatty acids), almond oil and fair trade organic cocoa butter!

I then dab on the Benefit Puff Off! eye gel on my under eyes. This has been a godsend. Honestly, I was put off from buying it because it does have some negative reviews. I guess it doesn't work for everyone, but I've had some good luck with it. It has de-puffed my eye bags, which I had from lack of sleep when I was in school. It has a lovely cooling, tingly sensation, especially when you use the iron shaped tip applicator.

Last but not least, I apply the Fresh Lip Sugar Serum Advanced Therapy and then lock it in to Sugar Advanced Therapy Lip Treatment for moisture and fuller, more supple lips. I don't do it as much as I should, especially because I've been wearing matte lipsticks more.

So this is it for my nighttime skincare routine! I am really happy with the results from using these products so far :)

<3 Hannah


  1. I currently use Murad products as well. I use the Murad in the orange packaging (I am too lazy to get up and retreive the name) and it is really good for treating my dark spots. I would like to try the Skin Drink in the winter when I tend to get pretty dry.

    1. Murad products are amazing. Is it the Rapid age spot serum your talking about? And definitely try Skin Drink, it's so lovely and moisturizing. I still have dry skin in the summer (but not as bad) and it helps alot.