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Is a nighttime skincare routine really that important?

I remember hearing something years ago that has stuck with me.

And that is, that for every night you go to bed without washing your makeup off, you AGE 17 DAYS.

Now, I don’t know if that’s true or how they would even figure that number.

But IF it’s even a teeny bit true… you can bet that I’m a washin’ my face!!

In fact, I haven’t missed a night in probably years!

The only time I might skip a night is if I am sick or if I don’t have my products with me for some reason.


But what are the best products to keep me looking young?


It’s important for you to know that I have always used good, reputable skincare with the best ingredients and I believe that is what has kept my skin looking good into my fifties.

THIS POST tells all about the skincare I have used since my twenties.

However, since changing up my routine a little over a year ago, I can’t believe the change I have noticed!

I KNOW that if you use these products every night, in the way they are intended, you will see significant changes in the appearance of your skin.

It will be clearer, brighter, and appear more youthful.

You will find that your skin will have a certain glow that only comes from taking good care of it and feeding it what it needs.


My anti-aging nighttime skincare routine in order:


First, remove eye makeup with natural coconut oil.

Second, cleanse:  I love CeraVe Hydrating Face Wash for dry skin.  I love not having my face stripped of moisture that sometimes can happen with cleansers.  Especially this time of year while the weather is becoming a bit drier.  I love that it has 3 essential ceramides and also hyaluronic acid which helps the skin retain its natural moisture.

Third, tone: Right now I’m using Thayers Witch Hazel because it has antioxidant properties and it balances the pH of your skin.  It’s important that your skin is at the correct pH so that it can more readily take in the serums and moisturizers properly that will follow this step.

Curology: This bottle of goodness has been a GAME CHANGER in my nighttime skincare routine!! Trust me when I say you do not want to skip this step! This serum contains the “gold standard ingredient” for anti-aging.  It is a derivative of Vitamin A, which is also found in brands like Retin-A. Typically you need a prescription in order to have access to this product.  However, with Curology, you get a dermatology provider online who will determine a custom formula specifically designed to address your skin’s needs.  Just go online, answer the questions about your skin, tell them what your concerns are (ex. acne, anti-aging) and that’s it! In fact, you can get your first month FREE by clicking HERE and only paying $4.95 shipping and handling.  That’s how I started!! I absolutely saw results and knew that I was hooked! Only at night and use sunscreen the next day!

nighttime skincare routine

Matrixyl Synthe 6 Serum: This powerful serum has 6 critical skin building essentials that target fine lines and wrinkles, including Hyaluronic Acid.  Together, these promote younger, healthier-looking skin.


Moisture:  The final step in this nighttime skincare routine is to moisturize.  Now, trust me.  I know the importance of using a good night cream.  That’s when your skin heals itself, so you want to be sure you provide it with good ingredients to soak in and help your skin repair and renew itself.  I have used some really expensive night creams in the past.  About a year ago, I was turned onto Oil of Olay Regenerist Night Cream and I haven’t looked back!

I do have to say that I’ve been turned on to Whole Story Skin and can fully recommend their products as well.

That is definitely another contender for good moisturizers, masks, and creams.

If you’ve never used an Eye Care System, you really should give it a try!


That’s it!


Here are a couple of extra tips.

The washcloth you use can be VERY important!

I am in LOVE with these Norwex body cloths but I use them to wash my face.

If you’ve never heard of Norwex, they have a micro silver agent in them that has self purification properties!

So basically, you can hang it up to air dry, and after 24 hours it has cleaned itself!

Just imagine what the antimicrobial and antibacterial properties mean for cleaning your skin!




Just I am about to complete the 30-day challenge with the Beauty Bio Microneedling tool!

I am super excited to see results and will definitely share!

Microneedling creates small channels into the epidermis of the skin for your skincare ingredients to get in and work.

Supposedly, those fine channels help your body to create more natural collagen, making your skin more plump and youthful-looking.


I hope that you find this helpful and will implement this nighttime are routine into your regime!

My daytime skincare routine is yet to come, so stay tuned!

Love love love,

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A huge believer in “if you’re not pretty on the inside, then you’re not pretty on the outside!” Wife, mother of 5, model, actress. Sharing things that bring JOY.

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Michele Linton
3 years ago

I do need a good serum to add to my routine! These suggestions look great! I also use the Olay night cream and absolutely love it! Great suggestions!

3 years ago

The Curology serum sounds great!

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