At of all of my routines I’ve done with the past (K-beauty 8-step skincare routines), this is probably one with the least amount of products. I’m missing certain products as well such as makeup remover, cleansing oil, serums, essence, etc. Like I said, though if I kept putting this off I who knows when I would post a new routine. This post is mainly about my night routine but I also include what I do in the morning because of my AM routine uses pretty much the same products with some exceptions.
Toner: Botanics All Bright Toner
The first thing I do in the morning is splash cold water on my face, this helps me wake up and circulates blood flow. I follow up with toner. I don’t wash my face in the morning but the toner helps clean my face without drying it out. I don’t normally use this at night unless I’ve worn a facial mask before. Sometimes I use this to remove my face makeup before following up with cleansing.
Cleanser: COSRX Salicylic Acid Gentle Cleanser
I’m currently testing some cleansing oil which is why I didn’t feature any in this post because they come in sample size packaging. In the evening, I use this gentle cleanser to remove my face makeup. Back when I was breaking out almost daily this was the product that helped reduce the number of pimples that I would get. It can be drying though! For that reason, I don’t let this foam up too much because the longer I lather this on the more drying it can be so I just lather it on a few times and rinse well.
Cleansing Pads: COSRX One Step Moisture Up Pads
I go back and forth between choosing the COSRX One Step Pimple Clear Pads and these pads depending on my mood because both products work well with my skin type. I only use these at night after cleansing my face. They have two sides a smooth side and an embossed side which gently exfoliates your face. These serve as the ‘toning’ porting of my PM routine.
At night I use Salicylic Acid 2% Solution or Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1%. I switch between the two at night because they’re practically the same product. The Salicylic Acis claims to reduce the appearance of blemishes and the Niacinamide is supposed to minimize pores. To be honest, I didn’t notice a difference with either of these products so I wouldn’t repurchase either one.
How many steps are in your current skincare routine?