MY NIGHTLY BEAUTY RITUAL

July 25, 2016


My mom is definitely one of my biggest beauty icons. In fact, almost everything I know about beauty, I've learned from her. How to make a simple at-home face mask to help calm down my sensitive skin, what to do if my nails became dry and brittle, how to brush my hair so that it would grow longer faster, she just always knew what to do and was a constant source of some of the best beauty tips and tricks I now use on daily basis! Though she's given me quite a few wonderful tips over the years, the one beauty advice I adhere to religiously is the nightly ritual. Every evening, before I go to bed, I take care of my hair, skin and body.


But why is nightly ritual so important? Well, aside from the fact that new skin cells tend to grow faster when you sleep, during the night, our skin goes to work to repair damage and to restore our complexion, so a great night-time skin care routine is an absolute must. I've shared my morning routine with you in the past, but I haven't really talked about what it is that I do at night, so I'd like to take this opportunity to discuss my evening ritual a bit. 

Normally, I start with my hair. I have to admit, that I haven't always been so diligent about brushing my hair at night. But about a year ago, I decided to give it a try and brushed my hair every night for seven days straight, and I can't tell you what a difference simple brushing made! Soft and shiny, my hair hasn't looked this good in years! Naturally, I was hooked, so now, I brush my hair every night for about 10-15 minutes using a paddle brush with natural boar bristles.


Next is the face. I've talked to you at length about my skin care routine in the past, so you probably know that at this point in time my main goal is to prevent and to correct. Living in California, I spend quite a bit of time in the sun, so if I'm not careful, I tend to get those pesky little dark spots around my cheeks and nose. Recently, I started using RoC RETINOL CORREXION Sensitive Night Cream to firstly, even out discolorations, prevent fine lines and wrinkles, and to smooth the skin. I've heard a lot of really great things about retinol, like the fact that it's recommended by dermatologists as one of the best age-fighting ingredients, but also that retinol boosts collagen and speeds cell turnover, so I was really eager to try it for myself. After speaking to Dr. Dhanal G. Bhanusali, MD, a leading New York-based dermatologist, who gave me a bit more background information about why retinols are such incredible products because they stimulate cell turnover ( almost like a superficial peel ) and remove the excess debris that clog pores, I am definitely happy I did! What I like about RoC RETINOL CORRECTION Sensitive Night Cream in particular is the fact that it doesn't irritate my sensitive skin, and I can see and feel the difference in my skin. It's much softer but also the discolorations around my cheeks and nose started to fade to the point that they are barely noticeable. Dr. Dhanal G. Bhanusali, MD also suggested using retinol products, like the RoC RETINOL CORREXION Sensitive Night Cream at night because exposed pores and increased cell turnover leave you a bit more vulnerable to UV rays. So now, every evening I apply about about a dime size of RoC RETINOL CORREXION Sensitive Night Cream followed by RoC RETINOL CORREXION Eye Cream to even out dark circles, and to prevent lines and wrinkles. I also use sunscreen during the day to protect my skin from burns.




Last but certainly not least is nail and body care. I've always been able to grown my nails long due to the fact that I never go to bed without moisturizing my hands. Currently, I use coconut oil, which is honestly one of the best moisturizers I've ever tried. I start by massaging coconut oil into my hands, paying special attention to cuticles, next I apply coconut oil to my legs, feet, elbows and knees, which tend to be particularly dry areas for me. The whole process takes no time at all but next morning you wake up with baby soft skin!



46 comments:

Sasa Zoe said...

Amazing, babe!

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Natali said...

Yep, you've got your beauty routine/ skincare in your pocket! The way your mom inspired you, that's what my grandma was to me, she thought me all about the beauty, class and how and what we put/ apply on our skin is so important. You look gorgeous!

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La Bijoux Bella | by mia said...

Simple and essential beauty ritual. Sometimes that's all we really need to look beyond beautiful! :)

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Marianne Österlund said...

Absolutely amazing!
Thank you for sharing :)
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Amy Zhang said...

Nightly rituals are so important! It's the best way to wind down after a long day and mentally prepare for sleep and a new day. Simple but true, removing your makeup and caring for your skin will pay dividends in the long run. Saw you at Lulu's on Saturday and you looked stunning! You have beautiful skin in photos and in person.

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I want that teacup! :)

Lisa said...

Very interesting post! Also for me it's very important to take a few minutes to myself before going to sleep. I usually use the argan oil, but now I'm curious to try the coconut oil.

Annlouise Lindberg said...

Lovely post! It was so fun and interesting to read! <3

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Shloka said...

Nightly routines are so important! The only thing is you have to make sure not to be lazy and actually do it - especially after a long day! I find it's most important to wash your face and make sure its moisturised and clean! I also like to brush my hair - my mom always told me that you should brush it 100 times from root to tip!

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Emma Walker said...

I always feel my best when I actually take the time to do my routine!

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Mario Todorov said...

Nice from you for sharing! It could be useful for many people if they understand.

Rach DiMare said...

Wow, I had no idea that brushing your daily can make such a difference. I need to try that out. I also heard great things about RoC and now I want to try it out!

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Kelly said...

This sounds great, I will have to check it out!

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anoddgirl said...

great post! I've always wanted to start using night creams, but never knew where to start!
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Ev said...

Nice post dear ;)
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Wonky Lauren said...

Such great tips, thank you. I'm definitely going to try brushing my hair before bed every night x

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The Trendique said...

Wowww!!! <3


You look so beautiful!

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Monika Wlodarczyk said...

Thanks for the tips, lovely!
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Rosa Fairfield said...

Beautiful photographs. It is so important to have a night-time routine. I need to get mine in order.

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Vera Sawicki said...

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Secret Voyageur said...

Need to try RoC out.
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Aini khan said...

you are so beautiful and hot. love and kisses from Aini.

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Susan Hooey said...

What hairbrush do you have?

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Georgia Sunray said...

The photography on you blog is on another level!

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MaiOcean said...

Lovely post and beautiful moody pictures as always ! Would you mind sharing where this cute lavender colored pouched is from ?

Miley said...

Love your bed. You just need some Fine Pillow pillows, love.

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Koffka Bu said...

Beautiful photos! I need this night dress! Someone knows what is lingerie brand?

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