Anti-Aging Night Time Routine

I'm pretty sure most women hit 30 and say to themselves; "WHOA, I should probably start taking better care of my skin!" I know I reacted that way and this past year I've started using more anti-aging products, washing my face morning and night, and making sure to moisturize, moisturize, moisturize!   I've partnered with Dermalogica to share my anti-aging nighttime routine which I've seen AMAZING results in a few short months!

It's sad but I used to never wash my face before bed. I don't wear a ton of makeup, but it was still terrible for my skin. I once read that every night you don't wash your face you age 7 days!

With that being said I knew it was time to get my skin in to shape and start taking better care of it. I heard Dermalogica's CEO speak on the "How I Built This" podcast and was intrigued to try their products. I started with their AGE Smart® anti-aging skin care line, which firms and smooths away the signs of aging. Their products are paraben free, vegan, gluten free, cruelty free and contain no artificial fragrance and colors. Here are my nightly steps!

1. PRECLEANSE - Dermalogica is adamant about a double cleanse regimen so I start off with their Precleanse which melts aways layers of excess oil, sunscreen, waterproof make-up, pollutants and product build up.

2. CLEANSE - My second step is using their soap-free, foaming gel which cleanses all skin conditions. PreCleansing allows your cleanser to penetrate even further for professional cleansing results. If you get a facial you'll notice they always double cleanse. 

3. EXFOLIATE - One of my favorite steps that has been a GAME CHANGER for my skin is exfoliating! Dermalogica's Daily Superfoliant helps fight the biochemical and environmental triggers known to accelerate skin aging. This resurfacer makes my skin extremely smooth! It's in powder form that you pour in to your hand and mix with water. 

4. RETINOL - I then apply an Overnight Retinol Repair cream, which accelerates skin renewal and reduces the appliance of skin aging overnight. Active micro encapsulated pure retinol helps increase cell turnover. I also apply their Age Reversal Eye Complex which helps smooth away the signs of skin aging around the eyes. If you didn't know Retinol is a form of Vitamin A and can also help with acne. 

5. MOISTURIZE - After the retinol has set in for a moment I will apply Phyto Replenish Oil or Super Rich Repair Moisturizer. I like to mix it up depending on the night, but they both deeply nourish and rehydrate my skin! I never used to oil on my face, and now I use it at least once a day in my morning or night routine.

I always thought a night time routine was a chore, but now it's my me-time. I try to make sure my kids are asleep so I can enjoy it quietly. It's a way to practice self care, and after a long day it's a small peace of luxury. It can be hard to spend money on skin care products, but I'm sure you'll be thankful you did when you're 60 and look like a thousand bucks ; ). Since I've started this Dermalogica night routine I've noticed my pores have shrunk dramatically (because I'm cleaning them out daily), and my skin is brighter and smoother! Check out Dermalogica's site for more products for all skin types!

These products were given to me in exchange for my review, but all opinions and thoughts are my own!

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