Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Before Bed Beauty Routine

I feel like talking about frivolities today thus the before bed beauty routine post.

I must admit that my before bed routine, is actually pretty extensive and probably overkill, but I feel like bed time is the time to restore everything to its rightful condition before I break it all down during hte day.  LOL!

After I have brushed my teeth, taken my makeup off etc., I get into bed and do the following:

Step 1:  Lips -- Moisturize.  Currently I am using some sort of petroleum jelly product but my all time favorite lip moisturizer is this one from Burt's Bees.

Step 2:  Eyes -- A good eye cream is a must!  Putting on makeup, taking off makeup, squinting, and just about everything else you do with your eyes contributes to fine lines.  You can ward them off with a good eye cream which you pat or dab gently under your eyes (don't rub! EVER!).  I like Burt's Bees Radiance Eye Cream.

Step 3: Nails -- My nails are in terrible shape.  I bite them, they ate brittle and peel, so they take a lot of care.  I found this wonderful product from Sally Hansen called VitaSurge Growth Gel, which promises longer nails in in 5 days, and I have to say that it really works.  So I make a point of applying this nightly.


Step 4: Cuticles.  I bite these too :( so a good cuticle cream is a must.  Burt's Bees Lemon Butter cuticle cream is the best!  It hydrates and repairs and smells really good too.

Step 5:  Hands.  Hand cream is next. I try to put it on throughout the day but am not always successful.  And by the end of a day filled with hand washing, dish washing, paper shuffling my hands are really dry.  Keilh's Unusually Rich But Not Greasy At All  hand cream is my fav at the moment.

Step 6:  Feet -- Moisturize, moisturize, moisturize.  That is all!


Karla said...

Step 3? I'm guessing you fell asleep. LOL

Lisa said...

Ok, I am happy after I brush my teeth, wash my face and use my night cream! Kudos to doing those other things. I never even thought about doing the nails before bed. Perfect time too b/c the kiddos are asleep.

Peggy said...

Start taking biotin(a vitamin) once a day. It promotes nail and hair growth and has stopped my nails from peeling and splitting. I've been using it for years and have recommended it to others with great success.