My bedtime routine in 7 steps

What you do before bed sets you up for a beneficial 7-8 hours in your beauty routine! My husband is constantly cracking jokes about how long it takes me to get ready for bed. No matter the time its totally worth it to me! So here is my 7 step run down:

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  1. A Clean Face

    No matter what I always go to bed with a clean face. Going to bed with your makeup on or only using a makeup remover is leaving your skin prone to acne, wrinkles, and enlarged pores.

    1. Makeup remover - I always use a makeup remover towellet to start this process and currently am loving the Rodan + Fields makeup remover.

    2. I posted about this a few times, but I always use the Dermalogica pre cleanse. You massage it into your face without water to help clean off your makeup. You then add water to your hands and massage a little more

    3. Cleanse - I have used several different face washes over the years and I always seem to come back to Rodan + Fields. It really helps with my stubborn acne. If acne isn’t what you are fighting with I would recommend the Dermalogica cleansing solution.

2. Tone & Prep

  • I will typically use a toner with witch hazel. If I haven’t already in the morning I will use a daily peel treatment from Dr. Dennis Gross and get my skin nice and clean and prepped from my nightly moisturizer.

3. Hydrate

  • While my skin sits from the toner I brush my teeth, take my vitamins (they give me a tummy ache so I take them before bed to save myself)

  • Drink a full glass of water! — this ensures I get some extra hydration before bed and keeps me satisfied for the night of sleep.

4. Night Creams

  • Depending on how my skin is doing (breakout or not) I will add a light moisturizer to my face like the Fountain of Truth insta-face elixir

  • IF I am breaking out I will put on the Rodan + Field unblemish treatment

  • I apply foot cream with socks to help my toes stay extra soft and hand cream ( I love the Fountain of Truth - Youth in hand cream

5. Lash Boost

  • I quickly apply my lash and brown boost from Luna Nectar to help the condition of my lashes and growth of both my brow and lashes while I sleep

6. Lips

  • Add some lip moisturizer or chap stick to help my lips from drying out and making them so kissibly soft.

7. Pillow Magic

  • A few months ago I got this amazing NIGHT sleep pillow and have been having the best nights sleep ever since. I am in no way exaggerating. This pillow helps hair while sleeping, by reducing frizz and adding shine to the hair. It also helps with wrinkles and acne by protecting against environmental allergens, dust mites, mold and fungus from setting on your pillow and potentially clogging your pores. WORTH EVERY PENNY!

Hopefully these 7 steps help clear up why I spend so much time in the bathroom every night! For all products click on the photo for more info and to purchase! Also, please let me know below if you have any recommendations for me! I always love trying new products!

Xo, Amanda Warren

Picking The Perfect Facemask

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Finding the perfect skincare product that is right for your skin type, without spending all your time and money can be tough! Lucky for you, this girl is a sucker for a great facemask and I tried about a million different masks! All in the name of research!

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Lets start the fun off with Acne, my sworn nemesis! My favorite mask for acne after all I have tried is still Indian healing clay mixed with apple cider vinegar. See article here . Others I loved were Dr. Jart+ Dermask Micro Jet Clearing Solution, helping fight breakouts and reduce the appearance of my scars was a solid win for me! Another one for more of a splurge was Sunday Riley, Saturn Sulfur Acne Treatment Mask. This left my skin filling amazing and helps to fight future breakouts as well as those you already have, total win!

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Sheet masks! Besides being the perfect ghost costume next Halloween, what’s the best? Are they actually helping? What I have found using a sheet mask vs. using a regular is the harshness of the mask is not as much, this is a great product for a first timer or those with sensitive skin! Revolve.com and Costco have LAPCOS Variety Pack that will give you everything you are looking for! What I loved about these is the thickness of the mask and how well they fit on your face compared to other sheet masks! Sephora also has great sheet mask options!

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Pore minimizer… who couldn't use that! Kiehl’s rare earth deep pore cleansing masque was a perfect light mask that took away shine and oils while reducing pores. Origins also has a mask that does the same, Clear Improvement Active Charcoal Mask. One of my favs, because you can see the pores when the mask is done doing its job is The Glamglow SuperMud Clearing Treatment. This is a must try, you will love! Can also be used upto 3 times a week!

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Lastly an overnight mask! I never used these until recently and boy am I glad I started! Glow Recipe -Watermelon Glow Sleeping Mask is a great overnight choice to help brighten and hydrate skin while helping with oil and not making acne flare up (from experience here!) The smell is also amazing! Another Night mask I actually use for my under eyes when I am going to wake up early, have been traveling or just need a little love for those bags, is Dr. Jart+ Water Fuse Hydro Sleek Mask. Helping lock in moisture and the nutrients your skin needs all while helping with dryness, lack of firmness and elasticity!

Hope These top recommendations help you next time you are out shopping for a face mask! Let me know what your personal favorite is below!