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My current nighttime skincare routine 

The past eight or so months have been about getting a little better and doing things for and to my skin. Do O have actives in my life yet? Nope. Do I still have 3-in-1 products in my routine? Yup. There's a large room for improvement, of course, the first step of which would be clearing my current, ongoing hormonal breakout. You may remember my 2019 skin goals and they're to clear the breakouts, heal scars all the while staying hydrated AF.

A part of my skincare I've gotten serious about in the past five or so months is my nighttime skincare routine. At my big big age. 

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south african beauty blogger, skincare blogger, acne prone skincare blogger, nighttime skincare routine
My current nighttime skincare routine

Cleanser
I wash with the Tea Tree 3-in-1 from The Body Shop nightly. This product is the one good thing I remember from about a year ago when my skin wasn't as bad and seemed only natural to return to it at this uncertain time. 

Toner
I've had a long, bad year with toners. I've recently bought the Garnier SkinActive Pore Reducing toner, and it's completely for the promise of the salicylic acid. I can't yet afford pure actives and acids so I take them where they are promised. This particular toner came highly recommended by Heather, whose constantly sharing skincare posts and tips on her Instagram.

Moisturiser
For a while, my nighttime moisturisation was made of a combination of jojoba oil and the Vitamin E night serum oil from The Body Shop, which took me a while to use correctly -- I would haphazardly add it whenever I thought needed OIL. I'm now trialling the Nivea Daily Essentials night cream. It's rich and promises *some* hydration.

Treatment
I started using this Palmer's aloe gel in December as a part of a skincare and hydration challenge a fellow blogger shared. I'm not always good about doing it but I do it three-to-four evenings and a few times in the mornings as well.  

I would be very keen to add an overnight serum to my nighttime skincare routine if I found one that would work well in treating my top concerns (dehydration, breakouts) and was within my budget. But a bigger part of me just says, nope, don't add any more catch-all products and try to buy the products I've had my eye on from The Ordinary. That and some cold pressed rosehip oil!

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New to the nighttime routine game? Here are three nighttime moisturisers that are easy on the pocket and are a good starting point for your new routine: 

Nivea Daily Essentials night cream (Price R75 - R90)
This is what I'm currently using and as I've mentioned above, I haven't had any problems with it. The price seems to differ on this product. I got mine for R90 but I've seen them cheaper at Clicks.

African Extracts Nourishing night cream (R70)
The African Extracts range has always been cute. It does the job. Why not try their night cream from the nourishing range? It anti-oxidants, rooibos and vitamins A and E. I've never used this night cream but people who use African Extracts always swear by the range.

Johnson's Fresh Hydration night cream (R80)
This formula is infused with rosewater and promises hydration. Note it says it's for all skin types.



Two night creams under R160

Vitamin E Nourishing Night Cream (R150)
I've also never used this one either, it's from the Vitamin E range from The Body Shop. It's almost twice the price of the other moisturisers but if you like products from The Body Shop and their Vitamin E range, it's worth trying.

Neutrogena Hydro Boost Gel Cream (R150)
You guys know all about my Neutrogena Hydro Boost thirst. You can use it both day and night, which would be great if you're trying to treat dry skin faster or add hydration to your routine

What's your favourite step in your nighttime skincare routine?