Daily Dose of Design: 5-Minute Nighttime Skincare Routine (for when you literally can't even)

Monday, March 5, 2018

5-Minute Nighttime Skincare Routine (for when you literally can't even)

This post is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group®, but all my opinions are my own. #pmedia #CleanFaceWithEquate http://my-disclosur.es/OBsstV

Picture it: you've had a long busy day, get home extremely late and all you want is your bed. We've all been there right?! The last thing you want to do is take your makeup off, wash your face, shower/change your clothes - it's exhausting just thinking about it! But you know better than sleeping in your makeup and know how important it is to keep with your skincare routine so you do it anyway... Although you wish you could skip a step, or get it done faster right? These products and simple tips will help maintain your skin, get it glowing AND get you to sleep faster on the days that you literally can't even:


1. Use a natural makeup remover


I've been using the Equate Fragrance Free Makeup Remover Towelettes for a few weeks straight now and they work so, so well! Some removers don't get all of your makeup off, require more than one towelette or are harsh on your face - sensitive skin or not. They're extremely easy to use and they're so affordable - they also come 40 in a pack!





The packaging is super convenient too - it has an easy open/close flap that keeps the towelettes from drying out and it's even great for traveling since the pack is easy open-close and compact enough to fit in your bag.

Sleeping in your makeup is the biggest no-no EVER, that much we all know! It really is so bad for your skin and especially your eyes to keep your makeup on overnight. No matter how tired you are! Luckily these Equate Makeup Removers remove every last bit of makeup and you don't have to worry about scrubbing too hard, using a second product or taking too much time to get coats of waterproof mascara off. ;)




I found the Equate Beauty Fragrance Free Makeup Remover Towelettes in the cosmetic section with the other facial cleansers at my local Walmart, which makes it so convenient to pick them up! They're also made with essential oils (bless!) and 99% natural ingredients. Removing your makeup and cleaning your skin in one simple step (that honestly, you could do right from your bed after that longggg day!) is everything when you're half asleep. You ladies know what I mean! These makeup removers are awesome - I love that they're fragrance free and even on my sensitive skin, they feel great and leave my skin super clean and clear. I've tried a ton of makeup removing towelettes, liquids, balms, etc. and these towelettes are the lightest on my skin.

It's especially important to have something that isn't too harsh around your eyes since that skin is much thinner, and no one wants eye wrinkles in the future! Hard scrubbing (to remove eye makeup) and tugging/pulling can cause them, and thankfully with these makeup remover towelettes none of that is necessary. Makeup comes off with ease, no matter how waterproof it may be! That's one of the main things I look for in a great skincare product and finally I've found a brand that does just that.



2. Cleanse and Exfoliate in one


It may take a little extra time, but your skin will thank you come morning and you'll feel so refreshed! I love cleansing my skin, but in an effort to eliminate a ton of products on those super late nights, find a 2-in-1 that works for you and your skin type.

3. Always moisturize


Your tomorrow skin will thank you, and your future skin will thank you more. This is the one step, aside from removing your makeup, that you just cannot skip! In the winter, you're hydrating against dryness and in the summer you're hydrating from being in the sun. No matter what and when, always moisturize! Keep your favorite cream by your bed so you can apply it from bed. Then you really have no excuse! Ha!

4. Try an overnight mask


If all else fails, remove your makeup and apply an overnight face mask. It doesn't have to be every night, but on those long days that you can't bear to get out every step's product to your normal routine (due to your eyes closing before you reach your sheets...) this is a great option! Your skin works to repair itself overnight, and giving it some extra TLC overnight will help a ton. Preferably it'll be an intensive and/or hydrating mask, that way in the morning you feel and look glowy and refreshed.




What's in your must-have beauty routine even on the longest of days? Don't forget to try out the Equate Fragrance Free Makeup Remover Towelettes, available at Walmart, for additional ease even on the latest of nights!
XOXO -A

52 comments:

  1. I love the equate brand and actually use quite a bit of their beauty products in my routine. I also am a huge fan of nighttime masks. Such a great way to pamper yourself with minimal effort.

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  2. I like the equate brand. Great alternative to some other products. And I definitely need to step up my nighttime routine m, since it's practically inexistant

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  3. I swear by taking care of my face every night but I have struggled to find a good eye-make up remover. It seems like most take so many swipes to get everything off. I will give these a try. Thanks

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  4. I absolutely needed this as I have been so so lazy to even function! Taking all your steps into consideration!

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  5. Ooo I haven't tried the Equate makeup removing wipes before but the fact that they have essential oils makes me super interested! Finding one that can get all of my mascara off without drying out my skin has been tough.

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  6. I'm such a big fan of makeup removing wipes! So convenient - especially when I'm traveling!

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  7. I seriously need to invest in quick wipes lol. They are perfect for almost everything!

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  8. Removing my makeup is a MUST for me! I've never tried the Equate towelettes, but it sounds great!

    -Carine
    www.rinnyandbean.com

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  9. Oh yes, I need to do a similar routine a few times a week when my eyes are barely staying open as I head upstairs to bed. These are awesome tips!

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  10. Gah, I'm so bad at removing makeup some nights. These towlettes seem like a time-saver!

    xo Deborah
    Coffee, Prose, and Pretty Clothes

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  11. omg yes haha i'm all about a short skincare routine when you are just not feeling it! definitely gotta give these wipes a try :)

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  12. I love these wipes! Equate is such a great brand - love the non-scented stuff!

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  13. So many great tips!! I've never tried these wipes before! My skin is super sensitive so I've always stuck by Neutrogena since it's always been so good to me haha

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  14. My night time is very simple nowadays. I remove makeup with a makeup remover, cleans, Vitamin C serum, moisturizer and oil and that's it! Sometimes I add an acid toner or peel. :)

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  15. are their wipes organic and made without the harmful chemicals? I like the idea of wipes like this but always get nervous without checking the label!

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  16. Ugh, there's nothing worse than having to do the whole nighttime routine after a late night! Wipes are better than nothing, but I haven't found ones I love. Maybe these will do the trick! The one thing I can't skip EVER is applying chapstick at night - it's my must-have :)

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  17. Thanks for all the great tips girl! I always do the same night routine, no matter how late it is! I will definitely have to try the equate wipes.

    xo, Lydia

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  18. I am so bad about my skin, I do almost nothing - sometimes I'm too lazy to even take my make-up off! What do you recommend for Cleanse/Exfoliate and moisturizer? 5 minutes sounds do-able!

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  19. I love using makeup remover wipes to clean off my makeup before bed! I'll have to check these Equate ones out :) I need to try doing an overnight face mask, it sounds like exactly what I need!

    Kristen | www.sophisticatedgal.com

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  20. Most weekend nights (which is when I do my make-up), I literally can't even! So its great to know that this Equate brand works so well! Need to try it!

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  21. Those wipes are such a time saver! Love them!

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  22. I love their makeup remover wipes - super convenient and gentle on my skin. Plus, the price is perfect!

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  23. I have these in my bathroom currently! They do a great job at removing my makeup!
    -Nicholle
    www.nichollesophia.com

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  24. I love these for travel - when I don't want to destroy my host's towels with residual mascara. They're the reason I get invited back! ;-)

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  25. I've never used Equate makeup remover but it sounds like it's a great product!

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  26. Oh I’ll need to try this brand, I love make up removing towelettes and so do my daughters! Thanks for sharing!

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  27. Keeping it simple speaks to me. You have it down pat!

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  28. Oh gosh keeping make up removing towelettes by my bed is such a godsend! I’ll have to try these.

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  29. Makeup remover wipes are my go-to when I want to take off my makeup quickly and when traveling haha.

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  30. I love makeup remover wipes, especially for longs days! I've never tried this brand but will definitely give them a try if the results are that good!

    -xo, Azanique | www.lotsofsass.com

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  31. I love these wipes!! I use them for everything, they're so great!

    Kileen
    cute & little

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  32. An overnight mask is such a great idea!
    -Maya
    www.mayafleming.com

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  33. I live, breathe, and sleep by makeup wipes - they're one of my must haves products EVER. Especially when they just do it all!

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  34. I love a quick nighttime skincare routine!! I always keep makeup wipes on my nightstand if i'm too tired to go through the hassle of my full skincare routine, I'll just wipe my makeup off!

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  35. I need to try these! I have been looking for new makeup wipes for a while now and haven't found the right ones. These sound great!

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  36. Makeup wipes are a godsend! Seriously!

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  37. The make-up remover wipes have been a life savor. I LOVE them.

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  38. The title of this post made me giggle! I hate when I'm out until 1am and then get home and have to go through my entire skincare routine - taking all my makeup off and everything. I've never tried these wipes, but I'll have to check them out. Thanks for sharing!

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  39. I know people are super hesitant to buy store brand skincare, but I really enjoy quite a few Equate beauty products, especially the wipes.

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  40. I need to try these makeup wipes! They sound truly amazing :) xo, Suzanne

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  41. Hahhaha that is pretty much me all the time! I need to try these makeup wipes! I have not always had the best luck with them in the past!

    Denise | Fashion Love Letters

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  42. Love this post. As so many have said this is me all the time. Micellar water has become my new favorite thing for it's awesome quickness.

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  43. Equate is such a reliable brand that I have been using for years. I will definitely try their makeup wipes!

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  44. I'm such a skinncare addict — thanks for these tips on what to do when it feels like a little too much!

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  45. A good makeup remover is the most underrated makeup necessity!

    https://www.bunnybernice.com/single-post/2018/03/09/My-Mrs-Ring-And-My-Mrs-Ring-Box

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  46. It was a lovely post and I really enjoyed it. Cleansing your skin properly before sleep is key (no matter how tired we are). I really love those evenings when I have the energy to apply a mask :)
    By the way, you described all the reasons why I stopped using wet wipes. I am glad that these ones sound different if they do take your makeup off so easily without pulling or causing unnecessary damage, especially under the eyes.
    I love using wet wipes for taking my lipstick off, especially if it's a darker shade :) They do a perfect job!
    I usually go for a gentle cleanser for my face. The Liz Earle one has made a HUGE difference for me. My skin has cleared up and brightened up so much.
    xox Nadia
    www.mielandmint.com

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  47. The makeup remover is my favorite, I have to give this a try. Thank you so for sharing beautiful.

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  48. I never go to sleep without taking off my makeup, and love using the wipes! Haven’t tried this brand yet but good to know they’re so effective.

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  49. I just started to leave some in my nightstand for those days I don't want to move. haha it's honestly the best idea. Couldn't go without them.

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  50. Hahahah face wipes are like the beauty love of my life

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