So I’ve added a few new steps to my evening routine lately. The evening is when I’m able to spend the most time immersed in beauty and skincare since the boys wake up early.
And I need to get all the sleep I can get these days!
I feel like the fatigue and stress is taking a toll on my body. I’m also going to be turning 29 in a few months, so any skincare routine that I can do on the regular that has long lasting effects is a win in my book.
So, my two new steps are applying POND’S Rejuveness Anti-Wrinkle cream and dry brushing. The cream is new to me, but has been a #1 anti-aging moisturizer sold at mass retailers in the last year.
So I slather on POND’S Rejuveness Anti-Wrinkle Cream when I get out of the shower. It visibly reduces wrinkles and fine lines in 2 weeks! More than that, though, it has Vitamin E and Collagen–two ingredients that are must-haves for healthy skin. The price point is unbeatable, and I really love the fragrance of it too. I’m lucky if I can dust on a bit of powder some mornings, so keeping my skin in tip-top shape is essential. The less makeup I feel like I need, the better.
It’s funny, I’ve never really been much of a night cream kind of gal, but I since I shower now (and dry brush!) in the evening, I find that I need to apply a moisturizer before I go to bed. Days that I don’t do that, I’ll wind up with flaky patches on my face that makeup only emphasize.
The other step in the evening is dry brushing. Have you heard of dry brushing? It’s about as popular as contouring is right now but I can actually see working into my routine on occasion way more than contouring.
Don’t get me wrong, I don’t have an issue with contouring, I just can’t see myself doing it on a daily basis.
The benefits include exfoliation, increased blood flow, and it’s supposed to help diminish the look of cellulite as well. Oh and relaxation!
So I’ve been doing this lately and have really enjoyed it. It’s hard for me to tell if it’s truly helping anything internally, but the skin on my body definitely feels softer and there’s something about the repetitive and methodic brushing that is relaxing.
There are a lot of articles online about dry brushing, but I thought I’d run through my routine in a few quick steps just to provide the basics for you! I like to dry brush in the shower before turning the water on. I can only imagine the microscopic junk and skin cells that are flying off while I do this, so I’m happy to wash them away in a contained area.
Simple steps to dry brushing:
1. Always brush towards your heart.
2. You want to use a firm enough touch without brushing too hard or pulling at the skin.
3. Start with your outer extremities and work your way inward.
4. When you are finished, use a rich, hydrating body wash in the shower since your skin will be ready to receive moisture!
I’ve spared you from a step by step image, so instead I’ll provide you with a basic info graphic so you can see how it’s done!
So, two simple new parts to my evening beauty routine. While my morning routine has gotten quicker, my sacred evening routine is getting more and more relaxing and indulgent.
*this post was written in collaboration with POND’S.