Health + Wellness

Building Your Own Nighttime Beauty Routine (+ Real Routines To Inspire You)

We’re big fans of rituals and routines here at Printfresh. They can help create a sense of calm and relaxation. But the truth is, beauty rituals can be hard to stick to. Most people don’t have the energy for an elaborate skincare routine after a long day. We believe the best routines are the ones you actually do (yes, every night) – so taking time to develop a system that works for you, even if it’s simple, is the key to success. If your skincare routine could use a reboot, read Amy’s interview with a few of our favorite influencers (and Printfresh enthusiasts!) for advice, must-haves, and ideas for what to include in a nighttime beauty routine. Thanks to Julianne Taylor, Joanne Mason, Melissa Frusco and Jessica Cobabe.  

March 2021
Building Your Own Nighttime Beauty Routine (+ Real Routines To Inspire You)
Building Your Own Nighttime Beauty Routine (+ Real Routines To Inspire You)

“My routine with putting my kids to bed takes hours – HOURS, PEOPLE?!? So, after corralling my unruly children into their rooms, I'm so wiped out from working, cleaning, cooking and reading stories that I can’t really handle much.” - Amy

Can you walk us through what your nighttime skincare routine looks like?

Julianne Taylor:

I’m a stickler about removing my makeup every day -so much of skin cell repair occurs while you sleep. I've been using Colleen Rothschild skincare products for years, and I alternate their face oils and retinol serums, then apply a hydrating cream after they soak in. I also apply their eye cream and a lip balm before I go to bed.

Joanne Mason:

I start with double cleansing. I first use a makeup wipe to remove my makeup. Then, I use an oil based cleansing balm from the beautycounter to remove any excess residue. I follow this with a face cleanser from either the Kylie Jenner line (I know, shameful, but it's great) or the Tula one is really good too. After my face is squeaky clean I apply a serum (right now it’s from Good Molecules). I follow up with an eye creme from The Inky List and then apply a face oil. Lastly, I apply a moisturizer, also from Good Molecules.

Melissa Frusco:

I start out with CeraVe's Cream-to-Foam cleanser to remove my makeup. Then I use Tula's Balancing Act Purifying Toner Pads and the Ordinary's Niacinamide serum to treat hyperpigmentation. I finish up with Kiehl's Super Micro-Corrective Cream and under eye balm from Tula.

Jessica Cobabe:

My nightly skincare routine is constantly changing, but here’s what it looks like right now: I start things off with VERSED Day Dissolve. After that, I use SkinCeuticals Purifying Cleansing Gel. Then, I apply the Gülsha Regenerative Night Rose Elixir. After that I apply SkinCeuticals A.G.E. Eye Complex with my ring finger. One of my biggest must haves is an ultra-hydrating moisturizer, a personal favorite is Skinceuticals Triple Lipid Restore 2:4:2. Once I have applied all of the serums and creams I grab my jade facial roller from the freezer and roll the serum-y goodness into my face.

Melissa Frusco in the <u><a href="https://printfresh.com/collections/robes/products/bagheera-robe-blush" target="_blank">Bagheera Leopard Robe in Blush</a></u>
Melissa Frusco in the Bagheera Leopard Robe in Blush

How has your skincare routine changed over time?

Julianne:

As I've gotten older I also make sure to add moisturizer to my neck and chest area before I go to sleep.

Joanne:

I started taking my skincare seriously probably when I was 26 to keep it looking young and supple. I've learned over time that the trick is always keeping your skin moisturized.

Melissa:

I used to try new products every week until I realized that my skin was not loving it! Now, I've simplified and stick to the same 5-6 products every day.

Jessica:

It wasn’t until my late 20s/early 30s that I started to take really good care of my skin, I was sick of relying on makeup to cover things up (like the sun damage I got from never wearing sunscreen as a teenager). I decided to get some micro-needling and I basically stopped wearing foundation after that and have really focused on a solid skincare routine ever since.

Do you have any advice for someone just starting on how to build a nighttime skincare routine?

Julianne:

I believe in finding a skincare routine and sticking to it instead of trying every lotion and potion under the sun. I've been using Colleen Rothschild for years because it's made from high quality ingredients.

Joanne:

If you're willing to invest I would say your best bet is any Kiehl's or Fresh products - they are my holy grail. If you're looking for affordable yet impactful, I like Olay and The Ordinary.

Melissa:

I think a vitamin-C, moisturizer, and sunscreen are must-haves. I have drier skin and hate that tight feeling that comes from a lack of moisture so a rich cream is so important for me. I love Tula's Vitamin-C serum and Supergoop's Unseen Sunscreen (which is a SPF and primer in one!).

Jessica:

• A solid sunscreen - I love COOLA sundrops and Supergoop! Play

• A really good chapstick - I love Rosebud Lip Salve 

• A good vitamin C serum for day which helps prevent sun damage -  I swear by C E Ferulic from SkinCeuticals or Vitamin C by Pixi

• A solid retinol or glycolic acid serum/cream for night to help keep even skin tone and minimize/erase fine lines - check out SkinCeuticals Overnight Glycolic Renewal or Pixi Retinol Tonic

Jessica Cobabe in the Long Sleep Set in <u><a href="https://printfresh.com/collections/flamenco" target="_blank">Flamenco Pale Blue</a></u>
Jessica Cobabe in the Long Sleep Set in Flamenco Pale Blue

Favorite skincare product under $20?

Julianne:

A spf 50 or higher sunscreen! SUNSCREEN! AND - don't forget your hands! Sun damage will age them so don't forget to apply sunscreen there, too.

Melissa:

ELF's poreless putty primer! It doesn't clog pores and is very affordable ($8!).

Jessica:

Rosebud lip salve is amazing, it’s like $7 but it gives your lips a really pretty sheen and keeps them pillowy soft, even in dry climates.

Favorite skincare trend?

Joanne:

Jade rollers!

Melissa:

Massage tools! I started using the Cryodrop from SiO Beauty and love how it wakes my skin up in the morning. It also just feels great to use!

Jessica:

Using Vitamin C oil as a primer under foundation or concealer for a dewy glow that also protects skin from sun damage.

About the Contibutors:

Julianne Taylor is a lifestyle content creator, business coach, and Founder of Taylor Burke Home. She can be found on her website, Instagram, and TikTok. 

Joanne Mason is a life and style blogger best known for her take on fashion and motherhood. She can be found on her website Fabulously Average and Instagram.

Melissa Frusco is an influencer and content creator based out of New York City. She is known for her incredible tips and tricks on TikTok and can be found shooting fashion and lifestyle content on her Instagram

Jessica Cobabe is a self-proclaimed corporate dropout turned Creative Director. She is known for being a lifestyle blogger and brand photographer based in Utah and can be found on Instagram or her website.

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