Night-Time Skincare Secrets

6:19 PM Imke Db 21 Comments


I spent the biggest part of my life totally clueless on the skincare & make-up department, up until my internship at Chanel I hadn't heard of a highlighter, didn't know you should apply a day cream before putting on make-up, nor did I do more than wear mascara, the (very) occasional lipstick and  a drop of concealer when a pimple popped up. And then aged 20 I interned with Chanel, discovered the beautiful world of make-up and skincare, and got hooked. 

I'll never be a fully make-upped kind of gal, but I did learn how to take proper care of my skin, and got insider info on hydrating & cleansing. Unfortunately, I almost never share any beauty posts, so when luxury online boutique Farfetch asked me to show you guys my routine and tips in honour of their new beauty selection, I found this the perfect opportunity to share my skincare secrets with you. 


I'm a great fan of micellar water to clean my skin & there's two of them I use: Bioderma H2O Sebium (the green one for mixed skin) & Yves Rocher Hydra Végétal. In order to give my skin some change of products, I go for Bioderma when I finish Yves Rocher and vice versa. Important side note! There's a secret addition to the micellar water though: two sprays of shea butter oil  (I have the Kiya one) to leave my skin smooth, soft and smelling wonderfully. 

As I have very sensitive eyes, I don't get my mascara off with the micellar water but with the Yves Rocher Démaquillant Express Yeux. I've tried many other brands, but this remover is really the only one that doesn't leave my eyes all red and irritated. A must if you've got sensitive eyes like I do!



Do you know that blissful feeling of a freshly scrubbed skin? Once a week, usually Friday night, I use my Sephora Double Duty Exfoliater + Mask to get off that dead skin and feel like a newborn. Instructions are simple: once a week, rub on damp skin, leave on for 5 minutes, then rinse. And hey, there's shea butter in here as well - shea butter = life.



Easy peasy: my 2 euros night cream I get at Dutch store Hema really does do the job, clear and simple hydration of my skin over-night. I only recently started using it after MUA friend Jolien told me how important it is to hydrate before bed, and recommended me Hema. 

I actually love everything by Hema, from their skincare products to their candy to their shirts and stationary items. I literally did a happy dance when my favourite Dutch store opened their first Parisian store two years ago! #homesweethome

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About once a month, two if I'm motivated, so basically whenever I hop into Sephora to browse their make-up & skincare products, I get their sleeping mask - I'm obsessed with the green one, which promises to be mattifying and anti-blemishes. And guess what? It does! Love this one, especially for its tiny price. Smear on your face before bed, last step after cleansing & hydrating, and wake up as fresh as a daisy.



All products below are other skincare products I tested and loved, or still use on a daily, weekly or monthly base but aren't mentioned above.




So how did you like this beauty post? What's your skincare routine, any fabulous products you can recommend me? I'm still kind of a beauty noob, so all of your tips are more than welcome! Let me know down below in the comments.

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21 comments:

  1. I swear by micellar water. I think it's the best make up removal.

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    1. Couldn't agree more! It feels so fresh and natural - such a wonderful feeling! XO

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  2. It's pretty amazing that you have discovered all of these wonderful products! It is super important to take good care of your skin :)
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    1. I couldn't agree more, so important to take good care of your skin! XO

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  3. Great post! Thanks for sharing.

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  4. exfoliating is key! I love the products you featured here

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  5. Wonderful post!
    Have a nice day!
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  6. I don't know these products but from your review it seems really good. Kisses from Italy and thank you for your visit,
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  7. Thanks a lot my dear :D

    Great post. I would like to try some of this products! Sounds super helpuful!

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  8. So fab!

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  9. Very nice post, I love Yves Rocher products :-)

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  10. Ik heb nog nooit een product van Yves Rocher gebruikt maar ze lijken me erg fijn! Leuk om je verzorging te zien!

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  11. Skincare is such an important part of my routine and I think it's so crucial to look after my skin, especially as I get older. You shared some great tips here and some of these products sound fab! Thank you for sharing! And by the way I am so jealous you got to intern at Chanel, that's absolutely amazing! Katie xx

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  12. I like your presentation, a beautiful post. A wonderful week!

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  13. Ziet er uit als een fijne routine!

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  14. Oh, ik wist niet dat Hema een goede nachtcreme had! Ik ga eens een kijkje gaan nemen :)

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  15. This is such an awesome post! Have a great new week. :)
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  16. great post!!
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  17. This is such a wonderful post! Have a nice weekend:)

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  18. Fantastic post dear so useful!!! I have to do this routine:)
    HAPPY WEEKEND
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  19. I love Micellar waters too! Never tried the Yves Rocher one. Looks good :)

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