Wiped out in familiar language being really tired.
I am convinced...
you are already familiar with the typical evening fatigue. Picture this: it’s 9:08pm and it hits you over the head, unannounced and unforgiving.
Let me explain. After having put my kids to bed, read them a story, tucked them in for a second time, followed by yet another story, then some yelling, then tucking, more stories and even more tucks and yells, they finally end up in my bed. Then, the complete and utter fatigue makes its a grand entrance.
We all share this universal truth, one way or another. Whether it comes in the form of dozing off in our child’s bed (some involuntary drooling included), or finishing one 52-minute episode on Netflix over the course of a full week, or even shedding a joyful tear upon tucking yourself in your duvet (God bless my bed).
But, what’s different from when I was 18? Going to bed early, staying home, saying no to late parties - my teenage punishments have suddenly become the necessities of my adult life. Hmmm. Quite worrisome isn’t it?
Despite this tenacious fatigue, I don’t waiver from my golden rule: my ultimate nighttime skin routine. I call it my golden rule because only at night can our skin repair and restore itself in preparation for the next day. Here’s my plan:
I remove my makeup using multiple cotton pads until they don’t show any makeup residue and then I throw them out. Friendly tip: Never use the same pad twice! I use the Milky Jelly cleanser by Glossier because it is creamy, fresh, and glides easily across my skin. I like to rinse my face with water after this to feel extra clean.
My skin never felt irritated with this particular serum. I wake up the next day with radiant, soft skin. The retinol concentration is low which helps in not irritating my skin. If your skin reacts well to retinol, you can use higher concentrations (0.5% - 1%).