Disclaimer: This blog post is not sponsored and is only here to share products I enjoy.
One of my favorite things to watch on YouTube is nighttime routines. Unfortunately, since I became vegan, I cannot take the advice of just any YouTuber on what products I can incorporate into my nighttime routine. In light of this, I’d like to share some of my favorite nighttime products, which are vegan and great for sensitive skin:
- Burt’s Bees Facial Cleansing Towelettes. The first thing I do at the end of a long day is take off my make up. As I have mentioned in previous blogs, I have very sensitive skin, as well as a skin condition, and must be wary of the products I put on my face. With this in mind, every Burt’s Bees makeup remover wipe I have tried has been gentle on my skin. My favorite are the cucumber wipes (which I have included in the link), because I love how they smell, but if I am going through a more sensitive period with my skin, I like using the sensitive skin wipes.
- Shea Moisture Facial Cleansing Oil. After I use my face wipes, I like to wash my face with this cleansing oil. Just as I like to use the rose-scented Dr. Bronner’s body wash, I enjoy using the rose-scented face wash. I have found that this product is particularly great when paired with with its face mask, as it really cleanses your skin without drying it out too much.
- Shea Moisture Sensitive Skin Mud Mask. If I have enough time, I like to take ten minutes to use this face mask. This is actually the first face mask I tried after being diagnosed with my skin condition, which was very intimidating because my condition is often aggravated by products as simple as a moisturizer. However, just like the face wash, I have had no problem with this product. Sometimes, I will even wear it beyond the recommended 10-minute mark and, to this day, have experienced no repercussions. Plus, it helps to eliminate those nasty blackheads that always seem to crop up from my heavy use of makeup.
- Dr. Teal’s Epsom Salt Soaking Solution. If I have even more time, I also like to take a quick 10-minute bath in lavender Epsom salts. Epsom salts are great for helping to eliminate the toxins from your body, as well as to provide pain relief; these Epsom salts in particular also contain lavender essential oils, which are great for helping you to relax and reduce inflammation. These baths were a significant help when I worked in retail and was on my feet for hours at a time; I had a lot of swelling in my ankles, but these baths aided in reducing it significantly.
- Alba Botanica’s Very Emollient Coconut Rescue Body Lotion. Just like my face, my legs are extremely sensitive. I have a history of rashes and follicilitis from shaving, and I have found that many lotions will aid in increasing this irritation, especially those with shea butter. This lotion has been the only one that I have found that has not aided in on-going irritation but reduced it.
- Alba Botanica’s Hawaiin Oil-Free Moiturizer. After I wash off my face mask, I like to use my favorite moisturizer. In college, I became hesitant to use face moisturizers that could make my skin oily, as this will cause acne. However, this moisturizer is oil-free and will not cause this problem. It works great under makeup, and it also contains green tea, which is fabulous for preventing aging.
- Tom’s Anti-plaque and Whitening Fluoride-Free Toothpaste. The second to last step I take each night is to use my Tom’s toothpaste to brush my teeth. Like with everything else here, most common toothpastes can aggravate my skin condition, and thankfully, this toothpaste is all-natural and the top brand in its category. Of the products I’ve mentioned, I’ve been using this the longest and am an avid fan.
- Shea Moisture Fruit Fusion Shea Butter Lip Balm. To top it all off, I apply this amazing lip balm. I find that it really helps to rejuvenate my lips after wearing lipstick all day.
What are your favorite vegan products to use before bed? Have you tried any of the products that I’ve mentioned before? I’d love to hear your thoughts on these products, or others that you’ve tried, in the comments.
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