Given today’s lifestyle, incorporating a proper skincare routine that works best for your skin type should be of prime importance for both men and women. Investing few minutes daily in the morning and at night on your skincare helps deal with skin conditions such as dry and flaky skin, dullness, pigmentation, early signs of aging, acne etc. and also provides healthy-looking, youthful skin that glows from within.
While morning skincare protects your skin from sun damage and pollution through the day, night time skincare rejuvenates and nourishes your skin so that you wake up to fresh-looking skin. But knowing what your skin needs are is not all, you should also be aware of the basic steps to follow in your skincare routine before investing in the right products. So today I’d like to share my night time skincare routine that I had followed in the past using ENN products. ENN is an Indian skincare brand whose products are 100% naturally sourced and free of nasty chemicals. Read on to know how I pamper my skin at night.
Step 1: (Cleansing)
After removing my makeup with a makeup remover, I opt for a cleanser to get rid of any leftover and give my skin a squeaky clean look. For the same, I tried Enn’s Spy-C Foaming Face Wash which is enriched with the goodness of grapefruit and tea tree essential oils.
Priced at Rs. 740/- for 175 ml, the Spy-C foaming face wash comes in a transparent plastic bottle with a black colored pump and a transparent cap. Upon pressing, the pump evenly dispenses white colored foam which lathers well on damp skin. Each time I use this product, I feel so refreshed as if I am letting my skin drink a glass of fresh orange juice because it smells exactly like that.
As for its efficiency, this cleanser does a good job at removing dirt and excess sebum without disrobing the much-needed moisture from the skin. Besides that, it helps in fading acne scars to a certain extent and gives the skin a subtle glow thanks to the presence of Vitamin C in it. But when it comes to clearing blackheads and existing acne, this foaming cleanser does take a while to act upon and doesn’t provide a quick-fix.
Step 2: (Exfoliating)
When it comes to exfoliating my combination-oily skin type which is prone to cystic acne, I prefer using gel based scrubs that are gentle on my skin. Although exfoliating the skin is important to get rid of dead skin cells and blackheads, its never a good idea to over-do it which is why I prefer scrubbing my skin twice in a week. I tried Enn’s What A Melon Face Scrub which is loaded with the goodness of aloe vera gel, glycerin, orange essential oil and cold-pressed coconut oil.
Priced at Rs. 750/- for 50 grams, this gel based scrub comes in a glass tub packaging that has all the product related information on it. The texture of this collagen boosting scrub is quite gritty, thanks to the presence of rice powder, annatto and watermelon seeds in it which help in gently buffing the skin.
I massage a dime sized amount of this scrub for about 2-3 minutes in circular motion and that makes my skin look firm and unclogs the pores. However, it does tingle around my t-zone for a few seconds post application but nothing to worry as it doesn’t cause any irritation or break out.
Step 3: (Masking)
Applying a face mask after exfoliating the skin is a great idea. It compliments the results achieved through exfoliation and further helps the skin to look clearer and smooth. And when it comes to face masks, Enn’s Closet has an amazing variety to offer. I have tried their Ba-Na-Na-Nah mask in the past and quite liked it. So this time around I picked up their Litt Up Insta Glow Mask which is made with the finest quality traditional Indian super-foods such as– turmeric, fullers earth, sandalwood, rose petals, Aloe Vera gel and yogurt.
Housed in a sturdy, matte black plastic tub packaging, this Litt Up mask is like an Indian Ubtan with the goodness of amazing natural ingredients to detoxify the skin and leave it supple. Even with a gritty texture and thicker consistency, this masks spreads evenly on the skin without causing any trouble. And once it has dried (after almost 10 minutes), it is better to remove this mask using lukewarm water first and then splash some cold water. At the end, it leaves your skin feeling softer, cleaner and well nourished.
On the downside, I am not too pleased with its claim to lighten the skin color. Also it is a bit expensive at Rs. 850/- for 100 gms especially when it is supposed to be used within three months after opening.
Step 4: (Toning)
In order to shrink the pores that open up due to all the cleaning through scrub and mask, it’s required to tone up the skin. A toner helps in restoring the pH balance of the skin along with providing a base for your moisturizer to absorb better. I like using a facial mist at night as it is more convenient to use. Just few sprays and you’re done.
Enn’s Recovery Eucalyptus & Tea Tree Facial Mist has naturally distilled rose water infused with eucalyptus and tea tree essential oils to heal and soothe the skin overnight. It comes in a travel friendly, pump packaging which is good enough to evenly spray the mist all over the face and works well as a relaxing toner right before you sleep.
I don’t have anything against this product other than its price point which is Rs. 650/- for 100 ml.
Step 5: (Moisturizing)
Providing adequate moisture to your skin is necessary irrespective of your skin type. So read the labels on your products correctly and go for the ones that best suit your skin needs. Like if you’ve oily skin, go for non comedogenic, water based and lightweight moisturizers that are fast absorbing and won’t leave your skin feeling greasy. As for dry skin, you can always go for rich textured, cream based moisturizers that has hyaluronic acid or glycerin to hydrate the skin.
To replenish my skin at night and give it adequate nourishment, I opted for Enn’s Cherry Blossom Face Cream which is enveloped with the goodness of cherry blossom extracts and Shea butter. It is a soft pink colored face cream that comes in a glass tub packaging. The texture of this cream is lightweight that melts into the skin easily within seconds without making it feel oily/greasy.
A pea sized amount of the Cherry Blossom cream is sufficient to hydrate the entire face and neck which is why a jar of 50 gms for Rs. 550/- lasts easily for a couple of months. I absolutely loved using this cream as it smells amazing (cherry blossom scented) and deeply moisturizes my skin without causing any breakouts.
Overall, I really enjoyed using Enn products that are blended with 100% vegan, natural ingredients to provide youthful skin. Also these well packaged products are easily available online at Enn’s website and Nykaa.
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Until next time, stay beautiful! ❤