My Evening Skincare Routine /* ]]> */
Oct 242015

Does your skincare routine need an overhaul? Today, I’m sharing the steps I take every evening to keep my skin looking its best. From cleansing to exfoliating to moisturizing, taking care of your skin does not need to be difficult or time-consuming. I’m also sharing some details of a new exfoliating product that is multi-tasking and saving me so much time!

My Evening Skincare Routine

My Evening Skincare Routine

My Evening Skincare Routine

Step 1: Cleanse
The first step I do is to thoroughly cleanse the face, removing any make-up, dirt, oils, etc. that have accumulated throughout the day. I simply massage the cleanser into my skin using circular motions and let it sit for a few minutes to allow it to dissolve dirt. Then, I remove it by splashing my face with warm water and patting dry with a clean towel.

Step 2: Tone
I strive to tone my skin every day. I find that it really helps with shrinking my pores and just leaving my skin looking (and feeling) great! Toner is used to restore the pH levels of the skin to healthy levels. I always apply toner by pouring some onto a cotton pad and wiping it all over the face.

Step 3: Exfoliate
I have recently discovered an amazing exfoliating product, Farmacy New Day Gentle Exfoliating Grains. And it’s not just an exfoliator. This multi-tasking powerhouse product also cleanses and clarifies the skin in one step! With two young kids and a ton of responsibilities, I don’t have a lot of time at the end of the day, so I love that this product can replace so many traditional skincare steps!

Farmacy Exfoliating Grains

Farmacy Exfoliating Grains

These Exfoliating Grains create a whole new skincare experience in an innovative way! Specifically, with the addition of water, the cleansing grains transform into a foaming exfoliating cream! How cool is that?! Here is what the grains look like in their original state.
Farmacy Exfoliating Grains

Farmacy Exfoliating Grains

And here is what they look like with the addition of water.
Farmacy Exfoliating Grains

Farmacy Exfoliating Grains

This product contains a number of powerful yet gentle ingredients, including cranberry seeds (providing a deep clean), rice bran powder (loosening dry skin cells) and a complex of Carrot, Green Tea and Marshmalow (calming the skin). Another amazing thing is that the botanicals in the product are all farm-grown and hand-picked in upstate NY, where the plant is cultivated by Robert Beyfuss and Mark Veeder. Oh, and GreenEnvy™ (a patent-protected variant of Echinacea Purpurea) contains the highest known concentration of Cichoric Acid, which is a potent natural antioxidant that promotes an even complexion! After using this product for several days, I’m really loving the way my skin feels (and looks) afterward: fresh, clean and renewed!

If you’d like to try this product for yourself, you can pick it up from Farmacy Beauty or from Sephora (online or in-store)- the retail price is $30. Learn more about it by watching the video below!

Farmacy Brand Video from Farmacy Beauty on Vimeo.

Wondering how to use it? It’s simple! Just pour a small amount of the grains about the size of a quarter into your hand and mix with a few drops of water. Mix until a foaming paste forms and massage onto skin with gentle circular sweeping motions. Rinse with warm water and pat dry. Easy peasy!

Step 4: Apply Serum
I often like to apply a serum before moisturizing my skin. I believe that a serum might be considered an optional step in a skincare routine, but I love adding one to my daily regimen! Serums tend to look and feel like oils or light lotions, and are densely packed with ingredients that are great for the skin. Different types of serums to look for include anti-aging serums, acne-fighting serums, vitamin-packed serums, etc.

Step 5: Moisturize
This is one of the most important steps in a skincare routine. There are all sorts of product types available on the market, from moisturizing gels to creams to lotions. Even if you have oily skin, a moisturizer should be a regular part of your skincare routine. Particularly in the Fall and Winter months, I notice that if I accidentally skip moisturizer one day, my skin shows the (negative) effects of being under-moisturized.

I hope these steps help you establish a smart skincare routine for yourself that will help you achieve a healthy, youthful appearance!

Now, tell me in the Comment below: What does your skincare routine look like these days?!

Disclosure: This post was sponsored by Farmacy, but all opinions are exclusively my own.

Disclosure: Engineer Mommy is a participant in the Amazon Services, LLC Associates Program, which is an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to For additional details, please see our full Disclosure Policy. Any link may be an affiliate link. All opinions are exclusively my own.
 October 24, 2015  Posted by

33 Responses to “My Evening Skincare Routine”

  1. Nice to read about your routine. It’s important to do all these things before bedtime.

  2. I have to admit I really need to sort out a routine, I am loving the look of those cleansing beads, what an awesome way to exfoliate. x

  3. great routine. I NEED a routine because I’m so horrible at taking care of my skin 🙁 I definitely want to try the Exfoliating Grains

  4. I think that I need to apply some vitmin C serum. I hear it helps restore your skin and can heal scaring. Your routine is much like mine though, mines the serum, but I really need to start using something.

  5. Sounds like a great skin care routine and the products you use are awesome. I wish they’re available here 😀

  6. It’s always nice to see people who take pride in looking after themselves! Seems like a great way to keep your skin in mint condition 🙂

  7. That is quite the routine for the evening. I just use a gentle cleanser and moisturize before bed.

    • EngineerMommy

      My routine typically only takes about 10 minutes MAX! Well worth it to keep my skin looking its best! Thanks for stopping by,Shell!

  8. What a great skincare routine. I normally just wash my face before bed and that’s about it. I would love to try these other steps.

    • EngineerMommy

      Yes the other steps make this a complete routine. Washing the face is important but is only part of the process. It’s always a bonus when you find a product like these Exfoliating Grains by Farmacy Beauty that take care of a few steps all in one!!

  9. This looks like an awesome product and I love your routine! It looks like you have a great schedule down pat – I have a routine for morning and night and its definitely essential!!
    xo Adriana – Daily Dose of Design

  10. I have a very similar routine, and up until recently I wasn’t doing the exfoliation. That really makes a difference!

    • EngineerMommy

      Oh yeah, the exfoliation is such an important step! I find it makes such a big difference in the appearance of my skin!

  11. Thank you for sharing your evening skincare routine as mine is currently non-existent. I used to use the Obagi system, but it’s terribly expensive.

  12. I seriously need to come up with a better routine! I used to just be able to get away with washing my face. But this pregnancy, has gotten me completely broken out!

  13. Your skin routine is so helpful! I usually apply creme daily. My skincare products are a must in the mornings.

  14. Great skincare routine. Mine is similar but I don’t exfoliate as often as I should. The Farmacy exfoliate looks like a great product.

    • EngineerMommy

      It is a fabulous one. I’m very pleased with how my skin looks after using it! I’ll be keeping this one around for sure!!

  15. it is so important to have a good skin routine especially before bed. thanks for sharing. i have to tighten up on mine.

  16. As I get older, my skin could definitely use this. The weather changing has my skin drying already and I need to exfoliate.

  17. I must admit that this isn’t something that I am very consistent with and I need to get on the ball. I’m not getting any younger.

I Love to Hear From You!