5 Beauty Hacks for the EveningAugust 2, 2017
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My days are usually pretty busy. Between shuttling the kids to and from after-school activities and taking care of miscellaneous errands around town, I really look forward to spending time on pampering myself in the evenings. Whether I’m doing a DIY hair mask for soft locks or applying Differin® Gel, I always like to indulge in a little self-care before bedtime. Today, I’ll be sharing some of my favorite beauty hacks with you.
5 Beauty Hacks for your Evening Routine
1. Soft feet!
The weather is warm and open-toe shoes are everywhere. Make sure your feet are ready for all that exposure. Keep the skin on your feet soft and smooth by taking a few extra minutes in the evening to moisturize them. Slather your favorite cream all over your feet and ankles. Slip on a pair of cozy, fuzzy socks and snooze the night away. When you awake in the morning, slip off the socks and admire your baby-soft skin!
Bonus Tip: For even softer skin, exfoliate your feet in the shower beforehand. Simply mix equal parts of white sugar and olive oil for an effective homemade scrub.
2. Clear skin!
When it comes to beauty, nothing is more impactful than smooth, clear skin. That’s why I apply Differin® Gel every night at bedtime. Did you know that Differin® Gel is the only prescription-strength retinoid that’s currently available over-the-counter? It’s the newest advancement and ingredient in the OTC acne category in over 30 years!
What I love most about Differin® Gel is that it combats breakouts right where they begin (deep in the pores), thereby preventing acne, and as a result improving skin’s texture and tone.
Please use caution when using Differin® Gel with more than one acne treatment or glycolic acid product because this could lead to irritation.
Unlike spot treatments, Differin® Gel should be applied as a thin layer all over the face once every day.
To complement Differin® Gel, I have been using Differin® Balancing Cleanser and Differin® Balancing Moisturizer as part of my evening routine. These products complement each other to create a comprehensive skin care regimen.
Tip: Even if your skin looks clear, it’s important to keep using Differin® Gel to continue to prevent future breakouts.
Remember when I shared with you all my tutorial for those DIY Apothecary Jars? That’s when I started treating my skin with Differin® Gel, and it has been eight weeks since then. Back when I started, my skin’s tone and texture were not great, due to my acne. My skin had plenty of issues from acne, which included unevenness, blotchiness, discoloration, bumps, breakouts, etc.
Here is a shot about halfway through the treatment. You can see that my acne skin issues were already settling down, thanks to Differin® Gel. Did you know that Differin® Gel is dermatologist recommended?
And here is a picture from yesterday. My skin is super smooth and free of blemishes. Even without makeup, I feel confident to show off my skin. With just a bit of powder on, I have an airbrushed look!
I am so pleased with how my skin looks these days. It’s amazing how well Differin® Gel, which contains the retinoid, Adapalene, has worked for me!
Having great skin gives me so much confidence… confidence to tackle new things and conquer old fears. Great skin gives me a zest for life and gets me excited to start my day every morning.
Anyone who is dealing with mild to moderate acne should look for Differin® Gel at a local Walmart store in the skincare aisle. Differin® Gel has a time-tested reputation as a proven acne treatment, and now it’s available without a prescription! Go to Differin.com to get $2 off Differin® Gel and use it on your next shopping trip to Walmart!
3. Smooth hair!
Between the UV rays, chlorine in the pool, styling products and the blow-dryer, our hair takes quite a beating during the warmer months. Don’t forget to give your hair a little TLC for smooth, flyaway-free hair. No fancy equipment or supplies are necessary. Simply saturate the bottom half of your locks in coconut oil, and make sure to avoid the roots to prevent a greasy look. Leave on for a few hours or even overnight for even more moisturizing. Also, wear a showercap to bed to prevent transferring the oil to your bedding.
After sleeping with a coconut oil hair mask, my hair is super soft and manageable in the morning.
4. Heat-free curls!
I am always trying to minimize the amount of heat I apply to my hair. It’s a known fact that using the blow-dryer, curling iron, or straightening iron every day is sure to create hair damage, so I try to limit my use of these tools when possible. Sometimes I will put my hair in braids in the evening and sleep with the braids in my hair. In the morning, I simply unravel the braids and have beautiful, loose waves. It’s a simple step that takes just minutes in the evening, and then my hair looks great the next day.
Bonus Tip: For tighter curls, braid multiple smaller sections of the hair. For looser curls, braid one larger section of hair.
5. Moist air!
Did you know that dry air can contribute to dry skin and dry hair? Get a humidifier and run it during the night in your room. It’s a quick, easy tip that can make a big difference in the long run. I love this humidifier because it has a big tank and lets me direct the stream of moist air.
I hope these beauty hacks have inspired you! Now, see how Differin® Gel can help you achieve clearer skin than ever. What are your best evening beauty hacks? Do you ever sleep with your hair in braids for loose, heat-free curls?
This product is dermatologist developed and tested. Please call 1-866-735-4137 for any questions you may have concerning the product. However, should you experience any problems while using the product, please discontinue use and consult your healthcare provider.
These are some great beauty hacks. I often slather my feet with lotion and sleep in socks in order for my feet to look good in my favorite flip flops. I need to try the hair mask.
I always moisturize my tootsies at night. My husband’s feet are gross, so I have been asking him to do it with me for years!
Keeping my feet soft during the summer sandal months is something I have to do every night. The hair mask is something I have not tried out but would like to see how it works.
Coconut oil can do WONDERS for your hair and skin. My hair gets dry and frizzy at the ends, too. You should try argan oil, too. It’s a little pricey but worth it!
Great ideas! I need to try a hair mask! Especially in the summer with all the extra swimming and sun.
These are great beauty hacks we all can enjoy. I love fuzzy socks and wear them all the time around the house. Those are great results from the Differin, so glad you found something that works for you.
My husband has similar skin issues as you do. He’s been trying to find something that works well for him I think I will definitely recommend this one.
I’m impressed that you manage all that – it’s definitely worth the effort for smooth everything! #client
These are some great tips. Number five is something i have been meaning to do. Our house is really dry and my skin sure feels it.
I think I need to have a humidifier in my bedroom. I often wake up with a dry nose and/or cough and I think this would help me sleep better.
Great routines. I need to try this face product, my face is still breaking out even as an almost 35 year old. so frustrating! I think I need to pick this up.
I typically only have time to treat myself to beauty treatments at bed time, too. I am all about rich lotion on my feet and fuzzy socks to ensure smooth feet in the morning!
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I learned a lot from these points you discussed. I think having a humidifier really helps, I have to get on that.
I have a dehumidifier. It helps a lot brings moisture to your pores!
Great beauty tips! It looks like the Differin has made a big difference for your skin!
My skin definitely has its moments! Sounds like I have a new product to try!
That’s great that you found something that works so well with you! There are so many products to choose from these days, it’s hard to know which one to buy… great review/ evening check list/routine! ; )
Wonderful tips for grooming for a great evening. Skin and hair are indeed what needs to be focused on . Hair of course is the crowning glory.
I like your beauty hacks. They are simple to do and sure looks really effective. My hair is longer now so I can do that heat-free curls. Thanks for the idea!