Applying serums and night creams in the evening is key to keeping your skin looking it’s best in the morning. But what about the rest of your body? My skincare routine goes beyond the bathroom and extends to my bedside with products such as hydrating mists and relaxing balms which aid restful sleep. Here are the products I can’t go to bed without.
Elizabeth Arden – Eight Hour Cream
This skincare classic was created in 1930 and gained instant success. The soothing balm contains petroleum, a skin soothing beta-hydroxy and vitamin E to treat minor scrapes and abrasions while providing anti-inflammatory benefits. This multi-purpose skin protectant can be used as a brow shaper, cuticle cream, highlighter, hair de-fizzer and more. I use this product on cuts and cracked skin such as my elbows. Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Skin Protectant, RRP $26. Available from Myer & David Jones stores, along with selected pharmacies.
Trilogy – Hydrating Mist Toner
Give skin a burst of moisture with this aromatic hydrating mist. Containing rose, geranium and lavender, this refreshing and uplifting mist toner is the perfect bedside companion for anyone who sleeps with air-conditioning, which dries out skin. I spray my face first thing in the morning for instant hydration and to awaken the senses. This product is also perfect for travelling and keeping skin hydrated during flights. Trilogy Hydrating Mist Toner 100ml, RRP $26.95. Available from Myer, Priceline, pharmacy and health food stores nationwide.
Ego – QV Hand Cream SPF15 Sun Damage Protection
I suffer from dry hands and I find this product to be incredibly efficient in soothing the skin. Formulated using Glycerin and liquid paraffin, this hand cream nourishes hands while protecting them from the visible signs of ageing such as sun spots, pigmentation and wrinkles with its use of SPF. Absorbed by the skin quickly, this non-greasy formula leaves hands and feet feeling soft and smooth. Ego QV Hand Cream with SPF 50g, RRP $6.05. Available from selected pharmacies.
Paula’s Choice PC 4 Men – Lip Balm
Keep lips looking plump, moisturised and protected with Paula’s Choice PC4MEN Lip Balm SPF 50+. This fragrance-free, flavourless and non-shiny formula contains sun protection and is perfect for use outdoors especially during summer. I like to apply this product before bed to ensure smooth and moisturised lips in the morning. PC4MEN Lip Balm 4.5g, RRP $16. Available from the Paula’s Choice website.
Elucent – Anti Ageing Body Moisturiser
Treat your body from top to toe with this hydrating and toning body moisturiser. Formulated with emollients to hydrate and retain moisture, and a combination of 12% AHA’s, Vitamins B3 and E to assist in maintaining firmer skin and improved texture and tone. I apply this product each evening after showering to give my skin a boost. Elucent Anti-Ageing Body Moisturiser 200ml, RRP $49.99. Available from selected pharmacies nationally.
Aromatherapy Associates – Deep Relax Balm
This deeply luxurious balm gently soothes your mind, body and soul to ensure a blissful night’s sleep. Formulated with a potent blend of essential oils including vetivert, camomile and sandalwood, it’s the perfect product to keep by your bedside to aid sleep. I apply this product to my temples and pulse points when I have difficulty sleeping or when travelling. Aromatherapy Associates Deep Relax Balm 7ml, RRP $38. Available from the Aromatherapy Associates website and selected salons.
What skincare products do you keep by your bedside?