So for my next trick, I’ve decided to try out Khloe Kardashian’s nighttime skincare routine. I thought of this while I was vacuuming, which seems to be when I write a lot of stuff (in my head). That and the shower.
I’m cheating a bit on this one, though, because I’ll have to write it over a span of a week in order to fully experience the skincare regime. In the interim, I hope to review some other stuff, so if you have any ideas message me here!
But in the meantime, how are things? Well, mom, thanks for asking. Since my house is now bursting with cats, I spend a lot of time vacuuming. I’d say if I spend 50% of my life sleeping, about 49.9% of the time I’m vacuuming. My husband says he’s the only thing that’s keeping me from being a crazy cat lady (even though he’s the one who brought home the latest snuggle bug). I say the joke’s on him, because pretty soon there will be dogs and chickens and bunnies and if he weren’t here there would probably be a cow, so ha. People would probably think I’m building an ark. Crazy cat lady is the least of my worries.
Khloe Kardashian’s Nighttime Skincare Routine
Now I, like a lot of the population, have grown a bit tired of the whole Kardashian clan. However, if I had to pick one, it would be Khloe. She’s always been my favorite. Maybe because she’s a bit of an underdog. Or because compared to her sisters, she’s super tall, and I know that feeling. Who knows? But Khloe is my Kardashian spirit animal.
According to Khloe, the first thing she does is wash her face three times with Kiehl’s Blue Herbal Gel Cleanser. Then she mixes her La Mer face cream with a couple drops of vitamin E oil and slathers it on. She then puts vitamin E oil on her lashes, before crawling into bed to, apparently, edit episodes of “Keeping Up With the Kardashians.” I think this claim is suspect, but whatever.
So I’m going to modify this routine slightly. First of all, I have a face wash that I rely on, Clinical Formula’s Facial Shampoo, so I will be using that. Secondly, I’m slightly older than Khloe and have been blessed with adult acne, so I will continue using my Retin-A and benzoyl peroxide every other night. Third, I need money for food and stuff, so I won’t be using La Mer moisturizer, even though I’m sure it’s made of the tears of a thousand virgins and is what keeps stars looking so young. I will substitute Neutrogena Oil-Free Moisture and put it on 15 minutes after either the benzo or Retin-A.
Also, I ice my face every time I wash it. My aesthetician insists on it and I swear, it’s slowing down the aging process.
So down the Kardashian rabbit hole I go. I’m skeptical of this routine, rather the vitamin E oil step, only because I’m certain my skin will break out from rubbing oil on it. But I’m willing to try if I can glow like my favorite K.
So last night, I washed my face three times (even though I wasn’t wearing nearly a third of the makeup Khloe wears), rubbed my ice cube on my face, and got ready for the moisturizer. I put two drops of vitamin E oil in my Neutrogena oil-free moisturizer (yes, I see the irony) and slathered it on my face. It felt great, but I was sure I could feel my pores clogging.
Next I put a few drops of the vitamin E oil onto a Q-tip and rubbed that carefully along my lash line, so as not to blind myself. I conducted an experiment a couple years ago where I made my own lash treatment from a Pinterest post consisting of castor oil, vitamin E oil, and something else that I can’t remember. The instructions were to apply it with a spoolie mascara brush nightly. Every night, I suffered through blurry vision and oil in my eyes, with very little payoff. Not the best, Pinterest.
This morning, I was sure I would wake up with pores erupting like Mount St. Helens. To my delight and surprise, my face was soft, smooth, and not broken out. At least, not any more than usual. My eyelashes looked the same.
Last night I washed three times, used ice, benzoyl peroxide, and moisturizer with vitamin E. Today I woke up and my skin looked pretty good. Not super glowy, but not dull and looking like it was aching for moisture either. About midway through the day, however, I did get a blemish starting on my cheek, and i noticed my pores looked a little clogged. I put on mascara today, and it did glide on really smoothly. Though I can’t tell if that’s a result of the vitamin E oil or if I’m just tricking myself into believing that it is.
Amazingly, my skin still seems to be reacting well to this regimen. Last night I scrubbed three times, iced, then used the moisturizer with vitamin E. I also put the oil on my lash line. My skin was super soft and smooth this morning, with no signs of any impending eruptions.
Well, today I look like crap no matter what because I overindulged in the wine a bit yesterday. Last night I used Retin-A before the moisturizer with vitamin E, scrubbing three times and icing pre-treatment. My skin looks okay today. It’s a bit dull from dehydration, I think, but no breakouts.
Last night, I only washed my face twice since I didn’t put makeup on yesterday (and I’m going through face soap like crazy). I iced, then used the Neutrogena moisturizer with two drops of vitamin E oil. Once again, I put the oil on my lash line. My skin looks pretty glowy this morning, I have to say. No breakouts to speak of. Maybe there is something to this…
After attending a movie screening for the film, Band Aid, that I worked on last summer, I came home and washed my face three times. I was wearing what I would consider to be a ton of makeup, although in Kardashian world it was probably what they wear to the gym. Next, I used my Neutrogena moisturizer and vitamin E. I probably should have put benzoyl peroxide on beforehand, but it was late and I didn’t feel like waiting 15 minutes before going to bed. Today, I feel like my skin looks a little clogged, but again, no breakouts. Oh, and last night James Van Der Beek literally ran into me so now I have magic Dawson dust on me. The screening was surreal.
Last night I washed my face twice (another no makeup day), iced, and applied benzoyl peroxide. Then I waited around 20 minutes and finished with my Neutrogena moisturizer with two drops of vitamin E oil. This morning, my skin is still looking pretty good.
I am pretty happy with the way this routine turned out. My skin didn’t break out, and did seem more moisturized than usual. That is something I have struggled with ever since I had a laser treatment two years ago, which did nothing but dull my skin. I will probably stick with the vitamin E oil in my moisturizer, but may limit my washing to two times. I’m running out of face wash, y’all.
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