My nighttime skincare routine| Microdermabrasion & microneedling

Skincare for my skin that doesn’t care.

I really be doing the most sometimes lol, I have to get off Instagram and Youtube. I’m getting easily influenced by product and beauty tools out there.

Skincare is expensive, especially going regularly to a specialist for a facial. I used to get one done once a year but now I want to get myself to go every 3 months or so. But in the meantime, I want to feel like I’m taking really good care of my skin at home. Sometimes life happens and you don’t have the money or time to go lay at a spa and get a facial that will take over an hour.

There’s a procedure that beauticians use for facials called Microdermabrasion. After some research, I saw that you can actually buy the machine or beauty tool to do it on yourself at home. HEY if it’s going to save me some dollars…. I will try it.

Now let me get into details about what this actually does:


It is a procedure used to renew overall skin tone and texture. It can improve the appearance of sun damage, wrinkles, age spots, acne scarring, and other skin-related concerns and conditions.

The procedure uses a special applicator with an abrasive surface called “diamond tip” to gently exfoliate dead cells in your skin the thick outer layer of the skin to rejuvenate it. At the same time, it will suction them off immediately.

It helps with the following skin concerns:

  • fine lines and wrinkles
  • hyperpigmentation, age spots and brown spots
  • enlarged pores and blackheads
  • acne and acne scars
  • stretch marks
  • dull-looking skin complexion
  • uneven skin tone and texture
  • melasma
  • sun damage

The biggest problem that I have with my skin is that I easily get marks after a pimple goes away and I tend to get sunspots and have an uneven skin tone. Also, from working out a lot and constantly sweating, I get a lot of Milia, which develops when skin flakes become trapped under the surface of the skin or when keratin builds up and gets trapped.

After using my Microdermabrasion Wand for over a month, I have definitely seen some improvements. Especially when it comes to my Milia. It is not recommended to do every day, so I usually do it at the start of a new week (Mondays). I do want to eventually diminish the use a bit and just do it every 2 weeks. But I’m going to continue with this routine for a while and then see what works best. It is a little time-consuming.

So my MONDAY nighttime routine is the following:

1.Cleanse face

I use Sanitas Lemon Cream Cleanser. Been loving it so far! Leaves my face super soft and refreshed.


2. Microdermabrasion Wand

I bought the Vanity Planet one.

3. Toner

I use the Thayers Rose Petal.

4. Vitamin C serum

I use the Pixie Beauty Vitamin C serum. Mine is very yellow…. I’m not sure if they all are… or if mine is just oxidized. It came like that when I bought it. I like the way my skin has reacted to it so I would like to think it’s not oxidized and I have not been bamboozled. But according to Google, Vitamin C serum should be clear and if it’s yellow/ orange/ brown, it has oxidized. It is recommended to keep in cool temperature.

5. Pass the jade roller to help the product sink in

6. Apply another layer of Vitamin C and air dry it

7. Apply Hyaluronic acid serum

I’ve been using The Ordinary one.

8. Apply drying cream or Ambi to any marks or pimples that I have

The drying cream that I like is from Mario Badescu, great to dry up a pimple that is coming or if it’s already there. Ambi is great for scar/ marks/ dark spots.

TUESDAY nighttime routine:

This routine is the same for Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

1.Cleanse face

2. Microdermabrasion Wand

3. Toner

4. Vitamin C serum

5. Pass the jade roller to help the product sink it

6. Apply another layer of Vitamin C and air dry it

7. Apply Hyaluronic acid serum

8. Apply drying cream or Ambi to any marks or pimples that I have

WEDNESDAY nighttime routine:

1. Cleanse face

2. Toner

3.Vitamin C serum

I like to put the vitamin C before doing the microneedling so my face won’t hurt as much and feel super dry. It also helps the product sink into the skin.

4. Microneedling roller

I use the 1.0 needle.

Microneedling is a cosmetic procedure that’s used to treat skin concerns via collagen production. Also known as collagen induction therapy, this treatment may help those looking to reduce the appearance of acne scars and stretch marks. Also good for sun spots, fine lines and wrinkles, large pores, and uneven skin tone. AGAIN, NOT RECOMMENDED TO DO VERY OFTEN. 1-2 TIMES PER WEEK IS FINE. 0.5mm -1.0mm is the most recommended size.

5. Put Vitamin C serum on again and rub and push inside the skin.. Pass the JADE roller… and then Vitamin C serum again (not really needed though)… and then let it dry.

6. Apply Hyaluronic acid serum

7. Apply drying cream or Ambi to any marks or pimples that I have

That is pretty much it guys! I feel like it’s a lot but with not so many products. These four have been working great for me lately!

I do want to try other products, so this routine will change a bit as far as the products go but at least I know I can always come back to these because they were good to me!


Hope this was helpful in a way, I felt like I didn’t get into great detail on the video so I wanted to write it up for you guys and hit you with the facts.