Beauty Routines in the 21st Century

The art of looking good has never been so important. Surrounded by celebrity magazines, Hollywood A-listers and spoilt reality TV stars, we have fallen into a culture which many people have become somewhat obsessed with. The amount of attractive people in the public eye has altered the way we feel about our own appearance. Many of us use the gym as a way to keep in shape and fit in around social peers as well as work colleagues. The beauty and cosmetics industry has also benefited greatly from this change in attitude. The amounts of procedures available to people now is extraordinary. With the rise of the internet and numerous cosmetic companies keeping prices low, booking yourself for a treatment has never been so accessible. Here are just some beauty routines which you can consider in the 21st Century.

Skin Care

Because we have different skin types, different techniques work better than others when it comes to care methods. Cleansing is an important first step; using a mild foaming product without harsh detergents is advisable. Apply moisturizer and exfoliating creams can then be applied to help kick-start the day. In addition, adding creams overnight is a clever way of allowing the skin to heal itself whilst you sleep.



Our hairstyle has become a very important beauty consideration for men as well as women. There are a wealth of hair products on the market, from shampoos and conditioners to gels and wax. No matter what type of hair you have, be it dry, worn, light or dark, there will be a hair product suitable. There are also many types of hair blowers, straighteners and curlers to create the desired effect.


Cosmetic Surgery

Perhaps the biggest change to the public consciousness has come with the boom of the cosmetics industry. Botox alone is a multi-billion dollar industry due to its success in the 21st century. There are numerous treatments which are used to deal with a number of issues; pretty much every part of our bodies can be nipped, tucked, softened or erased with a surgical procedure. Dermal fillers, laser hair removal, liposuction and breast enlargements are just a few well-known procedures that are available in the modern-day era.



For women, this century has seen a massive overhaul of the make-up available both on the high street and online. The vast majority of women won’t leave their homes without at least some form of make-up applied to their face. An abundance of products such as lipsticks, foundation, eyeliner, blush and nail polish have made the application of make-up accessible to many people. Some men too have taken to wearing products on their face, something which beauty companies have recognized in their production.


The 21st century has seen the onslaught of celebrity culture where looking good has become as important as anything else. With this in mind, there are countless amounts of make-up products which both men and women turn to in order to satisfy this need. With cosmetic surgery becoming a massive industry all over the world also, there is an abundance of ways we can improve our appearance.

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My Nightly Beauty Routine

I never used to have a nightly routine. I have been taking part in a Beauty Talk twitter chat every Tuesday night. A topic that had come up was “What is your nightly beauty routine?”


Once talking with all of these ladies I knew I needed to find a beauty routine. I normally just flossed and brushed my teeth and went to bed. Yes I went to bed with make up on! Recently I have been approached by a few different beauty companies to give their products a try. So what would be a better time to develop a new nightly habit. Along came Arbonne and I agreed to give their products a chance. I did post earlier in the week how obsessed I have become with Arbonne’s make up primer. Well now let’s talk about the products I have been using nightly.


I start out using the RE9 Advanced Smoothing Facial Cleanser. It has a nice scent and is creamy and does not overly lather up like some cleansers. It does not dry out your skin and leaves it feeling soft and supple. I have never been a huge fan of facial cleansers mainly because I found they had a drying effect. I have been using this one for about 10 days and I have not seen any dry patches.


I am currently battling the pregnant lady nightmare. I have the beginnings of what looks like stretch marks. They are still very small so I can not be positive yet and may be over reacting but there is some spots of concern. Every morning I have been using Bio-Oil on my tummy and sides but at night I have been trying out this RE9 Advanced Firming Body Cream. Just like the cleanser it has a very pleasant smell and leaves my skin feeling a little firmer and a lot softer. I am still testing it out but so far I like what I see.


My final step before bed is to us the RE9 Advanced Night Repair Crème. Using this cream every night has made my skin have so much more moisture to it especially in the cold weather we have been having in NYC. I had noticed right before trying this out I had dry patches on my eye lids. After using this cream for the last 10 days the dry patches are gone. As for removing wrinkles and making them less noticeable I can not tell you that yet. It is still to early to know.

Besides the great products there are other reasons to check Arbonne out for yourself. They have always had a commitment to being a green company. I love that. They also use Pure ingredients. If you want to find out more check out their website. I was really impressed with their company ethics. Here is the link:

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*Product and information was provided free of charge in exchange for this review and does not affect my views or feedback of the product or service. This review is based solely on my personal opinion and experience and results may vary from person to person.

What is your nightly beauty routine?