My 5 Step Morning Skin Care Routine:
Skin care is one of the most important factors in my beauty regime. If there is one thing I am known for among my friends, its that I take great pride in caring for my skin. I wasn’t always so obsessed with skincare. In high school I didn’t even use a moisturizer. I know… Im cringing too!
Even once I started using skin care products, I never really knew what products I should use. I generally bought anything rated 5 stars and had cute packaging. It took many years of trial and error, testing products, and figuring out which ones worked with my skin type, before I actually had a regime.Slowly but surely, this exact routine has whipped my skin into far clearer, healthier, and glowier.
I have written many posts about my favourite beauty and skin care products, but I have never shared the products in which I actually use on a daily basis.
My 5 Step Morning Skin Care Routine
Step 1. In the morning once I wake, I immediately head to the bathroom to wash my face. This is the one thing I have to do before I start my day. I start by using a gentle cleanser. I have many facial cleansers. The ones I generally choose from in the morning is GLAMGLOW Super Cleanse, GLAMGLOW Power Cleanse, Neutrogena Ultra Gentle, or Clinique 7 Day Scrub.
Step 2. After I cleanse my skin, I move on to toner. There are some misconceptions regarding toners, such as the myth that they dry out healthy skin. A good toner is meant to do the opposite. It hydrates your skin and balances it’s PH levels. My morning toner is Clinique Clarifying Lotion. Just apply some to a cotton round and sweep across your entire face.
Step 3. Next up, I move onto my eyes. I use Shiseido Ultimune Eye Power Infusing Eye Concentrate that is meant to absorb instantly to smooth, hydrate, and visibly brighten the delicate skin around eyes for a full 24 hours. I then use Clinique Custom-Repair Eye Treatment which helps keep the delicate eye area skin calm, comfortable, and receptive to custom benefits. It repairs crow’s feet, brightens skin’s appearance, improves firmness, and defines features. My skin left hydrated, comforted, and smooth.
Step 4. My favourite part of my morning skin care routine is when I start to hydrate it again using serums. I start by using Vichy Mineral 89, which is a skin fortifying booster. I then move on to either Vichy Aqualia Thermal serum which recharges dry & dehydrated skin with intense hydration, Clarins Mission Perfection serum which targets dark spots, redness, shadowy areas, and discolourations, or Estee Lauder Perfectionist CP+R which reduces and smooths the appearance of lines and wrinkles.
Step 5. Last but not least, I finish with my daily moisturizer. I love to use a light weight moisturizer throughout the day. I use Laneige Water Bank Moisture Cream which is richly-texturized moisturizing cream that strengthens and retains moisture all day. I love finishing off my skincare routine with this one, it’s that final glow my skin needs before starting my day.