Morning Skin Care Routine

Introduction

I have been working on my skin care routine for around 7/8 months now and I am finally satisfied with it. I have tried to create a simple routine because I don’t want to put too many products on my face (and frankly pay for that many products). I have normal skin – leaning toward dry in the winter and oily in the summer. I get hormonal acne around my chin/mouth during my menstrual cycle. I am in my mid-twenties and so I have started implementing some more active ingredients in my morning and nighttime routine – focusing mainly on wrinkle prevention. I think my skin has looked so much better since implementing this routine so I thought I should share it!

Cleanser

Banila Co. – Clean it Zero Foam Cleanser

Not everyone needs a cleanser in the morning, but I like to use this one because it makes me feel clean without stripping my skin. It is light-weight but still does what I want it to do.

Vitamin C

Biossance – Squaline + Vitamin C Rose Oil

I use Vitamin C to help brighten and smooth out my skin. I have some acne scars and fine lines that I am using Vitamin C to try and treat.

Moisturizer

In the morning I like to use lighter moisturizers so that I am not too oily. Currently I switch between a CeraVe and Biossance moisturizer.

CeraVe – Moisturizing Lotion

This CeraVe is a little thicker than I would like (which is why I switch between it and the Biossance), however, it works very well, especially for the price.

Biossance – Squaline + Probiotic Gel Moisturizer

I started using this moisturizer because I got a free sample with the purchase of my Vitamin C and I love it! It is super light for in the mornings but it still makes me feel moisturized. It is on the pricier side but I love the gel texture enough that I think it is worth it.

Eye Cream

I really only use eye cream in the morning when I feel like my under eyes or especially dry, puffy, or dark. I use these two for different reasons, which I will talk about below.

Innis Free – Green Tree Seed Eye and Face Oil

I use this eye cream when I think my eyes are puffy because the roller ball on the end is cooling and soothing to my under-eyes. I don’t think it works crazy well to be honest, but I enjoy the feeling of the roller and it does help moisturize my under-eyes and makes my makeup go on smoother.

SWLKG – 24K Gold Eye Treatment Mask

I love these so much! The only negative is how long you have to leave them on. Because of this, I don’t really have time to use them during the week, but on the weekends I will use them

SPF

Shiseido – Color Smart Day Moisturizer

I wanted to try this out because I have been looking for a CC cream or something more natural that had SPF in it. I really like this moisturizer/SPF, however, I heard that it doesn’t work well on darker skin tones which is a shame… I am very very pale so it matches all-right, but it does look slightly orange. It also doesn’t go on well with a brush, but I found it looks great when applied with a beauty blender. I am still debating if I should buy more when it runs out, but I wanted to include it on here because I have been using it in my morning routine and it has worked pretty well.

Conclusion

I plan on incorporating a toner in either my daytime or nighttime routine. If I make any big changes, I will post an updated routine, and I plan to post my nighttime routine when I am completely satisfied with it.

I hope you enjoyed reading about my skin care routine! I am in no way a dermatologist or esthetician, but I have been researching skincare for a while now. So if you have any questions feel free to ask and I will answer to the best of my ability or I will point you in the direction of someone who knows!

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