So here’s the thing. I’m SO FUCKING specific when it comes to my morning skincare routines. I just don’t mess around. But I feel like you guys know this about me. If there’s one thing you should know about me, it’s that I’m serious about skincare. Like, who wants wrinkles?? NO ONE.
And we all know when you’re in your 30s, those tiny fuckers start creeping right in. Just like the grey hairs. But I’ve got a solution for that. (Check out my post on how to cover your greys in 5 seconds.)
Anyway, today I want to share my simple (ish) morning skincare routine with you guys. It differs from my nighttime, but I will do a whole post on that another time. Maybe even a video?
I’ll start off by saying, I’m NOT a morning person. So, when it comes to doing anything in the mornings, I keep it simple.
Breakfast is quick and easy – toast with cream cheese or granola in a little milk or berries in my palm as I walk out the door. LOL. I’m usually eating in the car, if I’m being totally honest. But I’m 100% working on becoming one of those “morning people”. 😉
So, when it comes to my face in the mornings, again, I want it quick, easy, and efficient. And I also want my skin to glow. I mean, I always want my skin to glow.
There are five products that give me that glowing, radiant skin every single morning. I barely need any make-up after I use these. Just a little mascara, a bold brow, and lipstick if I’m feeling sassy.
So, let’s get into MY SIMPLE MORNING SKINCARE ROUTINE:
In the mornings, I never wash my face with a cleanser. I just find that cleansing in the night and then again in the morning is too harsh on my skin. You don’t need to cleanse twice in 7 hours. Like, all I did was sleep. There’s really no need. So, I splash my face with warm water, and then turn on the cold water for a final wash. This wakes me up instantly.
Once I’ve cleansed, I start with the Starskin Orglamic Pink Cactus Mist. Nothing wakes me up like a little cactus mist, you know? This is such a good product. I did an entire post on how much I love this. Check it out here. You guys NEED this mist. It’s super refreshing, and instantly makes your skin glow.
Then, I use a serum. The one I’m currently loving is the Biotherm Life Plankton Elixr. GUYS, I’ve never seen or known a serum to make my skin glow like this one does! Let me tell you, I have been using this for about a month now, and I’ve noticed such a difference in my skin. This is the kind of serum that acts on specific skin concerns no matter what age you are. It regenerates the skin, promoting the cell renewal process. The serum is infused with Life Plankton. It smells amazing, and it’s so smooth on the skin. I’m obsessed with it! Read more on it here.
Once I’m all serumed-up, I add the most hydrating moisturizer. I add very little because then I add a sunscreen on top of that. I’m obsessed with the IT Cosmetics Secret Sauce moisturizer! If you have dry skin, you NEED to grab this one. It’s a little pricy, but like, please don’t put a price on healthy skin! This moisturizer is a REAL winner. The ingredients: anti-aging collagen, peptides, hyaluronic acid, vitamin C, and licorice root to reduce discoloration, lines, and wrinkles. UGH – LOVE.
After moisturizer, I use the Victoria Radford eye cream. So far, it’s the best one for hiding away the dark circles. If you’ve been following for a while, you know I’ve been loving Victoria Radford products. Everything from the facial masks, to the Molten Metals!! She makes fantastic products and this eye cream is one of them. One of the ingredients is pearlescent which gives your under eye a glow. Which is SO needed in the mornings.
Lastly, I use a sunscreen, because if you’re not using a sunscreen THEN WHAT ARE YOU EVEN DOING?!?! Sunscreen is what’s going to protect your skin from the sun, which is THE CAUSE of those horrid wrinkles. So, don’t go anywhere without your sunscreen. It also protects you from skin cancer…so there’s that. The one that I use is Vivier Triple Protection Sunscreen SPF 30. It’s really good for anyone with sensitive skin, and it’s filled with antioxidants. I also love it mainly because it’s not greasy or thick. And you can apply make-up over it!
Okay, so there’s my five!
Quick and easy products that I slather all over my face and neck (because we don’t want to forget the neck!) It may seem like a lot but really it’s SO simple. It takes me about 3 minutes in total and my skin loves it.
Do you have a morning skincare routine that you swear by? Share in the comments.
+ If you liked this post, make sure to check out why I’m obsessed with Microneedling, and why it’s amazing for anti-aging!!
++ Also, come hang out on Instagram! I share LOTS of skincare secrets.