2 years ago I became motivated to really having a full morning routine. Previously, I hit the snooze button a million times and kept saying “just 5 more minutes.” Having a morning routine has been such a great change in so many ways.
I usually wake up around 5 and still feel like I could use more time in the morning. With everything on my daily morning list to do, I do my best to be efficient where needed just like my morning skincare routine. This is what works best for me, my skin, and my schedule. I’m not a professional just a product who tries so much but also enjoys sharing my favorite findings.
After I get a workout finished ( where are my Peleton babes at?! ) I jump in the shower and begin my skincare routine.
I never thought I needed to exfoliate my skin until I started and seeing all the dirt and dead sin come off my face was crazy! I only do this about 2-3 times a week since my skin is pretty dry. I love using Botanical Tree Double Face Wash which I love how gentle and great smelling the face wash is as well as a Vitamin C cleanser. For a more vigorous scrub, I also love using my Sugar Scrub to help get rid of the never ending blackheads.
I usually cleanse and double cleanse depending on how intense my workout was. Currently, I’m loving my Cult Classic from Tula. It’s extremely gentle, hydrating, and smells so good.
After you cleanse your face, pat it down but not just with any towel- make sure that you have a microfiber washcloth. Trust me, once you start using them you’ll be hooked. I even bring them along when I travel too.
These Toner pads are one of my favorites to help tighten my pores while purifying them. I love that they are featherweight, biodegradable pads made of bamboo fibers! They deliver a gentle look with a refreshing wild mint leaf scent. It’s one of my new favorites to use. I also love this resurfacing toner as well.
I love these two serums. I started using this Illuminating serum 2 years ago in my ‘glow kit‘ with this hydrating serum. It’s packed with light-reflecting pearlescence to instantly illuminate the skin and uses a Japanese mandarin to brighten your uneven skin over time. I also use the wrinkle serum that has retinol with the irritation. I love that it helps minimize the look of wrinkles and treat premature signs of aging and this powerful, dry oil serum. It also nourishes and firms your skin as well.
Depending on how dry my skin is, I either use my 24/7 moisturizer. I use it in the morning to reveal healthier, youthful looking skin. It also helps to reduce puffiness under eyes and feels so creamy and provides deep hydration. I also love the plump and primer ( because hello over 30 ) and it really does just that. So many of you ( almost 3k ) said that this primer was something I needed to grab! It’s a blurring and moisturizing primer that instantly smooths to look of redness for a ‘filter finish. It also has superfoods such as chia seeds to help balance and nourish your skin and as you use it, it gives a sun-kissed radiant skin tone that doesn’t clog your pores either. I’m so in love with it.
I never thought I had a lot of bags under my eyes until I had kids. I love using a few of these include No More Bagage Under Eye. Within minutes, it tightens and smooths the under-eye contour to visually reduce the appearance of under-eye bags and dark circles for an immediately brighter, well-rested look! I also use the Rose Glow cooling and brightening eye balm ! You can also use the cooling and brightening eye balm without the highlight as well. Eye patches are also a fan favorite. ]
I admit I needed to add this a long time ago and thanks so many of you sharing that it just NEEDS to be part of your every single day routine, I’m finally on board. I use this one daily and love how it makes my skin glow and protect it from the sun’s rays.
Currently I’m loving a few different lip masks to help my chapped lips. I even keep a few in my purse when I need a touch up. I love that it makes your lips look glossy but not sticky.
Don’t forget about your neck, chest, and shoulders! We want these areas to look as young and healthy as our faces. Simply use a little extra serum and moisturizer to show them some love. I will be sharing my neck, chest, and shoulder routine soon, so keep an eye out.
This might seem like a lot of steps for a morning skincare routine, but I promise it’s super quick! All the skincare products used are certified clean at Sephora, it’s super important to be aware of what you’re putting on your skin. I hope you enjoy, please comment with any questions