Sunday, September 16, 2012

My Morning Skincare Routine

Hi Everyone! The weather has been really beautiful lately which is why I haven't posted in a while but today I wanted to share with you guys my current morning skincare routine. As of right now, my skin hasn't been too finicky with what I've been using so I'm very happy with this routine! So, lets get started.

Now the first thing I do in the morning after I wake up is my skincare routine. For some reason, I just can't stand not washing my face right after I wake up. It feels so good washing off all the oil and grease that's built up overnight and the cleanser I've been using as my morning cleanser for I wanna say about a year now, is the Aveeno Ultra-Calming Foaming Cleanser. I've read that this cleanser is mainly for dry skin, which baffles me because in my opinion, it would make dry skin even drier. I just love how gentle it feels on my skin and it doesn't strip my skin either. It just makes it feel clean and soft.

Next, I use The Body Shop Tea Tree Skin Clearing Toner. I know I've mentioned this in a blog post before but I wanna say again how wonderful this stuff is! It leaves my skin feeling soft and matte, which really helps control the oil on my face. I will have to retire this toner in a few weeks because of Fall approaching and I'll have to use something a bit more moisturizing as this usually makes my skin too dry during the colder months. I can't wait to bring it back into my routine when Spring arrives again though!

After toner, I use the Garnier Nutritioniste Moisture Rescue Refreshing Gel-Cream. Okay, now I know I've said before that this isn't the best moisturizer and I'm gonna say it again. It's not that good in my opinion. I don't care for all the fragrance it has either. It smells too much like perfume to me. It's almost gone which I'm happy about because then I can use something I know I'll like better. I know you're probably wondering, "why use it if you don't like it?" The answer is because I hate feeling like I'm wasting product if it's just gonna sit there but it's not absolutely terrible either. It hasn't broken me out at all and it keeps my skin somewhat moisturized. Unfortunately, I do have another one of these in my closet to use up, but I won't use it again until it gets warmer outside.

Once my moisturizer has settled into my skin a bit, I put on my favorite eye cream of all time, which is The Body Shop Vitamin C Eye Reviver. If you've read my All About Eye Creams blog post, you know I raved about this stuff there. It truly is the best eye cream I've ever used and I'm very sad they decided to discontinue making it. They made another version of it but to me it just doesn't compare. Check out my eye cream post to learn a little more about it. 

Now this is the most important part of my skincare routine. I use the Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry Touch Sunblock in SPF 55. I've said before how pale I am which is why I use such high SPF and I know I've raved about this sunblock in plenty of my posts. It feels very light on my skin, has a light, fresh scent and doesn't make me greasy! Which by the way, is a total miracle for me. I absolutely love this sunblock and the only way I'll use a different one is if I totally run out of this and can't go out to buy a new one. 

There you have it. That is my current morning skincare routine. It will be changing as the seasons change because my skin is fussy like that, so I'll definitely do updated routines later on. Have an awesome day and I will talk to everyone later! :)


  1. You have two of my favorite skin care brands, Nutrogena and Aveeno.

  2. I was using the Body Shop Toner for a while, but I don't know if it actually did anything :(

    Andrea and the Beauty Blog

    1. One of my friends said the same thing. It didn't work for her at all. I just love how it makes my skin feel but I know it's not for everyone. I really like your blog btw! :)


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