Welcome to my Skincare Routine Series (1/2)
My daytime routine is simple — Cleanse and moisturize.
Skincare is extremely important to me. I have very sensitive skin, usually oily/combination. To top it all off, I have acne-prone skin as well. Lucky me! For years, I have tried different acne products/cleansers. I learned that having a simple routine is best for me, especially in the morning. A cleanser that has acne fighting ingredients is unnecessary because it just dries my skin out. Even when I am oily, you still need to moisturize your skin, including your eyes and lips.
1. I use a Cetaphil Cleanser because it is simple, it washes my face, and it doesn’t irritate my sensitive skin at all. Cleansers are only on your face for 60 seconds and if you find a cleanser you really like and it’s from the drugstore, stick with it. I am about to run out of my huge bottle of Cetaphil. I always go back to it, but for the sake of this blog, I want to try a different face cleanser once I run out.
If you have any suggestions on really good cleansers, by all means, leave a comment below. I would love to read them!
2. I use an eye gel from Ole Henriksen called Ultimate Lift Eye Gel. I don’t have dark under eye circles, but I do have natural puffiness (ever since I was a baby… a baby with eye bags!) I believe the cooling sensation you get from putting on the gel helps with the puffiness for most of the day. My under eye area always feels very moisturized when I use this product.
3. For my face, I use the Clinique Moisture Surge. See my rave review of Clinique here. I love Clinique, in case you haven’t read the previously mentioned post. Moisture Surge is the perfect name for this product. I have to start my day with a clean and properly moisturized face, whether I am putting makeup on or not. Moisture surge is very potent so a little bit goes a long way.
4. Can’t forget about the lips. I use this aloe lip balm from The Body Shop. When I was researching the best lip balms for severely dry chapped lips, the reviews for this product were very convincing that this was the winner. It was the kind of product that was always “Out of Stock.” After months of stalking it online, I finally was able to get my hands on it. I had no idea that this had exfoliating properties, but I was pleasantly surprised. I assume this is what makes the dry chapped lips disappear.
Thank you for reading my very simple Morning Skincare routine! Tomorrow I will have the nighttime routine which will have a lot more products.