The Skincare Series - My Morning Routine

Hello!

I've decided to start a new series on my blog based around skincare and in particular my skincare routine, tips and tricks. I really hope you enjoy it! I'm starting it off by sharing with you my morning skincare routine.

My morning routine is all about waking my skin and preparing it for makeup application. I think it's really important to care for your skin and prepare it well for makeup application as this will allow you to have the most flawless makeup base possible. Skincare really is the best place to start if you want flawless looking makeup. I carry out this routine whether I'm going to be wearing makeup or not as I think that once you have established a routine that suites you it's really important to stick to it. My skin is dry, sensitive and I also suffer quite badly from redness around my cheeks so my routine is based a lot around that.
Skincare Routine - Avene La Roche Posay
Skincare Routine - Avene La Roche Posay

Skincare Routine - Avene La Roche Posay

Skincare Routine - Avene La Roche Posay
I start of by using my St. Ives Apricot Scrub for Sensitive Skin. To give a light exfoliation to my skin. This is my all time favourite scrub. It smells so lovely and refreshing so it's great for waking your skin up! It's really gentle, doing the job well but without feeling overly abrasive or scratchy. I wet my face prior to using it and massage it in to my skin for 2-3 minutes. I then remove it using a muslin cloth. I dry my skin with a small face towel which I change every few days.

Next I give a quick spritz with my La Roche Posay Thermal Water (I forgot to include this as I normally keep it in my bag!) just to neutralise the tap water. I allow this to air dry as it's only a quick spritz so dries off pretty quick. This is a really great product to use in the summer, sooo refreshing!

I then tone my skin with my Avene Gentle Toner which also contains thermal water, using a cotton wool pad. This just helps to tighten my pores and finish the cleansing process. It really gentle and great for sensitive skin. It also lasts such a long time! I've had it since the beginning of June and only just hit half way after using it morning and night!

I then go on to my eye cream. I've been using eye creams for a couple of years. A lot of people wonder what age they should start using them and I think as early as possible is the best answer as prevention is better than cure! If your trying to establish a good skincare routine be sure to add eye cream in to it. I use Botanics Hydrating Eye Cream which I'm really enjoying using. It doesn't irritate my eyes like some have and think it helps with puffiness and waking your eyes up.

Lastly I moisturize. I always trying to use a moisturizer with SPF to help protect my skin. I'm currently using Avene Redness Relief Moisturizing Protecting Cream SPF 20 which I really like. It is designed for dry and sensitive skin and provides my skin with just the right level of moisture that I need. It isn't greasey or heavy and soaks in really quickly providing a great makeup base. It is also green to help counteract by redness. 

Do you have a similar morning routine?

My next post in 'The Skincare Series' will be my night time routine!

Kelsey xx

3 comments:

  1. I love reading these posts! I have sensitive skin as well, and I've just run out of my face scrub. The St. Ives one sounds really good, I'll give it go next time I see it in store. Great post by the way! :) x

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  2. Apricot scrub really is amazing! No skin care routine should be without it ;)

    Jade xx

    www.fairytalekiss.co.uk

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  3. I love apricot scrub :D

    Don't you think all these items are really prettily packaged!?
    Kelly || DayDreamsDaisyChains.com

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