A good skincare routine is the first step to achieving a flawless makeup look. Today I’m going to go through my morning skincare routine with you. I will share my night time routine with you at a later time. I’m usually really good about making sure I do my morning routine every day, more so then my evening routine. Not very smart on my part, I know.
I start off with my Clarisonic limited edition Mia 2 Love Keith Haring cleansing system. This item is no longer available however Clarisonic systems can be purchased from their website, major department stores, and beauty stores such as Ulta and Sephora. I purchased mine from Ulta.
This is my second Clarisonic. I used my first one until it would no longer hold a charge, several years later. I love this product. Nothing cleanses my skin as good as this. I highly recommend it. Be patient when you first start to use it as it can break you out really bad but if you keep at it, your skin will completely transform. It’s the best investment I made for my skin.
The brush heads are interchangeable and there are several different types available. I use the sensitive one. The deep pore brush head is also amazing if you’re looking for a really deep clean.
The facial cleanser I use is the derma|e purifying gel cleanser. I add a dime size amount to my Clarisonic and go through the two minute program. I’ve been using this for several weeks now. It does an amazing job cleaning my skin without drying me out. I prefer to use facial cleansers that foam up nicely. I’m picky about my face washes, in my mind I feel like if it doesn’t foam up it’s not cleaning my skin. I’m weird I know 😀 This one lathers up really nicely. You can purchase this product from Ulta for $15.50 by clicking here or from the derma|e website directly.
After cleansing my skin I use the toner pictured below by Paula’s Choice. This picture is from their website. I emptied mine out into a push top bottle that I purchased from Amazon. To see the bottles I’m talking about click here. I soak a cotton square to apply this toner all over my skin. This is a pore-reducing toner and it does an ok job. I’m almost finished with my bottle and I’ve purchased something different to try once it’s done.
As I let the toner dry down I apply this holy grail, tried and true, stop reading this and order yourself some right now, product 😉 I couldn’t even tell you how many tubes of the Fresh sugar advanced therapy lip treatment I’ve been through. Nothing works like this amazing product. My lips feel their smoothest when I use this daily. Honestly, I can go on and on for days about this stuff. I purchase mine from Sephora here. It’s a little pricey for a lip balm but it’s worth every penny. You can thank me later 🙂
Once the toner is dried down I apply this derma|e purifying youth serum all over my face. Another great derma|e product. This serum can be purchased from Ulta for $29.50 here. It is very lightweight. A little bit goes a long way as it glides on the skin very easily.
To give the serum some time to absorb into the skin I move onto eye cream. I’ve been using about half a pea size of the derma|e firming DMAE eye lift and applying it to my top and lower eyelids. Always remember to use your ring finger and apply with a gentle tapping motion. This product can also be purchased from Ulta for $24.99 here. This product has done wonders for my under eye area. I can honestly say that my under eyes feel firmer and more hydrated. I have also noticed my dark circles have lightened up a bit as well. I highly recommend this product.
Derma|e products are good for your skin, effective, and affordable. It’s a no brainer if you ask me. Looks like Ulta is currently offering buy one get one half off of all derma|e products. Have you tried derma|e? What’s your favorite product from them? Let me know in the comments below.
Once you’ve applied your eye cream you’re ready for your final step, moisturizer. I’ve been using the it cosmetics confidence in a cream moisturizing super cream. This product smells amazing, leaves your skin feeling silky smooth and hydrated, and has anti-aging benefits. It’s not called a super cream for no reason. I’m almost finished with this tub and I most definitely will be repurchasing. Available here at Ulta for $48 and worth every penny.
If you don’t believe me, here are some results from a consumer panel survey posted in the description on the Ulta website:
- 100% said skin was soft, smooth & infused with moisture
- 97% said skin looked and felt rejuvenated
- 94% said skin felt younger and healthier
- 81% said pores appeared minimized, and fine lines & wrinkles appeared less noticeable
I have noticed all of this to some degree with my skin as well. It’s a wonderful product that does wonders for my skin. I stopped using it for a couple weeks because I was testing something else and when I came back to it my skin was rejoicing (how’d you like my little play on words there haha). But seriously amazing stuff!
And that my friends is my current morning skincare routine. Let me know in the comments below what your holy grail skincare products are. I do like to change my skincare up because my skin tends to get use to a product and once that happens the product seems to lose it’s effectiveness. Does that happen to any of you? I hope you’ve found this post helpful. Like I mentioned at the beginning of this post, I will be sharing my night time skincare routine with you as well so be on the look out for that.
Until next time my sweet rejoicers, lots of love!