Skincare, The Morning Routine

One of my favourite posts to read are beauty bloggers skincare routines, I like being able to identify products that may or may not be good for my own skin so I thought that, after months of posting about an individual cleanser or toner, it was about time to the full let's get into it.

First things first, let's talk skin types - there's so many and right now mine is most certainly combination,  there's so much is going on with it. It's dry in places, blemish prone in others, sensitive around the eyes and easily aggravated so sometimes it's a bit of a chore to find products that cater to all my skins needs.

One thing I've found over the the years is more often than not, cleansing with an actual cleanser in the morning can sometimes, especially in the colder months leave my skin feeling stripped and looking red and dry so first thing I do in the morning is simply wash my face with warm water and a flannel. Next I'll use a micellar water, I've used a few and am currently using the L'Oreal Skin Perfection. A splash on a cotton pad and swiped over the face leaves my skin feeling fresh. For toner, I gravitate more towards a refreshing or soothing one for simple everyday use, like this one from Vichy, leaving the acid toning for more of a twice-a-week-thing as I find it too harsh for my skin at times.

Moving on to my moisturiser of the moment, the Neutrogena Visibly Clear Oil-Free Moisturiser. I've been absolutely loving using this. I've found that since using this product my skin feels more hydrated, looks clearer and less oily - which is fantastic! I tend to get a rather oily t-zone which leads to unwanted shine that leaves you looking more sweaty than glowing and so to help minimize this, or at least reduce the appearance of shine, after moisturising I'll prime my skin, concentrating mostly on the t-zone (forehead/nose/chin) using a must have of mine, the La Roche Posay Effaclar Mat. Not only does it reduce the appearance of shine and help your make-up last longer but the Effaclar range is also targeted at breakouts and clearing pores which is an added bonus!

So there you have it, my current morning skincare routine. What does your morning routine look like, let me know in the comments!

V xx