In theory, I love the idea of 100% natural skincare.
But have you ever tried smearing avocado on your face for the sake of glowing skin? Its not as glamorous of a process as you might have imagined..
If you follow me on Instagram, you might know that I have been really into skincare for the last couple months. I’m really trying to step up my game and it’s actually turned into something I really enjoy researching (AND buying, *eye roll*)….
To address the avocado mask statement, I’m working on finding clean products that WORK, so right now my routine is about half natural and non, just a heads up. This post will be number one in a short series of skincare posts covering everything from lifestyle and diet trucks that I’m incorporating to get my best skin!
Why not kick it off with my morning routine?!
The general steps I follow for my skincare routine are to wash, tone, serum, moisturize, apply eye cream, and lastly jade roll (Read my last blog post on jade rolling if you are like WTF is that?!).
My morning skincare routine and favorite current products:
Step One- Rinse or Cleanse
In the morning I typically will do a light rinse with water or fully wash my face, it all depends on how my skin feels that morning. If I’m feeling more dry, I will just rinse with cold water to wake myself up and tighten my pores. If my skin isn’t too dry I will do a full cleanse. I’m currently using the Pacifica Sea Foam Complete Cleanser: Check it out here
I like how it foams up, and you do not need much product to cover a lot of ground, so it also lasts a long time. It leaves my skin with that ‘shiny’ look and feeling squeeky clean. This cleanser also smells amazing and is super affordable. Bonus!
Step Two – Tone:
I started including this step a couple months back after my esthetician recommended I include it in my routine. After washing my face and patting it drying it with a clean wash cloth, I use Witch Hazel and cotton rounds to tone. Sometimes you might notice that you clean more makeup or dirt off of your face when toning even after washing it, so i find this step necessary now. Using witch hazel is a great natural product for toning your face. I order mine directly off of amazon and it’s very inexpensive! Grab it on amazon here. I have tried other toners and nothing has compared to witch hazel for me.
Step Three – Serum:
Once my face is all cleaned up I apply a vitamin C serum. I am about halfway through my bottle of Ole Henricksen Vitamin C Truth Serum Shop it on Sephora here and would give it a 9/10. It definitely has brightened my skin up. If you are looking for a natural Vitamin C Serum I would also recommend this one from Mad Hippie Shop it here.
Vitamin C serum is supposed to be brightening and help with the production of collagen, which helps keep your skin looking soft and supple.
Step four – Moisturize:
Once my serum soaks in, I moisturize. Currently I am using the Ole Henricksen Sheer Transformation Perfecting Moisturizer from Sephora, shop it here.
What I like about this one is how lightweight it is so when I use it in the morning, makeup applies nicely over it. Now that it is full blown winter, I would like to find something heavy duty for nighttime, if you have any recommendations leave a comment below or tag me on IG. 🙂
Step Five – Eye Cream:
This is a new step for me as of about a year ago, and this product is probably my favorite of all five, which is the Origins Ginzing refreshing eye cream. This leaves a glowy, almost highlighter look under your eyes, which is super nice on its own or as a base for concealer. I love taking this with me on flights and putting it on at the beginning as my skin tends to dry out. Again with this product you need a very small amount so the little pot should last you a long time! Shop it here.
After all of these steps, I jade roll!
There you have it, my morning skincare routine! I would love to hear what all of your faves are so I can check them out. Tag me in your routine on Instagram or comment below!