I didn’t always have a different skincare routine for nighttime and daytime. It just kind of happened as I figured out what wears well under my makeup. Skincare has become a huge passion for me and I’ll admit that my routine changes often because I’m always trying new things, these products are ones that are tried and true (by me). Even if I stray from them, I know I’ll always be able to come back to them and they will do me well.
I always start by rinsing my face with just water and a cloth (my fave is linked below). Thats right, I don’t wash my face in the morning. I figure since I washed it just the night before and didn’t do anything (and since I wash my pillowcases regularly), I don’t want to cleanse just for the sake of cleansing. Some natural oils need to stick around in order to keep my skin healthy.
Next I tone. I use this stuff both morning and night, it is the BOMB. Toning is necessary to maintain a healthy skin pH (right around 5-5.5) so you don’t disrupt the acid mantle. I also love the witch hazel which is a gentle astringent to clean out and close pores and the aloe vera which is soothing to any irritations. The real kicker is the lactic acid which gently exfoliates without stripping.
Up next is a vitamin C serum. I want my skin to be bright and glowy and vitamin C is a way to achieve that. This particular product does a pretty darn good job and I’m super jazzed at the results I’ve seen…but it is really pricey so I might try out cheaper alternatives when it comes time to refill. If budget isn’t an issue for you, I highly recommend! I let this absorb for 10ish minutes before moving on.
Moisturizer is next. This is my second refill of this lightweight moisturizer so I obviously love it. It’s super cost effective and I get it at Target so its convenient. It smells amaze (like oranges), absorbs quickly and my makeup wears SO well on top of it without making my face appear greasy. Best part is that it has CoQ10 and Argan oil, both fo which have anti-aging properties…which I want 🙂
(Insert SPF here! I don’t have one I love but Ill be trying a bunch out this summer and I’ll keep you posted on my feels!)
Eye cream is next! I feel like I’ve tried them all in the last several months. Obviously thats not true but it really has been hard for me to find one that doesn’t make my makeup crease, keeps my eyes hydrated and doesn’t irritate them. If you’ve followed me for a while, you know that I get severe eczema on my eyelids when a product irritates them, which is why I’ve tried so many. I know immediately if it will be a good product for me or not. So when this one didn’t make me break out within the first week, I knew it was a potential winner. And as more time has passed, I’ve realized that my makeup has hardly creased at all since I started using it (and lets be real, all concealer creases at least a little!), my undereyes always look hydrated and healthy and my eyelids have never been more even, something I thought was a lost cause. Another bonus, I can use it both morning and night and its a 360 degree cream! Can ya tell I’m loving it?
Last is lip care. I love this lip mask, I use it as a lip balm. I put it under any other lip products I use, it keeps my lips looking and feeling hydrated and full. It smells and tastes delish too! I’ve used this for over a year and I just barely had to replace it a few weeks ago, so the $14-$20 price tag is wellll worth it.
Alright sisters! There ya have it! MY perfect daytime skincare routine. I really feel like my face has never been more healthy, I’ve never felt more confident in just my bare skin and my makeup has never looked better. I attribute that to my skincare routines, both day and night. Take care of your skin and it will take care of you!