Morning Skincare Routine

Morning Skincare Routine

Most mornings I find that I’m looking for something that is relatively fuss free, quick and simple when it comes down to my morning skincare routine as nine times out of ten I’m blurry eyed, groggy and just want to hop back into bed.

At the moment I’ve managed to get myself into a nice routine that is working well for my combination to oily skin type. First of all in the mornings I start with simply washing my face where I use the Korres White Tea Gel Cleanser which I reviewed not so long back here. This has been a real pleasure to use because it has left my skin feeling refreshed and awake in the mornings without it feeling stripped of moisture. Once I have dried my face I move onto my eye cream which is actually one that I’m trying to use up at the moment. The Good Things Bright Eyes Eye Cream was a purchase in autumn last year whereby I have being using it on and off ever since. I have to say that overall I’ve found that it has done nothing to help with dark circles however it has helped to reduce slight puffy eyes in the morning; it also has a slight cooling effect which I appreciate. Once this has been used up though I’m afraid I will be moving onto something else and will not be repurchasing it.

My real staple of a product within my skincare routine over the last month and a half has been the newly reformulated La Roche Posay Effaclar Duo +. Over time I do decide to use a different cleanser in the morning or to maybe try a different moisturiser before my make up just to mix things up a little bit yet the only product I haven’t strayed away from at all has been Effaclar Duo +. For me I have noticed a huge difference in my skin where breakouts have been pretty much none existent. My skin has looked so much clearer since using this and has continued to do so leaving me feeling quite reliant upon this little product already; I have a feeling it will be a long affair.

Last but certainly not least is my Origins GinZing Moisturiser which I did a full review upon here. This tends to be my moisturiser of choice in the mornings as I find that it absorbs into my skin quite quickly leaving my skin feeling prepared for make up. Out of all of the daily moisturisers I own this is the lightest so it is ideal for days when I’m getting ready for work in the morning. I’d love for you all to believe that I’m up two hours before work getting ready however in all honesty I’m lucky if I’m up an hour before so sometimes I have to be ready quite quickly. The thought of putting make up onto moisturiser that hasn’t fully absorbed into my skin makes me feel uncomfortable. On  days when I don’t have to be out as early or if I’m planning a day at home I tend to opt for the REN Hydra-Calm Global Protection Day Cream* reviewd here as this leaves my skin feeling so soft and moisturised. My only minor issue with this is that it takes a little longer to full absorb into my skin which is why I tend to pick something else on days when I’m in work.

So, there we have it, my morning skincare routine. What do you use in the mornings?
*PR Sample.