My Morning Skincare Routine- Brightening, Hydrating, and Firming
I did a poll on my IG for the New Year and it was unanimous that people wanted me to continue sharing my makeup and skincare for my sensitive skin. I’ve been through SO many products as a former beauty blogger- but now I really just go with the products that I fell in love with. I still occasionally try new things- especially cleansers- but I have found a few holy grail products that I keep in my routine all of the time now.
My current morning skincare routine is pretty simple. Once I’ve had my coffee, of course, I wash my face. Currently I have been using this Intense Defense Cleansing Gel from Avalon Organics. I love the fruity, citrusy smell to help wake up me and my face. It cleans without stripping my skin, and my face always feel soft and smooth after using it. I’ve bought this a few times and will keep it in my rotation. I found it for a good price on Amazon and linked that- but you can also find it occasionally at T.J. Maxx and even Wal Mart in their slowly-growing natural skincare section.
I almost always use a toner after washing my face, morning and night. Especially if it comes in a spray bottle. This Andalou Naturals 1000 Roses Floral Toner is a great gentle option for sensitive skin. I’ve shared some rose products that are great for sensitive skin before, and this one has been a favorite for a long time. I usually find this at T.J. Maxx, but it is a decent price on Amazon as well- cheaper than the Andalou website.
I’ve been obsessed lately with these serums from Andalou as well. They’re like a blend of a serum and a cream and just melt into your skin. I’ve noticed that my skin really responds well to the ones I’ve tried. In the morning I use the Turmeric and C Enlighten Serum. It is really brightening and I always notice a difference when I use it. I apply it post toner and before my eye cream.
The eye cream I have been using for the last couple of years has been this Andalou Naturals Luminous Eye Serum. It’s light enough that it doesn’t make my undereye area greasy or cake-y when I wear makeup- and honestly, using it for the last couple of years I definitely think it works well. I have few undereye wrinkles/dark circles and since I’m heading toward my mid-30’s, I appreciate this!
When I choose a morning moisturizer I like one that hydrates without making me feel oily, especially living in a warmer climate now. I also want it to prep my skin nicely for makeup- ya know, for when we get to leave the house on a regular basis again. The Andalou Naturals DMAE Lift & Firm Cream is my number one favorite daily moisturizer. It’s affordable- especially if you can snag it from T.J. Maxx or Marshall’s, or on sale. Even at full price it won’t break the bank. It really firms my skin and keeps it at the perfect hydration level. It’s my holy grail, BFF, one I recommend to every one!
If you didn’t notice- Andalou Naturals is one of my favorite more natural, affordable skincare brands. They have SO many options and products for all different skin types. This isn’t sponsored- I just wanted to share a brand that works SO well for my sensitive skin.
Last but not least- in my morning skincare routine, I always use a lip product. My current fave is this Smith’s Minted Rose Lip Balm. It hydrates my always dry lips and I love the smell and taste. I also slather it on at bedtime- and several times throughout the day. A tube lasts a long time- I grab one every time I go to Anthropologie. But, I linked it on Amazon for y’all too!
I hope sharing my morning skincare routine will help you out if you’re looking for some new products to try. Let me know what your favorite morning skincare products are. I’ll share my Nighttime Skincare Routine next!
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