Morning Skin Care Routine ♥Spring



My skincare routine changes from season to season.  Although I have combination to oily skin, I sometimes feel it very dry, especially in the winter, so I like to use a rich cream to give extra moisture to my face.  
For spring and summer, I prefer lighter options. I am in my mid-thirties now, and my skincare routine evolves year by year.  As we get older, our skin needs extra attention and care and before I hit thirty, I didn't even think about using anti-ageing products but now I use lots of them to fight any wrinkles or fine lines.
So let's see the steps:


1. I always, always wash my face in the morning.  Before I did that, I thought that because at night I washed my face, toned and moisturised it, it would be clean in the morning, but I was wrong.  While we sleep, oils gather around our face and we might get dirt from our pillow, our hair, our mattress etc.  So now I wash my face using a gentle wash gel to remove any residues and I usually prefer to rinse with cold water, as it wakes my skin up (and me!). I am currently using the Declare Cleansing Gel, a mild gel that removes even waterproof makeup and the Clean & Clear Morning Energy Daily Facial Scrub.



2. Then, I use a light toner to balance my skin after wash, but if I don't have time and I am in a hurry, I skip this part.  Toning is essential as it replenishes the surface of the skin immediately after washing.  I use Nivea Pure & Natural Cleansing Toner, Jason Super-C Toner (here) and Rose of Bulgaria Natural Rose Water.


3.  I use a serum to give my skin extra hydration and then I use a BB Cream to get a light coverage. The serum I am currently using is the Loreal Skin Perfection Serum. 



 I prefer using a BB Cream in the morning instead of foundation, because a foundation is sometimes heavy for my face and my skin gets super oily during the day, so I prefer going with a lighter option.  Also, a BB Cream will provide moisture to my face, SPF, anti-ageing ingredients and a light coverage.  Now, I am using the Garnier BB Cream in light shade or the Garnier Miracle Skin Cream (here) that also gives some coverage to the face without overdoing it.



4. After using my BB Cream I usually do a light makeup for the day.  I use a liquid eyeliner or a soft pencil liner, a volumizing mascara to define my lashes and now in spring I love using a soft pink lipstick. I also like to use a pink blush on my cheeks and maybe some highlighter.

What is your morning skin care routine?

23 comments

  1. I love your skincare! And your photography is beautiful too, love the spring flowers :)

    RachelShuchatMakeup

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  2. Sounds like you have a good routine going on here. I am the same ago so took your tips on board. Thanks!
    Gemma x
    www.jacquardflower.uk

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  3. Loving the flatlays, the images are gorgeous too!

    Sheena Sreekeessoon
    http://afashionstudentsdiary.blogspot.co.uk/

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  4. This is a great morning skincare routine and mine is pretty similar. Now that the weather has warmer up a little, my routine is much simpler too but I still need to wear moisturizer due to my dry and mature skin. Also I use milk cleanser in the morning because it's very gentle. :-)

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity


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    1. Thank you Shireen! I like to simplify things now that the weather is getting warmer. :)

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  5. Really enjoyed reading about your morning routine, hun! You take great care of your skin and it pays off! Like yourself, I never used to cleanse in the morning... I thought cleansing before sleep was enough, oh boy was I wrong! Ever since I started cleansing my face properly every morning, my skin's really improved. x x Also, I love the Garnier BB cream! <3 It's perfect for oily skin. x

    Kay
    http://www.shoesandglitter.com/

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    1. Taking care of our skin is really important and cleansing is the first step! Thank you Kay :)

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  6. I hear loads of good things about Jason products - I need to try them! Also, these pictures are lovely! Xx

    http://www.itsjessiejane.com/

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    1. Thank you! I purchased this one from i-herb.

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  7. I love the Garnier BB cream, I usually wear it over the summer months when I don't want something as heavy as foundation! x

    http://emmaboughtwhat.blogspot.co.uk/

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  8. I actually had NO idea Garnier had so many skincare products. How fun is that, I need to go check them out.

    XO Chelsea http://www.shesaidhesaidfashion.com

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  9. Does you serum have a strong perfume smell to it? I have that one and love it but hate the strong scent...

    Nereyda│ This Girl Is Obsessed

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  10. The L'Oreal Skin perfection serum looks amazing!
    Great post.

    Sophie | It's Cultured

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  11. The only products I've used is the Garnier BB cream which I love. The Declare Cleansing Gel sounds really interesting too. I've just started to use Estelle and Thild anti aging products.

    Roxie |The Beautiful Bluebird

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  12. You have such a nice morning routine :) the Rose water looks amazing. I wonder here where I can find it. Also very nice simple makeup routine :)xx
    www.ambiinwonderland.com

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  13. Love this post, I know what you mean about changing your skincare routine season to season - its a must!
    That L'oreal serum looks so pretty, I might have to pick some up!
    Emma
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    http://www.peacelovevintage.com/

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  14. I loved your post! I also change my routine from season to season. Cleaning and balancing your skin in the morning before moisturizing is a must! And I add a facial sun protector cream when the weather is sunny. Don't wait untill Summer to do that. Even Sping sun can damage your skin. I also love BB creams, because I don't like to use makeup foundation every day. As for my everyday makeup routine, it's similar to yours. I prefer to use an eye pencil most of the times, instead of an eyeliner and I apply a soft peach eyeshadow, in order to highlight my eyes. :)
    http://www.smartwoman101.com/

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