Some of you have suggested that I should do an updated post on my skincare routine as it probably has changed a bit over the last months. I still use a lot of my beloved staples but also have some new additions to my beauty collection. I’ve decided to start with presenting the skincare products I usually use in the morning.
So I’ll start of by saying that I have sensitive skin that tends to get a bit dry in winter and dehydrated in summer. To maintain a good skin care routine it is important to find good products that works for your skin type.
First thing, I clean my face and neck with the Liz Earle Cleanse & Polish which is a gentle, creamy cleanser that works great for my skin type. I’ve been using this cleanser for about 2 years now and I absolutely love it. I apply it directly to dry skin, leave it on for about a minute, then rinse it off with lukewarm water (never too hot or too cold). Sometimes I remove my cleanser with a muslin cloth for a gentle exfoliating effect. Another product I also love is the Konjac Sponge, which I often use in the mornings as well, it is supposed to stimulates blood flow and activate skin renewal (you can read my full review here.) After cleansing I spritz on some of my new amazing toner from Pai Skincare. I use the Lotus & Orange Blossom toner which is supposed to soothe, tone and hydrate. It is also alcohol-free which I love. The reason why I never used toners before was because most of them are full of alcohol.
After toning my skin feels fresh and clean and I apply my regular moisturizer, right now I’m obsessed with the Clarins HydraQuench Cream which is perfect for summer and my skin type, it’s light but super hydrating. I also use the Chamomile & Roseship Sensitive Skin Cream from Pai Skincare which I’ve just recently discovered, so far I’m very impressed. On sunny days I’ll use a moisturizer with spf or a sunscreen. Right now I’m looking for a new one as I’ve just ran out of the ones I had. I want to find a good one (without these ingredients) so please let me know if you have any suggestions. I also apply a hydrating and firming eye cream and right now I’m using the Ole Henriksen Total Truth Eye Cream spf15. When applying eye cream I use my ring finger because it’s the weakest, and too much pressure causes more wrinkles.
So there you have it, my morning skincare routine! A follow-up post on my evening routine will come soon. If you have any questions, please feel free to comment below! :)