Wednesday, 17 May 2017

My Morning Skincare Routine

Morning skincare routine

| Skincare Routine For Blemish-Prone Dehydrated Skin! | 


They say the best foundation you can wear is healthy glowing skin and I'm a firm believer in investing both time and money in skincare. After all, our skin is something that will be with us for our entire life so it's important to take care of it. 

Unfortunately, I have the best of both worlds in terms of my skin, as my combination skin type causes me to tackle minor oiliness, breakouts and dry skin. My skin tends to lean more on the dry side and that's usually what my biggest concern is. However, in the last few weeks, I've been getting a series of bad breakouts due to anxiety so I've switched up my routine to tackle this concern. I've stuck to this routine for four and half weeks and the products I've incorporated into my routine have really been helping. For today's post, I'll be sharing my morning routine and my evening routine will be coming to a computer screen near you at the end of the week! 

Step 1 - Cleanse: I begin my skincare routine with a gentle milky cleanser and the one I'm currently using is La Roche Posay Toleriane Dermo-Cleanser. It's a simple fuss-free milky cleanser that soothes the skin whilst gently cleansing. It's the perfect morning cleanser and although it doesn't feel as luxurious as some of the more expensive cleansers I've tried, it's effective, gentle and calms down any inflamed breakouts. 

Step 2 - Spritz O'Clock:  After cleansing, it's time for spritz o'clock, as The Skin Nerd calls it *wink wink* Caroline Hirons is another advocate for this step, in her routine cheat sheet she refers to it as spray hydrate. The only spray I've used before was the La Roche Posay Serozinc and I was blissfully unaware of the world of spray toner/hydration until I added the Pixi Hydrating Milky Mist to my routine. This contains many skin-loving ingredients as well as vital nutrients that are important to consume internally as well as applying them topically, such as Linoleic Acid which is an essential fatty acid and various B-Group Vitamins as well as Hyaluronic Acid which is known for aiding hydration. 

Step 3 - Treatment: To treat my breakouts I've been reaching for The Ordinary Niacinamide & Zinc. I got this to replace my tube of La Roche Posay Effaclar Duo as it's also a niacinamide and zinc product and it helped clear up my skin last year. I've definitely noticed a difference in my skin as a result of this; My blemish marks are starting to fade, I've not been getting as many breakouts and if I do get a breakout they heal quickly and there are no marks left after them.

Step 4 - Serum: To combat dehydration I apply some Hyaluronic Acid in the form of The Ordinary Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5. This is quite similar to Hydraluron {Review} and does the exact same thing except at a much cheaper price. Hyaluronic Acid is said to bind moisture to the skin without disrupting oil levels so it's a great ingredient for my combination skin type. This serum keeps my skin feeling plump and hydrated!

Step 5 - Moisturise/SPF: I currently have two moisturisers on rotation; I use the La Roche Posay Toleriane Ultra moisturiser on days when I'm not going anywhere. It's a lightweight creamy lotion that is ideal for sensitive prone skin. It sinks into the skin quickly, leaves my skin feeling very soft and gets rid of any minor dry flaky patches without leaving a greasy residue. When I go out I always like to wear SPF so I opt for the Uriage Light Water Cream SPF 20 {Review}*. As well as protecting the skin, it also hydrates the skin and leaves it feeling smooth and soft, creating the ideal base for makeup application. 

What products are in your morning skincare routine at the moment?

Love,
Cliona xx


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