Morning Skincare Routine

Since I mentioned my skincare overhaul in my Current Skincare Loves post, I thought I'd tell you about my morning and evening skincare routines. Up first is the morning lineup.

I have a small rotation of cleansers to use for any skin condition, but lately I've been loving the Boots No7 Melting Gel Cleanser.  It melts into an oil and feels very nourishing and silky on the skin. Even though I layer on many products at night, I still feel like I need a bit of moisture on some parts of my face in the morning. This cleanser feels like it moisturizes the drier areas on my face without making the more normal/oily parts on my face too oily.

Next I balance my skin using the Origins United State Balancing Tonic. It smells lovely, and it zaps my oily sections without drying out my cheeks.  After the tonic I'll use a hydrating eye cream - right now I'm loving the Mario Badescu Chamomile eye cream, which has vitamins A and E to combat dry skin.  It feels very rich, yet not too heavy to use in the morning. I'll use the Origins Super Spot Remover Gel if I have a particularly angry spot, otherwise I reserve this for nighttime. Next I go in with Caudalie's Vinosource SOS Thirst-Quenching Serum.  It's very light yet super hydrating. It helps my skin feel moisturized all day, even through sitting in a dry, air-conditioned office.  Last is moisturizer, and I've been using The Body Shop Vitamin E Aqua Boost Sorbet.  I picked it up with my reward points a couple months ago and I love it. I've been going through it quickly because I use quite a lot at once, but it dries down to a velvety, silky texture, and makeup just glides right over it.  And if I know I'll be spending a lot of time outside, I'll layer on a facial SPF, usually just one from Neutrogena.

That's my morning routine - keep your eyes out for my evening routine, coming soon!

What are your favorite products to use in the morning?