Simple Skincare Routine: Morning Edit

By Saturday, August 20, 2016 , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Hello Everyone,

Today I am sharing my morning skincare routine with you guys. I like to keep it simple and quick in the morning. I don’t want to faff around with too many products in the morning and this routine has been working out for me. These products are the main products that I use everyday. Apart from these I use a couple of other products as and when required and I will tell you about them as well.

Cleansers: I thoroughly cleanse my face in the night but still I like to cleanse my face in the morning to kick start my day. I prefer using gentle cleansers in the morning and my all time favourite for that is Cetaphil Cleansing Lotion. It is really gentle on your skin and doesn’t leave my skin feeling dry. I massage it all over my face and neck for about 20 – 30 seconds and rinse it off with lukewarm water. Other product that I like to use is Garnier Micellar Water. Just pour it on a cotton pad and wipe your face with it and you are good to go on with the next step.

Eye Cream: Using an eye cream is really important. Don’t skip this step and I recommend start using one as soon as you are in your twenties. Precaution is better cure guys. I have yet to find the one that I really love. Currently I am using L300 Anti Age Firming Eye Cream. I have not used it for that long so can’t say much about if it works on dark circles or reduces fine lines. But what I can say is it keep my under eye area well moisturised and sits well under makeup.

Serum: I love using serums and just can’t do without one. I have dry and dehydrated skin so I go for the hydrating ones. Clarins Hydraquench Intensive Serum Bi-Phase is a great product but it is a pricey one. More affordable options that really work are Yves Rocher Hydra Vegetal Moisture Boost Concentrate and Vichy Aqualia Thermal Serum. I am currently using the Vichy one and I really like it a lot. My skin just soaks it in and it does a great job at keeping my skin hydrated all day. I take a pump of this serum and apply it on face and neck.  I let it sit for a minute or two before moving on to the next step.

Moisturiser: After serum I move on to applying moisturiser. During the day and especially in summers I don’t like using heavy creams and I prefer using one with SPF. I am using the Formula 10.0.6 Picture Perfect Day Daily Moisturiser with SPF15. I discovered this product last year and I am on my second tube. I like how simple yet effective this product is. Doesn’t make any huge claims, moisturises nicely and provides a bit of sun protection as well.

I don’t use toner on daily basis. I have made an apple cider vinegar toner and use it when I have any active breakouts or if I feel like using one, otherwise I skip this step. Apart from that if my eyes are really puffy in the morning I apply aloe vera gel as soon as I get up and leave it on for 10 to 15 minutes. I find it helps with puffiness and if you store aloe vera gel in fridge, results are even better. If I am at home then I don't apply sunscreen separately but if I am going out I apply SPF 30 before doing my makeup. 

Hope you liked this post!!

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  1. My routine is similar to yours. Even I dont use toner on daily basis, I use them during summers or when there is a pimple. Nice post :0

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  2. @Swathi: I thought I am the only one who doesn't use toner daily. Which toner do you use?

  3. Nice post. I too don't use toners on a daily basis :)

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  4. @Sonali Patil: Skipping toner is not that uncommon then :)

  5. I am too hunting for an eye cream/serum that I really love. Nice post :)

  6. @Ms Meehnia: Finding an eye cream is really difficult.

  7. Nice post. Loved it.

  8. I too have a simple morning routine, I don't have time to use many products so I cleanse, tone and moisturise. The Garnier micellar water is excellent, I almost finished it and it is a great product!


  9. @Yiotou_La: Garnier Micellar water is simply great. Love it.

  10. I use the Biotique Cucumber toner. Works pretty well :)

  11. @Swathi: Will check that out. Thanks for sharing.

  12. Thank you for sharing. I love the Vichy Aqualia which works really well for skin. Laura@thehomegear