If you have read my 5 Beauty Tips post, you’ll know that I believe in a very simple skincare routine. Especially my morning routine. This is partly due to the fact that I use a prescribed regimen for my face to combat acne outbreaks, but mostly due to the fact that I’ve incorporated working out into my morning routine which leaves very little time for a long, drawn-out morning skincare routine. I have been using this regimen for a little over a year it’s become so easy for me that I can practically do it in my sleep. As a matter of fact, I’m pretty sure that I complete my morning routine with one eye closed most days.
So, here are the products that I use for my morning skincare routine:
Step 1: SkinCeuticals LHA Cleansing Gel – There was a time in my life that good old soap and water did the trick for my face. Unfortunately, when I entered my mid-thirties, my face decided that it no longer wanted to stay-breakout free. On the advice of my wonderful dermatologist, I began using SkinCeuticals LHA Cleansing Gel. Within two weeks, I had already noticed a difference. A small amount of cleansing gel yields a luxurious lather that smooths onto your skin to remove dirt, oil, and makeup, leaving your skin feeling noticeably cleaner and refreshed.
Step 2: Avar Cream – This is a prescription sodium sulfacetamide and sulfur cream that I use for troublesome acne. I use a very small amount (about a pea-sized amount) all over my face after cleansing and patting dry.
Step 3: SkinCeuticals Blemish + Age Defense – Remember that acne that I told you about that decided to make an appearance in my life after 35 years? Well, that’s where this stuff comes in. This serum is amazing! I place a few drops of this on my face prior to moisturizing. It visibly helps to keep my acne at bay and it also erases some of the scarring left behind by some old acne. Though this product is a bit pricey, it’s one I’ll splurge on because it really works and it lasts a really long time, if you use it properly.
Step 4: SkinCeuticals Daily Moisture – This is seriously the best moisturizer that I have ever used! It definitely restores all of the moisture to my face without leaving my skin super oily. It is the perfect amount of moisture to provide a nice, smooth canvas for my foundation.
Well, that’s it. These are the four simple steps in my morning skincare routine. The products I mentioned make themselves at home on my bathroom countertop because I use them all every single morning. SkinCeuticals is definitely a brand that I’ve grown to love and trust. I can honestly say that my acne breakouts have been fewer since I began using this combination of skincare products.
What are your favorite products? Leave a comment below. I’d love to hear from you!