Wednesday, June 13, 2012

My morning skincare routine

I thought it could be fun to tell you girls about my morning skincare routine, as skincare is probably my favourite part of the beauty world (I'd choose it over make-up any day). Not to mention, I think the right regimen can really kick start your day, especially when you would rather not start it at all and spend a few more hours in bed instead. Here are my own 3 (occasionally 4) daily steps!


Step 1: Morning Burst Facial Cleanser with Bursting Beads by Clean & Clear
You know how Clean & Clear ads always claim their products will "wake you up"? Well, I find that claim to be true in this case. I love to wash my face with this cleanser first thing in the morning, as it refreshes my sleepy skin and gives it a much needed boost.
My only complaint is that the beads tend to become scarce when you start to use up the product (you can see mine is almost empty). Perhaps the pump gets clogged after repeated use... Anyway, at least you can be sure that this product (which contains 236 mL) will last you a long, long while: in fact, I suspect that my little sister has helped me a great deal in finishing it up!
Also, this is not a product that will remove your make-up successfully, which is part of the reason why I use this only in the morning, on skin that has been cleaned up the night before (my night-time skincare routine will  be described in an upcoming post).


Step 2 (1x/week): Apricot Scrub (Gentle) by St. Ives
I don't know if I will ever be able to get through this product, since it's only meant to be used weekly and I need such a little amount even so. Anyway, I have nothing particularly insightful to say about this scrub: I like it (it does the job) but I do neglect it sometimes, meaning that I probably use it less than once a week. I must also say that even though this is supposed to be the gentle version for sensitive skin (which I don't necessarily have), I still find it a little too harsh on the face.
If you know of a scrub that you love so much that you look forward to using it every week, definitely share it in the comments!


Step 3: Light Moisturizing Day Care by Nivea Visage
I've talked about this cream here and here. This is my fourth time purchasing it (this time, I decided to try out the tube version as it seemed more practical/hygienic, but I notice that this one doesn't have SPF 15) and it still is everything that I could ever wish for: it smells great, it doesn't cost a lot of money and it feels very nice on the skin. Out of my entire skincare routine, this is the product that I'd have the most difficulty replacing.


Step 4: Baby Lips Lip Balm (Peppermint) by Maybelline
I leave the heavier lip balms for night-time: I won't bother applying a thick coat on my lips in the morning (it seems pointless when I'm about to have breakfast and drink water anyway). This lip balm, as simple as it looks, is perfect: it has a fresh peppermint flavour, it soothes my lips when they are irritated, and it's easy to reapply anytime with just a swipe.


Here I am all cleaned up and (partly) awake. Only then do I feel truly ready to carry on with my day!

My skin is all red from the scrub, haha!

Which products help you to start off the day, girls?

16 comments:

  1. Et moi qui croyait que ma routine du matin était simple ahah! Moi j'ajoute de la crème contour des yeux "illuminatrices" et un sérum sous l'hydratant en hiver car j'ai la peau extrêmement sèche.

    J'ai essayé ce scrub de St Ives quand je l'ai vu dans la salle de bain de ma belle-mère et AOUCH! Ça m'a tellement irrité! Par contre c'était la version originale.

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    1. Ah oui, la crème pour les yeux, j'avais presqu'oublié l'existence de cette étape! Je n'utilise rien pour la simple raison que je n'ai rien trouvé de bien. Tu prends quelle crème, toi?

      Oui, je pense que cette version-ci doit être moins irritante, mais tout de même, ce n'est probablement pas le produit le plus "doux" qui soit.

      (PS: Merci pour le RT :D)

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  2. thanks for sharing your routine! you have flawless beautiful skin!!

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  3. Moi j'ai un savon "Mud Mask", qui vient de la mer morte, et caa a tout fait partir mon acné cystique l'an passé. Aux 2-3 jours je mets un scrub, mais j'en ai pas un particulier. Ensuite je mets une creme aussi, mais la encore ca dépend de la température, si ma peau est seche etc. Dernierement jai commencé a mettre un toner, j'en ai quelques un encore, mais l'eau de rose que j'achete en épicerie cest ma préférée!

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    1. Oh, super!
      De l'eau de rose en guise de toner, je n'y aurais pas pensé, et pourtant c'est naturel et tout à fait adorable comme idée! Je n'utilise pas de toner pour le moment mais si l'envie me prend, je repenserai à cette alternative!

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  4. Ta peau est juste parfaite!

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  5. I have never heard of anyone that uses scrubs in the mornings but as long as it is gentle I will for sure try ^^ I use my all natural cleanser with pineapple enzymes in it in the morning it smells so refreshing >.< Thanks for sharing ? maybe we can follow each other ?

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    1. I didn't know that was unusual -- but as I said I use it only once a week. I don't see how it's that different from using a scrub at night, though?
      Your cleanser sounds like an amazing product.

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  6. Your skin looks amazing hun! So jelly! <3

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    1. That's really nice of you to say, thank you :)!

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  7. Your skin is flawless! your routine is clearly working :)

    xo

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  8. You have such amazing skin! You are blessed girl! I am very jealous.

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    1. That's very nice of you to say :)!

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