I am a huge believer in skin first, makeup second!
A good morning skincare routine not only provides healthy benefits for your skin, but makes your makeup look SO much better too! Your makeup can only look as good as the skin underneath.
Here I am taking you through my current morning skincare routine making sure I get the best results out of my makeup…
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I don’t cleanse my skin in the morning, which is strange for a skincare addict I know! I love to double cleanse of an evening, but I find cleansing AM/PM too much for my skin.
I love to use a refreshing tonic on cotton pads to start the day. Depending on how my skin is feeling I will use either Hydrating Face Tonic (to refresh) or Extra Treatment Lotion (for extra hydration).
I use a targeted treatment before my moisturiser. I find a serum and a moisturiser before makeup too much together, but I love to use something called a Remedy. A Remedy is a concentrated treatment for your skin, designed to be instantly absorbed into your skin and treat your area of concern (apply 2-3 drops before moisturiser.)
I am currently using Moisture Solutions Remedy which is designed to hydrate a thirsty, dehydrated skin. I love using this under my eyes also to plump out any dehydration lines.
For your concern try one of these:
Oil Control/Pores/Blemishes – Skin Clarifier
Firming/Plumping – Skin Fortifier
Redness/Sensitivity – Skin Relief
Skin Brightening Remedy coming soon…
Packed with Vitamin C and E, but minimal ingredients in total compared to some of the moisturisers on the market at the moment. I find the more technology and fancy ingredients my moisturiser contains, the more my skin breaks out?!
Be sure to ALWAYS use an eye cream. Its the first place we age, and the skin is 50% thinner there than the rest of the face. The eye area is also definitely one of those areas we tend to neglect, but once you get into a routine with it, you can’t imagine being without it.
Finish with a layer of lip balm on your lips.
Illuminating Moisture Balm, my dream cream! What did I do before using this?!
Use 1-2 pumps of this on your skin across the areas you want to glow through your makeup. I like to create glow on my skin before makeup, rather than add it afterwards.
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They are my current 5 steps to prep my skin before makeup!
What are your favourite products to use?