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Advanced Skincare Routine: Morning Edition

As of late, I’ve been obsessed with all things skincare. Better late than never, right?

Makeup, while a lot more fun to talk about, isn’t really my “essential.” Regardless whether I’m having an extra drowsy morning or super lazy evening, I always make sure to take care of my skin. No exceptions!

Even though skincare can be an investment, I always think it’s worth it in the long run.

Step aside face wash and moisturizer, here’s the low down on my morning routine!

Foreo Luna Mini 2
Philosophy Purity Made Simple
Malin+Goetz Grapefruit Face Cleanser

I have so many favorite cleansers, and it’s hard sticking to just one! Using the Foreo Luna Mini 2, however, makes cleaning my face a lot more fun. I noticed that my skin looks and feels healthier after every Luna use!

You can’t go wrong with both of these cleansers. They definitely do the job and they work for all skin types! After cleansing, follow up with toner to remove any last traces of makeup and dirt. It’ll leave your skin feeling hydrated.

Philosophy The Microdelivery Exfoliating Wash
Mario Badescu Strawberry Face Scrub

Don’t forget to scrub-a-dub-dub at least twice a week. You want to get rid of all the dead skin that accumulates on a regular basis. You’ll also unclog your pores in the process! DO NOT, however, exfoliate daily (unless the product says that it’s okay to do so) because over-exfoliating can cause irritation and redness. Moderation is key!

Amore Pacific Moisture Bound Rejuvenating Serum
The Estee Edit Late Night Eraser

I think putting on eye treatment and serum is my favorite part of my morning routine because doing so feels like doling out extra brownie points for my skin. If you’re have super tired eyes in the morning, please try Estee Edit’s Late Night Eraser. The cold metal applicator tip wakes me up in a good way (no cranky Courtney here) and my eyes don’t feel and look as tired. I try to use serum before moisturizer as often as possible because serum helps to firm the skin while making it look radiant! I’ve also been a huge fan of Amore Pacific for the longest time so I don’t think I’m ever letting them go.

Murad Hydro-Dynamic Ultimate Moisture
Amore Pacific Moisture Bound Refreshing Hydra-Gel
Sunday Riley Tidal Brightening Enzyme Water Cream

Like face cleansers, I can never stick to just one moisturizer. I choose my moisturizer depending on the season and how I’m feeling in the morning. During the hotter seasons, I tend to go for a lighter moisturizer, like an oil-free gel and on brisk winter mornings, I go for a more light and creamy formula.

Coola Daydream Mineral Primer SPF 30
Coola Mineral Liplux SPF 30

Don’t forget that SPF! I cannot stress how important this step is, even in the dead of winter, when the sun seems to be on a hiatus. Guess what? It’s not. The sun is secretly gleaming its UV rays right at you.

One of my favorite SPF-infused brands is Coola! They’re good at giving you what you need (moisturizer, primer, setting spray, etc.) while throwing in some SPF!

In simpler terms: cleanse, tone, scrub (exfoliate at least twice a week), then dab eye product, serum, moisturizer, and SPF.

Let me know in the comments below what your must-have skin-loving products are! Stay tuned for the Evening Edition 😉

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