MORNING SKINCARE ROUTINE
First I splash some cold water on my face to help wake myself up and get my skin ready for a good washing. I start of with the First Aid Beauty Face Cleanser ($20) which has been doing a great job of getting my skin squeaky clean without drying it out. Next up I generously spritz my face with the Mario Badescu Facial Spray ($7). I’ve been using this in place of a morning toner because it’s lighter but also super nourishing. Then I apply my facial moisturizer – currently using The Body Shop’s Vitamin E Aqua Boost Sorbet ($23), you can read my full review here – and dab some of the Benefit It’s Potent Eye Cream ($34) under and around both eyes. Lastly, I apply some of the Fresh Sugar Lip Treatment in Rose ($22) to my lips and I’m ready to “face” the day. (Haha…see what I did there? ^_^)
Ponds Luminous Clean Wet Cleansing Towelettes ($4) to remove any makeup from my face (I swear by these!). If not, I’ll just dive right into cleansing, again with the First Aid Beauty Face Cleanser ($20). Then I’ll tone using the Mario Badescu Special Cucumber Lotion ($15), focusing mainly on my t-zone and chin. Next I like to apply a lip scrub, that way I can rinse it off without rinsing off any moisturizers. I’m currently using LUSH’s The Kiss Lip Scrub ($10). After that I’ll apply all of my moisturizing products – Eucerin Redness Relief Soothing Night Cream ($15) for my face, more of the Benefit It’s Potent Eye Cream ($34) for around my eyes, and the Pixi Tinted Brilliance Balm* ($15) to condition my lips.
Once or twice a week I’ll treat my skin to a nice exfoliating treatment before applying my toner at night, and for that I’ve been using the Mario Badescu Strawberry Face Scrub ($15). I really like this one because it helps nourish my skin as well as slough away any dead skin cells. My face always feels refreshed and more supple after using it.
What products are in your summer skincare routines?