Hello lovelies, I thought it was time to update my skincare regime post that I did a while back. Since reading Caroline Hirons The ultimate no-nonsense guide book I realised that I had been applying some of the products in the wrong order! Read on to see my 7-step morning skincare regime.
Morning Skincare Regime
Having a proper skincare regime every morning and evening is super important. Our skin is the biggest organ in our bodies so we need to give it the TLC it truly deserves. Start to make a habit of doing your skincare, the benefits will surely follow. My skincare regime is always changing. The amount of products that are constantly pushed in our faces day in day out makes it really difficult to really know what our skin needs. However, EVERYONE’S skin is different! What works for me, might not for you and that’s fine. It’s all about trial and error.
AM = Protection
PM = Treat and repair
After reading, what I call my skincare bible, I realised that I was doing my skincare steps in the wrong order which meant the products I was applying weren’t doing what they were meant to be doing. It was a complete waste of money and time. I have now mastered the steps and want to share them with you.
Follow these simple 7-steps in this exact order and start seeing the benefits of your products.
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Step 1 Wash off Cleanser
Product – Glossier: Milky Jelly Cleanser Conditioning Face Wash
Purpose – Cleansers are a super important step This milky cleanser is great for removing even the most stubborn makeup! It gets right in there BUT still leaves your skin feeling super soft and is gentle on all skin types.
How to use – I apply two pumps and leave my face slightly wet and then apply the cleanser all over the face and neck. I use my flannel to help exfoliate then I then rinse my face and then I use the flannel again to make sure it’s definitely been removed as cleansers can cause spots if not washed off correctly. You can usually tell if you aren’t washing it off as spots will develop around your hairline.
Step 2 Acid Toner
Product – Paula’s Choice: 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliant Salicylic Acid
Purpose – Beta Hydroxy Acid (BHA) acts as an exfoliant, increasing the shedding of dead skin. Salicylic Acid is oil-soluble and gets right into the skin and breaks down what is known as ‘glue’ which causes breakouts and oily, uneven skin! Basically, it helps if you suffer from blemishes, spots or acne.
How to use – I only use this product in the morning. I apply to my hands and then add to the areas where spots develop on my face. These areas are usually the forehead, cheeks and, mostly, my chin.
Acid toners and serums are to treat skin conditions. Moisturisers and facial oil are to treat your skin type
Step 3 Face Spray
Product – Skin Box: Glow Face Mist Caffeine, Pineapple & Pomegranate
Purpose – This step hydrates your skin, at this stage, you can use any type of face mist as long as it has ‘Glycerin’ or ‘Hyaluronic acid’ in there. These are the ingredients that will hydrate your face. Try to avoid any products containing alcohol though in this step.
How to use – This step is one of my favourites in the morning. It wakes me up and makes me feel refreshed. I simply spritz all over my face and neck until my face feels wet and then I love going in with my products straight after, I feel like it gives me an extra glow.
Step 4 Eye Cream
Product – Origins: Ginzing Refreshing Eye Cream
Purpose – Helps stop puffiness and reduces dark circles. Basically stops us from looking like a panda. This is where I was going wrong in my skincare regime. I used to add all my serums and creams before doing my eye cream. This is pointless. The serums and creams will stop the eye cream from fully absorbing.
How to use – I use my ring fingers and get a pea-sized amount and pat under my eye up to my browbone and all the way back around. Using your ring finger will give you an equal amount of pressure. Too much pressure in this area can cause wrinkles!
Skip 5 Serum
Product – Glossier: Super Bounce Hyaluronic Acid (HA) + Vitamin B5 Serum
Purpose – This product includes three molecular weights of Hyaluronic Acid which pull moisture deep into the skin (and keeps it there) to instantly smooth the skin’s surface. The Pro-Vitamin B5 promotes long-term hydration and healthy-looking skin.
How to use – This formula is silky and is fast-absorbing but it doesn’t feel sticky. I use half of the pipette and rub the product into my face and neck.
TIP – If you are using more than one serum, the most water-based serum goes first
Step 6 Moisturiser
Product – Origins: Ginzing Energy-Boosting Gel
Purpose – You should choose your moisturiser based on your skin type, not your condition. This step is all about protection. You don’t need to spend loads of money buying a moisturiser.
How to use – I use around two blueberry sizes of product and use the Caroline Hirons hand technique to get an equal amount. I then rub it onto my face and neck but using upward motions to rub it in to help tighten the skin.
Beauty myth: ‘Warm product in hands before use.’ This is a complete waste of product, don’t do this unless absolutely necessary.
Step 7 Sunscreen
Product – Mimitika: Face Sunscreen Factor 50
Purpose – ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT PARTS OF THE REGIME! Using SPF can reduce your melanoma risk by 50%. It also helps prevent premature skin ageing caused by the sun, including wrinkles, sagging and sun damage spots.
How to use – I use enough to cover my entire face and neck with this.
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Love, Caitlin X