My absolute all-time favorite beauty products is skincare. I have struggled with my skin my whole life and have learned quite a bit throughout my skincare journey. Although I am no skincare expert, I have a few tips and tricks to share with you all!
First and foremost, hydration and moisturization (yes, they are two different things!) is key. Hydration will pull water into your skin from your body and your environment whereas moisturization are usually oils that makes sure that the skin is retaining the water. If you are interested in a more detailed explanation, check out this article.
You rarely want to use drying masks or chemicals to dry out your skin. Every skin type needs additional moisture, dry, combo, and oily included! Focusing on hydrating and moisturizing your skin will help stabilize your skin’s PH, correct fine lines and wrinkles, and even help repair dark spots. I created this morning beauty routine around providing your skin with all the nourishing ingredients that it needs most.
Of course we need to start with a clean base. Wipe away all the build up on your skin and enjoy a fresh face to begin with. I will either use a cleanser or a micellar water, either will do! I love using this micellar water that is included in our La Vie Quotidienne box!
Here are some more of my favorite cleansers and micellar waters
Here is where we are going to get that moisture AND hydration! I am a HUGE serum lover so it was hard to pick only a few. I chose these ones because most of them have a dual purpose. Want to work on your fine lines? Need a little extra de-puffing for your eye bags in the morning? I got you covered. One of my new favorites has been this booster serum from Cosmetics 27 which is also in our 5.5 box! It is amazing for regenerating collagen, restructuring the skin hydro-lipidic barrier, and minimizing the appearance of dilated pores.
3. Gua Sha
I love to start the day with a relaxing facial massage. It only takes a few minutes and it gets me ready for the day! Because we have already put our serums on, all you need is your gua sha! Need instructions? Here is my guide to how to use your Gua Sha. There are SO many benefits from this traditional skincare treatment including promoting better circulation, healthier skin tissue, and stronger facial muscles. It also reduces puffiness, lessens the appearance of lines, and improves skin texture and elasticity. Why not!? Our La Vie Quotidienne box has this gorgeous gua sha in it that I have been loving!
Here are some of my other favorite facial massagers
Just as important as making sure your skin is hydrated is making sure you wear sunscreen…everyday. It does not matter if you are only going outside for a few minutes or if you are putting foundation on top. Sunscreen is SO important and is a necessary part of life – especially for your face. I used to HATE sunscreen because it was so thick, oily, and make my skin feel gross. Luckily, there are so many types that it only takes a little experimenting to find one that fits your needs. Here are just a few of my favorites!
5. Highlighter or illuminator
If I am having a no-makeup day I like to add just a little bit of illuminator to the high points of my face and a swipe of mascara. It is the perfect no-makeup look! The illuminator makes my skin look so dewy and gorgeous – perfect for spring and summer. I put it on my cheekbones, cupid’s bow, tip of my nose, and just a bit on the middle of my forehead. If you are putting foundation or BB cream on top, I recomend putting it all over your skin! The Elikya Beauty illuminator that is included in our 5.5 box has amazing ingredients that will add a gorgeous shine all over!
Other Gorgeous Illuminators
This is an easy bare minimum routine, so feel free to add additional steps. Personally, I use a caffeine eye cream, moisturizer, and will rotate using niacinamide and hylaronic acid as well! Choose how committed you want to be to your routine (as you can tell, I am pretty committed) and stick with what works. I am so excited to hear what you think of this simple routine. Try out some of these products and let me know what you think! The best part is that wen you get your La Vie Quotidienne you will have the basics you need for this morning skincare routine!
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