I am not a morning person and it takes me a good hour to get going even with a coffee so my morning skincare routine has to be fairly quick and easy.
In the shower I try to exfoliate once or twice a week or when I remember. I like the Soap & Glory The Scrub Of Your Life and I also love their shower gel too. I use their Orangeasm or Sugar Crush Body Wash in the summer and the Clean Girls Body Wash in the winter. If I have time I may use the St Tropez Gradual Tan In Shower - though this tends to only be at the weekend as I don't seem to have a spare 3 minutes in the morning!
Once out of the shower it's time to clean my face. I am using Effaclar by La Roche-Posay at the moment. I really like this it is a foaming gel and leaves my skin feeling clean but not stripped of its essential oils. Once a week I like to exfoliate my face and my favourite one is the GinZing Refreshing Scrub Cleanser by Origins - I love the smell of this and isn't too astringent on my skin I have also been using the Vitamin C Facial Wash by Soap & Glory but I found this to be too strong for my skin - I was getting a slight reaction to it for some reason.
Then it's on to removing any left over eye makeup from the day before and my favourite eye makeup remover ever is the Double Effect Eye Makeup Remover by Nivea. So cheap but so good. Love it! I then apply my eye cream - another Kiehls product here and this is their Powerful-Strength Line-Reducing Eye-Brightening Concentrate. Always trying to do something about those dark circles and wrinkles!
Toner next and I use the spray version of my Liz Earle Instant Boost Skin Tonic I find it so refreshing in the morning (I also like to give my face a little spritz of this during the day, especially if I am tired as I find it wakes me up!) I leave that to absorb into my skin and apply my Kiehls serum and the one I am using at the moment is the Hydro-Pumping Re-Texturizing Serum Concentrate. Or I also like Trilogy's Rosehip Oil. The Kiehls serum is not an oil and feels more like a cross between a gel and a cream but I like it. I let this settle into my skin for a minute or so and then I apply my Kiehls Rosa Artica Lightweight Cream - it's quite a light one which I like. I am not a fan of heavy moisturisers but this is purely personal preference.
Sunscreen next and I like to use either the Clarins Sun Wrinkle Control Cream For Face in factor 50 or the Vichy Mattifying Face Fluid Dry Touch. I find my skin is getting more pigmentation and sun spots as I get older - all the joys! I finish off the routine with Body Lotion and I love the &Other Stories Moroccan Tea, it smells so gorgeous and is a nice light lotion for the daytime.
As you can see I am not using any acids or anything else at the moment and I really want to start incorporating them into my routine. I have just ordered the Hyaluronic Acid and Salicylic Acid from The Ordinary and once I work out how to use them and when to use them I will incorporate them into my routine. However, I have also seen various other products on Instagram that I would love to add to my routine so watch this space!