As I mentioned back in this post, I like to change up my morning and evening skincare routines along with the passing of seasons – when the warm weather comes to an end and the clouds roll on in (sob), things get a lot more rich, nourishing and hydrating up in my skincare supplies in order to prepare my skin for the harsher conditions. Now I know that makes it sound slightly like I’m living in Antarctica, but I really do find that just the slightest change in temperature and climate can wreak havoc on my skin if I don’t at least try and prepare for it.
The majority of changes actually take place during the evening – layering a moisturiser with an oil, using a rich balm cleanser etc – but a few manage to sneak their way into my morning beauty line-up as well and that’s what I want to share with you today.
I like to start the morning off with some kind of fruity, brightening scrub; my skin tends to get a bit dull and lacklustre during the colder months and I find that a gentle scrub can really help to perk it up a bit at the start of the day. At the moment, my favourite is the Origins Never a Dull Moment Skin-Brightening Face Polisher (£25) because I find it nice and gentle on my skin, but at the same time it also manages to slough away a massive whack of dullness, leaving my face feeling nice and fresh and ready to start the day.
Another acid toner comes in the form of my favourite Pixi Glow Tonic (£16) which I won’t even bother to really chat about that much – y’all know how much I love it. Suffice to say I can’t ever imagine my skincare supply without a bottle of this being used somewhere in the mix. For a spritz of added nourishment and hydration, I turn to the Jurlique Balancing Rosewater Mist (£21.50) which soothes and hydrates my skin, blitzes any redness and adds another layer of moisture for my skin to soak in.
My eye cream hasn’t really changed all that much – the Olay 7-in-1 Eye Transforming Cream (£14.99) nourishes my skin while also helping to brighten and boost that all-too-dark and droopy undereye area.
Then it’s onto a double dose of Indeed Labs products; I use the Indeed Labs Pepta Bright (£29.99) to help tackle blemish scarring and hyperpigmentation and provide my complexion with an addition brightening boost. Then it’s the turn of my current favourite morning moisturiser, the Indeed Labs Hydraluron Moisture Jelly (£24.99) which is so lightweight, sinks into the skin so quickly and yet leaves it looking plump and hydrated. Every single time. It’s just dreamy.
Last but not least, if my skin is looking a bit blemish-y and red, I’ll pop a small amount of the Mario Badescu Drying Cream (£14.50) on any horrendous pimples that might be in need of attention. While it isn’t a be-all-end-all cure, the formula does help to reduce the size of blemishes during the day, it blends into skin to cover up redness and sits nicely under any make up. Easy peasy.
What skincare products are you guys enjoying using at the moment?