I’ve been following the same skincare routine every morning for months and I have been so happy with how glowy and fresh my skin looks after using five of my favorite skincare products. I use these products first thing in the morning after I wash my face to prep my skin for makeup (I do this even if I’m not wearing makeup). These products are tried and true and I’ve seen a healthier glow to my skin after using them daily!
I usually wash my face with warm water in the mornings. I use a lot of skincare products to clean my face at night, I’ve found that keeping my mornings simple with warm water keeps my skin from drying out or breaking out from too many cleansers.
After I have a clean fresh face, these are the products I use (in order) before I put on my makeup. These products help keep my skin hydrated throughout the day, allow my makeup to go on smoothly and stay in place all day, and they help add a little dewy glow to my skin. None of them make me break out, which is hard to find with my sensitive skin. Here are the five products I use every morning in the order that I use them…
1. SK-II ESSENCE
I wrote all about my love affair with SKII in this post over a year ago. I’ve been using SK-II essence water morning and night since first discovering it and it has helped shrink my pore size and even out my skin more than any other product I’ve ever tried. It also has made my skin soft and baby smooth. I know many products claim they do this, but SK-II is the only product that actually does. My first discovered it here, and I loved it so much I immediately purchased a second bottle and will be buying another one when it runs out!
2. DERMALOGICA PHYTO REPLENISH OIL
I put 2-3 drops of this feather-light oil in my hand and press them into my skin. This oil reinforces my skin’s protective barrier and also has a lipid blend that smooths out my skin and locks in moisture. It never leaves my skin feeling greasy or heavy. I call this my “magic oil” because putting it on under my makeup gives my skin this dewy glow. My skin has improved in clarity and smoothness since I’ve been using it. A little goes a long way!
3. KOPARI COCONUT FACE CREAM
I use this very lightweight and quick absorbing face lotion every morning. This is too lightweight for me to use at night, but it’s perfect for a morning moisturizer. It’s clean, natural, and has a light fresh vanilla scent. Most importantly – it doesn’t clog my pores or make me break out. I use this lotion every morning in the winter, but when it’s not quite as dry sometimes I skip this lotion and head right to my sunscreen. However, it is so lightweight it doesn’t feel heavy when both are applied.
4. ELTA UV CLEAR BROAD-SPECTRUM SPF 46
This is my favorite daily sunscreen to wear under my makeup. When I run in the mornings I use this sunscreen because it offers amazing protection for when I’m outside in direct sun. My ELTA sunscreen is perfect for under my makeup because it is so light and doesn’t smell like sunscreen. It absorbs into my skin and neck quickly, isn’t greasy, and doesn’t make my skin look whiter when it’s on. It is made for sensitive skin and has sodium hyaluronate to moisturize and lactic acid refines the skin to clear pores and reduce shine.
5. HELLO FAB COCONUT PRIMER
I have a few different primers I rotate through, but this skin smoothing primer smells like heaven and I love how it goes on my skin. I’m not a fan of coconut scent, but this one has the most amazing sweet smell (in a good way) and I’d buy it in a perfume if I could! It’s a different consistency than any other primer I’ve tried. It’s hydrating and goes on like a lotion. During the less dry months I usually skip my Kopari face lotion and use my sunscreen and this primer as my moisturizer instead. This primer smooths out my face and keeps my makeup from drying out. My foundation glides right over it and helps it stay all day!
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5 thoughts on “THE 5 SKINCARE PRODUCTS I USE TO PREP MY FACE EVERY MORNING FOR GLOWY SKIN”
Those seem like amazing products, I’m definitely gonna check them out. I have combination skin so I’m always trying to find new products that suit my skin and don’t make it too oily or too dry.
I think all of these are great for combination skin. They work with sensitive skin and are actually effective! Thats why I had to recommend them!
I’ve noticed as I have gotten older that my skin is duller and my pores are larger! *cry* I have been spending the last year trying to find that magic combo! Do you use retinol at all? Now that I’m no longer breastfeeding, I’m finally trying products out. I’m pretty happy with my moisturizers at the moment but I think I might try that oil!
I’ve heard of SK-II products a lot, but I have never tried. Thank you for sharing the list
My morning routine is Glossier Milky Jelly Cleanser (my skin is usually a tad oily when I wake up so I do like to wash with more than just water), Dermalogica Phyto Replenish Oil (beware: the cap is not the best for travel) you suggested, and the ELTA MD Sunscreen you suggested as well. We’re nearly twins! I don’t wear makeup other than blush and mascara so I never really feel the need for primer but like your suggestion if I ever decide to pick one up.
In the evening I use the Milky Jelly Cleanser and follow with an acne treatment every other day and eye cream every day.
Plus, lots of hydration!
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