1 Year Anniversay: Day Skin Care Routine!!

Hello friends!!!

In celebration of my blog's one year anniversary I decided that it was only appropriate that I posted a 'Day Skin Care Routine.' As some of you may know, my first ever blog post was my 'Night Skin Care Routine'. I really enjoyed writing up that post for you all and thought it would be also helpful if I showed you what my typical day or morning skin care would be like.

I would like to firstly thank you for reading my blog, although there may not be many of you, I really do appreciate the 3 or sometimes 20 people who come by to visit my blog daily. I really hope my posts have been interesting for you and that they have helped you in some way.

I love discussing all things skin related and open to any questions you may have. So please don't hesitate to comment,  I will be more than happy to chat and answer all of your questions.

Thank you all so much!

 Double cleansing
I make sure to always start my cleansing routine with my Banila Co. Clean it Zero Cleansing Balm to remove any sebum and left over residue from my skin care products from the night before. This is then followed by my second cleansing product, the Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser.

Double cleansing is still something I recommend in the morning because not only will it brighten your skin but it will throughly remove any excess make up or dead skin cells that you may not have washed away the night before. It also properly prepares your skin for other skin care products. My opinion on the Banila Co. Cleanser has not changed since my last skin care routine. I am now on my fourth tub of this cleansing balm and will continue to use it. However I did decide to change my second cleanser to the Cetaphil Cleanser as this was highly recommended on being good for sensitive skin and is Parabens free.

I have two separate toners, one that I use daily and another one that I will use at night. The one that I use in the day is the Klairs supple preparation facial toner.  I concluded that the best toner for my combination skin is a moisturising toner. A moisturising toner will prepare my skin if I'm going to be applying any make up that day. Even if I won't be applying any make up, retaining as much moisture in my skin is important, especially during the colder seasons when my skin has the tendency to be dry and flaky. For those who are curious, the toner that I use at night, is an exfoliating toner that contains active glycolic acid this helps to gently exfoliate and improve collagen production for healthy glowing skin. By using an acid toner I can thoroughly remove any excess make up and accumulation of dead skin cells, that a moisturising toner can't do as effectively.

After throughly enjoying using the Missha Time Revolution First Treatment Essence  I decided to brave the SKII Facial Treatment Essence despite being on the pricey end of the spectrum. It is definitely worth it and really lives up to what it claims to do. My skin tone appeared more even, my pores visibly smaller and my overall skin appeared much healthier and brighter just after a few weeks of use. My application process involves pouring a small amount of the essence onto my hands and gently pressing it against my skin. Alternatively you can pour the essence onto a cotton pad.

Day Cream and SPF
I recently discovered after reading Jessica Wu's book 'Feed you Face' that there is essentially no difference between a day or a night cream except for the SPF that is usually found in your day cream. So using one cream as your night and day cream is ok. Preferably, if you are wearing a cream during the day that it contains atleast SPF 15 or 30 to protect your skin from pre mature ageing and sun damage.

After applying my essence I apply a pea sized amount of the Mario Badescu Buttermilk Moisturiser (review) to my entire face. This formula is very light weight so it's suitable for the warmer seasons but regardless of the season this has been a good moisturiser for my combination sensitive skin. I then apply the same amount of the Cetaphil Sunscreen Suntivity SPF 50+. This sunscreen is slightly thicker than most facial sunscreens so I wouldn't recommend this to those who have oilier or/and acne prone skin types. Overall the sunscreen is very moisturising and suitable for the drier seasons. 

1 comment

  1. !!! OMGGGGGG THANKS SO MUCH FOR PUTTING IN PRODUCT LINKS ! I had like, no idea where to buy missha from :DDD


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