Winter Morning Skincare Routine

I am a lazy kind of gal when it comes to a lot of things, but taking care of my facial skin is NOT one of them. I can say I have a (slight) obsession with skincare products, but who can blame me? With tons to choose from and promises of beautiful hydrated & glowing skin, I just can’t resist.

When I was growing up, I used to hang out with my mum in the evening, before bed. We’d brush our teeth and then she would open the magic bathroom cabinet and apply magic potions to her face. She’d always tell me it’s important to moisturise my skin and show me how to do it properly.

At 23, I am a full-blown beauty addict and product hoarder. I just love trying out new stuff and seeing what works and what doesn’t. But as I said, I am a lazy person and prefer a quick and easy morning routine in exchange for five extra minutes in bed…

Now without further ado, here’s how I keep my skin happy in the winter months.

Morning skincare products

Step 1 – Cleanse

I like to give my face a good wash in the morning to get rid of any dirt, hair product leftovers or oils that have found their way to my skin while I’ve been sleeping. I know it’s controversial and a lot of people say it’s better to skip this step, but my skin does feel good after a morning wash, and I would recommend just trying out what works for you. I prefer using a light product, different to my evening one since I have no makeup to remove and all I want is a fresh start of the day. I’m currently loving the Garnier Micellar Gel Face Wash. While I don’t have very sensitive skin, I do like using gentler products, and this one really does a great job in the morning and wakes me up a bit!

Step 2 – Prep

Next, I prep my face for moisturising. If my skin is irritated, I have a spot or I have had my eyebrows threaded recently, the Avene Thermal Water is my best friend. It soothes my skin straight away. I also like use it when everything is ok and I have no skin concerns, just because I love it. It is a nice refreshing part of my routine, and I need every bit of help waking up in the morning. I spray my face and pat it dry with a cotton pad.

Step 3 – Moisturise

To moisturise, I use a combination of two products. I mix them together and gently apply on my face. Now, I am not the biggest fan of creams in pots. Yes, they are gorgeous and might do miracles, but I have long nails and sometimes struggle taking the product out of said pod.

So when it was time to get a new product, I went looking for one that comes with a pump or in a tub. I had read good stuff about the L’Oreal Hydra Genius and decided to give it a go and now I LOVE it and recommend to anyone! It’s got a strange watery consistency, but I got used to it quickly. It’s light and fresh and has the most hyped-up ingredient of the year -Hyaluronic Acid, which locks in the much-needed moisture and doesn’t let it escape your skin.

L'Oreal Hydra Genius

I mix it with my Omorovicza Oxygen Booster, which is again a water gel, but especially in the winter, I need all the help with keeping my skin moisturised, plump and radiant, and this little guy is a good addition to my routine.

OMOROVICZA Oxygen Booster

I usually get one pump of my Hydra Genius on my fingertips, add a pump of the Oxygen Booster, mix them together and apply to my face and neck in a circular motion and make sure it is all absorbed.

These steps really make a difference, and by the time I am done with all of them my face looks fresh and radiant, which is what you want!

Step 4 – Lips 

In winter I get the dryest lips ever, so I have developed a special relationship with lip balms. As a part of my morning routine, I use a simple Nivea Essential Care one, but it really helps soften my lips survive the cold.

And voila, I am now ready to start my day! What’s your morning routine?

Kristina ❤

 

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21 Comments

    • Kristina
      Author
      December 7, 2017 / 12:27 am

      you definitely should, I’m so happy I did because now it’s one of my favourite products! x

  1. December 7, 2017 / 3:41 pm

    For too long I forgot to take care of my skin. Great tutorial with this set of your products. I need to review my care. Thanks for sharing!

    • Kristina
      Author
      December 8, 2017 / 3:44 pm

      Thank you 🙂 I really enjoy my morning routine 🙂

  2. sabrinakristine
    December 7, 2017 / 3:57 pm

    Wow! I ‘d love these wonderful products, I would try to check this out! Thanks so much for sharing these amazing tips!

    • Kristina
      Author
      December 8, 2017 / 3:45 pm

      I’m glad you enjoyed reading this 🙂 x

  3. rhianwestbury
    December 7, 2017 / 4:37 pm

    I tend to do most of my skincare routine (or the lack of it) in the evening although in the morning I always moisturise and use a primer x

    • Kristina
      Author
      December 8, 2017 / 3:46 pm

      I used to have a more extensive evening routine and skip the morning except moisturising, but now I actually love doing good to my skin twice a day 🙂

  4. December 8, 2017 / 12:48 am

    I always love reading about how other people start their days. I’m not much of a product hoarder, but pretty much follow the same steps you do. My lips have been awful lately and I’ll definitely be looking for the Niva product the next time I’m at Target. x

    • Kristina
      Author
      December 8, 2017 / 3:47 pm

      Oh but there’s so much to choose from, you might as well have it all and pick and mix! The Nivea balm is GREAT! x

  5. December 8, 2017 / 8:35 am

    Thanks for sharing these tips I am also a very lazy girl. I do follow all these steps twice a day. I also want to try these products.

    • Kristina
      Author
      December 8, 2017 / 3:47 pm

      Hehe lazy girls also need good skin 🙂 x

  6. Akamatra
    December 9, 2017 / 5:05 pm

    I always need five more minutes in the morning to stay in bed so it’s a moisturizing creme for me and out the door.

    • Kristina
      Author
      December 10, 2017 / 11:48 am

      those five more minutes always make a difference, don’t they hehe

  7. December 9, 2017 / 9:28 pm

    Great morning regime, its pretty simple and basic – yet really important to take care of our skin. I haven’t try L’Oreal Hydra Genius – this sounds interesting and good product. I’m gonna check this one out.

    • Kristina
      Author
      December 10, 2017 / 11:49 am

      oh it really is, so refreshing and hydrating! definitely try it!

  8. December 10, 2017 / 12:42 am

    I feel ya on the products in pots struggle. 😩 I need to try that L’Oréal moisturizer; I am generally a fan of all of their products.

    • Kristina
      Author
      December 10, 2017 / 11:49 am

      I know right, it’s so annoying when a great product is in a pot and you struggle with taking it out. like come on guys, think of us with long nails! 😀

  9. December 11, 2017 / 7:38 am

    My routine in the morning has to be fast. I have a toddler so we need to remain on schedule. I take more time in the evening for skin care and love Hydra Genius! Sheri

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