Current Morning Skincare Faves

Hail Hydration!


The weather here in the Bay Area has gone from rainy and a bit cold to the ever ubiquitous sunny overnight, and as we traverse more into Spring and the air is beginning to dry more so is my face. I don't have dry skin per se, more combo leaning midway, but enough where as I've entered my 30s I've learned to appreciate the need to treat dehydrated skin more and more. 

Above are some of my current skincare faves I've been loving the past few weeks, and while cleanser is not present in the photo, I've mostly been gravitated towards Simple Cleansing Oil and either Trilogy Active Enzyme Cleansing Cream or Una Brennan Super Facialist Rose Hydrate Calm Creamy Cleanser. But since this is morning we're talking about, I tend to use cream cleanser and follow up with the Avene Thermal Water because French girls say this will keep the nasty tap water from making my face fall off. I'm not sure it does anything, but it does feel nice.

After, if I feel like it and my skin isn't feeling too sensitive, I'll use the Nip + Fab Extreme Glycolic Pads to acid tone and then spritz with the Andalou Naturals Floral Toner. To be honest this isn't my favorite floral toner but it will do. I really love Trilogy's hydrating rose one though and Meow Meow Tweet does a nice one if you don't mind a slight apple cider vinegar smell.

Next is The Ordinary Buffet, a peptide serum with a lot of good stuff in it that probably is helping my skin hydrate and not turn into the Crypt Keeper. I really dig The Ordinary brand overall for its affordability and lack of faffing around, although I do want to try a different Vitamin C of theirs to put in my morning routine because I really just aren't in love with their 23% suspension in the tube.

After that, I've been using Aesop Primrose Facial Hydrating Cream which, while nice, is too much cash for me to continue to buy at $49 and I will probably go back to Trilogy or Nuxe once I finish this jar. 

And finally, the secret to anti-aging and not fucking up your face because you use AHAs and retinols and they make your skin extra UV-sensitive, SPF! Right now I'm super digging the Pixi Beauty Sun Mist because I am basically a lazy person and this makes it super easy to get your SPF on and get you out the door. Even if you don't use acids or retinols or other potions of the like, SPF is one of the best and most affordable ways to take good care of your skin as you get older. Why do you think vampires are immortal? I'M LOOKING AT YOU KEANU, I SEE YOU. 

What products are you loving for your morning routine? Let me know in the comments <3