For the second installment of my updated skincare regimen on TBBB, I am discussing my morning skincare routine. Check My Nighttime Skincare Routine post if you missed it for product details and the accompanying video.
I like to cleanse and tone my face right after I wake up in the morning. Not only is it refreshing but it prepares my skin for the day ahead. I turn to the trusty Origins line in the morning just as with my nighttime routine. I start by cleansing with Origin’s Check & Balances Frothy Face Wash. I think of this cleanser as “toothpaste for the face,” due to its appearance, slightly minty scent, and its ability to make my skin feel so clean and refreshed. I follow up with Origin’s United State Balancing Tonic, which I apply in a light, sweeping motion using Shiseido Facial Cottons. After briefly fanning my face to allow the toner to set, I apply a light layer of A Perfect World Age-Defense Skin Guardian as my morning serum to my face, neck, and décolletage (I finally figured out that word!).
I follow up the serum with moisturizers. I prefer using lightweight moisturizers in the morning, but I still enjoy products that effectively penetrate and hydrate the skin without sitting on top of it. I’ve been using the Origins Starting Over Age-Erasing Eye Cream for several years now in the morning with great results. I like using the Starting Over Age-Erasing Moisturizer in the late fall, winter, and early spring months.
I like to switch to oil-free moisturizers with sun protection for the late spring, summer, and early fall months. I’m looking forward to trying out Origin’s newest moisturizer, the Plantscription SPF 25 Anti-Aging Oil-Free Cream* as we transition to late spring.
I take care of my lips as part of my overall skincare regimen. In the morning I choose between one of two lip products. I use the Dior Creme de Rose Lip Balm if I am going to be heading outside directly for a walk or run because it has SPF 10. If I’m not going to be heading out immediately, I apply the Rosebud Salve in a Tube. Both of these lip products are a bit on the heavier side, but sink in nicely and are effective moisturizers first thing in the morning.
There are a few additional skincare products I thought I’d mention that I don’t use every day, but are still an important part of my skincare collection. I use Origins No Puffery to combat puffy eyes. A light layer of this around the eye area does the trick. I apply it after serum, let it dry completely, and then follow up with eye cream and moisturizer. I keep a tub of LUSH’s Ocean Salt in my shower for the occasional exfoliation. A little bit of this applied with extremely gentle pressure is all I need for a refreshing scrub. I use Ocean Salt about twice a week.
These last two skincare products aren’t necessarily part of my first-thing-in-the-morning skincare routine, but I wanted to include them because they are part of my overall skincare arsenal. They also just happen to be two of my all time favorite Origins products. I generally do a cardio workout first thing in the morning (after my morning skincare routine) and then follow up with a cross or strength training workout later in the morning. I shower after this second workout. I like to moisturize my skin after being in the shower. The GinZing Refreshing Eye Cream has a light consistency with a highlighting effect. If you’ve watched any of my beauty-related videos, you probably already know that I absolutely love Origin’s VitaZing. I consider this to be a part skincare, part makeup product. It acts as a nice daytime moisturizer that works on my skin year round. I appreciate that it has SPF 15 for sun protection. The best thing about VitaZing, however, is how it evens out my skin tone so well. I rarely feel the need to apply any foundation or tinted face products other than a bit of powder after applying this moisturizer.
Origins was kind enough to send me five VitaZing moisturizers to give away. Details for how to enter to win are included at the end of My Morning Skincare Routine video (shown below).
** If you’d like to be entered into the giveaway, you must leave your comment on the video’s webpage. You can get to the webpage by clicking on the title on the top left corner of video shown below or visit TheBusyBeeBuzz channel page and select the video directly from there. Comments left to this blog post will not be entered to win.**
*I am not affiliated with any of the brands mentioned in this blog post or coordinating video. Origins graciously sent me the giveaway products shown in the video. Origins also sent me the Plantscription SPF 25 Anti-Aging Oil-Free Cream as a gift to try. All other products shown in this blog post and video were purchased by me. Origins did not ask me to review or feature their products. All opinions are my own.*