Skincare for Early Mornings: Your Morning Routine

Ahhhhh, mornings. I love the feeling of a fresh new day, and it's the perfect opportunity to get my skin feeling fresh. Skincare doesn't have to be hard, so let's go through my quick and easy morning routine. I'm using the curated collection 8 step routine for dry skin. 

Step One: Cleanse

It's so tempting not to cleanse, but it makes such a difference to your skin. Overnight our faces are rubbing our pillows- this traps any oil or dead skin cells on the skin so it's best to start fresh. I use the L'Occitane Aqua Gel Cleanser to refresh my skin without stripping it. 


L'Occitane Aqua Gel Cleanser

Step Two: Exfoliate

As we age, our skins lose the ability to shed excess dead skin cells. This can leave the skin looking flat and dull, and lead to increased breakout. Using a gentle exfoliant once or twice per week boosts absorption of your other skincare products and helps makeup to sit nicely on the skin. I used the Declaré extra gentle exfoliant, which is perfect for sensitive or dry skin. Massage gently on damp skin for 30 seconds and then rinse. 

Declare soft peeling


Step Three: Tone

You don't always have to tone, but if you wear a lot of makeup or have oily skin, it's a good idea to get your skin super clean before moving onto the next step. This also ensures you have removed any last traces of exfoliant before applying serums or creams. I use L'Occitane 3 in 1 Micellar Water to soften and soothe. This is also a great quick cleanser for those days when you don't have time for a longer cleanse.

L'occitane micellar water

Step Four: Treat

In my case, I like to use a radiance enhancing serum to treat dullness and pigmentation. Your skin is more able to accept active ingredients when it's damp, so I apply a couple of pumps of the Ga-De Diamonds Radiance Serum gently to the damp skin and massage gently until it's absorbed. This serums contains real diamonds in the form of pure diamond powder (really!) to enhance your skin's luminosity. How Boujee!


Ga-De Radiance diamond powder

Step Five: Eye Care

The eyes are surrounded by incredibly fine, delicate skin so we need to look after them with extra care. I tend to get puffy eyes, so I used the Declaré Revitalising Eye Contour Gel to depuff and soothe. Apply a small amount with your ring finger. 



Declare revitalising eye contour gel

Step Six: Hydrate and Protect

As someone who suffers from sun damage, SPF is super important in my skin routine. This luxe cream from Declaré soothes sensitive skin and protects it from the sun-it's also terrific for wearing under makeup. 


ultimate moisture brightening cream



Don't forget beauties, all of these products come together in the 8 Step Curated Collection for Dry Skin, shop here. 

Need some help putting together the best skincare routine for your skin type? Try our skin quiz!

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Alexis Adrienne

Alexis Adrienne

Alexis Adrienne is a passionate beauty writer with over 10 years of experience. She’s incredibly keen on all things skincare, makeup and cosmetics, with a fingertip on the pulse of the latest global beauty trends at all times.

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