This post is sponsored by Kiehl's Skincare.
The content and opinions expressed below are that of Whit Wanders.
Let's talk skincare ladies! I am coming at you today - fresh-faced with no makeup to share my morning routine. I have really invested in educating myself more about skincare and the sciences behind it since I hit my 30's. I wish I had paid better attention to my skincare routine in my 20's - but better late than never! Your morning routine is just important as your night routine - and even more important is the order in which you apply your skincare products!
My morning routine changes depending on the time of the year. Now that we are moving into Summer I am moving to more lightweight moisturizers and serums. I have long been a fan of Kiehl's products and have raved about then more than once on the blog: here and here. I am excited to partner with Kiehls and test out a new product in my morning routine!
I have been testing out the NEW Kiehl's Pure Vitality Renewing Cream. It has 99.6% naturally derived ingredients like Manuka Honey and Korean Red Ginseng root. The Manuka honey helps strengthen the skin barrier and boosting the skin’s recovery process. The Korean Red Ginseng Root is a botanical used for thousands of years in traditional Asian medicine. It is known for improving skin’s texture and boost radiance and vitality. I have oily to dry skin and it can be quite sensitive at times. My skin has reacted really well to this new moisturizer. I have already seen a change in my skin tone and texture!
Keep reading to learn about my morning skincare routine and a few of my favorite products:
My Morning Routine
I love my morning routine. It really helps wake me up and gets my skin ready for the day. How you cleanse your face and the order you apply your skincare products really helps determine how much formula your skin is actually absorbing. Keep reading to see the best way to organize your skincare routine:
Here are the 5 Skincare Steps I take to pamper my skin the morning.
Step 1 - Cleanse:
I always wash my face in the morning to scrub away the dirt and perspiration from the night before. I like to use a gentle cleanser like Kiehl's Calendula Deep Cleansing Foaming Face, so I am not drying out my natural face skin
Skincare Tip: Always wash your face for at least 60 seconds to thoroughly cleanse
Step 2 - Tone:
I like alcohol free toner like the Kiehl's Calendula herbal extract toner because it doesn't strip my face of its natural oils
Skincare Tip: Toner helps remove the build-up of dead skin cells and restore your skin's natural PH balance.
Steps 3 - Serum
Serums have become all the range and I am totally loving this addition to my skincare routine. I highly recommend the Kiehl's daily reviving concentrate to help with skin fatigue.
Step 4 - Moisturize
I like to change my moisturizer to a more lightweight texture that is less heavy for the summer time. I was excited to test out the Kiehl's Pure Vitality Skin Renewing Cream. This has a new clean touch seal applicator which helps protect the formula and limits oxidation.
Skincare Benefits: This renewing cream helps improves cell turnover rate, smooths skin texture for a more youthful radiance. I personally have seen an improvement in the evening of my skin tone and a smoother complexion.
Step 5 - SPF
To finish off my morning routine I always apply SPF! This is one of the most important steps in your skincare routine. Whether it's a sunny day or cloudy - always apply SPF to help avoid sun spots and wrinkles. I use the Kiehl's Superfluid daily UV defense.
Skincare Tip: Make sure to get your face, neck, and décolletage with SPF
What do you think of my morning skincare routine? I’d also love to hear any extra skincare steps that have been beneficial for your skincare routine! Do you have a set morning routine??