7 Jul 2014

Simple Morning Routine.

Even though I own a lot of skincare I do make a conscious effort to keep my routine simple & not go changing up my products too often. 
I've had this morning routine down for nearly two months now and while my skin has been far from perfect with flare ups and other nonsense, I really wanted to stick to a routine and not have my usual panic and try everything freak out when things got bad. The good news is that it seems to be working... *touches wood*

First up in the morning I cleanse my skin with the Osmia Organics Black Clay Facial Soap, you may be thinking woah, a bar of soap?! well if you take two minutes to read my review you'll see this is certainly no ordinary bar of soap.  After that I take two toners and spray them both onto one cotton pad, I couldn't decide which one I like best as they're both great with different ingredients so I just decided to combine them for the best of both worlds! (a little over the top, I know) I use the Jurlique Calendula Calming Mist* and Therapi Lemon Myrtle Facial Toner* for the combined redness reducing and antibacterial properties. 

Once that's out of the way it's moisturising time and more mixing too. If my skin is dry I will mix some Argan Oil with my moisturiser, only a drop to prevent things getting too shiny but also helping my skin stay nourished. I have been using the S5 Balance Fluid* yep, still. This thing lasts forever, I swear my jar isn't going down even with daily use! It's mattifying and great for summer (though SPF is a must as it contains a little bit of salicylic acid) but not very nourishing, hence the oil addition. 
Lately though I've been mixing it with the 100% Pure Tinted Moisturiser* which provides me with a little bit of coverage and a little more moisture. I think it's a little too heavy for my skin on it's own but half 'n' half is perfect. 

And that's it! I save any treatments, serums or masks for night time as in the morning I just want to get things done, I'm certainly not a morning person ;)
What do you think of my routine, have you tried any of these products?


  1. Really keen to try the S5! Will have to grab some when I'm in the US!
    Madeleine, The Daily Mark

    1. You can get them in the UK too :) xx

  2. I really love keeping my skincare simple and your routine sounds perfect!


    1. It makes such a difference! & thank you :) xx

  3. I think it definitely starts to show when you use the same products all the time as your skin starts to reap the benefits rather than changing it up all the time! I would love to try the Osmia soap! I have 3 different toners and I love them all - never thought about putting two on a cotton pad at the same time...genius! xx

  4. Oh Kahina (heart eyes emoji), a brand after my own heart! Still yet to try anything from them but so desperate to! I don't think I've had a proper skincare routine since I started blogging... I'm working on it though! I've been using the same products for about a week so that's a start ;-) xx

  5. Great idea to mix a facial oil with the 100% Pure Tinted Moisturiser. I also use that product everyday but I think mixing with a faical oil would make the texture more suitable for my drier skin. Loved reading about your routine! :)

  6. I'll definitely try mixing oil with the 100%Pure tinted moisturizer during the cold season!

  7. Annabel, I think you take the best photographs of all of the natural beauty bloggers! So crisp and light-filled.


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