October 09, 2011
The No-Makeup Morning Makeup Routine
My morning makeup routine is essentially a "no-makeup" routine - made only possible by focusing on keeping skin very fresh, protected, and hydrated so that it looks good without need for foundation everyday. Plus I love using products that do double duty.
First, I cleanse with Dermalogica Precleanse - basically an oil-based cleanser you rub on your dry face and then add water so it turns into a milky emulsion. As odd as it sounds, I find oil-based cleansers perfect for cleaning my normal-oily combination skin gently without leaving it feeling stripped.
Then, I mix together Chanel Lotion Confort with Philosophy Turbo Booster C Powder in my hands, and apply to my face. The Vitamin C helps to fade any dark spots and keep my skin radiant.
Living in California means plenty of rays - so sunscreen is really essential. I use Philosophy Hope Oil-Free SPF 30 every day now, which doubles as my daytime moisturizer. Ever since I switched to using sunscreen everyday, I've definitely seen improvement in terms of less freckling, and totally agree with the beauty advisors who preach the mantra of "sunscreen-sunscreen-sunscreen" as being the true secret to great skin.
Finally, if there's any blemishes, I apply Dr Dennis Gross Correct and Perfect Spot Treatment which is a concealer plus blemish treatment all in one. A dab of Vaseline Lip Therapy on the lips for moisture and that's it! Out the door!