I would say for the last couple of months, especially, I have been WAAAYY into skincare products and I would say that I have developed a good skincare routine that makes my skin happy.  Refreshed, moisturized, and happy.  In the past, I have had the worst skin problems; acne, acne scars, black heads, rosacea, you name it.  My skin used to make me feel so insecure, so I would cake on the foundation and concealer, which in turn, made my skin worse, which would cause me to cake on more; it's a catch 22.

So I would like to show you my current skincare routine.  Both morning and night.  Both super easy and quick.  As much as I love taking care of my skin, I literally can't even be bothered some mornings so I needed my skincare routine to be quick and easy AF.

So let's goooooo!


 Normally, I'm pretty lazy or running late in the morning so I like to keep it simple.
1. Simple Micellar Cleansing Water
I start off my morning skincare with a micellar water.  This is the first time I have ever tried a micellar water, and I really enjoy using it!  Just put some of the product on a cotton round and smooth it all over your face.  This product gets rid of all the "crap" on your face that accumulates during the night.  This micellar water keeps my skin nice and clean and refreshed.
2. CeraVe Hydrating Cleanser
Ok.  Ok.  Just a head's up that I am going to be talking about this product A. LOT.  This is literally my favorite cleanser ever ever ever.  It is a nice creamy consistency that leaves my skin feeling clean and hydrated without feeling tight and leaving a filmy layer on your skin.  I don't know if this step is really that necessary, but I generally like to include it anyways because I just love this cleanser so much and I feel like it has made such a huge difference in the appearance of my skin.
3. Aveeno Ultra-Calming with SPF 35 Moisturizer
I really like this moisturizer not only because it feels good on the skin, but because it has a SPF factor included in the formula.  This makes it great to use, especially on little/no makeup days and I feel confident that my skin is protected from the sun.


This might look a little more intimidating compared to the morning routine, but I promise, it is painless!
1. Clinique Take the Day Off Cleansing Milk
This is a really great makeup remover and I usually use it as a first cleanser to get rid of most of my makeup.  The milky consistency makes it really easy to apply and once washed off, leaves my skin feeling refreshed.
2. CeraVe Hydrating Cleanser
So I told you.  I bloody love it.  I use this as a second cleanser to get rid of any extra obvious makeup that the first cleanser didn't get, and leaves my skin feeling amazingly soft.
3. Simple Micellar Cleansing Water
I use this micellar again at night as a sort of toner (tbh I don't even know what a toner does, I am just trying to sound like I know what I'm talking about!)  and to prep the skin for the last couple of skincare products.  Not much else I can say about it other than I really like this micellar water.  And it's inexpensive as well!
4. The Body Shop Drops of Youth Concentrate
This is the most expensive out of all the products that I have but to be fair, a little goes a long way, and I don't go through it very quickly.  It is a dropper system and I use it as a serum before moisturizing.  It gives my skin a nice dose of moisture, while supposedly making your skin "younger".  I think it has done amazingly to keep my skin smooth looking.  Although I don't know if I can give all credit to this product, and not to the entire skincare routine.  But either way, I think this is well worth it, and I love it.
5. CeraVe Skin Renewing Night Cream
And last, but definitely not least, is moisturizer!  Now I've already written an entire blogpost raving about how much I love this moisturizer(you can read it here), so I don't want to go into too much detail, other than this moisturizer is truly a god-send and I love it.  Definitely repurchasing!

So that's it: my current skincare routine!  See - not too bad.  Simple, quick, and easy.  Basically my life motto.

Let me know your thoughts!  What is in your skincare routine?  What is you favorite skincare product?  Also, what is ONE skincare product you can't live without?

xoxo Emily