My Morning Skin Care Routine

I believe that skin care is essential in maintaining healthy skin. As we grow older, we struggle with acne, oiliness, dryness, wrinkles, or fine lines. As much as we want to stay young, our body just won’t stay the same forever.

That is why taking care of it should be one of our priorities. One way to do that is to create a routine that involves products that are suitable for our skin type.

When I moved, I had to change my routine because the products I used to use weren’t working on me anymore. Blame it on the weather, water, stress from adjusting, hormones, etc. But I started breaking out really bad and my skin went through a really dry phase which was completely out of nowhere, I literally panicked. It came to a point where I was a bit depressed because my makeup didn’t look right, my face was in pain, I really didn’t want to look at myself in the mirror.

I wanted to try the hard core acne medications right away just to get rid of it as soon as possible, but I realized, maybe it could be helped. I started with drugstore products and did a lot of research as to which products available here would best suit me.

So, if you went through the same drastic change of skin condition as I did, then I hope this will help you. I’ve been doing this morning routine for almost 3 months now and so far, so good.

  1. Minimize touching your face. When you wake up, rub your eyes, stretch, do all of that, but don’t rub your face. I personally think doing this would reduce contact with bacteria, especially if you have oily skin which gives bacteria more ability to thrive.
  2. Wash your hands. Hand washing is very important and as a health care professional, I learned that it reduces the risk of contamination and transfer of bacteria. Before I wash my face, I make sure my hands are always clean.
  3. I use an acne treatment facial wash. In this case I use L’oreal Go 360 anti-breakout facial wash. I use the brush that comes along with it because it’s actually quite exfoliating and it’s not harsh on the skin. It does make your  face a bit tight and dries it up just enough. I’ve noticed that it has helped my breakouts stay in check since I tried using other facial washes and ended up breaking out again.
  4. I use a foaming wash with salicylic acid. Since I use a lot of products containing salycilic acid, I have to make sure they are not all drying to the skin. Aveeno Skin Clearing Foaming wash has been effective at refreshing my face and preventing breakouts as well as hydrate my face and combating the dry action of the L’oreal face wash.
  5. I let my face air dry. I know we’re supposed to pat dry, but I feel like it’s better to just let it dry on it’s own preventing face towels from introducing any bacteria on my face. Plus, it’s a lot more refreshing, in my opinion.
  6. After cleansing, it’s time to tone. Toners are great for fighting oiliness. LUSH Tea Tree water is great at stripping the oils on my face as well as prevent acne with its tea tree ingredient. It minimizes my pores and leaves my skin smooth as a baby’s butt.
  7. I finish off by skipping moisturizer during the day. Instead of a moisturizer, I use the LUSH Grease Lightning Tea tree cleanser which is a gel-like substance that I apply all over my face to reduce hyper pigmentation and to get rid of acne scars. It also locks in the oiliness without making my skin flaky.

That’s it for my morning routine. If I have an active pimple, I use ELF zit zapper and Clearasil Rapid Action treatment gel. The former is great for drying up pimples, while the latter is great at reducing inflammation or the size of the pimple, thus, reducing the pain.

I hope that this post was helpful and watch out for my night time routine which is a bit more lengthy. Thank you for taking the time to read this post and if you want to see me apply these products and show you how I clean my face every day in the morning, then watch my video tutorial.

Here is my Night time Routine. I decided to update this post rather than post another entry just for this video. it’s pretty much the same concept anyway.


  1. Anonymous (Reply) on Monday 16, 2012

    I can totally agree with you with not touching your face. I’ve had a major break out a couple of months back and I thought it was because of my make up brushes or skin care routine, but when I stopped touching my face throughout the day at work I realized my skin had become better. ^_^ Great post!