Skincare Before Makeup
I always make sure to really prep my skin well before I apply any makeup. It's so important to maintain a consistent skincare routine both morning and night time so I thought I would share with you what my morning skincare has been looking like.
First I apply my toner which is the Perricone MD Intensive Pore Minimizer. I'm almost done with this stuff and while I haven't seen a huge improvement on pore size, I just really like how gentle and calming this makes my skin feel in the morning. It's great for controlling the oil production as well! Next I apply the SmartFX SmartEye Wrinkle Lift and this is the first eye cream that I've used where I actually feel my skin tightening around my eyes immediately after I apply it! The product itself is tinted but blends away into your skin. It can be a little hard to blend in sometimes and I find blending and tapping motions help.
Then I use my treatment which is the Paula's Choice Daily Skin Clearing Treatment which contains 2.5% benzoyl peroxide which is great for acne and acne prevention. I wait for that to absorb into my skin and then I seal it all in with the Glossier Priming Moisturizer. This stuff feels a lot like one of my old favorites, Embryolisse! Finally I always make sure to apply SPF if my moisturizer or foundation doesn't have SPF and currently I'm using the 3LAB Perfect Sunscreen SPF 50+.
That seemed like a lot of steps but it's really just 5 quick steps that I can't live without on a daily basis!