Every morning starts off the same: alarm, protein shake, workout, shower, coffee, and then breakfast. Sometimes the hour I do these activities in the morning changes, but rarely the actual habits. My morning face routine is also the same way. Few days go by when I don’t follow through- and when that does happen, I feel like everything is a little off.
Skin Type: Oily/Combination
Sensitive Skin? Yes. Lots of products give me rashes, so I have to be careful about what I put on or near my face.
Prone to acne? Not unless I sleep in my makeup or don’t shower right away following a sweaty workout.
Usually in the shower, I wet my face and neck, and then wash it with Arbonne’s Purifying Cleanser + Toner. It is a nice pick-me-up in the morning because it smells like orange groves. I wash it off using lukewarm water. If I wash my face at the sink, I wet a washcloth with warm water and wipe my face clean.
I follow this with 1-3 drops of Arbonne’s Intelligence Nourishing Facial Oil. I place one drop on my brow, and one drop each on my cheekbones. I sometimes feel like washes dry out my skin (I know its just clearing out the dirt) so this is always luxurious to put on after. My skin in more prone to drying out during the day, so I only place this on in the morning even though you can also use it before bed.
I use Arbonne’s Hydrating Eye Creme for around my eyes. I apply it using only my 4th fingers since the skin around the eyes is so thin and sensitive. I swipe it not only underneath my eyes, but also on my brows, brow bone, and eyelids.
I finish my face off with Arbonne’s Oil-Absorbing Day Lotion. I like it because it keeps my skin from getting oily during the day, but also offers me a layer of skin protection since it has 20 SPF. This is kind of my personal fun moment of the morning, since I am silly and draw with the lotion on my face before evenly spreading it out. Everyone needs to get joy in their own way.
After this, I either put on Arbonne’s Makeup Primer if I intend to put on “a full face,” or I head out this way with just mascara and lip balm.
Twice a Week: Masks are heaven sent. I switch between Arbonne’s Deep Cleansing Mask and Arbonne’s Sea Mud Face & Body Mask. The Deep Cleansing Mask is designed for Oily/Combination skin which is why I use it more often. I apply an even layer of mask onto my clean, damp skin and allow it to dry, up to 10 minutes. I gently remove it using a warm, wet towel and pat dry. The Sea Mud Mask is more of a guilty pleasure that I partake in, if I have a bunch of free time and want a spa like experience. After cleansing, I apply the mask to my face and neck in a generous, even layer. I leave on for 10-15 minutes. I gently remove it using a warm, wet towel and pat dry.
Once a Week: I love exfoliating my skin. It feels like I have a whole new face, but I limit myself to once a week otherwise it is too much for my sensitive skin. I use Arbonne’s Exfoliating New Cell Scrub. I apply on my moistened skin, using circular motions on forehead, cheeks, and nose for one minute, I rinse well, and pat my face dry with a washcloth. Afterwards, my face is usually rosy red and tingly from the cleaning (a normal reaction). I exfoliate early Sunday mornings.
I am an Arbonne Independent Consultant, but all opinions and thoughts are my own.