In the morning it is important for me to be quick. I use no water on my face in the morning. As I’ve cleaned my face thoroughly the night before, I only need minimal cleansing.
For this I use a cleansing Micellar Water with Salicylic acid. This is actually marketed towards teenagers but as I still suffer from blackheads and pimples in the T zone I will keep using this regularly. Already after 2 weeks I can see a huge improvement with my skin: it is becoming clearer by the day! But as Salicylic acid is quite aggressive, I do believe after the bottle is finished I will switch to a less aggressive Micellar Water, maybe one containing Tea tree Oil
I don’t wash my skin after the Micellar water but just apply a moisturiser with UV protection, which is absolutely essential. Don’t go for anything lower than 30SPF, even if you live in a less sunny area. My day cream at the moment also has Vitamine C but I might switch to one with hyaluronic acid after I’ve used it up.
Then I’m ready to go!
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Extra tip: Buy washable cotton swabs. After using them, I rub them clean with some hand soap and throw them in the washing basket. This way they stay nice and white and you minimize your imprint on the planet – piece by piece.