My Current Morning Skincare Routine

I know I know. I’ve been MIA again but I think you guys are already used to this sudden disappearance. It’s the school holidays, and it basically means I’m a full time mother and babysitter, without any break. It’s been so noisy at home, whenever I have a few minutes of quiet time, I just feel like hiding under my blanket and block out all the noises from the world. It’s an exaggeration of course, but you know what I mean. I love my kids, but I’m also an introvert who desperately needs her alone time.

I want to share with you what I’ve been using in the mornings, skincare wise. I never skip any skincare but I’d skip any makeup without hesitation.



I’ve been keeping my morning routine quite minimal by my standards. A gentle milk cleanser followed by a hydrating lotion. I’ve been using the Hada Labo Premium Lotion because it’s affordable, and it’s effective! My skin has been getting drier with some texture, and I’ve added the Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Oil to my morning routine. It has helped tremendously. I just apply 3 drops before another 3 drops of Klairs Vitamin C serum.

It preps my skin just enough for the moisturizer, eye cream and sunblock to come. These are my regulars, except for the Trilogy eye cream, which is a newbie in the line up. I bought everything here, but this eye cream is sent to me by TNS Skin Lab. Let me just tell you that if you like your eye creams to be light, and to be absorbed immediately, then this is for you. It’s great for normal to oily skin, and it’s especially great for the day time when we want to apply makeup after.

I thought it might not do anything for me because of its light texture, but after using it every day the last couple of months, I have to say it actually keeps my under eyes hydrated enough without creasing my makeup. It’s not rich enough for me for night time, so I’ve been using my Zelens triple action eye cream.

This line up has been serving me well especially the Estee Lauder ANR oil. I know it says NIGHT repair, but it can be used in the day as well if you have dry skin. It penetrates deep into the skin to keep it moisturized, and it takes away some texture, for sure.


morning skincare routine


What does your morning skincare routine look like? Do you wash your face with a cleanser? I know there are many who use exfoliating pads to replace their cleanser but I haven’t tried that. What do you think of that?

It’s only 2 weeks left of 2018 and I feel like the older I get, the faster time flies. Are you all prepared for the coming festivities? 


xoxo Lily


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