Morning Skincare Routine

Clear skin has always been a dream but never a reality for me. I had the typical middle school acne, high school was a little better, and I still struggle with the occasional break out now and then. I’ve tried a lot of products over the years that promise to “clear up your skin” or “erase blackheads for good,” but NOTHING ever seemed to work. I’ve found that what I do in the mornings, is essential for having clean skin. Today I’m going to share with you my morning skincare routine.

Morning Skincare Routine | A collaboration with Clarisonic and HerCampus

I have some new and old favorites incorporated into my morning skincare routine, and those include:

the face wash

I’m one to switch up what face wash I use on a daily basis. On a normal day I’ll use the Nutrogena face wash. It’s gentle on skin, cleans extremely well, and doesn’t leave my skin feeling dried out. If I’m breaking out, or I notice that my skin is about to break out, I’ll use the Target Acne Face Wash. Lately, I’ve been loving the Clarisonic Deep Pore Daily Cleanser that came with the Clarisonic Mia 2 and been using that every night before bed.

Morning Skincare Routine | A collaboration with Clarisonic and HerCampus

All three face washes work great with the Clarisonic Mia 2. They create a nice lather and leave my skin feeling super clean.

the Clarisonic

Can I just say that I’ve had my eye on a Clarisonic since middle school, but I’ve never been able to bite the bullet and purchase one for myself. When Her Campus came to me with the opportunity to work with Clarisonic, I was ecstatic. And let me tell you, I should’ve bought one for myself way before this.

Morning Skincare Routine | A collaboration with Clarisonic and HerCampus

The Clarisonic is super gentle on the skin and leaves my skin looking and feeling great. My favorite part about the Clarisonic Mia 2 is that the handle is waterproof which means I can use this guy in the shower! Talk about an effortless way to keep my skin clean and healthy.

I easily noticed improvements in my skin in less than 7 days. My pores are smaller, my blackheads diminished, and my skin looks rejuvenated. I’ve been using the Clarisonic Mia 2 for almost a month now, and there’s no going back. If you have the budget for it, definitely invest!

Morning Skincare Routine | A collaboration with Clarisonic and HerCampus

the face masks

Ok so not quite a part of my daily morning routine, but every now and then on the weekends, I love waking up and applying a face mask. It’s a great way to start the morning, and it leaves my skin feeling wonderful for the rest of the day. I tried out the Clarisonic Detoxifying Clay Mask that came along with the Clarisonic Mia 2, and it’s a wonderful mask. It leaves my skin feeling hydrated and silky smooth.

Morning Skincare Routine | A collaboration with Clarisonic and HerCampus

If you’re looking for something a bit more budget friendly, check out the Que Bella face masks from Target. I found them through Cristina from Cristina Was Here, and they’re amazing!

the lotionMorning Skincare Routine | A collaboration with Clarisonic and HerCampus

To top it all off, I make sure to apply a daily face lotion. In the mornings I use the Target SPF face lotion. Gotta get in that SPF because no one wants wrinkles or skin cancer. They also have a version without SPF that is great for before bed.

Disclosure. This post is sponsored by Clarisonic and Her Campus Media. All opinions are my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that make Living the Gray Life possible! From now until November 20, 2016, use the code HERCAMPUS to receive 15% off your order.

What are some of your favorite skincare products that you use on a daily basis?

~abigail gray

  • Your skin looks so good! I have been eyeing the Clarisonic foreverrr, but I never can justify biting the bullet. Maybe one of these days!

    • If you ever get the chance, it’s amazing. My skin has never been better, and I don’t use any acne products!

  • I’ve been procrastinating on starting to use my Clarisonic but I am definitely plugging it in tonight after reading this!

    • Yayay! Also super bummed that we never saw each other in Houston. Maybe we’ll just have to go to Orlando next year!