5 Step Morning Skincare Routine

As the days get closer to me hitting the big 3-5 I’ve become more and more aware of my skincare routine and what my face (in particular) needs from me. Since my teenage years I’ve had really crappy premenstrual breakouts each month (like the vast majority of us females!) I had acne at 13 and then again at 24 so I tend to err on the side of caution when it comes to treating problematic skin.

I wanted to share my 5 Step Morning Skincare Routine with you because I think it’s important to promote those stand-out beauty products that work wonders for (in my case) combination skin types. Let’s face it – there are millions of products out there to choose from right? I just hope my blog will help you find a treatment that works for you as it has done me. So – where do we start?!


For me it’s easy – cleanse cleanse cleanse ! I absolutely love the Amazing Face Moringa Cleansing Balm by Emma Hardie. It’s not only designed for every day use, but it also keeps your skin looking plump and healthy all day long. It’s brilliant at accommodating my greasy T-zone as well as my dry cheeks and under eye area. A little goes a long way! To find out more about this product click here


Next up is exfoliation. I’m a huge fan of the Alpha Beta Universal Daily Peel by Dr Dennis Gross. Again, perfect for combination skin types and gives a radiant glow that lasts the day. It’s a two step treatment which takes a maximum of 5 minutes to complete – trust me it’s totally worth it! First start by using the exfoliating and smoothing wipe to rid your skin of dead cells and clogged pores. Wait two minutes then use the anti-ageing wipe to tone your skin. Use it daily to get the best results! To find out more about this product click here

Three & Four

Now, these two products are a staple in my beauty kit. SPF should be worn every single day. I use Heliocare 360. To find out more about this product click here. I don’t get breakouts with this one (I find some SPF 50’s quite greasy) and it protects my skin from those nasty ageing rays that not only come from the sun but also from the atmosphere. AND it mixes perfectly with…

… the Professional Vitamin C-serum 15% by Dr Obagi. I honestly couldn’t rave more about this product if I tried. It’s transformed my skin! I used to have scars from acne and an uneven skin tone – both problems have been solved by using this serum twice a day. Dr Aarti Narayan-Denning (my incredible Aesthetics Doctor) prescribed this to me a year ago and my skin will be forever thankful! To find out more about this product click here


And finally – Lip balm! I don’t use anything fancy – Vaseline all the way. It does what it says on the tin! To find out more about this product click here

Thanks for stopping by and reading my 5 Step Morning Skincare Routine. Don’t forget to like and share! And if you missed my Instagram video showcasing all of the products discussed above, make sure you check it out here