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Author Topic: PLease post your current morning routine (I need ideas!)  (Read 5341 times)

ILuvLucy

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PLease post your current morning routine (I need ideas!)
« on: April 07, 2011, 06:56:13 AM »
I'm running out of my morning skin care product, and am wondering what I should buy next.
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linc2

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Re: PLease post your current morning routine (I need ideas!)
« Reply #1 on: April 07, 2011, 08:58:38 AM »
1. Wash face with PC Skin Recovery Cleanser --  > 2yrs

2. Apply LRP Anthelios 15 moisturizer all over face and neck (love that the sunscreen is built in) -- > 1 yr

3. Matis Eye and Lip Contour Balm under eyes -- > 1 yr


Look forward to seeing what others are using these days! I love that you use a "transition point" to consider new products.

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SusieQ

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Re: PLease post your current morning routine (I need ideas!)
« Reply #2 on: April 07, 2011, 09:12:48 AM »
Lucy and I are on the same boat. I've been searching for a new skin regiment. I haven't found one that I can post but I'm still looking. I can't wait to see what others have to say and hopefully get some ideas and do some research.  :popcorn:
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milla

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Re: PLease post your current morning routine (I need ideas!)
« Reply #3 on: April 07, 2011, 04:04:57 PM »
1)Avene Gentle Milk Cleanser- massage onto skin, remove with cotton wool.
2)wash face thoroughly with lukewarm water
3) followed by moisturiser (Avene Hydrance)


makinalist

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Re: PLease post your current morning routine (I need ideas!)
« Reply #4 on: April 07, 2011, 05:29:12 PM »
I don't do a whole lot in the morning.

1. Splash tepid water to remove last night's products.
2. MUAC transforming eye repair cream.
3. Moisturizer w/ SS - Subject to change, but right now is Neutrogena Healthy Skin face lotion SPF 15 - I probably need to up the SPF for summer as soon as I finish this.  Might go back to Eucerin, which I used last year.

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Tupelo

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Re: PLease post your current morning routine (I need ideas!)
« Reply #5 on: April 07, 2011, 05:37:58 PM »
1. Wash with Nivea for Men Ultra Gentle Foaming Gel, lukewarm water

2. PTR Unwrinkle Peel Pad (used like toner, once a week)

3. Garnier Ultra Lift moisturizer

4. Replenix Eye Repair Cream

5. PTR Unwrinkle Lip Balm
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makeupmaven

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Re: PLease post your current morning routine (I need ideas!)
« Reply #6 on: April 07, 2011, 07:44:01 PM »
1. Origins Modern Friction in shower or Brighter by Nature peel pad (alternate days)
2. Origins Zero Oil moisturizer or Outsmart SPF 25, depending on if Im going to be in the office or outdoors.
3. Principal Secret Reclaim Eyefirmation Eye Serum
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Anita

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Re: PLease post your current morning routine (I need ideas!)
« Reply #7 on: April 07, 2011, 07:53:48 PM »
1.  Dampen during shower
2.  Every day except Wednesday, apply CVS ripoff of Queen Helene Mint Julep Mask (the Queen herself has abdicated from my CVS)
3.  Floss and brush teeth, put on bottom clothes, make bed
4.  CVS ripoff Queen Helene mask is dry by now, so it is rinsed off with tepid water
5.  Gentle wash with Olay Age Defying Wash
6.  All over face with Sea Breeze Gentle using a cotton ball
7.  Olay Age Defying 2% BHA Creme
8.  Orgins Eye Cream

makinalist

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Re: PLease post your current morning routine (I need ideas!)
« Reply #8 on: April 07, 2011, 08:21:59 PM »
Wow!  Some of y'all get really ambitious in the morning!  If I want to do any treatments, it's always in the evening.  Once in a blue moon, I might put some Alpha Hydrox Lotion under my moisturizer.
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Cougar

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Re: PLease post your current morning routine (I need ideas!)
« Reply #9 on: April 07, 2011, 10:47:49 PM »
NORMALLY:
- I fall out of bed, land on the chair in my office down the hall, and turn on the computer.  While the laptop boots up, I head for coffee.  After some time, perhaps even hours later, I comb my hair.  Maybe.

WHAT I PREFER WHEN I AM NOT OVERSLEEPING:
* I wash my face with Chanel Mousse Douceur, using circular motions with my "magic" washcloth
* pat dry
* apply an ointment to combat a skin condition and wait a few minutes
* apply serum, Chanel Ultra Correction Lift - Sculpting Firming Concentrate
* apply moisturizer - Chanel Ultra Correction Lift - Lifting Firming Day Fluid SPF 15
* apply eye cream to orbital bone area (not lids) - Chanel Ultra Correction Lift - Total Eye Lift
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SusieQ

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Re: PLease post your current morning routine (I need ideas!)
« Reply #10 on: April 08, 2011, 10:33:01 AM »
NORMALLY:
- I fall out of bed, land on the chair in my office down the hall, and turn on the computer.  While the laptop boots up, I head for coffee.  After some time, perhaps even hours later, I comb my hair.  Maybe.

:rofl: Love it!!!
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Poppyfields

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Re: PLease post your current morning routine (I need ideas!)
« Reply #11 on: April 08, 2011, 12:20:05 PM »
Love it too.    :sleep:

I roll out of bed, try to remember to comb my hair, stumble out of bed, clump down the stairs and head for my coffee.  Bring the cup to the computer/TV and catch up on the news/email/blogs.
 :compluv:

On an interesting day, it might be 10:30 before I get back up out of my chair, find something to eat and plan what I need to do that day.  Eventually I get back upstairs and scrub my face using my Olay brush gizmo and the exfoliating cleanser that came with it.

Then I moisturize using one of a few things I've been trying out:  Guerlain Day Cream (lovely, but a bit too rich for my once oily skin) Avene Light Hydrance Optimale (light and lovely) or a beauty oil found in my grocery store (blended of Vit E, Tea Tree oil, jojoba and others).

I just ordered a new peptide cream from DHC.  I'll let you all know what I think after it comes.
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Une Femme

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Re: PLease post your current morning routine (I need ideas!)
« Reply #12 on: April 08, 2011, 08:24:44 PM »
I rarely use a cleanser on my face in the morning, just warm water to remove any night treatment residue (and to wake up).  Sometimes I put a very warm, wrung-out washcloth over my face for a few seconds for a quick exfoliation.  If I think my skin looks dull and I need to exfoliate more, I use Dermalogica's Microfoliant (rice powder blend). 

After that, I use a couple of drops of Lancome's Genifique serum all over my face and neck, followed by a moisturizer with SPF.  Currently I'm using Neutrogena's Intensive Cream with SPF 20.  A couple of times a week, instead of my regular moisturizer, I use Yves Rocher self-tanner, which has a beautiful texture and a realistic color - I love it.  Other than that, the only variation might be a couple of swipes of Boomstick Moisture on my cheeks (not the blush, the colorless stick made with olive oil and pollen).

BlackCat

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Re: PLease post your current morning routine (I need ideas!)
« Reply #13 on: April 08, 2011, 10:04:13 PM »
Another slow mover in the morning here, so I try to get away with the minimum.

If shower that morning:  Olay Sensitive Skin Foaming Cleanser.

If showered the night before:  Tepid water or Cetaphil Gentle Cleanser, depending on whether it was hot and whether my makeup came up from before

Toner (when I remember or in lieu of a face wash):  Paula's Choice Moisture Boost Hydrating Toner

Moisturizer + sunscreen: Olay Complete Defense Daily UV Moisturizer SPF 30 Sensitive Skin
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makinalist

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Re: PLease post your current morning routine (I need ideas!)
« Reply #14 on: April 08, 2011, 10:44:27 PM »
I am really enjoying this thread - thanks for asking the question, ILuvLucy!
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Cougar

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Re: PLease post your current morning routine (I need ideas!)
« Reply #15 on: April 08, 2011, 11:29:13 PM »
NORMALLY:
- I fall out of bed, land on the chair in my office down the hall, and turn on the computer.  While the laptop boots up, I head for coffee.  After some time, perhaps even hours later, I comb my hair.  Maybe.

When I sleep, I twist around so that a rat's nest forms in the back of my head.  I have actually emerged from the house like this to let the dog out.  As I return to the house and glance in the glass pane of the storm door, I see the nest and spikes shooting up and out from the back.  Isn't it pitiful?  :lol:
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makinalist

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Re: PLease post your current morning routine (I need ideas!)
« Reply #16 on: April 08, 2011, 11:38:05 PM »
I love the contrast in your two morning routines:  on the one hand, you have a luxurious lineup of Chanel skincare.  On the other hand, you have.....nothing!

There is a saying around here: Sometimes chicken, sometimes feathers!
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Veuve

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Re: PLease post your current morning routine (I need ideas!)
« Reply #17 on: April 09, 2011, 12:46:09 AM »
Here's mine:

Avene Extremely Gentle Cleanser
Paula's Choice 2% BHA Liquid
MUAC Anti-Aging Transforming Eye Cream
Eucerin Everyday Lotion spf 30 for Sensitive Skin
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LemonMyrtle

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Re: PLease post your current morning routine (I need ideas!)
« Reply #18 on: April 09, 2011, 03:56:33 AM »
Here's mine in words and photo form:

1. Cleanse with Paula's Choice One Step Cleanser.
2. Treat with PC 1% BHA Lotion or SkinMedica C+E Complex (I alternate).
3. Moisturise around eyes with PC Hydrating Treatment Cream.
4. Protect neck and around eyes with SunSense Moisturising Face SPF30+.
5. Protect face with SunSense Daily Face SPF30+ (which is tinted).
6. Apply almost any old lip balm (currently using a freebie from a credit union).

I'm very happy with this. I'm curious about Paula's spray sunscreen though, so may have to try this next time round.
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SuePhilly

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Re: PLease post your current morning routine (I need ideas!)
« Reply #19 on: April 09, 2011, 07:47:14 AM »
1. Alarm goes off and I hit snooze button
2. Alarm goes off and I hit snooze button
3. Alarm goes off and I hit snooze button
4. [TMI]
5. Shower time where I use Soy Facial Cleanser [but will switch to Evanhealy Rose Cleanser when I'm out]
6. Evan Healy Rose Hydrosol
7. A serum... Evan Healy or Dr. Sebaugh
8. Evan Healy Moisturizer
9. Sheiseido Sunscreen
10. Makeup
11. Set with Reviva Rosewater sometimes
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Cougar

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Re: PLease post your current morning routine (I need ideas!)
« Reply #20 on: April 09, 2011, 01:23:18 PM »
1. Alarm goes off and I hit snooze button
2. Alarm goes off and I hit snooze button
3. Alarm goes off and I hit snooze button
4. [TMI]

I got up at 1:30 PM today.
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SusieQ

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Re: PLease post your current morning routine (I need ideas!)
« Reply #21 on: April 09, 2011, 09:58:43 PM »
1. Alarm goes off and I hit snooze button
2. Alarm goes off and I hit snooze button
3. Alarm goes off and I hit snooze button
4. [TMI]

I got up at 1:30 PM today.
Your arm must be tired from hitting the snooze button, coug. :grin:
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Poppyfields

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Re: PLease post your current morning routine (I need ideas!)
« Reply #22 on: April 10, 2011, 09:38:03 AM »
 :lol:  Good one, SQ!

Cougar, I figure our bodies know when we need more sleep, so I'm glad you listened to yours and got more sleep.  I bet you felt a lot better that afternoon.
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makinalist

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Re: PLease post your current morning routine (I need ideas!)
« Reply #23 on: April 10, 2011, 12:37:16 PM »
Continuing on topic...more sleep = better-looking skin!
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Poppyfields

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Re: PLease post your current morning routine (I need ideas!)
« Reply #24 on: April 10, 2011, 05:53:55 PM »
*ahem*  The topic was morning routine.  Sleeping is a large part of my early morning routine!   :evil:
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anne

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Re: PLease post your current morning routine (I need ideas!)
« Reply #25 on: April 14, 2011, 10:49:26 AM »
Wash my face and body with Sebamed Face & Body Liquid something (20+ yrs)

Put on La Mer Eye Balm (a couple of years now)

Apply PTR AHA/ BHA (thanks to Zuzu´s recommendation)

That´s it!

I found my GoW products a couple of days ago and have, again, tried Viper Venom and the peptide serum (DMAE?). The peptide serum smells of fish remains, it is really horrible.

I´ll be adding SPF soon, as spring is finally coming into town.
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Cougar

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Re: PLease post your current morning routine (I need ideas!)
« Reply #26 on: April 14, 2011, 11:11:57 PM »
I did see something recently on TV about sleeping too much on a side of your face causing wrinkles.  Indeed, if I get LOTS of sleep AND sleep on back, I swear my face and eyes look more refreshed the next day.  But it's really difficult for me to sleep on my back  :(
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LemonMyrtle

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Re: PLease post your current morning routine (I need ideas!)
« Reply #27 on: April 15, 2011, 06:33:02 AM »
Oh, that snooze button. Does anyone have the discipline to get up straightaway? I like to be conscious of being snuggled in bed for just a little while longer and to think about my dreams. And it sounds as if some de-wrinkling time wouldn't go astray either, so I'll start lying on my back in those last few ("few" as in somewhere between 8 and 32) minutes.
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Poppyfields

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Re: PLease post your current morning routine (I need ideas!)
« Reply #28 on: April 15, 2011, 08:49:30 AM »
 :clap: Awesome!  So I'll tell hubby that I'm not a lay-about, I'm working on my anti-wrinkle beauty regime!   :clap:
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SusieQ

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Re: PLease post your current morning routine (I need ideas!)
« Reply #29 on: April 15, 2011, 02:22:29 PM »
:clap: Awesome!  So I'll tell hubby that I'm not a lay-about, I'm working on my anti-wrinkle beauty regime!   :clap:
Puuaaawwwww!  There goes the monitor!   :rofl:
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