6 Steps for a Clean + Natural Morning Skincare Routine

Published: Sep 25th, 2022

The skin care industry is flooded with products claiming to turn back time on your skin or make your pores virtually invisible, but many contain ingredients that are not proven safe for long-term use on your skin.

Are you curious about cleaning up your skin care products but are not sure where to begin? I decided to compile a few of my current skin care favorites for a simple pre-makeup routine! I am not affiliated with any of these brands and have gone through countless products over the years to find things that are high quality and effective for my skin. If you have sensitive skin, always do a patch test before using a new product and check your ingredient lists for allergies.

To check the products in your skin care before you buy, you can visit EWG’s Skin deep data base. EWG offers a comprehensive guide to the ingredients in your skin care so you can make educated choices about the products you use. No more mysteries!


1. CLEANSE - Biossance Squalane Tea Tree Cleansing Oil - $29

Typically I don’t wash my face in the morning (after a recommendation from an esthetician friend who said to just splash water on my face in the morning) but it’s always a great idea to begin with clean skin. This cleanser is great for skin that needs moisture but is still battling some acne prone moments. What I love about Biossance cleansers is that they are GREAT at removing makeup but they don’t leave my skin dry and tight. Plus they are EWG Verified!

2. EXFOLIATE - Andalou Naturals Clear Skin Lemon Sugar Scrub - $15

This was a recent discovery for me - and I love it! This is not a product to use every day, however I usually give myself a good scrub about twice a week or when my skin is feeling particularly dull. The texture of this scrub is very fine but still feels like its doing a fantastic job at resurfacing. It smells wonderful, and the citrus oil is brightening as well as clarifying! If you have particularly sensitive skin - start with a patch test here.