Should you wash your face with soap in the morning? My morning skincare routine!

Hello Oh My Glossers! Today I wanted to share about this beauty dilemma, whether to wash your face with soap in the morning. Also I wanted to share my curent morning skincare routine. I’ve been getting asked a lot about morning skincare issues lately. Before I get into what my routine is like, let’s tackle this question of sud or sans sud to start off your day.

I’ve read a lot of articles where dermatologists say that it’s okay not to wash your face in the morning with soap. This is because sleep is the time where our skin can replenish and restore balance back to your skin. Also, if you have a solid night time cleansing routine then washing your face again in the morning isn’t necessary and it will strip away some of the good oils that your skin needs. I would suggest instead of using tap water, which can also be drying, use mineral/thermal water mists from Vichy or Avene and then go into your regular morning skincare routine.So that settles the no soap routine, does that mean that washing your face with soap is bad? No, you just have to use the right kind of cleanser. There are a lot of great mild face cleansers on the market, Cetaphil is a very trusted brand to be very mild. I never ever ever use a foam cleanser in the morning because it will strip my face and give me dry patches.

For the longest time I used the Victoria Egg Soap and recently I swapped it with the Verite Good-Morning Mild Cleanser. Verite is a cosmetic brand under the Amore Pacific group. This cleaner is suited for sensitive skin and has a pH balance of 5.5. This number is the magical number when it comes to creating a healthy and comfortable surface for our skin. A little acidic and not too alkaline. It’s also formulated with hayaluronic acid and camomile extract for a moisture boosting and calming result. As well as that, it has konjac granules to gently exfoliate dead skin cells and excess oil. You can’t really feel it like harsh scrubbing beads in some other cleansers. My skin definitely feels silky and soft after using it. Also it doesn’t feel like I washed my face because it doesn’t foam up, it feels like it’s prepping my skin for the next step. If you feel as though washing with water isn’t enough, then try a mild cleanser like this one. The conclusion is that it’s your preference whether or not you want to wash your face with soap, just make sure that it’s a mild cleanser if you do.

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Quickly I’ll list and go over my morning skin ritual. So like I mentioned, I wash with the Verite Good-Morning Mild Cleanser. I like to apply it on dry skin first and massage it all over then rinse with luke warm water. Then I use my Hanyul Red Rice Skin Softener to prep my skin. After, I apply my IOPE Bio Eye Cream Youth Complete and shortly after the SK-II Cellumination Aura Essence. I’m actually almost out so I’ll have to invest in a essence soon. If I feel like my skin needs extra moisture I either apply some sweet almond oil or the Hanyul Jacho Oil. Then I wrap it all up in a moisturising cream, I switch around three different creams which are SK-II RNA Power cream (which I’m also running low on), Tony Moly The Chok Chok Green Tea Watery Cream, and the Vichy Idealia Cream. I usually wear makeup and my primers have SPF in it so I don’t really have a regular sunscreen that I use, but I do sometimes use the IOPE UV Shield Sun Protector cream.

Thanks for reading!

 

My Morning Skin Routine- Cup o’ Coffee & Victoria Egg Soap

I am not a morning person. I’m always hit snooze my alarm at least 5 times and I try to stay in bed as long as possible. My getting out of bed routine is shambles, but my morning skin care is very orderly. I like to keep it simple in the morning because I’m always rushing to get to work haha.

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The packaging is awesome!

After checking the state of my bed hair, I first rinse my face with warm water to wash away drool, eye boogers, and some fluff. Then I swiftly open up my Victoria soap case to lather up the Victoria Lanolin-Agg-Tval Swedish Eggwhite Soap. This has been my morning soap for about 5 to 6 months. After I bought one soap bar, I bought two cases of 6 soap bars just after using it for a month. It’s that good, mmmmhm.

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Eggs anyone? Each box has 6 bars and I got a free soap case.

The soaps are gentle enough to use in the morning and will help prep your face by helping to clean and shrink pores and gently wash away oil and residue that resulted while you were sleeping. The soap is made with glycerine that will protect the skin from dryness, and rose water, olive oil, lanolin that helps to soothe the skin. And of course egg whites that help to shrink pores and draw out impurities from your skin. Just like some people do egg white masks to cleanse the skin, this is in soap form.

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After washing my face feels soft, tightened, and has a brighter complexion. I like to lather it up and massage the foam on to my skin and leave it on for a minute. Then rinse off with cold water to close up the pores. Just be aware if it gets in your eyes it stings really bad, so just be careful if you have sensitive eyes or just eyeballs in general.

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Mini! It’s so cute!

You can also use it as a mask pack too, same idea like I’ve written above but leave it on for about 5 minutes. I love this soap and not to mention one bar lasts a long time just keep it dry after you’ve used it. I forget how much one soap bar costs but it’s around or maybe less than 5,000KRW. Not 100% sure, but you can buy a box of it for about 15,000KRW on Gmarket. I got my two cases for very cheap at Costco in Seoul but not sure if they still have it.

That’s my morning skincare routine! I hope it’ll help you if you’re not sure how to cleanse in the mornings.

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