My Simple Skin Care Routine

I am a sucker for a good skincare routine. My idea of a perfect night isn’t complete without a thorough exfoliation and face mask, and because my routine seems to be constantly changing and evolving I’m all about adding new products into my beauty arsenal. My aim has always been clear, bright skin (isn’t it for all of us?). Foundation is pretty much public enemy number one for me, so a great skin care routine helps me avoid that hassle. Bright, clear, and glowing skin makes me feel 100x more confident, and I’ve got an everyday skincare routine that has been doing me all sorts of favors for the past few weeks.

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I use Micellar Cleansing Water as my go to for getting my makeup off at the end of a long day (it fights through my mascara like it’s nothing, y’all!) and it does a killer job at cleansing. I also use a cleansing brush a few times a week to give my skin a deep cleanse and exfoliate when I have more time and am looking to pamper myself.

Recently I’ve added a new moisturizer into my rotation, and it’s rocking my world, y’all! Garnier products have always been a staple in my haircare routine, but it wasn’t until recently that I took the Clearly Brighter Challenge and tested out Garnier SkinActive® Clearly Brighter™ Brightening & Smoothing Daily Moisturizer SPF 15 and I’m obsessed.

The skin on my t-zone is dry while everywhere else is in the normal to oily zone, and finding a product that responds well to both skin types is a rare occurrence and something that should be celebrated.

The moisturizer promises brighter, smoother looking skin in just one week and this product came through! I’ve tried other brightening moisturizers in the past, but they’ve all seemed to confuse “brightening” and “shimmery” effectively turning me into a disco ball.

While I don’t mind a bit of shimmer here and there, I much prefer looking like I’m glowing from the inside, and that’s what this moisturizer accomplishes. It also has SPF and is clinically proven. With antioxidants like vitamin C in the ingredients your skin will feel nicer and look brighter after just a handful of uses.

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I feel like a common theme in my life for the past year has been stress, and that stress has meant dealing with tired and dull looking skin. Short of an intense makeup routine (ain’t nobody got time for that!) there hasn’t been much I have figured out to combat the dullness until the Garnier SkinActive® Clearly Brighter Daily Moisturizer came into my life.

I have noticed a big difference in not only how my skin looks, but how it feels, too. My chronic dry patches (that I’ve been fighting for years!) have been reduced in a huge way, and makeup goes on so much smoother.

That in addition to the bright and glowy look my skin has taken on has made the Clearly Brighter Moisturizer a holy grail in my skincare routine. Besides spot treatments and serums here and there when my skin is acting up and a face mask a few times a week, I’ve been keeping things fairly simple for the past few weeks.

I like being able to throw my Clearly Brighter moisturizer in my bag and know I’ll be good to go if I end up staying somewhere other than home. And while I wish beauty products were all that you needed to have glowing, beautiful skin, some of it has to come from the inside out. And that means living a healthy and active lifestyle.

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Call me crazy – but I really do think that I see a difference in my skin and complexion when I am well hydrated. I aim to drink a gallon of water every day, and whenever I accomplish my goal I look better and feel better.

I know we all already know that your diet contributes to your outward appearance, too, and eating lots of fresh fruits and veggies while limiting animal products will do wonders for your skin.

Exercise also plays a contributing role in how you look and feel. Whether you’re training for a triathlon or taking a yoga class, getting your heart pumping and blood flowing is great for your body, soul, and skin.

Tell me a bit about your skincare routine! I’d love to hear how you achieve bright and glowy skin!

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  • mami2jcn

    I moisturize nightly.

    mami2jcn at gmail dot com

  • mami2jcn

    tweet–https://twitter.com/mami2jcn/status/780537494517518336

    mami2jcn at gmail dot com

  • Elena

    I moisturize my skin twice a day
    elena150980 at yahoo dot com

  • Elena
  • Julie Wood

    I moisturize twice a day. Once in the morning and before I go to bed. In the morning I use a light facial moisturizer,, and at night I use a heavy cream to help with dryness.

    jewelwood55(at)gmail(dot)com

  • Julie Wood

    tweet-https://twitter.com/JewelWood/status/780567583749574656
    jewelwood55(at)gmail(dot)com

  • steve weber

    I usually wash my face with Neutrogena and then I moisturize as well

    groogruxking40 @ gmail dot com

  • I use an SPF lotion every day to protect my skin from the sun and I wash my face with a gentle cleanser at night.
    kellywcu8888ATgmailDOTcom

  • Katie Baker

    I’ve been in France for a while now and I’ve noticed that women here really place a priority on skincare rather than makeup, so I’m trying to adopt that mentality right now! I’m actually using Garnier’s cleansing oil and I like it, but I’m aching to try out their micellar water because that’s all anyone uses here!

    Katie // thekatiebaker.com

  • Lisa Brown

    I only cleanse, moisturize (if not being lazy). I don’t do much to my skin.

  • Lisa Brown

    tweet-https://twitter.com/LuLu_Brown24/status/780719721888886784

  • Natalie

    I exfoliate when I take a shower and use sunscreen whenever I will be outside. I also apply cocoa butter to my skin. yarbr012 at gmail dot com

  • Natalie
  • almostinu

    hello morgan.
    just saw your video about how you earned 1000 dollars

    After reading these two like you must have two questions in mind.

    My answers are yes and yes.

  • Love your tips. My skin routine is pretty simple, clean moisturizer, and sunblock. I found out that my skin glows when I have enough rest. 🙂

    amy [at] uTry [dot] it

  • bellagirl07

    My skin care routine is pretty simple I use a gentle cleanser, toner and moisturizer and cut way back on wearing make up and my skin looks so much better I actually get compliments on it.

    heather hgtempaddy@hotmail.com

  • margaretsmith

    I cleanse my face twice per day and use a daily moisturizer with SPF and night cream. Thanks so much.

  • margaretsmith
  • msrodeobrat

    Drink lots of water and take your vitamins! I really feel like drinking tons of water every day attributes to my younger looking skin! I also wash my face twice a day and use moisturizer and eye cream each time!
    addictedtorodeo at gmail dot com

  • nickie burke

    moisturize daily and drink water

  • nickie burke
  • I mix orange essential oil with my daily moisturizer. Thanks for the giveaway! – HilLesha

  • I moisturize every morning and every night. I have tried this moisturizer and really loved it!

    chambanachik(at)gmail(dot)com

  • bayctygrl

    I keep my face out of the sun and drink lots of water and eat healthy fats

    bayctygrl36 at gmail dot com

  • Elizabeth Drake

    Mostly, I just wash at night and moisturize throughout the day.

  • Stephanie V.

    Wash, exfoliate, serum and moisturizer and a facial if I’m super lucky.

  • Sandy Klocinski

    I follow very simple steps. I use s home made honey face mask and papaya face mask and drink lotd of water 🙂

  • Sandy Klocinski
  • Alice c

    Don’t ever go to bed with makeup on.

  • JessieC

    I use facial oil at night, sunscreen during the day to keep my skin healthy and moisturized.
    tcarolinep at gmail dot com

  • JessieC

    tweet-https://twitter.com/tcarolinep/status/781603634756853760

  • Madeline

    I use moisturizer at night and makeup with SPF during the day.
    maddiembrubaker (at) gmail {dot} com

  • Madeline

    Tweet link: https://twitter.com/shala_darkstone/status/781642466529128449
    maddiembrubaker (at) gmail {dot} com

  • Brittney House

    I moisturize my face twice a day to keep the dry skin away.

  • Julia Barnes

    I make sure to drink lots of water to keep my skin hydrated.

  • Julie

    My skincare routine is simple. I moisturize and use cleanser and spot treat when I need to.

  • Tara Overby

    I make sure to remove my makeup each night before bed!

  • paigechandler

    Wash, tone. moisturize. 2x daily. easy peasy

  • paigechandler

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  • dglitter

    I don’t know how bright and glowy I am, but I make sure to scrupulously clean my face, and moisturize properly.

  • natasha
  • natasha

    I use a sonaluse cleansing brush with a great cleanser and moisturize often.

  • markathy

    I wash both morning and night and moisturize

  • markathy
  • shellypeterson

    I just be sure to wear moisturizer with SPF and wash my face every night.
    cshell090869 at aol dot com

  • shellypeterson

    tweeted https://twitter.com/cshell202/status/782009441507946496
    cshell090869 at aol dot com

  • Christina Gould

    My skincare routine is washing my face with body wash in the shower. That and wearing SPF when I’m out in the sun. That’s about it. Thanks for the giveaway!

  • buzzd

    Drink lots of water, wash my face, moisturize day and night

  • cynthiac

    My skin looks best after I use my exfoliator on it. I also use a good moisturizer.

  • cynthiac
  • Laydeelovewv

    Moisturize daily

  • mickeyfan

    I use a moisturizer/sunscreen combo product. Some might call me lazy, I prefer efficient.

  • Elle

    I have vert dry skin to I don’t do much other than wash with a sensitive skin non soap type of cleaner and use moisturizer. Anything else really dries it out more.

    prettyinhotpink6 at gmail dot com

  • Elle
  • Joe GErsch

    I put a drop of oil in my foundation and apply

  • Joe GErsch
  • Mita

    I drink plenty of water and moisturize my skin daily.

  • Mita
  • R Misenheimer

    I always remove my makeup at night and use a moisturizer; sunscreen during the day; a scrub once a week; and a mask once a week.

  • Anne

    I’m afraid my skincare routine leaves much to be desired. I wash with soap or body wash, occasionally use a scrub, and try to remember to use sunscreen when I’m heading outside. That’s about it.
    [notheranneother {at} gmail {dot} com]

  • Anne

    Here’s my tweet sharing your blog post and the giveaway from SkinActive:
    https://twitter.com/NotherAnneOther/status/784842445058142208
    Thank you!
    [notheranneother {at} gmail {dot} com]

  • dwndrgn

    Basically I scrub my face only once a week, otherwise I just rinse with my shower water. Then I always put on moisturizer with sunscreen for the daytime and at night a good night cream that isn’t greasy. I don’t wear makeup so I don’t have to worry about cleaning that stuff off. I eat as healthy as I can while being addicted to sweets and cakes and whatnot.

  • tara pittman

    I wash my face at night and apply cream

  • tara pittman
  • Natalie J. Vandenberghe

    Well, I haven’t exactly achieved bright glowing skin (yet)
    I cleanse and moisturize daily, stay hydrated and protect my skin from the sun. I’ve used Garnier products in the past (currently using their Micellar water), but I’m eager to try Garnier SkinActive® Clearly Brighter Daily Moisturizer, too.

  • Natalie J. Vandenberghe
  • Susan Smith

    I wash my face and use a moisturizer daily. I also use a face scrub weekly.

    s2s2 at cox dot net

  • Susan Smith
  • bellagirl07
  • Michelle H.

    I eat a diet high in antioxidants. I find products that work for my skin. And I try to remember to use sunscreen.

  • kjasus

    i take a daily vitamin that helps boost my skin health

  • kjasus
  • patricia skinner

    I drink a lot of water and that really makes a difference for my skin.

  • Kerry

    Cleanse and moisturize – that’s about it!
    nuthouse(at)centurytel(dot)net

  • Susan Chester

    I recently started using a vitamin c cream and I really have noticed a positive difference in my skin. I put a moisturizer with sunscreen on every morning. The best thing I ever did was quit smoking!

  • Sue Barney

    I cleanse , use a toner and a day and evening moisturizer!

  • Amanda lea

    I wash twice a day. Moisturize nightly and spf daily!

  • eliza elliott

    I wash my face every day. truckredford(at)gmail(Dot)com

  • eliza elliott
  • I like to spend extra time each evening with a face mask and lotion. aleksnearing gmail com

  • jalapenomama

    So important – I never go to bed with make up on.
    Also I use a moisturizer daily.
    thank you

    barbara dot montyj at gmail dot com

  • jalapenomama
  • latanya t

    STAYING HYDRATED AND HAVING A GOOD SKINCARE ROUTINE

  • latanya t
  • bookloon

    I drink a lot of water, and use a gentle cleanser and moisturize.

  • I use moisturizer and essential oils on my face. But also just getting a good night’s sleep is important!
    westiemks5 at yahoo dot com

  • lazybones344

    I don’t to much. Just use a cleanser in the morning and evening.
    lazybones344 at gmail dot com

  • Devona Fryer

    I try not to wear much makeup and keep my skin clear. I have oily skin so it’s not easy. This product looks amazing!

  • Devona Fryer
  • LAMusing

    After 10 years of caregiving, my skin is not bright and glowing (I’d live to try this moisturizer!) but I’ve started trying to fix that by using a good cleanser at night.

  • LAMusing
  • Erica Carnes

    Just a simple cleanser and then moisturizer.

  • Linda C

    Moisturize day and night and use sunscreen!

  • Linda C
  • Ellie W

    I always moisturize and wear sunscreen when going out.
    eswright18 at gmail dot com

  • Ellie W
  • Anastasia

    I’m very wash & wear when it comes to my skin 🙂 I keep it out of the sun.. but that’s about it! If ti’s glowy, it’s only luck lol 🙂
    anastasiafalling@gmail.com

  • Anastasia
  • susansmoaks

    The main part of keeping my skin bright and glowing is my nutrition. I eat as clean as i can. i also use a cleanser and a moisturizer. that helps a lot.

  • susansmoaks
  • Jaclyn Reynolds

    I don’t wear alot of makeup and have used Noxema for almost 20 years. My skin is sensitive and dry, so I always wear a moisturizer and sunscreen.

  • Daniel M

    drink water and moisturize

  • DV

    I try to use lotion with sunscreen

  • maria cantu

    Lots of moisturizer and drink plenty of water.
    MCantu1019 at aol dot com

  • sexybrat

    I pay attention to my skin. If it’s feeling that its starting to get dry, I moisturize, if it’s too oily i wash it.

  • Brenda Elsner

    I use moisturizer everyday and drink plenty of water.

    brat52101 at yahoo.com

  • AngelaLilly

    Due to the fact that I have rosacea, I have a very limited amount of products that I can use on my face. I wash only using warm water most days. If my face feels exceedingly dirty for some reason, I use an organic lavender face wash and gentle loofah sponge. I apply Prosacea homeopathy treatment nightly and, in the winter, sometimes in the morning and follow that up with Yes to Cucumbers calming face lotion.
    Angie
    14earth at gmail dot com

  • AngelaLilly

    I tweeted here: https://twitter.com/MsTofuFairy/status/789463143063949313
    Angie
    14earth at gmail dot com

  • kathy pease

    Every evening before bed I apply coconut oil to my face

  • kathy pease
  • Ed Nemmers

    Evening moisturizing is a staple.

  • Lisa Voyce

    I drink a lot of water and use moisturizer.

  • Stephanie Phelps

    I generally just wash my face in the morning with a gentle soap and at night I use a moisturizer! my4boysand1@gmail.com

  • Stephanie Phelps
  • Kerry

    tweeted: https://twitter.com/KerryBishop/status/789568268927401984
    nuthouse(at)centurytel(dot)net

  • Tina reynolds

    I wash my makeup off every night and always use moisturizer

  • Tina reynolds
  • Bruce Vrana
  • Bruce Vrana

    I use sunscreen whenever I go outside

  • Birdiebee

    Tweeted-https://twitter.com/birdiebee52/status/789627682090651648?lang=en

  • Birdiebee

    I have to moisturize daily due to the dry air as well as wear SPF daily to avoid skin cancer.

  • Kathryn C

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    I avoid too much sun exposure and also don’t apply much makeup. I also like to moisturize with coconut oil

  • Kathryn C
  • Seyma Shabbir

    I typically wash my face every morning and night. I use moisturizer every night and exfoliate every 2 weeks.

  • Seyma Shabbir
  • Thomas Murphy

    I don’t have a skincare routine.

    rounder9834 @yahoo.com

  • Thomas Murphy
  • trisha mckee

    I wash makeup off my face every night and get plenty of sleep.

  • Karen Drake

    I wash my face morning and night and always use a sunscreen during the day.

  • JAIVIANSMOMMY

    I drink lots of water, exfoliate and use a night cream before bed 🙂

  • JAIVIANSMOMMY
  • traymona

    I exfoliate and use a moisturizer daily.

  • Cynthia Dawson

    I keep my face clean by washing and exfoliating before bed and also using a great moisturizer!

  • Kristen

    I wash with a mild cleanser and apply moisturizer with sunscreen every day.

  • Kristen
  • Tabathia

    I use Cetaphil to cleanse and moisturize my face daily

    tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

  • Tabathia
  • Annette
  • Annette

    My skincare routine consists of an exfoliating product (mask and or scrub) a couple of times a week, plus a fade cream to hide spots.

  • slehan

    My best skincare tip is to get plenty of sleep and drink lots of water. I also swim 3 times a week.
    Thanks for the contest.
    slehan at juno dot com

  • slehan
  • Jerry Marquardt

    My skincare routine in order to achieve bright skin is taking vitamins, drinking plenty of water. I also use Garnier products in order to fortify my skin.

  • Jerry Marquardt
  • sherri crawford

    i use oil of olay usually. or mostly just water

  • Richard Hicks

    I try to at least moisturize daily

  • Richard Hicks
  • Stephanie Phelps

    I keep my bright and glowy by cleansing twice a day and drinking lots of water and using a moisturizer! my4boysand1@gmail.com

  • Stephanie Phelps
  • stefaniegladden

    I use a cleanser in the morning and night, and at night I use a moisturizer and toner!