Last month we discussed why black tea is so good—if not, essential—for your skin: http://playfulbeautiful.com/why-black-tea-is-essential-for-your-skin.

One of our biggest 2017 skincare resolution is to prevent aging. Here is Cupidrop’s current favorite morning skincare routine to maximize preventing signs of aging!

FIRST…

Cleanse your face with A.True’s ‘Sweet Song Black Tea Miracle Cleansing Foam.’ Formulated with 39% black tea water, verbena leaf and orange petals, this cleanser provides a rich lather to gently dissolve dirt and any other impurities.

SECOND…

Use A.True’s ‘Honey Lemon Black Tea Mist’ in place of your toner. Since you do not have any makeup on (you better not), this gentle mist made with 80% black tea water will provide vitality and moisture to your tired and stressed skin. The honey & propolis in this formula will leave your skin with a radiant glow, which is the perfect start to anyone’s day.

THIRD…

Moisturize, moisturize, moisturize! Try A.True’s ‘Violet Petal Black Tea Hydrating Moisturizer.’

Made with 71% black tea water, violets and mallows, it aims to restore the natural skin’s balance by preventing excess oil from the t-zone and dehydration from the u-zone—a combination skin type’s dream come true!

FOURTH…

Use SPF—you must not skip this step! If you’re not going to be hanging out at the beach all day or going on a sun-filled hike, use A.True’s ‘Black Tea All Day Aqua Sun Gel’ which contains SPF 30 / PA+++ to protect your skin from harmful UVA/UVB rays. Its lightweight gel formula is suitable for all skin types, allowing the skin to breathe while being protected. However, if you are planning to hang out at the beach all day, opt for something a bit more heavy-duty. Go for A.True’s ‘Black Tea All Day Sun Cream’ as it contains SPF 50+ / PA+++. It’s still lightweight but because it is specially designed for long outdoor activities, it can strongly resist against water and sweat.

FIFTH…

Ok, this is technically not skincare but because this product has so many skincare benefits, we are throwing this one in! Replace your usual foundation with A.True’s ‘Real Black Tea True Active CC Cushion.’ This color correcting cushion compact glides smoothly on your skin, evening the skin tone and covering flaws. It even has SPF 50 / PA+++ so this provides extra sun protection, which is something we cannot get enough of! The tea used in this compact is F.T.G.F.O.P. (Finest Tippy Golden Flowery Orange Pekoe) which is harvested within Castleton Tea Garden in Darjeeling, India, at altitudes of 1,500 m. This type of tea was once so highly valued that it used to be compared to gold! Today, they are harvested for providing the best anti-aging results for our clients.

We are curious!

Comment down below your current morning skincare routine and your 2017 skincare resolution(s).

With love,

Jenny from Cupidrop