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This low-maintenance morning routine will keep you fresh all day

Designer by day. Blogger by night. Joanna spends her spare time indulging in wanderlust, climbing rocks, and questing for the perfect apple pie.

My morning routine is pretty simple. I'm not a super-high-maintenance girl.

Mostly I just focus on my go-to beauty essentials so I can breeze out the door in 20 minutes or less. I'm pretty casual with my look, but that doesn't mean I don't have a set routine. I'm always such a fan of those "make-up bag dumps" that other bloggers do (I'm such a voyeur), so today I wanted to share one of my own.

Because I recently moved and changed climates completely, I had to revamp my entire morning ritual. Let's just say my skin was less than thrilled about the change in climate. It was a trial-and-error process, but I'm really pleased with the results now that I've solidified my routine.

Smash Box Photo Finish (Sephora.com, $36); Elizabeth & James Nirvana (Sephora.com, $75); Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer (Sephora.com, $43); Stainiac Hint of Tint (Amazon.com, $17); Nars Bronzing Powder (Sephora.com, $38); Paula's Choice Normalizing Pore Cleanser (Paulaschoice.com, $11); Elizabeth Dehn for One Love Organics (Dermstore.com, $38); Tarte Cheek Stain(Sephora.com, $30); Carefree Acti-Fresh Pantiliners (Carefreeliners.com, $3)

I start with a pore-normalizing cleanser from Paula's Choice, then once my skin is dry, I follow with a primer and tinted moisturizer.

After that, I add a touch of bronzer because I'm pale, and some cheek stain for a hint of color. I'm all about the natural look that stains give, so I also use a lip stain.

As for my skin, I smooth on vitamin C body oil. I only use a few drops, keeping my skin moisturized and fresh all day. Another great secret is using Carefree Acti-Fresh Pantiliners; they offer a fresh feeling all day long. Then, last, a spritz of my favorite perfume and I'm out the door. This simple beauty routine keeps me fresh and lovely throughout the day.

Photo credit: Derek Cooper Photography Inc./Moment/Getty images

Disclosure: This post is part of a collaboration with Carefree and SheKnows.

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