Why A Morning Skincare Routine Is So Important
Here are 3 reasons why a morning routine is a must:
1. Removes impurities from the skin and keeps the skin clear.
2. Improves hydration
3. Protects the skin
OUR MOST POPULAR STEP BY STEP MORNING ROUTINE
A skincare routine could easily include 10+ products, but let’s be real: do we honestly have time for that every day? Probably not. As long as you are doing these key steps, you should be good to go and on your way to healthy and happy skin!
Always choose a cleanser that is best for your skin type! If you are on the sensitive or dry side, or you are totally new to medical grade skincare, start with our Gentle Foamy Cleanser. If you have normal/combination, oily, acne-prone skin, opt for the Daily Essential Cleanser. You’ll use just one pump and wash your entire face to start with a clean slate!
We love toner because it gives the skin a secondary step to remove oil and debris from the pores, and it also balances the pH of the skin. Balanced pH is so important for skin health and for preventing breakouts! It is also crucial for smooth skin as it can improve texture and exfoliate the skin gently. The Peptide Balancing Toner is a great one to add in for almost all skin types and can be sprayed/misted directly onto the skin or can be applied to a cotton round and rubbed across the face.
This step is optional but highly suggested for protecting the skin and focusing on anti-aging! Serums typically are packed with anti-aging ingredients and/or antioxidants that protect the skin. The most popular serums out there are Hyaluronic Acid serums and Vitamin C serums – we really love our HA Collagen Boosting Cream and our Brightening C Serum. For the HA cream, you will apply a pump of this to the entire face (it looks more like a cream but it acts like a serum), and with the Brightening C Serum, you will apply 3-5 drops on the face and pat into the skin!
No matter what skin type you have, moisturizing is key in the morning! A good moisturizer will keep your skin soft and supple without feeling overly thick or greasy. If your skin is more on the oily side, opt for a light oil-free moisturizer like the Daily Hydration moisturizer. If you are very dry or sensitive, you’ll want the Intensive Nourishing Cream instead. Apply 1-2 pumps to the entire face.
Eye creams specifically treat the delicate skin around the eyes, and we really love our Nourishing Eye Cream as it not only address fine lines and wrinkles around the eyes, but it also improves bags and dark circles! Just use ½ a pump and apply gently under and around the eyes.
The final and most important step: SPF baby! You want to apply a sunscreen specifically designed for the face that is an SPF of 30-50. Use 1-2 pumps on the entire face (and even the neck and chest!), and blend into the skin. We love our HydraGlow Tinted SPF 44 as it not only hydrates and protects the skin, but it also gives the skin a lovely glow and evens skin tone. If you don’t like tinted sunscreen, check out our Mineral Face & Body SPF!
In total, this should take about 10 minutes. Having a morning routine is totally worth the little bit of commitment required in the morning when you see how glowy your skin looks and how confident you feel with your complexion! And hey, it is a form of self-care before your crazy day begins, so win win!