A good, consistent morning skincare routine is one of the most important things you can do to enhance your complexion. While we are constantly reminded to remove our makeup, and wash our face before we go to bed in the evening, our morning routines are often lacking. We all know how tempting it is to stay in bed that little bit longer on a morning, with the snooze button often becoming our best friend, but leaving enough time for a skincare routine is essential.
Are you aware of the actions you could follow to leave your skin feeling refreshed and revitalised in the morning, feeling prepared for the day ahead? Here, we recommend 5 steps to create your perfect morning skincare routine:
Starting off a morning routine by cleansing the face with water and a simple face wash or cleanser removes any lasting makeup residue, excess impurities, and oil from the night time. The SkinCeuitcals Gentle Cleanser does exactly this without drying out the skin, containing non-irritating ingredients to sooth and calm the face. Remember to rinse your face with lukewarm water and pat dry with a clean towel to avoid irritation and to awaken your skin, preparing the surface for further morning skincare routine products.
Exfoliating the skin on the face removes any dead skin cells as well as calming any morning facial swelling or puffiness. An exfoliating wash or lotion such as the Obagi CRx System C-Exfoliating Day Lotion aids in increasing surface skin cell turnover, promoting hydration and brightening of the skins complexion.
Applying toner to the face is one of the most misunderstood parts of a skincare routine, and needs more credit than what it is given! Toner is the first barrier product to apply, this helps balance your skin’s pH. If you have oily or acne-prone skin this step is essential as it helps to minimise overproducing of oils and reduces acne causing bacteria. The SkinCeuticals Blemish & Age Defense is created for the concern of blemish-prone skin while also diminishing indicators of age on the face. Applying toner onto a cotton wool ball or pad and swiping gently over the face and neck avoids irritation.
Moisturising regularly results in many benefits for the skin. A light moisturiser is best for the morning, preparing you for the daytime and keeping skin hydrated throughout the day. A moisturiser further boosts a dewy complexion, enhancing makeup if applied. A separate moisturiser can be used for the eyes such as the SkinCeuticals ECH A.G.E EYE Complex which not only prevents dryness and promotes radiance, but also minimises the appearance of dark circles and improves signs of aging in the eyes. Always apply eye cream by patting it around the eyes as the surrounding skin is extremely delicate.
At Skin Station, we understand the importance of finding the right products for your skin type. If you would like more advice on perfecting your morning skincare routine and the products that would be best suited for your skin type, get in touch with us today and we will be more than happy to answer your questions.