It’s important always to try and start your day off right, and it’s just as important that your skin gets a fresh start as well. Whether you prefer showering in the morning or at night, you should always practice a skincare routine before going about your day. The products I use change from time to time, but I still keep the steps of my routine consistent. If you’re looking to rejuvenate and refresh your skin in the morning or if you’re learning to nail down your ideal skincare routine, keep on reading.
Some may argue that washing your face in the morning isn’t always necessary, but I personally like starting my day off that way. Our skin can go through a lot at night, from being pressed against a pillow for hours and being prone to more dehydration than during the day. I use a gentle cleanser every morning to give myself that fresh feeling that I enjoy, and ensure that my skin feels clean. You’re also more than welcome to use the same cleanser in the morning and at night if you prefer.
If you’re not already using a toner in the morning, you should definitely consider it. A lot of people who don’t use toner likely don’t know what a toner actually is. To put it simply, the properties in a toner hydrate and gently exfoliate your skin in one shot. So you can rid your skin of any dry patches, even your skin tone, and improve the texture all while packing in some moisture. See why it’s so essential now? Several toners cater to a variety of different skin concerns, so be on the lookout for one that would work best for you.
I love using serums both in the morning and at night. Serums have the ability to penetrate nutrients and active ingredients much deeper than the surface of the skin. Cleansing and using a toner prep your skin to get the best of what a serum has to offer. Surely, serums are also ultra-nourishing and moisturizing because we don’t need anything stripping essential oils from our skin. Using a serum every day can improve the texture of your skin, make your pores appear smaller, and diminish fine lines.
I can’t say it enough: sunscreen is essential! No matter what season it is, sunscreen is the key to keeping your skin both healthy and youthful. Trust me, UV rays are always present, and you don’t want them to mess with your skin. For days where the sun is extra powerful, you’ll want to use a direct sunscreen and not just a moisturizer infused with SPF. It’s best to apply a facial sun protectant all over your neck and décolleté and not only on your face for better results.
To keep your skin soft and supple, you’ll want to find a daytime moisturizer that is ideal for your skin type. Moisturizers with Vitamin C are great for morning use because not only do they energize your skin, they also help brighten it. Be cautious of the ingredients, to make sure that your moisturizer targets your specific skin concerns.