How we treat our skin throughout the day can make a big difference in the clarity and cleanliness of our face, but it’s our morning and nighttime routines that matter most. In the morning, we’re refreshing and prepping our skin for the day ahead–helping give it that natural glow whether we wear makeup or not.
It can take some time and product testing to find what skin care ingredients work best, but once you’ve found the proper combination, you’re well on your way to great skin. I like to use products that are heavy on natural ingredients and/or work as a preventative for unforeseen skin concerns ahead. Here’s a look at my morning routine that you can use as a guide for what to include in yours.
1. Wipe away impurities - It is essential to wash your face at night to clear product away, but in the morning fully washing your face isn’t always necessary. That said, wiping it clean with removal pads or a cleansing treatment like Perricone MD Blue Plasma will whisk away any built up oils and leave you feeling awake, and your skin ready for absorption.
2. Apply a Facial Mist - To give my skin extra hydration and radiance, I spritz May Coop Morning Dew Acer Maple Water on before any serums or lotions. Facial mists have many benefits. They’re an excellent pre-makeup moisturize blast, they can be used to soothe skin and set makeup once your entire application is complete. It’s the natural wonders within that make this Korean product a must.
3. Apply a Serum - If you’re following the proper order of skin care application then you know that next up is a serum. I like to use a few pumps of Ayer-Medic 24 Hour Moisturizing Serum because it packs a big punch of moisture thanks to argan oil and other essentials within. Plus, the product lifts and repairs to keep aging skin looking tight and youthful.
4. Moisturize - A traditional face cream works just fine, but I like finishing my routine with a high concentrate of hyaluronic acid like Phyto-C Icy Blue droplets. Add 3 or 4 drops to your hands, rub them together and then apply all over your face. Hyaluronic acid locks in water, increases elasticity, and its anti-inflammatory properties calm the skin, giving your skin an even tone.
Since we use the nighttime to rejuvenate, there can often be more products in our bedtime routine. The primary concern is getting your face clean, then it’s hydrate, hydrate, hydrate with masks, serums and the other steps from my evening skin care routine in the video below.
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