Our morning skincare routines are usually rushed & the reason is most commonly due to our love for that snooze button. And with such an intensive night time skincare routine, we do go a tad bit lazy on our morning skincare, which needs to change. Morning skincare routines are a must and shouldn’t be missed; they’ll leave you refreshed for the rest of the day and not like you’ve been dragged out of bed and have been chugging coffee for most of the day. We believe in following a simple skincare routine that’ll leave your skin feeling refreshed, loved, and flawless. Check out our ultimate guide to morning skincare that’ll get you ready to take over the world.
- Hydrate, Hydrate, Hydrate
- Cleanse Away
- Never Skip Out on Toner
- You Can’t Miss Out Serum Either
- Your Skin Needs SPF Love & Eye Cream
- Prime Your Skin & Get Ready To Take Over The World
Hydrate, Hydrate, Hydrate
First things first, skip on that coffee and drink lots of water. Reaching out for that cup of coffee first thing in the morning is normal for everyone, and it’s unfathomable for many of us to go through the day without coffee, but water is a must. At least drink 2 glasses of water every morning and then reach for that coffee later on in the day, you’ll survive, and your skin will thank you for it. Oftentimes, coffee, and other caffeinated drinks leave your skin looking dehydrated, dull, and dry. The more you drink water, the more refreshed and hydrated your skin will look.
This part might sound even harder, but if you can squeeze in a quick 30-minute workout before your day starts, you’ll feel physically or mentally ready to face your day. And keep yourself hydrated if you’re working out.
Maintaining a consistent skincare routine is just as important for your post Accutane routine and to make sure your skin remains as clear as is normal. It’s important to wash away your skin from dirt or bacteria that may have settled overnight. I highly recommend starting your day with an oil-based cleanser, whatever you best feel suits your skin, it could be high end or even from a drugstore. Just be sure to experiment and little and get yourself a cleanser that better suits your skin. Gently massage it into your skin and wash it off with some lukewarm water. Pat it dry.
Extra Tip: At least 3 to 4 times a week, I like to exfoliate my skin right after using a cleanser. If you have a machine to help you exfoliate your skin, go for it. Otherwise, I like to use a simple, clean cotton washcloth. I run it through some lukewarm water, squeeze it dry and then rub it in small circles all over my face. This will get rid of the dead skin cells and leave your skin looking and feeling smooth and puffiness-free. Remember to be gentle with your exfoliating; this is the skin on your face after all. To get rid of the leftover post-exfoliation dead skin cells, massage a cream cleanser gently into your skin and wash it off with some lukewarm water. You’ll love how squeaky clean and fresh your skin looks!
Never Skip Out On Toner
You can never miss out on toner, especially if you have oily-skin. I’m more prone to oily skin, and in my nighttime and daytime skincare routine, I never miss out on it. And let me tell you this step is a lifesaver for many of us oily-skinned and acne-prone gals. Toning your skin will help balance the pH of your skin, especially after using a cleanser or after completing your morning face wash routine.
It’ll shrink your pores and will stop your skin from overproducing oils. The goal is to reduce the oils released from your skin, not stop it entirely, drying out your skin. Whenever you buy a toner, be on the lookout for a toner that is alcohol-free and has ingredients that are soothing to the skin such as chamomile, Vitamin E, and so on. Apply some alcohol-free toner onto a cotton pad and dab or swipe it evenly onto your skin. DON’T SCRUB!
You Can’t Miss Out Serum Either
Your skincare routine is incomplete without a serum. Many prefer skipping it, and it usually shows in the form of a dull skin tone, and fine lines and wrinkles. Depending on your skin type, there are so many serums better suited to your skin type. All you’ve got to do is experiment and try out serums that better suit you.Serums are concentrated solutions of goodness for your skin that help solve specific skin problems and leave you with glowing and radiant skin. Use a few drops of serum in your palm and rub it between hands to warm it up and then press it onto your skin. Don’t rub or swipe it over your skin, press it onto your skin so that the skin maximally absorbs it. Start from the nose and slowly move outwards. Leave it on for 2 to 3 minutes before moving onto the next step.
You’ll need to prevent your skin from drying out throughout the day, and you’ll want to lock in all that goodness from using serum, toner, and cleanser on your skin. A light moisturizer for daytime that better suits your skin is the best way to go. It’ll keep your skin looking hydrated and glowy underneath that makeup and prevents fine lines from showing. When applying moisturizer, be sure to gently massage it into your skin on your face, neck, and chest. Don’t rub or scrub, just pat it gently, especially under your eyes.
Your Skin Needs SPF Love & Eye Cream
I usually use a moisturizer with some SPF (30 or above), so I skip out on this step, however, if your moisturizer doesn’t have an SPF, your skin needs some sunscreen loving. Sunscreen is a must, even if its a completely cloudy day, and you’re stuck in your office for most of the day. Invest in a good sunscreen with an SPF above 15 at least (I highly recommend something above 30) and apply it onto the parts of your skin exposed, your face, neck, chest, hands, arms, or legs. Applying sunscreen can prevent skin damage such as wrinkles, sunspots, and skin tone from becoming dull.
Before using one of your best nighttime moisturizers, you usually use an eye cream (if not, girl WHAT ARE YOU DOING TO YOUR SKIN?). But, for my morning facial routine, I prefer using it right after putting on my sunscreen. You can do this step even before putting on your sunscreen. Since the skin under our eyes is the most sensitive and often shows bluish-ness, grayness, and puffiness, I highly recommend using eye creams. Gently pat some right underneath your eyes, and you’re ready to move onto the last step.
Prime Your Skin & Get Ready To Take Over The World
Primers are a must before makeup or even your morning skin care routine. It fills in your pores, smooths out those fine lines, and literally leaves your skin looking smooth. It provides a smooth base for you to apply your foundation, makes your makeup last longer, and prevents those cracks in your makeup from showing up. Primers are mostly silicone-based, which helps provide that smooth application. But, if you’re allergic to silicone, you’ll need to do your homework and research to find a primer better suited to your skin is silicone-free.
With primers, a pea-size drop goes a long way for your skin. You can use your fingertips to smooth out the primer onto your skin and don’t be afraid to apply it onto your eyelids.
At Auraat, we like to keep things a little simple and less time consuming, especially during the mornings. All the steps we’ve discussed so far shouldn’t take more than 15 minutes or so. I try not to skip out on any of the steps, but if you’ve overslept or are late to work, you can skip out on a few of the steps EXCEPT cleaning, moisturizing, and applying sunscreen. Go through your morning skincare routine daily, your skin will definitely show the results.
Stay safe, stay healthy, and love your skin!