We all know how important it is to have a good night skincare routine, but a good morning routine is just as important. Daytime skincare is all about protection and preservation, whereas nighttime skincare is all about addressing skin concerns before the regeneration process of sleep starts. There might easily be twelve stages to the most efficient morning skincare routine that best beauty blogs talk about, but let’s face it, no one has that much time. If all you can do in the morning is hit the high notes stated below, you’ll have a fresh face all day.
Incorporate a low-pH cleanser into your daily skincare routine to adequately deep clean without creating redness that is difficult to soothe before applying makeup. If you have time, work your cleanser into a foam with a bit of water and leave it on your face as a mask for a few minutes (I typically use this time to brush my teeth), then rinse with cold water. To avoid causing more redness or irritation, press a clean washcloth against your skin to dry. Do not rub.
The most misunderstood skincare product is toner, which is much more important than given credit for. Toner is the first barrier product you use; proper toner regulates your skin’s pH and is designed to moisturize rather than strip your skin as your middle school astringent did. Use your fingertips or a cotton pad to apply a few drops of toner to your face and push it in.
#3. Antioxidant Serum
Your morning skincare routine’s most critical (and pricey) phase. Throughout the day, your face is exposed to a variety of agents that want to injure it: city bus exhaust fumes, a filthy phone screen, cortisol levels during a 3 p.m. conference call, and so on. Serums ensure that none of those stresses become fine wrinkles between your brows and that your skin remains bright and firm for longer.
#4. Eye Cream
In the morning, plumping and moisturizing your eyes can make you seem more alert and will aid makeup application if you’re wearing it. In the morning, choose a thinner eye cream over one thick and emollient; it will soak quicker and let your makeup stay longer throughout the day.
There is no such thing as dehydrated skin, and your sunscreen should not serve as a substitute for moisturizer. No matter how hydrating your sunscreen promises to be, these two products serve fundamentally distinct goals and are not interchangeable.
It would best be sunscreen if you just had time for one skincare product each morning. There are no excuses for not using daily UV protection, just as necessary as drinking water and paying parking fines on time.
Primer combines skincare and makeup, but it’s not necessary if you’re not using any pigmented cosmetics following your sunscreen. Primer not only allows for a more perfect application of foundation but also serves as your skin’s last layer of defense.