You’re up and wide awake – now what? How do you prepare your skin for the day? Do you shower, get dressed and leave? If you only do that, then you are not helping your skin prepare for those harmful external factors you will be facing during the day.
I have sensitive and combination-type skin, I need to do this morning routine to keep my skin looking healthy and glowing. But to be honest, I’m not a morning person, and for that, I chose to do an easy and quick routine that not only helps my skin but also helps kick-start my day.
First things first! Make sure your hands are clean, so always wash before putting any product on your face – you don’t want breakouts!
Step 1: Water Based Cleanser
Unlike my evening routine, I only cleanse once in the morning. Some might wash their face with water and not use any cleansing product in the morning, but for me, I want to always work on a clean face. This also helps me breakout less.
Step 2: Toner
I do this step for both my morning and evening routine; otherwise, my skin becomes dry and dull. Alcohol-free toners are my fave toners and a fit for my sensitive skin. Toners also help absorb products easily.
Step 3: Serums
Serums are helpful for specific skin problems. For my morning routine, I specifically choose to use serums that target dry areas and try to avoid those that have retinol, as it might do more harm than good for my sensitive skin.
Step 4: Eye Cream
To brighten my eye and keep me looking fresh and wide awake. My eyes look tired most of the time, so a good hydrating eye cream is a must for me. I use it both mornings and evenings. If time permits, I do these two tricks to help with puffy eyes:
- Get my cold eye mask and put it on for at least 10 minutes; this will help reduce puffiness.
- If the puffiness is caused by allergies or sinusitis, I do a saline flush; this helps clear my stuffy nose and reduce swelling around my eyes.
Step 5: Moisturize
Next is applying a good thin layer of moisturizer. A hydrating moisturizer with at least SPF 30 is my go-to for my morning routine.
Step 6: Sunscreen
I have had a bad experience with sun exposures, so I have this handy all the time when I go out of the house. I use those that don’t clog pores and have at least SPF 50.
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