If you’re anything like me, you have rushed mornings that make it hard to get through a routine and out the door on time. Even if it means getting up a few minutes earlier every day, your morning skincare routine is one that you should never skimp on. That’s because your skin is your body’s largest organ, so you should always take the best care of it possible. When you get up in the morning, use the following steps to get your skin glowing, healthy and radiant. I promise it doesn’t take that much time.
1. Clean Deeper
That quick rub you give your face probably isn’t doing the best job it could be. Experts recommend putting in a bit more effort. That means an adequate scrub without being too rough, while also making sure you get your skin nice and clean at the same time. Make sure you get the suds that mean your facial cleanser is getting rid of dirt and bacteria and make sure you rinse well too so that you don’t have any leftover residue on your face.
2. Switch Products
You might be surprised to find out that your products might not be the best ones there are for morning time. According to the experts at Shape magazine, it’s a good idea to try a melting cleanser when you wake up. This innovative product promises to clean your skin while also hydrating it. Cool, right? You might also want to find products with refreshing morning scents like peppermint or grapefruit to get you awake and going.
3. Try a Serum
Maybe you’ve heard that nighttime is the best time to use a serum, but the morning is a prime time as well. Skincare experts suggest looking for one that contains a bunch of active ingredients instead of one with just one or two. These multi ingredient products combine all the stuff you need for your skin right into one easy to use product, which cuts back on time needed and gives you a great start to the day.
4. Strengthen Skin
Your skin most definitely needs to be strong. Otherwise you can’t count on good overall health. For that reason, you might want to try barrier repair treatments that keep the bad stuff off your skin and lets the good stuff in. Now you can count on the best skin ever simply by trying one new product.
5. Target Specific Problems
Nighttime isn’t the only time you can address specific skincare issues. Whether your skin is oily, dry or sensitive, morning is a great time to add products that treatments that can treat those issues. Look for products formulated for your skin type and use them diligently. If you have a spare few minutes, try a mask or exfoliation treatment too.
6. Wear Sunscreen
Even if your make-up or facial cream contains sunscreen, it’s still a good idea to put on a traditional product too. The more protection you have, the better. Look for a product designed for the face. Such an item will be far less greasy than traditional sunscreen and is often designed for the sensitive skin on your face.
7. Create a Routine
It’s easy to forget what you want to get done if you don’t do it all the time. That’s why creating a skincare routine is so important. Write down the steps you need to take and refer them to every morning until you get into the habit of making sure you hit all the major steps in your routine. In no time at all, you’ll be able to check all the boxes without thinking about it too hard.
What’s your morning skincare routine? Do you think it’s doing the best work for you? I hope these steps give you more tools for getting the job done right.