The least you can do for lasting radiance of your complexion is dedicate five minutes of your time to proper morning and evening care.
With changing seasons, our skin changes as well, so pay attention to your complexion’s reaction to the products you normally use.
Always Wash Your Face
The importance of washing your face as soon as you wake up can’t be stressed enough. If you used to wash your face with water that’s too cold or too hot, now is the time to adjust your routine and switch to lukewarm water which is safer and gentler on the skin. Make sure that you dry your face well after the wash by patting the towel all over it, instead of rubbing your skin with it or letting it dry on its own. Hard minerals in the tap water which remain on your face after air-drying can damage and dry out your skin.
Change up Your Facewash
You should never use the same facial cleanser for skincare rituals in different seasons because the skin can get too used to the formula, which will lessen the product’s effectiveness. Moreover, while you may need a more potent facefash formula during summer, you should opt for a gentler natural facewash for the rest of the year as it will cleanse your pores properly without stripping your skin of its natural oils.
Natural facial washes are generally milder, safer, and more effective for everyday use, especially when it comes to morning skincare.
Don’t Forget to Moisturize
Even if you like to apply rich nourishing creams and serums to your face in the evening, for the morning skincare ritual you should opt for a good moisturizer that suits your skin type. Hydration is important for all skin types, so make sure you find a moisturizer that your skin can soak in quickly.
Moisturizing your skin from the inside is also critical: don’t forget to drink a glass of water as soon as you wake up, and stock up your H2O reserves regularly throughout the day.
The Importance of Sunscreen
Morning skincare preps the skin for the rest of the day, and it’s especially important if your normal daily routine involves going out and spending time in the sun. Intense sunlight can cause serious damage to your skin regardless of the time of year, which is why applying a sunscreen with a 15+ SPF after your moisturizer routine will help protect your complexion from UV rays.
If you want to make your morning skincare ritual more efficient and less time-consuming, find a good SPF moisturizer: that way, you’ll be swapping two skin nourishment and protection steps for one.
Use a Primer
Regardless of whether you use makeup or not, make sure to apply a smoothing or pore-minimizing primer. When it comes to primers, a little goes a long way: a pea-sized drop of a quality primer is more than enough for most skin types. A good primer will blur slight imperfections on your face and make it look flawless. Also, it’s a great extra barrier that will protect your skin from dirt and pollution.
If you wear makeup, the primer is an essential step as it helps keep maquillage in place longer and prevents makeup from clogging the pores. Make sure to find a primer that suits your preferences and skin type, and use it before going out.
Your morning skincare regimen should be different from your evening skin cleansing and nourishment routine, but it’s no less important. The morning skincare requires less time than a full-scale bedtime facial, so don’t even try to come up with excuses to neglect it. Quality products with natural ingredients will improve the texture and look of your skin, but you should also try to follow a balanced diet to keep your skin healthy and radiant in the years to come.