The 5 Step Morning Routine to Glowing Skin
Skin care routines are lauded for their skin-perfecting magical powers when you’re consistent with them, but they can be, in a word, intense—sometimes having upwards of 10+ steps. This can be especially daunting if you like to hit snooze until the last possible minute and do your makeup en route to work. (Read: Your mornings are crazy hectic).
So I crafted a morning skin care routine that’s easy to follow, covers all the bases, but doesn’t take a dozen products or more than a few minutes to complete. Taking care of your skin before you start your day is highly recommended, especially for anyone who’s looking to really maximize the benefits of their skin care products.
If you have a nighttime skincare routine that’s working for you, why not follow up with a morning routine that’ll just seal it all in throughout the day? Excellent point. Here’s what you need to know…
Glowing Skin Step by Step
If you find yourself a little, well, intimidated by wanting glowing skin but you’re always crunched for time or unsure of how to start a skin care routine, don’t worry. Starting off slowly is totally okay and you’ll get the hang of it in no time.
The best way is to introduce one product or step at a time. There’s no one size fits all for your skin care routine. Once you start noticing a difference, keep going at it and be diligent and consistent. It’s usually easier to do this once you actually start noticing your skin improving. Over time, it’ll feel less like a chore, but a time for you to focus on what makes you feel and look your best. In other words, give it a few weeks until you really notice a difference—the results will motivate you to keep going.
And while there isn’t a one-size-fits-all skin care routine for everyone, these are some basic steps you can try. Keep reading to see the steps to follow for a morning glowing skin care routine.
Step 1: Double Cleanse
Double cleansing is a staple of a true skin care routine. Double cleansing is a must, since there’s a build up of sweat, oil, and grime throughout the night from your pillow that needs to be properly cleansed in the morning. You don’t want all of last night’s build-up to sit in your pores and lead to breakouts throughout the day. When you double cleanse, start with an oil-based cleanser and massage it into dry skin. Rinse, and follow with a water-based cleanser.
Step 2: Toner
Toner is a very divisive step in the skin care world, but it’s crucial in a well-rounded skin care routine. This helps to balance your skin’s pH and helps all subsequent products absorb better. Without toner, the products are more likely to just sit on top of your skin.
Step 3: Essence
This step is optional, but it’s definitely a favorite step for most since your skin drinks up the essence and it feels like it’s adding a layer of hydration so it leaves your skin feeling plump. Proper hydration in the AM also leads to less sebum production throughout the day, as your skin tends to go into overdrive and produce more oil if it’s too dehydrated. For those with oily or combo skin, an essence is a must. Plus, several varieties come packed with nourishing actives to treat your skin while it moisturizes.
Step 4: Moisturizer
Chances are, this step is already in your morning skin care routine—so it won’t feel like you have to add anything extra. This step is to seal it all in. A proper moisturizer won’t leave your skin feeling oily or sticky—rather, it should feel like there’s a protective barrier on your skin that allows your SPF and makeup to apply much better.
Step 5: SPF
You’ve heard us say it again and again but SPF is a must. Preach. There’s no point in using all these steps if you’re not properly protecting your skin from damage throughout the day. Yes, you need to wear it every day. Even if it’s winter and overcast. Put sunscreen on.
And That’s It
See. It’s not anything drastic, but it will keep your skin clean, refreshed, and protect against sun exposure, free radicals, and environmental stressors. Glowing skin is just five steps away! You can always give your skin a pick me up too with a monthly facial. Call 727-441-1711 today to book with the #1 Spa in Clearwater, FL & the Tampa Bay area!