3 Simple Morning Skin Care Routine You Must Not Miss
When it comes to skincare, the step you take matters. The products you use may mostly take the credit for its effectiveness, but the degree of its effects has a lot to do with the order you apply it to your skin. The thing about skincare is whether you’re on to a simple three-step routine usually done in the morning, or you opt to do a full 10-step regimen at night simply because you can. The key to the routine’s effectiveness is to allow your skin the chance to absorb the benefits of the products you use.
To get the most of your skin products and produce maximum impact, read on to learn more about the steps to apply the routine.
Your morning routine is mostly about protecting your skin and doing necessary prevention measures to prepare for the day. Why? Well, going about your day will expose you not just to the sun but also dirt and pollution in the air outside. So here are the products you can partner with to keep your face protected throughout the day.
The purpose of facial cleansers is generally to remove dirt, makeup residue, or dead skin cells off from the face. However, despite already cleansing the face from dirt the night before, grime and product residue applied last night builds up overnight. So cleansing your face in the morning is still a basic and a good habit.
There are two kinds of cleansers you can choose from, and they are used as follows:
Oil-based cleansers usually work magic on wet skin, but some products work best on dry. So before you start using a product, make sure you’ve read the instructions first before applying because the degree of a product’s effectiveness depends on how well you follow the product instructions. It is also important to know first if your skin type needs this kind of cleanser. If you have oily skin or a combination type, you should use the water-based one.
Water-based cleansers generally contain surfactants. This vital ingredient washes away sweat and dirt with water. It can also wash out the buildup of oil from other oil-based products. If you are already using an oil-based cleanser with a surfactant as one of the contents, you may not use this kind of cleanser anymore. After all, we don’t want to double cleanse and dry up our skin.
Applying moisturizer on the skin in the morning is a must. It gives the skin the hydration it needs. In choosing your daytime moisturizer, it’s important to know that it also comes in many forms, and there are the right ones that work particularly for your skin type.
Moisturizers come in the form of creams, gels, or balms. It’s important to note that there are several types of this product, and they are:
- Humectants – a moisturizer that draws water into the top of the skin layer.
- Emollients – a type of moisturizer aimed to fill the cracks in the skin and seal in the water, providing a smooth, soft complexion.
- Occlusives – a moisturizer that is usually thicker and serves as a protective barrier to prevent water loss.
Most facial cleansers contain and credit humectants and emollients working together to get the skin effectively hydrated. At the same time, occlusives are usually used in body lotions for the areas with thick skin like the knees and elbows.
Note: If you are also applying toner after cleansing, you can skip this step if you have investments in a toner product that is also a source for skin moisture.
The application of sunscreen is probably the most essential of all your morning routine steps. Getting your skin protected from the sun’s harmful degree of heat and UV rays is very important to maintain your beauty and keep your skin healthily glowing. Every morning, this critical and final step will also reduce your risk of developing skin cancer and fight the signs of aging. As dermatologists would recommend, it is best to put some good investment money on a quality sunscreen product and ones rated with SPF 30 or higher.
You can always choose to go all the way with the 6-step or 10-step skincare routine if you are one with ample time. But to those who are braving weekly rush hour, what we just presented are the basics of skincare that you should religiously apply, depending on the degree of effectiveness you want to see on your skin.