Most of you think a night skincare routine is the most important. But following a morning skincare routine is equally important as what you put in during the day helps you make look your best. Ask any dermatologist (or picky beauty editor) and they’ll tell you that establishing a good morning skincare routine is the most important thing you can do for your complexion. Read on to know the best morning routine for achieving a flawless skin:
Washing your face in the morning is essential to clean away any lingering nighttime bacteria, dirt or makeup residue. Rinse with lukewarm water; very hot or very cold water is drying for skin. Pat dry with a clean towel used only for your face. DIY all natural honey cleanser for clear skin >>
A washcloth gives the perfect amount of facial exfoliation, never irritates skin and is gentle enough to use every day. Run the washcloth under lukewarm water and wring it out (so that it’s moist, not dripping), then rub it in small circles on your face, starting from your nose and working out towards your temples, forehead and chin. Not only will this slough off any dead skin cells, the massaging action will also help to get rid of any morning facial swelling. Bye bye forever, puffy face!
Start your day with a glass of hot water with lemon and honey. Hot water is known to help flush out toxins and when combined with lemon and honey, it’s enriched with antioxidants that help skin glow while giving you a Vitamin C boost. Detox morning tea recipes for glowing skin.
Massage your face every day with your fingertips for 2 minutes in circular motion. This helps increase blood circulation and gives your skin a healthy glow. If you wish, doing it with ice cubes wrapped in some cloth will give you added benefits and instant glow.
You may not want to hear it, but early morning exercise is essential for gorgeous skin; it promotes healthy circulation by increasing blood flow and reduces stress. Get that heart rate up, and your complexion will have a natural glow for the rest of the day.
If you have oily or acne-prone skin, this step is especially important; toner will help balance your skin and stop it from overproducing oils. No matter your skin type, you don’t want to dry out- so make sure you choose an alcohol-free formula. Look for ingredients that are soothing for skin; anything containing chamomile, hibiscus extract and vitamin E is a good bet. To use, apply toner onto a cotton round and swipe gently over your face and neck.
A light moisturizer is essentially for daytime use followed by a good sunscreen. To keep your skin hydrated and glowing through out the day, warm a drop or two of facial oil in between your palm and then pat it on your skin. Not only does it make your skin look dewy and gorgeous under your makeup, it also keeps it from drying out throughout the day. Apply the oil by smoothing it across your face, neck and chest, taking care to pat it (never rubbing) around the delicate skin of your eyes.
Make a facial mist with rose water and spray it on your face and neck before you use your serum and moisturiser. It is a great way to hydrate skin and it also helps in setting makeup with a finishing touch. DIY homemade rose water >>