February 09 2021 – Mary Chrystille Plaza
What does your morning skincare routine look like? Do you simply apply a light cream or serum and then put on some makeup before heading to work? That's fine if you have a jam-packed schedule, but there are better ways to nourish your skin in the morning. What you put on your skin before bedtime promotes cellular repair and helps with potential issues, like acne or dermatitis. Your morning routine, on the other hand, is all about hydration and protection. Contrary to popular belief, you don't need lots of different products to achieve glowing skin in the morning. Use a quality cleanser and a serum with vitamin C, hyaluronic acid, or antioxidants. You may also want to apply an eye cream with SPF. Not sure where to start? Add these products to your morning skincare routine for a clear, glowing complexion!
Start with Cleansing
Probably every woman has looked in the mirror after waking up to discover a zit staring back at her. Zits and blackheads are typically due to bacteria buildup, excess sebum, or both. The best way to prevent these problems is to cleanse your skin in the morning and before bedtime. Choose a gentle formula that contains no alcohol and harsh chemicals. Grace & stella’s Double Cleanse Duo includes a cleansing balm and foaming face wash made with vegan, cruelty-free ingredients. The balm will remove makeup, dirt, and excess sebum from your pores, while the foaming face wash ensures a deep cleanse and moisturises your skin. If you're using the Double Cleanse Duo, it's not necessary to apply a toner. However, you may want to try our Rose Water Facial Mist to keep your skin fresh and hydrated. Our formula contains all-natural ingredients that balance the skin's pH and reduce excess oil.
Apply Hyaluronic Acid
Hyaluronic acid (HA) is a must-have for your morning skincare routine. Also known as hyaluronan, this naturally occurring compound supports skin repair and protects against solar radiation. On top of that, it scavenges free radicals due to its antioxidant effects. A quality HA serum will retain moisture in your skin, keeping it looking fresh and smooth. In the long run, it may help delay ageing and minimise the appearance of wrinkles. Although this ingredient has the word "acid" in its name, it's non-irritating and non-allergenic. It can be safely used by those with sensitive skin, acne, eczema, or dermatitis. Try grace & stella's Hyaluronic Acid Serum to plump up your skin and keep it hydrated all day long!
Moisturise Your Skin
Last, apply a moisturising cream to your face and neck. If you're over 25, consider using an eye cream as well. Choose a moisturiser and eye cream with an SPF of 30 or higher to protect your skin from UV rays. Ideally, look for a formula containing hyaluronic acid, cocoa butter or shea butter, lanolin, and other nourishing ingredients. Shea butter, for example, acts as an emollient. It seals in moisture, soothes dry skin, and reduces inflammation. This makes it ideal for those with eczema and other inflammatory skin conditions.