Morning Skin Care Tips: Stay Beautiful All Day, Every Day
Morning skin care starts at night! Yes. You ought to remove that makeup and smooth some moisturizer on before you hit the bed, no matter how sleepy you feel. Once this is done, you can rest assured about your face. You will wake up feeling fresh and nice.
When You Wake Up
Take a nice shower, and rejuvenate your face with steam. Place a steamy washcloth over your face for a few minutes to let steam penetrate your pores. This opens up your pores. This makes the first step of cleansing easier.
The First Step
Cleansing—it involves removing dirt, bacteria, and excess oil from the skin. All of these can clog pores and trigger pimples. Cleansing also stimulates blood circulation in your skin. You get a natural and healthy glow.
The trick lies in choosing the right cleanser. Choose one that suits your skin type. The wrong cleanser can give your morning a bad start. Good cleansers wake up your skin.
Expert tip: Please do not scrub your skin vigorously or too long with a cleanser. It might lead to breakouts or inflammation. Be gentle. Just dab some cleanser on a cotton swab, and wipe off oil and dirt from your face and neck.
The Second Step
Toning—many women skip this step, but it is important. A good toner balances the pH level of your skin and readies it for effective moisturization.
Expert tip: Choose a toner that contains zero alcohol, which has a drying effect on skin. Avoid wiping your face with towel after applying toner. Just let your skin air dry.
Choose a toner that suits your skin. You also can get exclusive toners for sensitive and acne-prone skin these days.
The Third Step
Moisturizing—never skip this step if you love your skin and want it to stay supple and soft. A common notion is that oily skin needs no moisturization. Wrong! What it needs is light moisturization. You can easily get an oil-free moisturizer that does not leave greasiness on the surface of your skin.
Expert tip: Remember to moisturize your neck, plus the area around the eyes and lips, which tend to become excessively dry.
Nowadays, you can get BB cream that moisturizes, provides coverage to skin to hide blemishes, and offers a sun protection factor (SPF) besides acting as a good base for makeup. This cream can make your morning skin care relaxing and faster.
Women who use this cream report a stark difference in their skin appearance. Many women have stopped using foundation and concealer. They say they don’t need it after applying BB as the tinted moisturizer present in it provides light to medium coverage of skin.
Once you are done with your morning skin care ritual, it’s time to beautify your face. Women with naturally good skin, the ones who care for their skin properly and regularly, can easily do away with foundation. You only need a good-quality and suitable lip color and eye makeup, and you are ready for the day.
Women with slightly more damaged skin can use foundation to their advantage. Oily skin goes well with powder foundation, while liquid foundation is for dry skin.
Before leaving the house, don’t forget two things: SPF on your skin and a hearty, nutritious breakfast in your stomach. Both are good for your skin.
SPF prevents the onset of premature aging, say dermatologists. Do you know most of the aging signs on skin are due to overexposure of skin to the sun? Nowadays, you hardly have an excuse to skip sunscreen as most moisturizers and even makeup products contain built-in sunscreen.
A healthy breakfast of fruits, protein, and complex carbohydrates can kick-start your day, besides keeping your skin younger looking and radiant from the inside. According to dieticians, your body absorbs nutrients in the best manner in the morning. A well-nourished body displays good skin.
According to experts, berries like blueberries, raspberries, and strawberries are fabulous for the skin. They contain Vitamins C and E.
Last but not the least, drinking warm water on an empty stomach the first thing in the morning is a great skin care routine. Drink as much as you can. It flushes out toxins from your system and brings a glow to your skin over time. Keep your skin happy with proper care, and it will keep you happy with its beauty.