Waking up in the morning with a fresh clean start is a good way of starting your day. Just like having a night time skin care regimen, it is pertinent that we continue this ritual similarly in the morning. If night time routine allows our skin to rejuvenate and renew, day time skin care practices are aimed to protect and preserve the skin as we again expose ourselves to our daily tasks, travel and work. So, if the key to having a youthful and glowing skin is consistency, this is not only achieved with your nightly care but until the daytime as well. Here are some great steps in keeping up with what has been started from the night’s rest, as we ready ourselves in the morning.
Clean Face With A Gentle Facial Wash
Just like how you prepped your skin before you sleep, it is important that you do the same in the morning. As skin is renewed and pumped up at night as we rest, it is important that excess oils produced by our skin are removed in the morning. Doing so will avoid build up of too much oils and dirt that may cause infection or pimples. Use a facial cleanser that is gentle on your skin but tough on oils and dirt. Before applying the cleanser to your face, lather it first on your palm then apply to your skin in a gentle circular motion. Massage the face and neck with the cleanser to stimulate circulation and to make sure that all surface areas are covered. Rinse with tepid water and pat your skin gently to dry.
Tone Your Skin
Toners give an extra adjunct when your skin is oily. Although use of toner is generally recommended for oily skin, applying a gentle toner to your skin after washing helps in shrinking down your pores. It does not only restore your skin’s natural ph balance, it also adds a layer of protection as it helps tighten the gaps of facial skin cells and help in binding moisture better to the skin.
Dab On Your Eye Cream
Eye creams give a targeted protection on the skin around the eyes, as skin on these areas are far more delicate than the rest of your face. Eye creams are generally more nourishing than the average moisturizer. They also give more specific results in terms of making the eyes brighter, by lessening the darker skin color under the eyes or by minimizing the appearance of fine lines at the sides of the eyes. It also helps tighten the skin gently to make skin more plump and youthful. Apply eye cream using the tips of your fingertips and gently dab it on the skin under the eyes and slightly above the brows. Add an extra dab or two at the sides of the eyes where early signs of wrinkles can easily be seen. Let the cream rest on your face about a minute or two, before applying your next skin regimen.
Just like the importance of ample moisturization at night, applying moisturizers in the morning to help protect your skin from drying, will work wonders in the long run. Moisturizing will help keep your skin feel young and look young as it also helps fight wrinkles and reduce the appearance of other skin blemishes. Give ample time to gently apply and massage adequate amount of moisturizer on your skin. Better skin absorption can be met if you moisturize your skin in a not so hurried manner. Apply gently but thoroughly to ensure even application on your face and neck.
Most day creams include sun block to act as added protection to the skin against the sun, to avoid UV radiation on the skin causing early signs of aging, and to minimize skin’s darkening due to sun exposure. Apply thinly and evenly to all parts of your face, after applying your serum or moisturizer. Use your fingertips in a gentle circular motion to stimulate circulation and for better absorption. Give it ample time to be fully absorbed by the skin. This will not only seal the moisture on your face, keeping the skin well hydrated, it will also block off the effects of the sun’s UV rays, minimizing skin darkening to place.
With the proper sequence of skin care application and with consistent practice of taking care of your skin, day and night, no doubt that in no time, you will reap the beauty of the healthy, youthful skin that you want.
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