Having beautiful, glowing skin is something most of us want and it’s important to remember that to achieve it you have to look after yourself. Today however, there is so much advice out there for how to do it, that is can be slightly overwhelming. That’s why we have summarised the top five things you need to know in order to help you wake your skin up each morning.
1. Start The Night Before
Mornings can sometimes occur in a bit of a blur and skincare may not be your top priority. That’s why, having a strong night time routine, that actually works for your skin is crucial. Step one to this routine should be removing your makeup. Leaving it on allows all the dirt and toxins to clog your skin up whilst you sleep, causing breakouts and damaged skin cells.
Cleansing, moisturising and exfoliating the night before, ensures that your skin is well rested and looks fresh in the morning. However, you do need to make sure you have a routine that works for you, so it’s best to get professional advice to discuss your skin type and the kind of treatment that would work best for you each day.
2. Cold Water
Not only is cold water good for drinking to wake you up and get your metabolism going, it’s also amazing for waking up your skin. Splash some cold water on your face before you cleanse it in the morning. This will help you wake up and if you suffer from puffy skin, this is a great way to de-puff it!
3. Use A Morning Specified Moisturiser
Just like you need to get energised each morning, your skin does too. Using a morning specific moisturiser or serum can really help in making a difference in how plump your skin look and feels. These contain the ingredients needed to give you skin energy each morning. If your skin is looking particularly dull you can look into using an illuminating serum on top as well. These usually contain vitamins that work to even out your skin pigmentation and give you a fresh glow.
4. You Are What You Eat
Although this may be a cliché, it’s true. Making sure you have a nutritious, healthy breakfast can really affect the way your skin looks through out the day. Add a few extra antioxidants to your meal and help your body reenergise the skin from the inside out. And of course, don’t forget to drink lots of water! Hydration is one of the keys to healthy, glowing skin.
5. Use Face Masks
Whether that’s a deep nourishing mask the night before or a quick sheet mask in the morning, when you have the extra ten minutes, treat your skin to a mask. Masks are a great way to pamper yourself at home and you can pick and choose the kind of mask you want to use depending on how your skin is feeling that day.
For example a mud mask can be good in the evening to help clear out your pores of any dirt, whilst a tightening sheet mask can be good as a quick skin treatment in the morning, to prepare the skin for the day ahead. You definitely don’t need to do this every day, once or twice a week is sufficient. It’s also good to go to a dermatologist to get advice of the kind of masks you should be using, as these should be tailored to your skin type.
Those are our top tips to help you revitalise your skin each morning and make it look and feel fresh and awake! Don’t hesitate to book a consultation with us today if you are unsure about where to start with your skin and we will help you figure out your personalised routine.