by Kenem Cosmetics
No matter what age, gender, or ethnicity you may be, taking care of your skin is a major step in maintaining your skin’s health and appearance. We emphasize skin health because of course looks aren’t everything, and it is of vital importance to consider the health of your skin during any and all skin care regimens! Taking care of your skin is something you must do throughout the day at different points in time to give that hard working organ the attention it deserves (did you know that? Your skin is the largest organ of your body!), but every regimen should begin in the morning.
It’s quite important that you never skip skin care in the morning!
Even if you’re running late or feeling lazy or have no intention of wearing makeup. Remember—you do not have to wear makeup just because you have a skin care routine! In this article, we’ll touch on different sorts of methods for various types of people, and we’ll discuss the virtues of protecting your skin from harm all while keeping yourself looking clean, groomed, and great.
If you do wear makeup, you probably do realize the importance of regularly washing your face.
Even if you’re guilty of occasionally falling asleep with your makeup still on (it happens to the best of us!), you know that leaving makeup on for too long leads to clogged pores and an imbalance in your overall skin chemistry. Most people don’t realize, however, that, makeup or not; they have lots of things on their skin that they should religiously remove with mild soaps and other products. Just think about your daily life and routine. You may not be able to see it, but during your day, your skin is constantly exposed to tiny particles invisible to the naked eye. Little airborne irritants such as smoke (even worse, cigarette smoke!), pollen, and pollutants have a nasty habit of sticking to the natural oils produced by your healthy skin.
The key components of a good morning skin care routine are the essentials that you should not skip, even if you’re a few minutes late rushing out the door.
You should use a gentle cleanser suited to your skin type first to wash the skin, then apply a serum (We love our Soothing Serum for All Skin Types) or moisturizer (Like our Moisturizing Cream for All Skin Types), and follow up with sunscreen. These are the bare-bones steps to maintaining the health of your skin, in particular. No one can or ever has overstated the importance of sunscreen, dear readers. It’s not just for the beach—you should slather that stuff on daily, whenever you’re going to be exposed to the sun. Not only will this lessen your odds of developing skin diseases such as cancer, but it also reduces the appearance of wrinkles and keeps your skin looking fresh and youthful.
There are hundreds of other options for products to include in your morning skin care routine.
Some people have used a minimum of seven products, some more, and some stick to the basic three, and your routine should always be catered to who you are as a person and what suits your skin type the best. No interest in tinted moisturizers, BB creams, micellar water, pore strips, or sheet masks? No problem.
However, there are other essentials to keeping your skin youthful and healthy during your morning routine that has nothing to do with what type of creams you smear onto your face.
For instance, we all love our coffee or tea in the mornings—it gives us that little boost we need to hit the ground running! Caffeine may not be the best for our skin, however, and only drinking plenty of pure water is much better for your skin. Keeping your skin hydrated begins within, with the choices you make of what to eat and drink. Healthy foods rich in antioxidants, such as blueberries, strawberries, and raspberries, are excellent choices for feeding your body and boosting the health of your skin.
If you do like to wear makeup, either occasionally or daily, your choices here also have a significant and lasting impact on your skin.
Cleansing, clarifying, and moisturizing your skin should come first, of course, and you can choose a foundation with SPF formulated right in to kill two birds with one stone. Other critical considerations to make for the makeup that you wear should come along with the type of skin that you’re trying to maintain! People with dry skin should look for products that are moisturizing or hydrating, in cream or liquid form, to keep your skin healthy and smooth. Conversely, those of us with oily skin should choose products designed to absorb those oils to keep your skin from looking shiny. Powder foundations go a long way in absorbing your excess skin oils and maintaining beautiful, healthy skin.
In addition to eating a balanced breakfast, drinking plenty of pure water, choosing the right products, and wearing appropriately formulated makeup of high quality,
Your morning exercise is a vital part of your morning skin care routine.
Bet you didn’t realize that! Whether you take an early morning run, lift weights at the gym, or roll out your yoga mat, an exercise in the morning goes a long way to keeping your body and mind in a healthy state. One of the benefits of regular exercise is increased blood flow, which ensures healthy circulation, which is a wonderful way to keep your skin looking fantastic and increasing that natural glow and radiance that comes from within.
No matter what your daily life looks like, it should always include regular skin care. It’s not just about looking young and beautiful—even though that is a wonderful thing for boosting self-esteem—it’s about keeping yourself healthy as well! Using the above tips and advice is a good start to developing your own unique morning skin care routine. Consult your dermatologist for more information on what will work best for you and your skin.