5 Things Skin Care Addicts Do First Thing in The AM
Ever wonder how skin care addicts care for their skin in the morning? From cleanser to face mist to applying caffeinated skin care products, we spill the details, ahead.
While many of us focus our attention on our nighttime skin care routines, our morning regimen is just as important if we want great-looking skin! That being said, some of us don’t have as much time to spend on our AM skin care routines as we do in our PM routines. Luckily, us skin care addicts have learned a few tips and tricks over the years to get the most out of our morning skin care routines—and we’re sharing them with you! Keep reading to find out how us skin care addicts care for our skin in the morning.
DRINK A GLASS OF WATER
If there’s one thing us skin care addicts take very seriously, it’s hydration. We’re not just talking about keeping our skin moisturized with nourishing face lotions and body creams—though, that is just as important—we’re talking about drinking the recommended amount of H2O throughout the day to ensure that our body—and our skin—is receiving necessary hydration to function properly. With that being said, the very first thing us skin care addicts do each morning is drink a large glass of water.
CLEANSE SKIN WITH AN INVIGORATING FACE WASH
Think your skin doesn’t need to be cleansed in the morning? Think again! Before applying skin care products, SPF, and getting our glam on, we always give our skin a quick cleanse with an invigorating face wash. Cleansing your complexion with face wash in the morning can help lift away any pore-clogging debris that your skin may have come into contact with during the night—think: sweat and oil from your hair—and prep your complexion for your AM skin care products.
REFRESH WITH A FACIAL MIST
After cleansing our complexions, the next thing we like to do is give our skin a little wakeup call with a refreshing facial mist. Typically facial mists are formulated with skin benefiting antioxidants and nourishing ingredients to help cool, refresh, and hydrate skin upon application. New to the facial mist game? We share four of our favorites, here.
APPLY CAFFEINATED SKIN CARE PRODUCTS
Coffee isn’t the only thing caffeinated in our morning routines—our skin care products are, too. One of our favorite ways to improve the look of our tired, puffy-looking eyes in the morning is by applying an eye serum or cream formulated with caffeine. Caffeinated skin care products can help reduce the look of fatigued-looking skin. Want to start incorporating caffeinated formulated products in your morning routine? We share some of our top picks, here.
PROTECT WITH SPF AND ANTIOXIDANTS
When it comes to sun protection, us skin care addicts believe wholeheartedly that SPF and antioxidants are the ultimate power couple of skin care. According to board-certified dermatologist, cosmetic surgeon, and Skincare.com expert, Dr. Michael Kaminer, “antioxidants work great [in tandem with your SPF] at preventing future skin damage and ‘scavenging’ free radicals created by sun exposure.” So, you best believe that before our makeup application, we take care of our skin with some SPF + antioxidant goodness.
Want to give this dual-action skin care step a try? We recommend applying SkinCeuticals C E Ferulic to your complexion, followed by a broad spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of 15 or higher.
PRIME THEIR SKIN FOR MAKEUP APPLICATION
Last, but not least, before applying our makeup, we always—we repeat: ALWAYS—prime our complexion with a skin care-inspired makeup primer. From hydration to color correction to blurring imperfections to mattifying oily skin makeup primers can offer a variety of benefits and help us achieve a flawless makeup application.