A Simple Morning Skin Care Routine for Glowing Skin
How nice would it be to welcome each and every morning with radiant-looking skin? Talk about starting the day off on the right note. Unfortunately, that reality isn’t always easy to achieve. Between long nights (and therefore lack of sleep) and environmental assaults, glowy skin day in and day out can seem more and more like an impossibility—especially without the help of skin illuminating powders and makeup. But why rely on your cosmetics to give you faux radiance when—with a little effort—you can experience the real deal? Ahead, we’re sharing the ultimate morning skin care routine for a dewy skin glow! Get ready to take your skin from dull and lackluster to luminous and bright.
Step One: Cleanse Your Skin
Kickstart your morning skincare routine by cleansing your skin with Vichy’s Puréte Thermale 3-in-1 Cleansing Wipes. The 3-in-1 formula cleanses, removes waterproof makeup, and soothes the skin. What’s more, the wipes are ideal for all skin types—including sensitive—and can be used from virtually anywhere thanks to their compact size and ease of application. Plus, since there’s no rinsing necessary to give these wipes a-go, you could technically remove impurities and refresh your skin from the comfort of your bed. Store them on your nightstand for easy access once the sun comes up.
Vichy Pureté Thermale 3-in-1 Cleansing Wipes, $7.99 MSRP
Step Two: Tone Your Skin
We’re not necessarily advocating that you complete the first few steps of your morning routine from your bed, but this next step also doesn’t require close proximity to a sink—just saying. After sweeping away impurities with cleansing wipes, clear away any lingering residue with Vichy’s Pureté Thermale Perfecting Toner. Formulated with Vichy’s Mineralizing Thermal Water, this alcohol-free toner can remove residue and impurities while ensuring the skin looks clear and fresh. To use, simply soak a cotton pad with the toning liquid and sweep it across your facial contours.
Vichy Pureté Thermale Perfecting Toner, $18 MSRP
Step Three: Apply a Vitamin C Serum
All skin can benefit from an antioxidant serum applied daily. As a refresher, antioxidants like vitamin C can help neutralize skin damage caused by free radicals. By applying a vitamin C serum onto your skin—in tandem with broad-spectrum sunscreen—you are helping to protect your skin against environmental assaults that can cause premature signs of skin aging, including fine lines, wrinkles, and dark spots. One of our favorite vitamin C serums—which also happens to clock in at an affordable drugstore price point!—is Vichy LiftActiv Vitamin C Brightening Skin Corrector. The formula—with 15% pure vitamin C, vitamin E, pine polyphenols, and hyaluronic acid—can deliver results within 10 days. With 10 days of use, the skin is visibly illuminated, brighter, more even, and feels tighter as if lifted.
Vichy LiftActiv Vitamin C Brightening Skin Corrector, $28.50 MSRP
Step Four: Hydrate Your Skin
In addition to quelling dryness, hydrating your skin daily can help your skin look more plump and radiant. That is, if you use the right formula. With Vichy Minéral 89, you can experience skin that feels more hydrated, plumped, and toned—plus, a radiant, healthy glow day after day. The formula features the brand’s Mineralizing Thermal Water and hyaluronic acid to boost hydration and replenish the skin’s moisture barrier while fortifying the skin so it’s more resistant against external aggressors.
Vichy Minéral 89, $29.50 MSRP