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Best Morning Skin Care Tips For An All-Day Healthy Skin

Best Morning Skincare Routine

Your skin is exposed to so much dirt, makeup, bacteria, oil production, pollutants, and UV rays during the day. These elements wear at your skin’s collagen and cells. At night, your skin repairs and heals.

This is why you need skin care practice like cleansing and moisturizing properly each morning. You should choose products that aim at protecting your skin from harmful external elements. You also need to reach out for a product that cleanses removing those accumulated oil during the night.

Then, your evening skin care routine should target at removing those impurities accumulated during the day. And since you are not exposed to the sun at night, avoid a product with SPF. you may apply a night cream instead of a daily moisturizer. A Night cream usually comes in thicker and richer in texture. Night creams work best on dry or mature skins. If you have oily skin, stick to light skin care products, including daytime).

Here are some helpful morning skin care tips to make you and your skin ready for a productive day!

Go slow in the morning.

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Good skin care routine starts with a relaxing morning.  Set your alarm, maybe 10 minutes earlier and drink a covered glass of lemon water next to your bed. Then snuggle back under your covers for a few minutes.

Start the day off with a clean face.

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During the entire night, your skin renews and cell production boosts. This means that you have washed and cleansed in the morning. Cleansing your sleepy skin helps remove oil, dead skin cells, and impurities from pores, giving you a balanced skin foundation for the next skincare steps.

Cleanse your face gently.

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Apply a gentle cleanser that aims at removing the accumulated oils during the night and cleanse the skin night products that you applied at night.

Whether you splash or foaming cleanser, always choose that fits best your skin type. Avoid cleansers that contain harsh chemicals and pick a product with skin-boosting ingredients such as pro-vitamin B5. If you want to cleanse your skin with a cotton pad, go for it, as long as it can refresh your sleepy skin. Whatever you pick, cleanse before going to shower. Very hot water can remove the natural moisture from your skin.

Tone up your skin.

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Toner (and astringents) helps remove the remaining grease from your face and give some skin benefits. There are toners that are formulated to control acne, while others help shrink skin pores. Choose one that fits best your skin problems (if there are).

Astringents are formulated to help remove excess oil, which is great for those with oily skin. If your skin tends to be dry (whether naturally or due to drying acne products), reach out for a hydrating toner.

Take note of the alcohol content of the product. Alcohol tends to dry and irritate the skin, especially sensitive skin. If your skin is dry, choose products that are without alcohol. But even if your skin is not very sensitive or dry, alcohol-based toner can sting open pimples.

However, if you notice that toners or astringents tend to over dry or irritate your skin, avoid using these products. These also go to those who are using prescription acne treatments that can really dry the skin, such as isotretinoin or topical retinoids. Avoid using a toner to prevent harming your skin.

Moisturize and protect your skin from harsh elements of the environment.

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Moisturizers work best by applying them within a few minutes after you have showered. This will absorb moisture from the air around and retains it in your skin. Reach out for a moisturizer with SPF. Although it may not be sunny outside, a moisturizer with SPF will help shield your skin from unseen harmful rays.

If you have oily skin and you are using acne medications, still use a moisturizer with SPF. Acne treatments can be drying. To minimize drying and peeling skin, choose a might moisturizer twice every day.

Moisturizing lotions and gels are usually lighter compared to creams. Whatever you choose, reach out for a product that is labeled non-comedogenic and oil-free.

Eat colorful breakfast for healthy skin all day!

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Eat breakfast rich in colorful veggies and fruits like leafy greens and berries. These are great for your skin. Blueberries are rich with antioxidants, vitamins K and C. You can add berries to your cereals, oatmeal, yogurt, or smoothie for radiant, healthy skin. Minimize eating processed foods and intakes of sugar and alcohol. If you are sensitive to gluten or dairy intolerant, reduce these from your diet.

Hydrate all day!

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If you are dehydrated, your skin looks dull and dry. It also makes you look exhausted. Our skin loves moisture. Drinking plenty of water is very important to prevent dryness. Drink one glass of water before having your morning coffee. Also, drink another 1 or two 8-ounce glasses of water before lunch.

Are these tips for skin care morning routine help you in one way or another?

The most important thing is, you do not have to spend from very expensive products for healthy skin. The key is consistency. The more consistent you are with your skin care routine, be it in the morning or evening, you will get better results.

If you apply your acne treatments when you only remember it, or rarely wash your face before going to bed, you will never get rid of those skin problems. Over time, you will just harm your skin. Be determined to take care of your skin because no one can do it for you.

If you think you really need some help to control or treat your acne breakouts, you need the right best skin care products. See your dermatologist now.

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Written by Maria

My passion is helping other people overcome the pain and embarrassment of acne. I have dealt with acne since my teenage years and know first-hand how hard it is to suffer from this condition.

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