The Ideal Morning Skin Care Routine

No matter how hard we might try to avoid time pressure and the need to rush, most of us end up experiencing a busy and stressful morning. After all, it is kind of impossible to sleep as much as we can and manage to get ready, have breakfast and take care of ourselves at the same time. However, one step that we would never recommend you to skip is your morning skincare routine. It does not need to be thoroughly followed every day, and it doesn’t have to be overly complicated either, but cleansing, moisturizing, and protecting your skin with sunscreen are a must. A few minutes of self-dedication can be way more beneficial than you realise. Not only can bacteria accumulate while you rest throughout the night, but there are also the external factors such as pollution and sun exposure that our skin constantly goes through. Not to mention the sweat and its effects to the more fragile kinds of skin. Keep reading to learn more about the importance of this routine, as well as a rather simple step-by-step guide of ours which shows how to have the healthy, glowing and clear skin we all desire every day. Who wouldn’t want to look fresh and bright throughout the day?

1. Grab your Cleansing Oil: The oil-based type of cleansers aid in removing makeup, debris that lay on the skin surface, and also the excess grease that’s produced from skin. They also deposit hydrating elements on skin, so after rinse it will feel smooth and soft instead of being tight or dry. The best ones are the ones that contain non-fragrant plant oils.

2. It’s your Water-Based Cleanser’s turn: Opting for a water-based cleanser can lead to several benefits that depend on your skin type and concerns. While the cleansing oils are ideal to remove makeup, given that makeup is usually oil-based, water-based cleansers are the best water-based impurities removers. Use circular motions to wash your face. If your skin is oily, doing this twice would be beneficial.

3. Now, your Skin Toner: Facial toner is technically the in-between step in skincare, and an extra credit rather than a shortcut of this routine. A good toner removes the remaining bits of debris and oil left behind by the previous cleansers, and it also shrinks the skin pores and provides your skin with a pH level equilibrium. If your aim is hydration, go for those that contain rosewater and Vitamin E, chamomile for soothing, tea tree oil for deep cleaning, Aloe Vera to prevent redness and inflammation, and plant stem cells for anti-aging and antioxidants properties.

4. Moisturising time: It is needless to talk broadly about the reasons why your skin should be continuously moisturised. Not only does it prevent dryness, but it also stops the signs of aging. Soon, Imagine Shea Butter, an exclusivity we pride on, will come to life. The presence of fatty acids it contains empower the skin’s natural barrier, by boosting its protection against the environmental external particles like pollutants etc. This is why our team strives to bring out Africa’s best and offer it to you, because your well-being is our pride.

5. Summer or not, keep your Sunscreen close: A sunscreen lotion with a preferably minimal amount of Sun Protection Factor (SPF) 30 is really necessary when it comes to protecting your skin from the harmful UV rays of the sun. Yes, even in autumn and winter. Sun damage can lead to fine lines, wrinkles and spots.

6. Don’t forget your Eyes’ Cream: Given that the skin area around the eyes is thinnest one on your face and also the first one to indicate aging signs, with a good eye cream you can minimise the look of dark circles, puffiness and even wrinkles! You can also use under-eye patches.

Additional Advices you wouldn’t want to neglect: Drink plenty of water as soon as you wake up. Avoid hot showers in the morning. Indulge in a face mask at least once a week. Get some exercise and meditate. Always have breakfast!

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