Your skincare doesn’t have to be a million steps to work. You can achieve amazing results by following a simple morning routine to achieve glowing & healthy skin. You just have to know your skin type and work your way around skincare ingredients to get better results.
Now I have very dry and dehydrated skin, which can look dull and lifeless a lot of times. I also wake up with puffy skin and eyes a lot of times. So over the years I have tried a lot of products and finally I have built up a routine that works for me. It sounds difficult but it’s a lot easy to build a skincare routine. You then have to be consistent with it to see the results.
What Ingredients to Look for in Products for Glowing Skin :-
Skincare ingredients work differently to achieve different results. If you’re looking to brighten the skin you should look for Vitamin C, Niacinamide and Azelaic Acid in your products. These ingredients work to give you bright and glowing skin. Hydration is also the key to healthy skin. Use products with Hyaluronic Acid to keep it plump and hydrated. As we age our skin cell turnover slows down, which can lead to dull and dry looking skin. Vitamin A or Retinol helps to improve the skin cell turnover for a brighter younger looking skin. Retinol is one of the best ingredients you can include in your routine as it has multiple benefits.
Simple Morning Routine for glowing skin :-
Here’s a simple morning skincare routine for you to get glowing skin and the order in which you should use the products.
𝙎𝙩𝙚𝙥 1. 𝘼 𝙜𝙚𝙣𝙩𝙡𝙚 𝙜𝙚𝙡 𝙘𝙡𝙚𝙖𝙣𝙨𝙚𝙧
Firstly, start by washing your face with a gentle gel cleanser. Key is to choose a cleanser as per your skin type so that it does not impact your skin’s pH. Personally, I prefer to use the Fresh Soy Face Cleanser. It’s very gentle, it has hydrating ingredients. Doesn’t dry my skin at all. Because this cleanser has amino acid rich proteins in it that keeps the skin hydrated and plump. It does have a weird scent of rose water and cucumber extract but I don’t mind it. Very refreshing cleanser, perfect for mornings. (shown in the picture below)
𝙎𝙩𝙚𝙥 2. 𝘼 𝙝𝙮𝙙𝙧𝙖𝙩𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙩𝙤𝙣𝙚𝙧
Usually a Toner is not a necessary step in a skincare routine but it’s a nice to have specially if you have dry skin. Although we used a gentle cleanser which isn’t drying at all. A hydrating toner or a facial mist can add in an extra layer of hydration back into the skin. Keep it in the fridge so that you can have a cold refreshing feeling. I really enjoy the Avene Thermal Water in the morning. It’s so fresh and calming. My skin loves it and I instantly feel energized. If you want, you can skip the step as toners are optional but good to have. (shown in the picture below)
Incorporating Brightening Ingredients :-
𝙎𝙩𝙚𝙥 3. 𝘼 𝙑𝙞𝙩𝙖𝙢𝙞𝙣 𝘾 𝙎𝙚𝙧𝙪𝙢
Vitamin C is great antioxidant that protects the skin from free radical environmental damage. It makes your skin bright and healthy. Ascorbic Acid is the most stable form of Vitamin C that you can find in skincare products. Find a Vitamin C that works for you. In case you have sensitive skin, you should start with a lower percentage of Vitamin C. Vitamin C works amazing when used along with SPF, to protect your skin. Over the years I have tried a lot of Vitamin C serums. Sometime they have a tacky feeling, some of them have a nasty smell as well. But the results are amazing. Skin is a lot brighter with consistent use and the hyperpigmentation is a lot less visible. Currently I’m using Vitamin C Complex Serum from Naturium and loving it. (picture shown below).
𝙎𝙩𝙚𝙥 4. 𝘼 𝙝𝙮𝙙𝙧𝙖𝙩𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙨𝙚𝙧𝙪𝙢
Hydration is really important to keep your skin looking plump and young. Whatever your skin type is, you should always have at least one hydrating product in your routine. Because of my dry skin I like to layer my products by using both Serum and moisturizer. However, you can skip the step if you have oily skin or you feel like these are a lot of products for you. Because the goal is to put together a routine that works for your skin type. The Rose Oil Infused serum is perfect for my dry and dehydrated skin. It gives a nice glow and sheen to my skin which I target for in the mornings. This doesn’t feel heavy and gets absorbed really well into the skin. You can add in ingredients like Hyaluronic Acid as well for hydration. Make sure to apply your Hyaluronic Acid product on damp skin always.
Locking in the Moisture and Protecting from the Sun :-
𝙎𝙩𝙚𝙥 5. 𝘼 𝙢𝙤𝙞𝙨𝙩𝙪𝙧𝙞𝙯𝙚𝙧 𝙤𝙧 𝙖 𝙙𝙖𝙮 𝙘𝙧𝙚𝙖𝙢
Lock in all the moisture into the skin with a light weight moisturizer or a day cream of your choice. Water based moisturizers are great choice for the morning. Something that doesn’t make you look greasy but provide enough nourishment as well. Magic Cream from Charlotte Tilbury is something I always reach out to in the mornings. It’s so luxurious and smooth, it blends in like a dream. Skin is soft and smooth after application and no greasy or heavy feeling whatsoever.
𝙎𝙩𝙚𝙥 6. 𝙈𝙤𝙨𝙩 𝙄𝙢𝙥𝙤𝙧𝙩𝙖𝙣𝙩 𝙎𝙪𝙣 𝙥𝙧𝙤𝙩𝙚𝙘𝙩𝙞𝙤𝙣
Last but definitely the most important step of your skincare should be Sunscreen. Sunscreen is crucial because if you don’t protect your skin from sun damage none of your other skincare products makes any sense. SPF of at least 30 or above should be used daily as a last step of your skincare. Even when you’re indoors, never skip SPF. Sun damage can lead to dull, dry skin and premature aging. Sunscreen can be difficult to find as per your liking but there are a lot of SPF in the market for every skin type. The Day Light Sunscreen for Neogen is best for dry and dehydrated skin. It’s very hydrating and doesn’t leave a white cast. Currently a favorite sunscreen of mine.
The Bottom Line :-
That’s it for a simple routine. Skincare does have to be complicated or confusing. Listen to your skin and build a simple routine with ingredients to target your skin concerns. Besides this routine I use Retinol and Chemical Exfoliants in my night routine for a faster cell turnover and to exfoliate the dead skin. You can switch between products to see what is working for you. Be consistent with the ingredients as they take time to show you the results. Be patient and consistent and you can achieve the skin you want.
Again, this skincare has worked great for my skin type. I’m sharing this to help you build a skincare routine for you, it doesn’t have to be the same products. These are the products that I use every day in my simple morning routine for glowing skin. Every skin is different and products works differently for everyone. Know your skin and skin concerns. Consult your doctor in case of any skin conditions.
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Note :- This is a non-sponsored review post. I’m sharing this routine that has been working out for my skin. Every skin is different and what works for me might not work for you. Consult your aesthetician or dermatologist if you have any existing skin conditions.