Were you aware that there are certain morning skin care tips that we should follow? There are steps we should take in the morning in order to look the most awake and to look your best! These morning skin care tips can help your skin look and feel revived, refreshed and ready to face the day. Skin care is just as important in the morning as it is as night, so take note of these essential skin care tips.

Wash

I’m starting off these morning skin care tips with an age-old beauty tip-remove all your makeup before you go to sleep! Even if you don’t wear makeup, it’s still important to cleanse your face because your skin will likely have dirt and oil from the day. If you have sensitive skin, you might just want wash your face once a day and that’s fine. If you wake up with dry, dehydrated skin, you might be in need of a different moisturiser at night.

Exfoliate

Exfoliating your skin in the morning is a fantastic way to wake up your skin and leave it feeling soft and smooth. However, depending on your skin type, exfoliating in the morning might not be the best idea. If you have dry or sensitive skin, look for a moisturizing scrub and exfoliate once every one or two weeks or whatever you’re comfortable with.

Tone

Many people skip toner in their skin care routine. I see why, it can be optional for some skin types but it does help balance out your skin and prepare it for moisturizing. If you decide to use toner, look for ones that are alcohol-free and suited for your particular skin type. Just dab some on a cotton pad, swipe your face and neck and let it air dry. Witch hazel makes a great toner and it’s very reasonably priced if you’re looking to try one out!

Moisturise

The next step in your morning skin care regimen is to moisturise! Save the thick, heavy moisturiser for night time and use a lightweight formula for the day. If you can, look for a moisturiser with sunscreen built in so you won’t have an extra step after you moisturise. If you want to save even more time, look for a tinted moisturiser or BB cream with sunscreen and you’re way ahead of the game!

De-puff

If you happen to wake up with puffy eyes or just want to refresh your tired eyes, pop your day time eye cream in the fridge for a few minutes while you make your coffee to cool it down. If you’re a tea drinker, you can drain your tea bag (black or chamomile tea is best), place it in fridge until it’s cool and place it on your eyelids for a few minutes.

Drink water

Drinking water first thing in the morning is said to be excellent to get your digestive system going, help wake you up and your body really needs it after not drinking anything for 7-8 hours. Drinking water also helps keep your skin moisturised and helps give you energy for the day ahead. Make sure you keep drinking water throughout the day to reap the numerous benefits!

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