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The Perfect Morning Skincare Routine

Morning skincare routines can be an important part of your well-being, beauty, and overall happiness. They not only help your skin look and feel clean and clear, but they can help protect your skin from a day full of environmental stressors such as bacteria, dirt, artificial light, and UV rays.

Ultimately, it is essential to keep your skin youthful, hydrated, and healthy every day and for years to come. The perfect morning skincare routine will also improve your mood and perspective. It allows you to take a few moments to concentrate on your wellness before you tend to others’ needs.

If you are ready to feel good in your own skin and put your best face forward, follow the morning skincare routine steps below or adapt as necessary to your own unique needs:

Your 5-Step Simple Morning Skincare Routine

1. Cleanser

It is best practice to start your morning skincare ritual with cleansing. While sleeping peacefully, your skin may accumulate environmental pollutants, dead skin cells, and bacteria on its surface; be sure to wash it away so it doesn’t affect or clog your pores.

All skin types, including aging or sensitive skin types, can benefit from a gentle, hydrating cleanser like Face Cleanse for Mature Skin. Plant-based, botanical ingredients can remove bacteria, dirt, and oils without affecting your skin’s natural moisture barrier. 

If you suffer from oil buildup and acne, you may wish to try a Face Cleanse for Oily Skin. Potent plant-based ingredients work to remove oil and dirt from deep within your pores, while soothing aloe vera, jojoba oil, and honey reduce irritation, inflammation, and dryness.

No matter your skin type, wet your face with warm water and then massage the cleanser lightly in circles all over your face. Rinse well with warm water. You do not need to spend more than a minute on the first step of your morning skincare routine; this short time is enough to offer a thorough cleanse.

2. Toner

Cleansers cannot always eliminate every impurity on your face. A toner can remove any remaining oil, dirt, or residues from the night or the prior day. As additional perks, it also smooths out your complexion, balances your skin’s pH, and preps your skin beautifully for moisturizers and makeup.

Try our Facial Toner which infuses your skin with moisturizing aloe vera, brightening grapefruit, calming lavender, and antibacterial tea tree, amongst many others. You’ll love how it makes your skin look and feel - bright, glowing, and plump!

 Lightly mist the toner directly onto your skin with your eyes closed, then smooth everywhere with a cotton pad. You may feel an immediate refreshed and cleansed sensation and notice tighter pores.

3. Under Eye Serum 

An eye serum is a perfect addition to a simple morning skincare routine. Often, especially if we sleep less or as we get older, we notice darker under-eye circles, increased puffiness, and loose skin around our eyes. Lavender Under Eye Serum can reduce these unwanted signs with a soothing, brightening, and tightening natural formula.

Applying an eye serum is the quickest morning skincare routine step. You can easily roll the product under your eyes in seconds and appreciate powerful results.

4. Facial Oil

If you apply facial oil after cleansing and toning, you can lock in all the benefits of your morning skincare ritual. 

It is always a good idea to choose a facial oil derived from natural sources, such as vegetables, fruits, plants, and minerals. Rosehip and Aloe Facial Oil is a wonderful morning facial oil, as it will help protect your skin, repair damage, and provide that desirable, happy glow.

A small amount of oil can go a long way. Apply a few drops onto your skin, massage gently in circles for total absorption, and then pat and press slowly to receive all the goodness.

5. Moisturizer

A morning face cream is an absolute must for any morning skincare routine. It will help lock in moisture rather than allowing environmental pollutants to pull it from the skin or attract the natural moisture barrier. It will assist in maintaining tight, soft, and supple skin throughout the day, even under your makeup.

Look for a moisturizer designed specifically for the daytime, like Face the Day Cream. High-quality plant extracts and oils will continue to hydrate, soothe, and protect from morning to night. An oily skin formula will allow you to hydrate without adding to excess oil production.

Pat a small amount on your face and massage upward into your skin. You may follow up with an SPF cream and makeup.

A morning skincare routine is one of the best ways to start your day off right. If you are looking for more premium, feel-good products to add to your ritual, shop Essentials by Nature skincare collection today. We are proud to be your go-to source for clean, plant-based wellness and beauty products.