Who doesn’t want to be happy with the skin they see first thing in the morning? Over-commitments, lack of sleep and skipping basic morning skin care routine might be aging your skin faster than nature intended. Great skin is not simply about having a great DNA, but it also requires regular maintenance with proven natural ingredients.
Morning skin care routines are as vital as a nightly skin care regimen and your skin can’t afford to skip either of them. While morning skin care is mostly about ‘protection’, a nightly regimen is ‘regenerative’ in action. To get balanced complexion, DIY an organized Morning and Nightly skin care routine(s) with clinically proven formulas.
Here’s how we have curated the perfect morning skin care routine for every skin type:
Step 1: Gentle and Non-Drying Cleanser
While you are sleeping, your skin can be exposed to a number of unwanted foreign agents. Dead skin cells, allergens, dirt and microbes can collect on your pillowcase and be transferred to your facial skin throughout the night. Skin’s natural oils also accumulate overnight – and all these elements can clogs pores and disturb the balance of the skin.
Instead, get your day started with an energizing morning facial routine. Cleansing your face in the morning prepares a fresh canvas that makes application of topical serum treatments and sunscreen more effective.
Editor’s Pro Tip: If you’re about to head to workout in the morning, it’s important to pre-cleanse and tone your face. The intense body heat during workout opens up pores. Dirt, grime (and even make-up!) can clog them and cause blemishes. Therefore, it’s important to keep your skin clean. And avoid touching your face as much as possible, as it can potentially spread germs from workout equipment and the environment. Post expertise after showering repeat facial cleansing and toning and follow the usual steps of our recommended morning skin care regimen.
Dry and Sensitive skin both have low moisture levels and natural oils in the morning, so we \recommend that you use a facial cleanser infused with Aloe Vera and natural oils of Jojoba, Avocado or Apricot. These botanicals keep the skin drenched in moisture throughout the day.
For Oily skin, use a non-drying, vitamin infused cleanser that controls overproduction of oil, improves complexion and also helps reduce the appearance of pores.
Step 2: Balancing with Toner/Hydrator
With growing research on skin care, people are beginning to understand the importance of toning, as the first step of ‘barrier protection’ that provides the triple benefit of balancing skin pH, hydrating the face and dissolving residues from pores.
A toner/hydrator is different from an astringent, as ‘astringents’ contain alcohol that strips the skin of its natural oils. Hydrators/toners are a new breed of skin balancers that contain antioxidants, vitamins and toning acids. They help restore lost moisture during cleansing.
Hydrators also reduce the risk of environmental contaminants entering the skin and are very beneficial for acne or rosacea prone skin.
Step 3: A Lightweight Moisturizer
Moisturizing your facial skin with a light-weight serum keeps skin hydrated and protected all day long without making it feel greasy. Serums contain a myriad of natural plant-based antioxidants in a concentrated form that shields the skin from environmental pollutants. Vitamin C further restores skin clarity and improves overall skin tone, giving you a brightened look, while clinically proven skin peptides in our serums provide the added advantage of restructuring the skin and working all day to prevent fine lines and wrinkles.
Editor’s Pro Tip: If you are subject to dark circles, puffiness or generally tired looking eyes, applying an eye serum after moisturization gives an instant soothing relief to the eyes. Over time, there you will notice an overall appearance of crow’s feet, fine lines and under eye bags.
Step 4: Layering up Mineral Sunscreen with SPF 30+
Sun Protection in the daylight isn’t optional, but indispensable. Before heading outside, always apply a Broad Spectrum Sunscreen with at least SPF 30+ after a moisturizer. Currently, the EWG has approved only two sunblock ingredients that provide complete sun protection without causing any toxicity – mineralized Zinc Oxide (ZnO) and Titanium Dioxide (TiO2). Puraveda Organics SunProtect SPF 30+ is suitable for all skin types. It gives complete sun protection and also improves skin clarity, soothes redness and helps renew uneven skin tone.
Learn here how to choose the best organic sunscreen according to your skin type.
Sunscreen is the last step of your morning skin care routine, but should be reapplied after every 2 hours or after swimming or sweating. You should also take additional protective measures such as limiting exposure to the sun during the peak hours (10AM to 2PM), wearing protective clothing, using UV blocking sunglasses, etc.
Recommended product: SunProtect SPF 30+ (for face and body).
Next, learn which products can help in supercharging and repairing skin overnight. Follow Puraveda Organics Nightly Skin Care Regimen protocol to help maintain your skin’s inherent ability to regenerate and stay healthy, youthful and more beautiful with 100% ayurvedic and wildcrafted ingredients.