Dry skin, acne, an oily forehead – we’ve all been there. Skin problems are enough to get anyone down, especially when you don’t know how to deal with them, and even more so when they appear to get worse throughout the day.
A consistent morning skincare routine can help. Laying the foundations for a ‘good skin day’ can ultimately keep your complexion looking its best all day long. It’s also important to take care of your skin from the inside out with a healthy diet and lifestyle, as luxury beauty brand Yora Skin Care explains.
“At Yora, we approach skincare with a truly holistic mindset, because we believe that beauty and skin health is as multifaceted as we are. As living organisms, we each belong to a complex and interconnected ecosystem that creates the broader context of our lives. Like the tip of an iceberg, the beauty we experience on the surface is contingent upon the health and vitality of the whole being.”
A good morning skincare routine will prep and prime your skin for your makeup, ensuring that it goes on smoothly and adheres to the base you’ve created. The better it adheres, the longer it will last, giving you that perfectly put-together look for the full eight hours or more. Not only that, but it will keep your skin healthy and nourished, too—and there’s no better foundation than that.
So, where exactly do you start with building a routine that works? Yora shares its top three simple tips for getting that smooth, healthy, and glowing look that lasts.
It’s important to cleanse, tone, and moisturise your skin every morning and evening. You might have removed all of your makeup thoroughly the night before, but that doesn’t mean you can miss any of these steps before you start the next day.
The skin regenerates while you sleep, often beginning with the shedding of dead skin cells, and the pores can also produce excess sebum while you rest. It’s important to cleanse your face thoroughly each morning to remove any of this debris before you do anything else.
The type of cleanser that’s right for you will depend very much on your skin type. A gentle cream cleanser like Yora’s Rebalance Cleanser – a deeply hydrating cream that gently removes oil, dirt, and impurities whilst boosting skin elasticity thanks to the inclusion of avocado oil – will work well for dry and normal skin types. It’s also perfect for sensitive skin, with added chamomile to calm and soothe.
Oilier complexions should opt for gel or clay formulas, such as Yora’s Clarify Face Cleanser – a fresh, gentle cleansing gel that harnesses the exfoliating properties of salicylic and glycolic acids. Avoid anything containing alcohol, though, as this can leave skin feeling dry and tight, which might seem like a blessing if you’re forever battling with excess oil, but can actually spell disaster and send your pores into overdrive.
Toning your skin should always come next. A toner is a fast-penetrating formula that restores skin back to its natural acidic state, sweeping away impurities and preparing it to soak up your serums, moisturisers, and oils more effectively.
Apply your toner straight after cleansing, when the skin is still damp, keeping things sustainable by doing so with a reusable cotton pad. Opt for an exfoliating toner for an extra dose of oomph – the added AHAs will gently resurface and exfoliate your skin over time, leaving it looking smooth and glowing with health. It will create the perfect base for your makeup, as well as a fresh-faced look for those cosmetic-free days.
Be sure to remove all traces of makeup before using your toner. A common myth is that this is one of its main functions, but in actual fact, you should be cleansing thoroughly beforehand to allow your toner to effectively do its job. Double-cleansing is a good idea if you don’t remove your makeup prior to washing your face – cleanse once to remove your makeup, and once more to ensure that you’re really getting a deep cleanse.
Every skin type needs a shot of moisture to look its best. Adding serums, oils, and moisturising creams to your routine will leave your skin looking plump and healthy. But how do you know which ones are right for you?
If you have oily skin, then opt for a lighter, gel-formula moisturiser so as not to overload your skin. Heavier creams can work well for drier skin, but they are best used overnight rather than in the morning, as their density can make it trickier to apply your makeup smoothly.
A layer of an antioxidant-packed serum underneath can work wonders, with its smaller molecules allowing it to penetrate deeper into the skin. Using a few drops of one daily can give your skin a smoother, firmer texture that can make pores appear smaller and give moisture levels a welcome boost. Yora’s Rebalance Day Face Serum is a great pick, and is formulated with mineral-rich Swiss glacier water and snow algae to thoroughly smooth and hydrate.
Finish with a generous spritz of the Yora Refresh Face Mist, which is formulated with Superox-C, which acts as a barrier to protect the skin against extreme weather conditions. A slick of the brand’s Rebalance Lip Concentrate to hydrate and smooth, and you’re ready to go out and face the world.
Ensuring your skin looks its best all day, every day, is easier than you might think. It might seem tedious and time-consuming at first, but there’s nothing a little perseverance can’t beat. Make it a habit to follow these three essential morning beauty routine tips for maximum effect. With a regular daily routine, you’ll notice the difference in a matter of weeks. As with many things in life, consistency is the key to success, so keep going, every morning, on a daily basis, and be sure to implement an effective evening routine, too. Keep an eye on how your skin is responding as you go along – you can always add or take things away according to your personal needs.
Start the day right, and you won’t look back.