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How to Layer Your Morning Skincare Products

How to Layer Your Morning Skincare Products

It can be difficult to know what order to layer your skincare products in for the best results. With so many different cleansers, serums, moisturisers, toners and face masks on the market, the world of beauty can be daunting and completely confusing when it comes to getting everything in the right order.

As part of our Beauty Revolution campaign, we are looking at ways we can shake up our routines and try something new to bring in the New Year in true style. That means throwing away the wrong regimes, and getting back to basics to understand how to use skincare properly to make sure our products are working as hard as they should be.

The 5 Steps to your Morning Skincare Routine

  1. Cleanse away the Night
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    Cleanse away the Night

    You might think that your skin is perfectly clean as you wake up as you haven’t worn makeup or been outside. The truth however is far from this. During the night, your skin rejuvenates itself, shedding away dead cells, and excess oil to help repair damage. This means that all of these dead cells need cleansing away so they don’t sit on your skin all day.

    The Eve Lom Morning Time Cleanser helps to brighten the skin as it cleanses using a blend of Papaya Enzymes. These enzymes also help to exfoliate the skin and decongest clogged pores to leave you with a clear complexion.

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  2. Brighten your Skin
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    Brighten your Skin

    Sometimes, cleansing alone doesn’t do everything your skin needs. Using a non-abrasive exfoliant will brighten your skin and remove the last of the dead skin cells that your cleanser may have missed. Plus, the massaging really helps to get the blood flowing so your complexion looks glowing!

    The Dermalogica Daily Microfoliant is a unique Rice Enzyme Powder, which when mixed with water turns into a milky gentle foam that is powerful on the skin. It leaves you with a brighter complexion and helps to calm any inflammation.

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  3. Exfoliate a little deeper
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    Exfoliate a little deeper

    Once you have used a gentle brightening exfoliant like the Microfoliant, it’s a good idea to sweep a pad of Pixi’s cult Glow Tonic (in pad form!), across your skin to finish off the cleansing part of your routine. They are infused with Glycolic Acid to get rid off all dirt and impurities left on your skin and they leave you feeling a little fresher.

    You can use these pads in the evening if you prefer, but because of their energising properties, they are great to use in the morning when your skin needs a little wake-me-up.

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  4. Apply your Serum
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    Apply your Serum

    In the mornings, a lightweight serum smoothes out your skin and provides a barrier of moisture, which helps your makeup to go better. Plus, it helps to keep your skin hydrated and healthy when battling weather, air conditioning and day to day elements.

    The Aurelia Probiotic Skincare Revitalise and Glow Serum is incredibly lightweight, and feels like water on the skin, absorbing quickly so you can carry on with the rest of your routine. It is infused with a blend of Probiotics and antioxidants to soothe the skin and get it glowing for the day ahead.

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  5. Finish with a Lightweight Moisturiser
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    Finish with a Lightweight Moisturiser

    During the day, you should opt for a lightweight moisturiser that doesn’t feel heavy or rich on the skin. This will ensure your makeup goes on smoothly, all while nourishing and hydrating your skin throughout the day.

    The Dermalogica Active Moist is a lightweight moisturiser that feels silky soft on the skin. Enriched with Silk Amino Acids, Lemon and Watercress, the cream is also oil-free, making it ideal to avoid the dreaded shiny T-zone throughout the day.

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Amelia

Amelia

Skincare Specialist

I am a big believer in the idea that beautiful Make Up begins with a superb skincare regime. I like to enhance my natural beauty rather than cover up and I am always on the lookout for great products which really work. When I am not writing about all things beauty, I like to do Yoga and I make an amazing brownie. It is all about balance!