Mornings are tough. There’s usually a rush, and even though your routine is pretty much the same every morning, somehow, there seems to never be enough time to take care of your skin. The good news? There are ways to cut down on morning chaos while caring for your skin.
With just five to six minutes each morning, you can cleanse, exfoliate, hydrate, and protect your skin.
What Skin Concerns Should You Be Mindful of in the Morning?
Let’s be honest; most of us wake up to less-than-perfect skin. Depending on your skin type, you might have oily patches, dryness, flaking, areas of irritation, or even breakouts. As we age, skin begins to lose its radiance and tone.
Wrinkles and fine lines begin to appear, dark spots from sun damage or breakouts seem to crop up overnight, leaving us reaching for as much concealer as we can apply. There are a few things happening that make our early morning skin behave the way it does.
Your skin type is a big determining factor in how your skin looks and how it ages. Knowing your skin type when choosing your skincare products is also important. According to the American Academy of Dermatology, there are five main skin types:
- Oily skin: This skin type generally has more visible pores and excess sebum production. Oily skin may also be prone to breakouts.
- Dry skin: Dry skin typically feels tight and itchy and may have flaky or rough patches of skin. Dry skin is different from dehydrated skin, which is a skin condition.
- Combination skin: Combination skin types have patches of dry skin and areas that are oily, usually in the t-zone.
- Sensitive skin: These skin types react to new products, may break out, develop rashes, or feel itchy and uncomfortable. You may also feel stinging or burning if you try a new product.
- Normal skin: The least common skin type is normal skin. Normal skin isn’t overly oily or dry, isn’t sensitive to products, and rarely breaks out. The skin tone is even and consistent.
While you’re dealing with your skin type, your skin is also aging. Aging skin changes the way your skin looks and feels.
Skin as It Ages
When we are young, our skin looks plump and firm. It’s packed with two skin-supporting proteins: collagen and elastin. These proteins are plentiful in our youth, but the production of both of them slows as we get older.
Less collagen and elastin means our skin may start to develop wrinkles and lose its overall tone and contour. Couple that with external stressors like damage from UV rays and free radicals, and you’ve got the perfect storm for developing fine lines, dark spots, and uneven skin tone that can drive you crazy.
What Is a Good Morning Skincare Routine?
You can’t go back to your 20s and apply more sunscreen or reverse the scars you made by picking at your acne-prone skin, but you can take care of the skin you have now and begin to undo the damage that has been done. You can also use products and methods to prevent further damage and minimize the look of signs of aging.
Here’s how to develop the best skincare routine for your morning.
It can be tempting to scrub away excess oil (or even a night of bad sleep). It’s better to opt for a gentle cleanser that respects your skin barrier’s natural pH balance. Your skin barrier keeps your skin hydrated and healthy, and maintaining your skin’s pH levels will keep breakouts at bay and help your natural moisture levels balanced.
At the same time, the epidermis is home to dead skin cells; it’s where they hang out until they are sloughed away. Removing them through exfoliation keeps skin bright and is a major anti-aging hack. Exfoliating stimulates skin cells to renew, which can helps fade the appearance of fine lines and dark spots.
To remove impurities and exfoliate in one easy (and quick) step, try NuFACE® Prep-N-Glow® Exfoliating & Hydrating Facial Wipes. These wipes are perfect for all skin types (even sensitive) and are packed with hydrating hyaluronic acid and plant botanicals to gently break the bonds between dead skin cells and the epidermis.
When you run out of wipes, you can substitute an oil-free cleanser to gently remove surface dirt and excess oil before continuing with your morning skincare regimen.
After cleansing, NuFACE Supercharged IonPlex® Facial Mist makes hydration easy. Lightly mist onto your skin to hydrate and prepare for your microcurrent treatment.
Your morning routine is never complete without chemical or mineral sunscreen, but before you grab your sun protection, load up on antioxidants to help support your skin against the sun, blue light, and pollution.
NuFACE Super Antioxidant Booster Serum protects your skin with a superfruit blend of antioxidants while plant botanicals work to firm and tighten your skin and and brighten your complexion. Think of it like a cup of coffee for your pores.
To use, apply a few drops of Super Antioxidant Booster serum onto your fingertips and massage it into your cleansed, dry skin. This antioxidant serum is aesthetician-created and formulated with clean ingredients that leave your skin radiant and help protect against blue light.
3. Activate and Lift
You can take care of all your skin needs and even minimize the look of signs of aging, with NuFACE Microcurrent Devices. These FDA-cleared devices deliver a low-level electrical current to the skin that reaches down to the MUSCLE to help blur fine lines and wrinkles and give your skin an overall contoured look.
Before use, prep your skin with our Aqua Gel Activator. This activator is packed with our proprietary blend of mineral ions, IonPlex® and hyaluronic acid to ensure deep hydration that lasts for up to 24 hours. It also ensures proper microcurrent conduction so you get the most out of your microcurrent therapy.
To apply, grab the NuFACE® Clean Sweep Applicator Brush and apply a mask-like layer to sections of your skin as you lift with your device. You can use your device to perform glides and holds to focus on different areas of your skin.
You can get great results with just five minutes of microcurrent therapy per day.
During your lift, spritz on the NuFACE Ionplex Facial Mist to revitalize your Microcurrent Activator.
4. Finish Strong
Before you rush out the door, apply your favorite eye cream, moisturizer, and SPF. Broad-spectrum sunscreen in an SPF 30 or higher is recommended for daily use. Mist on IonPlex Mist® throughout the day for a refreshing burst of moisture.
Taking care of your skin just got a lot easier and a lot more beneficial. If you’ve got five minutes, you’ve got time to take care of your skin. NuFACE gives you the power of microcurrent, the at-home, non-invasive way to care for your skin and restore its radiance.