Redefine your morning skin ritual
Glowing and healthy skin is a simple route to a more confident and happy you. Adjusting your morning routine and making sure you’re giving your skin what it needs to face the day is essential to help you achieve healthier, more radiant skin.
Regardless of your complexion, cleansing, hydrating, moisturising and protecting against UV rays are essential tick boxes to make a part of your morning routine.
Drink warm lemon water
After eight hours sleep your body is dehydrated, the first thing you should do when you wake up is hydrate yourself, specifically with warm lemon water. Lemon water helps start up your digestive system and is rich in vitamin C which creates collagen synthesis - a fancy way of saying it helps you to be wrinkle free.
Cleansing skin in the morning prevents excess oil production that builds up throughout the day and invigorates your face for the day ahead. Start your routine by using the ASI Multivitamin Foaming Cleanser ($39.95). Packed with chamomile, citric acid and vitamin C to gently wash away impurities. For a deeper clean use in conjunction with the ASI Facial Cleansing Brush ($29.95) which helps improve skin’s tone and texture and stimulates circulation.
Hydrate the skin
The ASI Pure Hydration Plus ($79.95) packs a powerful punch of natural, highly active ingredients. This extra step ensures skin is loaded with pure hyaluronic acid (the ultimate hydrator!) and restorative Vitamin C to encourage healthy skin cell formation and rejuvenation that’s ideal to set your skin up for the day ahead.
A good moisturiser is vital to your skin ritual. As you age your skins natural moisturising properties diminish because as the epidermis gets older it has less contact with the dermis which this aids moisturisation. Apply moisturizer on your face and neck, paying special attention to the area around your eyes and lips, which can get markedly dry. The Dermalogica Barrier Repair Moisturiser ($59) is a perfect way to shield against environmental and internal triggers that cause skin dryness. Don’t forget, moisturising your neck is important too to keep it supple.
Even on cloudy days or winter months, it’s vital to wear an SPF to protect the skin from harmful UV rays. Even a little sun damage today can lead to wrinkles, sunspots, and a dull complexion. Lots of moisturisers have built-in SPF which is great news as it successfully combines two steps in your ultimate skincare routine. Gently smooth it over your face and voila, your skin is ready to face the day!