Your morning skin care routine should be quick, easy and uncomplicated. Knowing what to do and what to use that’s best for your individual skin type make all the difference.
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Art of Skincare
What’s the largest organ in the body? The skin! Yep, it’s that important. And, it’s even more important to take good care of it.
Now please don’t shoot the messenger. This is simply what thousands of you on social media have asked me to do! Describe my skincare routine. Share the products I use.
At my young age, level 7 of life, I’ve been practicing skincare religiously. You can even check out what I was doing at the age of 45!
What is a Good Skincare Routine
The best morning skincare routine for me is one that’s predictable, simple and easy.
I follow these steps every morning come rain or shine. Cloudy days. Sunny days. Whatever.
I do make some adjustments for my daily skincare routine if I’m planning on going outdoors. Another adjustment I make is where I am located. If I’m at about sea level and at our coastal Carolina home where it’s humid, I know that my skin is getting more hydration.
However, if we’re in Colorado where it’s dry, well, that’s another story. I have to adjust to compensate for the dryness. This usually means that I’ll use a more intensive moisturizer.
Same with the sun block I’m using. If I’m going to be outdoors at eight to nine thousand feet elevation, I know that the sun rays are more intense and can be quicker to damage. So, again, I make adjustments in what I put on my skin to protect it. And, I always wear hats and sunglasses.
Best Skincare Routine
So, let’s talk about what I think is the best skincare routine for the morning. It’s different than my skincare routine at bedtime. And, if you’d like to check that out, then just click here!
With these steps, I usually wait about 30 to 60 seconds between each application. I might brush my teeth. Go make the bed. Throw a load of laundry in the washer. Anyhow, just a little time to let the application sink into the skin then on to the next step.
ALLY’S MORNING SKINCARE ROUTINE
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Sometimes I’ll rewash my face first thing in the morning with my Proven cleanser.
At other times, when I’m feeling really clean, it’s just simply, water. Many mornings all I do is splash cool water on my face. Maybe three splashes. Then I gently pat dry with a clean wash cloth.
My skin type allows me to have this flexibility. Now if you have oily skin, then you might want to use a cleanser every morning. For me, sometimes I do a quick cleanse and sometimes it’s simply cool refreshing water begins my morning.
My Product: PROVEN EYE CREAM
Your skin under and around your eyes is thin and delicate! You use your eyes all day and the surrounding muscles for things like blinking, squinting, etc.
Using an under eye cream specifically blended for evening and day is important to protect and help this skin.
My product every day is my Proven Daytime.
It has the combination of ingredients created specifically for my skin based upon my questionnaire results. In other words, it’s personalized skincare. My skincare type is unique to me as yours is to you. Therefore, why should we all use the very same products with the same ingredients. Make sense?
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And, yes, there is sunscreen/sun block in it, but if I’m going to be in more intense sunshine, then I do add more sun block, which is below.
2. Three alternate days a week, I’ll use my OS-O1 Face
Best way to explain it is that it’s like a skin ‘supplement’. Like you use supplements for your health, this is my supplement for my skin.
And, since you’re not using it every day, so it lasts longer. I use this three times a week applying it three times/week prior to my evening skincare.
Per the website: “The first skin longevity treatment that extends skin health on the molecular level to address aging from within. Formulated for areas of your skin that are most exposed to environmental damage, including your face, hands, and neck.”
Three alternate days a week I’ll also add more Vitamin C serum to my morning skincare.
Here’s what it addresses: PRO-HEAL SERUM ADVANCE+ contains healing properties featuring L-ascorbic acid (vitamin C), combined with a superior form of olive leaf extract & pure vitamins E and A. This serum is used as a restorative, super antioxidant, and reparative face serum.
If I’m going to be out in the sun for hours and especially at high elevations, I’ll double up on sunblock/sun screen. And, I’ll wear a hat and sunglasses.
This routine of alternating days between the OS-O1 Face and the Vitamin C Serum works for me.
Good Skincare Products
These are the products that I’m currently using. Over the decades of learning to take better care of my skin, I’ve tried a lot of products.
Keep in mind that products have changed dramatically, too, over the decades. When I was a teenager and in my 20s, there wasn’t much more than Ponds, Avon, Oil of Olay, Egyptian Magic and Vaseline. I can’t remember ever purchasing a sunscreen or sunblock.
Thank goodness I decided at about 26 that being a sun goddess wasn’t good for me. I just didn’t like the burn and peel and redness that it created. Plus, I felt like a piece of bacon frying in a hot cast iron skillet. Oh, the damage that causes!
Now, skin care products abound. So many choices. And, that’s where it gets complicated and confusing.
For me, I want natural. I want products that don’t have all those chemicals and bad things in them that aren’t good for your body. So, as I share with you my morning skincare routine, I’ll also share what I use.
My skin is mature yet vibrant. I want my skin care products to reflect those features.
Skin Care Brands
It’s never too late to start a healthy skincare regime. Remember it’s not just what you do on the outside, but on the inside too. Here are a few MUSTS:
- Don’t smoke. If you smoke, stop.
- Drink lots of water. Hydration is key to skin health.
- Eat healthy. Cut out junk food. Fast food. Lots of vegetables, meats and natural ingredients. Make sure your plate looks like the rainbow with lots of colors.
- Don’t worship the sun. It’s a real thrill kill for your skin.
- Be active. Move. Get exercise. Do something that involves activity, gardening, walking, biking, hiking, climbing steps. Just move.
- Sleep. Get consistent restful sleep. It’s when the body rejuvenates itself.
Just know that once you institute a routine for pampering your skin, it takes at least six to eight weeks to even see small minor changes. They’ll be subtle, but it’s happening.
Don’t be impatient. You’re in this for the long haul as in until the day you die. And, when you do, make sure someone does your routine on your face for you! You want to look your best as you float through those pearly gates! xoxx ally
- Step 1: Cleanser. Cleansing is arguably the most important step in a morning and evening skincare routine. …
- Step 2: Toner. …
- Step 3: Serum. …
- Step 4: Eye cream. …
- Step 5: Moisturizer. …
- Step 6: Face Mask.