Ultimate Guide To The Best Morning Skincare Routine Ever!

Starting the day with a therapeutic skin regimen is the perfect way to keep your skin fresh and feel great. It's never too late to begin a skin care regimen and prepare your skin to embrace the world. We've taken out the guesswork with the ultimate guide to the best morning skin care routine ever - psst, the secret is to add SPF every day! We also offer recommendations for professional products available through your dermatologist as well as over-the-counter options.

Step 1: Wash

Start with a cleanser to remove traces of dirt and excess oil from your skin. Massage it gently on your face in circular motions and wash it off with lukewarm water. Pat your face dry with a clean towel.

  • Over-The-Counter options: CeraVe Hydrating Cleanser and Neutrogena Hydro Boost Cleanser.

  • Professional options: Epionce Gentle Foaming Cleanser and Alastin Gentle Cleanser.

Step 2: Topical Vitamin Serum

Apply a topical vitamin serum, like Vitamin C, to promote collagen production and reduce fine lines and wrinkles. Vitamin C creates an anti-inflammatory response to decrease redness and inflammation over time.

  • Over-the-counter options: CeraVe Skin Renewing Vitamin C Serum.

  • Professional options: Epionce Intense Defense Serum (Vitamins A, B, C, D, and E) or Revision C+ Correcting Complex.

Step 3: Moisturize

Moisturize every day, especially during dry winter months, to prevent dryness and protect your skin from irritation. Take a few large dabs of moisturizer and smoothly pat it over your face and neck, massaging it into your skin until it's absorbed.

  • Over-the-counter options: CeraVe Daily Moisturizing Lotion or La Roche Posay Double Repair Moisturizer.

  • Professional options: Epionce Renewal Facial Lotion and Alastin Restorative Skin Complex.

Step 4: Don't Forget the SPF!

Lastly, no morning routine is complete without applying an SPF 30 sunscreen or higher for sun protection. Wearing sunscreen every day is the best and easiest way to protect your skin. It prevents sunburns, skin cancer and premature aging. If directly in the sun, reapply every 2-3 hours.

  • Over-the-counter options: Neutrogena Ultra Sheer SPF 50 or CeraVe Hydrating Sunscreen SPF 30.

  • Professional options: ISDIN Eryfotona Actinica, Eryfotona Ageless or Colorescience Face Shield.

These skin care steps will help you start off the day right and your skin will thank you. Moreover, if you follow the steps regularly, you will notice a significant improvement in skin health. So, make sure you repeat the morning skin care routine every day.

**All professional products available at Beaird Dermatology**