For many of us, mornings are the busiest time of the day. Between getting ready and rushing off to work, or making sure that children are in the right places at the right time, it’s easy to think that a quick splash of the face is all you have time for. However, putting together a simple morning skin care routine is a great way to take some time for yourself, regardless of whether you have 2 or 25 minutes to spare. Follow these quick and simple steps to give your skin some TLC and start your day right.
Why A Morning Skin Care Routine Is Important
Getting into the habit of a daily morning skin care routine is a great way to take some time for yourself and make skin look and feel its best. A simple but effective routine should cleanse, treat and moisturise, so that skin is ready to face the day ahead.
Your Morning Skin Care Routine
Step 1: Cleanse
Cleansing is an essential step of any morning skin care routine. It removes residue from your evening skincare routine and dirt that has settled onto skin overnight. It’s important to cleanse without stripping the face of essential oils, as this can damage the skin’s natural moisture barrier.
Our Polishing Hot Cloth Cleanser is suitable for all skin types and is the perfect face wash for a daily skincare routine. A unique blend of Cocoa Butter, Jojoba and Coconut Oils, and Beeswax nourishes and moisturises, while the muslin cloth gently exfoliates to lend the complexion an instantly brighter appearance.
Step 2: Tone
After cleansing, sweep a toner-soaked cotton pad over the face, avoiding the eye area to rebalance and soothe the skin.
The Sanctuary Spa Daily Glow Radiance Tonic provides 3 benefits in 1 with its exfoliating, re-texturising and brightening properties. Soothing Liquorice makes this toner gentle enough for daily use on all skin types, while glow-giving Vitamin B3 and 5% Glycolic Acid ensure that skin is primed for the day.
Step 3: Moisturise and protect with SPF
Arguably the most important step of any morning skincare routine is moisturiser and SPF protection. You should never leave the house without wearing SPF – even in winter!
Luckily our Protect and Illuminate SPF15 Moisture Lotion not only hydrates with luxurious Shea Butter, but provides all-important sun protection too.
Those who struggle with a particularly dry skin type can add a few drops of our powerful Hyaluronic Wonder Oil Serum into their SPF moisturiser for a deeply hydrating treat.
Therapist Tip: Remember to reapply SPF regularly throughout the day to top up sun protection. Use half a teaspoon-sized amount to cover the face and neck.
An extra treat
By following the three simple steps above, your morning skin care routine will maintain beautifully fresh skin.
On days when you have a little extra time, why not add quick treatment to your morning skin care routine?
With delightful Kakadu Plum and brightening Vitamin C, our illuminating 1 Minute Daily Glow Mask is perfect for those mornings when you have a few extra minutes. Simply smooth over clean, dry skin before showering and leave to work its magic for 1 minute. Then rinse as part of your morning shower routine.
And there you have it, a morning face routine in 3 simple steps. Spending a little time on yourself in the morning can really help to set you up for a great day. If you’re feeling inspired, have a look at our Build Your Own Skincare Routine tool to create your perfect morning skin care routine.
Follow our 5-step night skincare routine and wake up to healthier, brighter skin.