With so many skincare products on the market, it can be overwhelming just figuring out what to put on our faces at the beginning of a new day – let alone figuring out what order to apply them! Well, I’m here to help with that today. After chatting with skincare experts and beauty bloggers over the years, I can now share what your morning skincare regimen should look like.
- No need for soap. While it’s tempting to want to suds up in the morning, there’s no need for it. Splash with some water, and gently pat dry your face with a towel. After all, you don’t want to wash off all those pricey potions you just applied to your face the night before!
- Apply oil. Just a few drops, that is. A good basic anti-aging oil to start with is any kind of rose oil, like Darphin Organic Rose Aromatic Care ($70). It diminishes fine lines, wrinkles and inflammation, as it softens your skin, and leaves you with a glowing complexion.
- Make a difference. Now that your skin is not only glowing, but also well-prepped to absorb powerful ingredients, apply a serum with vitamin C, such as Skinceuticals C E Ferulic ($162) which fights signs of aging, while treating sun spots, before you can even see them. That’s right – when used in conjunction with sunscreen, this almost-magical potion protects against free radicals, and stimulates skin’s defense against damage, which leads us to our next step…
- Sunscreen to start the day. Here’s a basic rule: don’t leave your house without applying sunscreen. Now, I’m not talking about the thick, chalky sunscreen of yesteryear – no, no – there are a slew of options out there now. One I love for its lightweight quality is Josie Maran Argan Daily Moisturizer SPF 47 ($32). I like this one because it’s formulated without parabens, sulfates and phthalates, and won’t make your makeup slide off. Plus, it was developed by a supermodel, who knows a thing or two about staying forever young!
Moll’s Bag Of Tricks: When it comes to applying daily sunscreen to your face, don’t just stop there. Think of applying it wherever age shows up first – this includes the neck, chest, décolletage and hands. This one simple step each and every day can make a big difference in helping your skin stay healthy, and helping you stay young-looking.