Moll’s Beauty Bag: Morning Skincare Musts

07.23.15

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.

 

  1. 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!
  2. 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.Oil
  3. 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…CE
  4. 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!JMaran

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.