What is Your Morning Skincare Routine?
After you’ve settled into your nighttime skincare routine, it’s time to upgrade your morning routine as well. As men and women grow older, other priorities may take precedence over properly exfoliating and using the right products that the skin needs. You might grab a granola bar instead of taking the time to make a well-balanced breakfast or you might simply splash some water on our face before running out the door instead of using a hydrating face wash. But as we get deeper into our 30s, 40s, or 50s, the morning is a great time to prepare our skin for the day. At iderma, we created a professional skin care product that can easily be used to start your morning — our LED light-therapy masque. First, here are some fantastic steps you can take to help your skin looks its best throughout the day and the years.
You’re probably well aware that the sun can have powerful effects on your skin, but are you doing anything to prevent it? Sure, you may apply some sunscreen before you hit the beach or when you know you’re going to be spending a lot of time outside, but what about every other day? Even on days when you’re stuck in the office or when the forecast predicts a cloudy sky, it’s still important to make a habit of using sunscreen. Because UV rays from the sun can speed up the breakdown of collagen, your skin becomes less firm and more prone to wrinkling. The sun also affects the production of Vitamin A, which is in many professional skin care products and helps with cell growth. So if you aren’t using sunscreen already, start today.
As you’ll know from reading our last blog, keeping your body hydrated can go a long way in protecting the structure of your skin. This is an especially important step to include in your morning routine, as your body has spent the last eight hours (or five if you’re really busy) without any water intake. Replenish your body with essential nutrients by drinking a full glass of water as soon as you wake up. The additional hydro can fuel the layers of your skin that aid in cell growth. New cells can help minimize wrinkles and fine lines by providing a solid base for the epidermis of your skin.
This step is important for both nighttime and morning routines. As new cells are pushed up through the epidermis, the older skin cells on top make your skin appear dull and lifeless, and can make your pores look larger. Exfoliating allows the dirt, grime, and dead skin that accumulated over night to be scrubbed off. When shopping for an exfoliator, look for a professional skin care product that has quality ingredients and be sure to gently scrub a small amount over your skin.
Drop the Cleanser
If makeup is removed at night like it should be, there’s no need to use a cleanser in the morning. Using soap will only further strip the moisture and oils from the surface of the skin that protect it. If you’re in your 40s or beyond, use a toner in the morning that will help balance the pH level of your skin and prepare it for a moisturizer.
Moisturize, Moisturize, Moisturize
When heading into your 40s, oil production and estrogen levels tend to decrease. To combat this, look for a high-quality professional skin care product that includes ceramides and natural lipids. When ceramide levels are low, it leaves you with dry, damaged skin. So use a moisturizer that will prevent any additional water loss and replenish the skin with essential oils.
Apply an Eye Cream
It can be overwhelming shopping for a professional skin care product that you can use around your eyes, but as you get older, this step becomes increasingly important. In your 30s, about 10 percent of collagen is lost under the eyes. You know what that means — wrinkles, dark circles, and crow’s feet. The LED light treatment masque at iderma works wonders at boosting the production of collagen.
Add a Serum
Your body, and even your skin, loves antioxidants. When used regularly, a professional skin care product that includes Vitamin C will help fight free radicals that quicken the wrinkling process. By using a serum, you can also reduce inflammation and even out your skin tone.
LED Light Therapy
If you want to really prepare your skin for the day, try iderma’s LED light treatment masque. Just three to four, eight-minute sessions per week is all you need to give your skin a more youthful appearance. The wavelengths of red and infrared light will penetrate the skin to stimulate cell growth and the production of collagen. This means smaller wrinkles, fewer fine lines, minimized inflammation, and even lighter-colored age spots. You can continue using the above tips in the morning on days when you don't use the light-therapy masque and you’ll notice a significant difference in the look and feel of your skin.
Learn more about how our LED youth restoring masque works here and see for yourself how well it works to improve your skin. For a professional skin care product that you can trust, use iderma.