Did you know sleep is your skin's restorative period? This is when your skin cells recover and reboot. During the day on the other hand, your skin cells are busy working to fight free radical damage and protect your skin against UV rays and other environmental aggressors.* This is why a proper morning routine is essential to preparing your skin for the day ahead.
Your morning skincare routine should provide your skin with the nutrients and moisture it needs to create a strong skin barrier and stay protected - no matter what your day holds.
Healthy skin means something different to everyone - whether it’s plumpness, hydration or clear and even skin. There is no secret to healthy skin, but a good, consistent routine is essential.
Consistency in a skincare routine is an extremely important factor. You brush your teeth every day to maintain your teeth and gum health - you should be treating your skin with the same daily attention. We turn over 30,000 to 40,000 skin cells a day, which means adopting a daily skincare routine is key to supporting healthy, protected skin.
The basis of your skincare routine should be centered around these three simple steps -
When you first wake-up and jump into the shower or bath, splash your skin with some cold water to kickstart your skin’s circulation. The first step in your skincare routine is all about prepping your skin and getting it ready for steps 2 and 3.
Cleanse your skin to remove any dirt and oils that are lying on the skin’s surface. A great first step in your skincare routine to achieve hydrated, healthy skin is our Super Hydrating Body Cleanser, a creamy moisturising body wash formulated to create a light lather to gently cleanse your skin.
Removing dirt and bacteria without stripping the skin of its natural oils - meaning it’s safe to use as part of your daily routine, and great for people with sensitive or dry skin. It is also fragrance free, soap free, colour free and pH balanced to gently cleanse your skin every morning.
The second step in your morning skincare routine is our Super Hydrating Shower & Bath Oil. An advanced, multipurpose 3 in 1 daily cleansing treatment. This oil provides an additional layer of cleansing, unclogging your pores for a deeper clean as well as some serious hydration.
The fast absorbing oil hydrates the whole body and relieves skin tightness so you can jump straight into your day knowing your skin is nourished and protected. Our daily cleansing treatment oil also re-balances moisture levels, providing continuous hydration throughout the day to support your skin’s health and natural defences. Helping to relieve skin irritations, protect and repair your skin so you can start the day with instantly soft, smooth and supple skin. Even better, our Super Hydrating Shower & Bath Oil can be used wet or dry for maximum convenience.
Moisturising is the key to keeping your skin feeling soft as well as helping to reduce the appearance of fine lines and creating a smoother skin texture.
For the third step in our morning skincare routine, we recommend our Super Hydrating Intensive Cream for those areas in need of a little extra TLC. This rich, protective body cream provides intense 24 hour hydration to dry skin, including extra dry and cracked skin on areas like heels, elbows and knees, creating a protective barrier to lock moisture in.
Finally, make sure you apply SPF as part of your daily routine to prevent damage from the harsh Australian sun! We love Natural Instinct Invisible Natural Sunscreen SPF30.
There you go, you’re ready to kick start your day with healthy, happy skin.
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*1. International Journal of Molecular sciences (UV Radiation on Skin):
** Jama Dermatology (https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamadermatology/article-abstract/529429