Morning Magic: Crafting Your Perfect AM Skincare Ritual

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Morning Magic: Crafting Your Perfect AM Skincare Ritual

If you’re hoping to achieve a glow that lasts all day, a morning skincare routine is essential. Ideally, it should be one that gives your skin everything that it needs to carry it through even the most stressful of days while also safeguarding your complexion against environmental damage.

How do you put together a morning skincare ritual that encompasses all of that? Here are some top tips from Lavelier:

Give Your Skin a Gentle Cleanse

Biology Mousse Cleanser

The very first step of your morning skincare should be to cleanse, even if your face doesn’t feel dirty. Overnight, dead skin cells, sebum, bacteria, and more will have piled up on your skin’s surface. You may not be able to see it but, trust us, it’s there. Dive straight into the rest of your morning skincare routine without cleansing and you’ll only push all of those unwanted particles deeper into your skin. Once there, they’ll wreak havoc, potentially causing a number of skin problems.

With that said, assuming that you cleansed before going to bed, your skin isn’t going to be quite as dirty as it is in the evenings. As a result, a gentler cleanser will suffice. Go with a formula that’s too harsh and you’ll only end up irritating your skin before the day has even begun.

To add a touch of decadence to your morning skincare regimen, give the Biology Mousse Cleanser from Lavelier a try. Rather than stripping your skin dry with its rich lather, it moisturizes and conditions, ensuring that your skin feels ultra-soft once you’re done. You can then switch to something a little more powerful in the evenings, just like the Lavelier Oceana Pore Perfection Polish.

Exfoliate If Necessary

Oceana Refining Coral Peel

Although exfoliation shouldn’t be a part of your morning skincare ritual every single day, it’s a great way to brighten up your complexion a couple of times a week. Even better, not only does it provide an instant glow, but exfoliation also benefits the skin in so many other ways. Do it regularly and you’ll be able to reduce the appearance of aging, fade the look of dark spots, firm and tighten your complexion, and so much more!

While that may be the case, many choose to save exfoliation for the evenings. Why? Because removing the outer layer of dead cells that are covering your skin means that your skin will temporarily be more vulnerable to environmental damage, including UV damage. 

This doesn’t mean that you should completely avoid exfoliating in the mornings – it just means that you need to use a gentle exfoliator that isn’t going to over-strip your skin.

That’s where the Lavelier Oceana Refining Coral Peel comes in. This formula combines gentle physical and chemical exfoliants to create a blend that effectively clears away dead skin without too much interference with the skin’s natural protective barrier. Even better, the numerous antioxidants in this formula will set your skin up beautifully for the day, ensuring that it feels safe and resilient.

Hydrate and Rebalance With a Toner

Marine Facial Toner

Although mornings can sometimes be hectic, making the time to add a toner to your morning skincare routine can be extremely beneficial in a few ways.

Firstly, toners are great for rebalancing the pH level on the skin’s surface. Cleansing, as well as exfoliating, throws this off. This is down to how cleansing agents have a very different pH from that of the skin. Leaving it off balance will only cause trouble for your skin in the future, resulting in everything from extreme dryness to an increase in acne breakouts. A toner will help to prevent the appearance of these issues, keeping the pH of your skin’s surface on track.

Some toners are also loved for how hydrating they are. Sure, many toners are infamous for doing the opposite, meaning drying out the skin. However, find yourself an alcohol-free formula, just like the Lavelier Marine Facial Toner, and you won’t have to worry about that. This toner is brimming with hydrating ingredients, including aloe vera leaf juice and coral seaweed extract. It also contains ingredients that can soothe the feeling of irritation and inflammation. This will leave your skin looking brighter and more even while preparing it to fully receive the rest of your morning skincare routine.

Antioxidant Serums For the Win

Oceana VitaGlow C Sérum

Environmental damage is something that everyone should be concerned about. In this day and age, there’s no getting away from it. Not only do you need to worry about the sun (which we’ll talk about in more detail later) but everything from pollution to household chemicals can also cause problems for your skin. The result of this is free radical damage, meaning that the onset of wrinkles, discoloration, sagging, and more will all be sped up.

Fortunately, there’s a way that you can put a stop to the appearance of these issues…

This is where antioxidants save the day. These potent compounds work to keep the skin feeling protected against free radical damage. Of course, they can’t completely protect your complexion but, if any signs of damage make an appearance, antioxidants will also help to repair those visible problems, keeping your skin looking bright and healthy.

All of the products that we’ve featured so far are full of antioxidants. However, ideally, you should also be adding an antioxidant serum to your morning skincare routine. 

At Lavelier, we have a few to choose from. Our Oceana VitaGlow C Serum is particularly popular. It’s packed with two types of vitamin C, an ingredient that has been proven to boast potent antioxidant properties. It also features vitamins A and E, both of which are also antioxidants, plus several antioxidant-rich botanical extracts and oils.

If you already have a go-to vitamin C serum, consider the Lavelier Nano Gold Serum instead. This formula contains a range of plant-derived antioxidants. From green tea to calendula to coral seaweed, each of these ingredients provides a rich array of antioxidant compounds.

Wake Your Eye Area Up

Oceana Wrinkle Reset Serum-1

Do you often find that your eyes continue to look tired and sleepy in the mornings, even once you feel wide awake? If so, your area would benefit from some extra attention in your morning skincare ritual. The skin here is much thinner than the skin elsewhere on the face, meaning that this area can take longer to recover from a late night or from the environmental damage that it experienced the previous day.

So, what can you do to get your eye area looking bright and perky?

Start with a hydrating eye serum, such as the Oceana Wrinkle Reset Eye Lift Serum from Lavelier. Although primarily designed to reduce the appearance of crow’s feet and other lines around the eyes, this serum’s many hydrating ingredients will immediately give your eye area a plumper and fuller finish. 

Then, follow this up with an eye cream. Again, look for a hydrating and moisturizing formula, just like the Eye Firming Concentrate from Lavelier. This cream also contains caffeine, an ingredient that’s extremely beneficial for the eye area. In the same way that you might turn to caffeine in the mornings to kickstart your day, applying it to your skin will help to perk up your complexion, leaving it looking bright and revived.

Seal With a Moisturizer

Hydrotherm Completion Creme

Now that you’ve applied all of the lighter products in your morning skincare routine, it’s time to seal everything in with a moisturizer. Creams are fantastic for forming a barrier over the skin’s surface. Not only will this help to prevent environmental impurities from entering into your skin’s deeper layers but it will also stop moisture, along with the other ingredients that you’ve applied, from evaporating into the air quite so quickly.

Of course, you don’t want to be using too heavy a moisturizer in your morning skincare routine, especially if you plan on wearing makeup over the top. Lightweight formulas tend to be best for daytime use, which is why so many people have been flocking to the Lavelier Moisture Allure Cream. This water-based, oil-free formula sinks into the skin quickly, giving the skin a fresh and dewy finish.

Our HydroTherm Completion Creme is another one of our bestsellers. Again, it’s light and silky. It won’t leave your skin feeling heavy or greasy throughout the day. Instead, it will moisturize your skin while making your pores look invisible, leaving you with a much smoother and clearer complexion.

Don’t Forget About Sun Protection

Divine Day Defense SPF30

Even if you skip some of the steps that we’ve shared above, one non-negotiable product that you need to include in your morning skincare routine is SPF. 

Unfortunately, even though it’s common knowledge that the sun is responsible for up to 80% of the visible signs of aging that develop on the face, many still dislike using sunscreen. Why? Because many of the formulas out there feel sticky when applied. Some also leave the skin looking ghostly white – not a good look!

One way to get around this is by using an SPF moisturizer instead of a dedicated sunscreen. These formulas are usually much lighter – just like a regular moisturizer. However, they also contain UV filters that enable them to protect your skin from sun damage in the same way that a dedicated sunscreen would.

Even better, find a good SPF moisturizer, such as the Lavelier Divine Day Defense SPF 30, and you’ll be able to skip a stage of your morning skincare routine. Rather than having to apply a moisturizer and then a sunscreen, this product will do the job of both. Of course, just like with any sunscreen, this formula will only provide protection for a couple of hours. So, keep the jar with you throughout the day so that you can top up when necessary! 

Creating the Perfect Morning Skincare Routine With Lavelier

As you can see, everything that you need to create the perfect morning skincare routine can be found at Lavelier. The steps that we’ve shared above will help to give you a smooth, bright, and glowing complexion that will last all day long. The numerous vitamins and antioxidants that you’ll be giving to your skin through the products that we’ve featured will also help to keep your skin looking fresh and youthful for many more years to come!

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