With so many products available and advice for following complicated facial skincare regimens, it can be hard to develop a care routine that suits you. One way to make this easier is a simple divide between morning and night. And it’s worth noting that these routines aren’t just about the products you use, because there are lots of ways to care for your skin.
In the morning
This is often the hardest time to stick to healthy habits, with the rush to get ourselves ready to head out the door. But it’s also a really important time for some of the things that might benefit your complexion.
A good breakfast can contribute greatly to skin health, by giving us nutrients that help to nourish it. Try incorporating some water-rich seasonal fruit in a smoothie or on cereal, or some antioxidant-rich berries. If you prefer savoury options, you could add some sustainably sourced seafood such as salmon to an egg dish or on toast. Starting with some water at breakfast time and continuing some hydration during the day is also said to contribute to healthy skin.
Circulation and cleansing
If you exercise in the morning, your skin is able to benefit from the increased blood flow to the face and healthier circulation. Showering in the morning also serves more than one purpose – it can help with circulation and with cleansing – a hot shower will open your pores in preparation for applying skincare. It will also remove any dust or dirt built up from bedding during sleep. If you exfoliate, consider cleansing again afterwards so that loose skin cells don’t affect the application of skincare.
Following your morning shower, using a cleanser suited to your skin type is a good habit to get into. The SKIN by ecostore range includes a gentle cleanser and a purifying cleanser, both for to normal to dry skin. This can be followed by a moisturiser to keep your skin nourished and protected during the day – this is where you might try our light moisturiser if you have combination to oily skin, or our hydrating moisturiser if your skin type is normal to dry.
Night time skin care is all about replenishing after the effects of weather and other activities during our day. Cleansing is an important step to remove makeup, buildup, dead skin cells and excess oil. Exfoliation may be another step, but make sure your skin isn’t showing signs of dryness from over-exfoliating. Moisturising for your skin type can be repeated at night to continue to hydrate it.
SKIN by ecostore products you might consider using at night are the purifying cleanser, to ensure all makeup and buildup are removed, along with the replenishing night cream, which is designed for all skin types.