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The Best Morning Skin Routine

When it comes to your morning skincare mantra, do you like to grab an on-the-go cleansing wipe? Or do you prefer the freshening feel of a splash-off face wash? To help find the right morning skin routine for you, we’ve put together some handy tips to get you (and your skin) off to a glowing start.


1. Start your morning skin routine slowly

There’s nothing worse than missing an alarm and having to rush. We like to make our mornings matter and a simple skincare routine can bring back the ritual of easing into the day. Why not leave a full, covered glass of lemon water next to your bed? Set your alarm 10 minutes earlier and drink on waking for a hydrating, zesty wake up call, while you snuggle under the covers for an extra few minutes.

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2. Time to wash your face

Should you wash your face in the morning? We say yes! Overnight, skin renews and cell production increases, meaning there’s reason to cleanse and refresh in the morning. Cleansing first thing wakes up sleepy skin, removes oil, dead skin cells, impurities from pores, and gives you a balanced base ready for your next skincare steps. 


3. Find your best cleanser

What to choose? That depends on you! Splash-happy? Pick a foaming, Simple® Kind to Skin Moisturising Facial Wash, free from harsh chemicals but enriched with skin-boosting ingredients like Pro-vitamin B5. It’s also hydrating and rinses off with water. Prefer to cleanse with a cotton pad? Simple Kind to Skin Micellar Cleansing Water means no need to rinse and it’s a perfect cleanser for the morning as you can refresh in seconds and it’s easy-peasy to use. Whatever you choose, our tip is to cleanse before you hit the shower. Too hot water can strip skin of much-needed moisture.

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4. To tone or not to tone

It's a personal preference but toning can sweep away any last traces of make-up (from last nigh) and reduce the appearance of pores. A toner can also sweep away any last traces of make-up (from last night) or oil with ingredients like Witch Hazel. Simple Kind to Skin Soothing Facial Toner also includes Chamomile, which is known to soothe the skin.

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5. Time is of the essence

For moisturisers to work their best, apply them within a few minutes of stepping out of the shower. This way, This way, your skin will lock in moisture from your shower and retains it in your skin. When picking a moisturiser in the morning, try one with an SPF. Even if it’s not sunny outside, a moisturiser with a built in SPF, like Simple Kind to Skin Vital Vitamin Day Cream with SPF 15, is a good idea for a little extra protection against invisible, skin-harming rays.


6. Be kind to your skin at the breakfast table

It’s time for breakfast! Some additions to your morning smoothie can be your skin’s best friend. Blueberries? Packed with Vitamin K and Vitamin C, and also known for their antioxidant benefits. Lovely mangoes? Well-known to include skin-loving antioxidants like Beta-carotene. Adding a glass of water (or a few blocks of ice!) to your smoothies is a good way to up your daily intake of H2O, too.

A glass of blueberry smoothie with fruit on a wooden table

Even if it’s just a quick refresher with a facial cleansing wipe, your morning skincare routine should always get you going on a fresh, glowy note. And with these tips? It will!