How to Create a Morning Skin Care Routine for Glowing Skin

woman with beautiful skin from her skin care routineBeautiful, glowing skin takes work to achieve. Not only must you use the right types of skin care products, but you need to apply them in the right order. We’ve created the following list to help ensure you’re including all of the right products in your morning skin care routine.

1. Use a Cleansing Oil

It’s important to get rid of any dirt that built up overnight, as well as any product remaining on your face that you applied before bedtime. Using a cleansing oil will not only accomplish this goal, but it will soften your skin.

2. Follow Up with a Water-Based Cleanser

The next step in your routine should be to use a non-oily cleanser that will provide deep cleaning benefits. This will ensure all remaining dirt and debris gets cleared away. Make sure to choose a soothing, low-pH cleanser that won’t irritate your skin.

3. Apply a Toner

Using a toner is a crucial component to your skin care routine. It helps remove any oil and dirt what wasn’t cleared away by the cleanser. It will also provide the following benefits:

  • Shrinks your pores
  • Balances the pH level of your skin
  • Prevents your skin from producing excess oil

4. Use a Serum

Serums are concentrated solutions specially designed to address a specific skin issue. The right serum for you will depend on your unique skin type and condition. Dr. Greene can recommend the ideal serum for you during your skin care consultation.

5. Moisturize

Using a moisturizer is a crucial component to any skin care routine. It protects your skin from becoming dried out during the day. Depending on your skin type, you’ll want to use either a creamy moisturizing lotion or a water-based gel. Dr. Greene will let you know which type of moisturizer is best for you during your consultation.

6. Apply Sunscreen

The sun’s harmful UV rays can damage your skin, resulting in the development of fine lines, wrinkles and sun spots. Using sunscreen with SPF 40 or higher will help protect your skin from damage caused by the sun.

7. Eye Cream to Maintain Youthful Eyes

The skin below your eyes is very thin, making it particularly susceptible to signs of aging. Using an eye cream will help address signs of aging in the area, including wrinkles, puffiness and dark circles.

8. Finish with a Primer

It’s always good to use a primer before applying foundation and makeup. It will make these products glide on smoother and last longer.

Schedule a Consultation

Dr. Greene and his staff of master aestheticians can help you design a customized skin care routine that is right for your skin type and condition. They’ll recommend the best medical-grade skin care products to ensure you achieve the glowing, radiant skin you desire.

Please contact Advanced Dermatology and Laser Institute of Seattle using the form on this page or call 206-402-4797 today to schedule a consultation. We serve patients in the Seattle, Washington area.