Best Morning Skincare Routine

woman featuring her morning skincare routine of cleanser, under eye gels, moisturizer, toner and sunscreen

If you've ever gone down the skincare aisle at a store, tried to look online, or watched Tik Tok videos full of skincare routines, you're probably completely overwhelmed.

There are so many different products on the market that it's hard to know exactly what products to use and when to use them. Luckily, we are here to help you figure out the best morning skincare routine for your skin.

First, we must acknowledge that everyone's skin is unique. While it may take some time to figure out your perfect skincare routine, keep reading to learn more about what you should do every day to keep your skin looking young, healthy, and bright.

Step 1: Cleanse

Even if you wash your face at night before bed, you still need to wash it in the morning. You can do this in the shower to save yourself time, just be sure to rinse with lukewarm, not hot, water.

You may go to bed with a clean face, but unless you change your pillowcase daily, there is an accumulation of dirt, dead skin, oil, etc. on your pillowcase that ends up on your face while you sleep. Yikes!

Use a cleanser that's right for your skin type. There are many on the market, that focus on dry, oily or problem skin. 

Step 2: Tone

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After washing your face, you should use a toner to make sure your face is really free of dirt and oil. Toners can refresh your skin and depending on what type you choose, they can also help hydrate, exfoliate, and treat things like acne, dry skin, oily skin, and combination skin. 

Step 3: Eye Treatment

Treating your eyes helps prevent crepe-y-looking under eyes, dark circles, and crow's feet. The skin around our eyes is particularly thin and sensitive, especially underneath, so make sure to keep it hydrated. This may be the biggest over-looked secret to a healthy-looking face.

Hydrated skin looks bright and healthy and doesn't look sallow or dark. Pick a moisturizing eye treatment that focuses on your problem areas, whether they are fine lines, wrinkles, dry skin, puffy eyes, or under-eye circles. Not to toot our own horn, but Patchology has a fantastic set of under eye patches or under eye gels (whatever you want to call 'em). For morning routines, start with the Rejuvenating Eye Gels. Not only are they a fan fave, but they actual work. 

Step 4: Moisturize

woman applying moisturizer hydrating anti-aging skincare routine

Once you use a toner and any other products, such as serums for your skin or eyes, it's time to moisturize. The weather in your area as well as your skin type will help you decide what type of moisturizer you need. In the cold winter months, you may experience dry skin and need a thicker moisturizer to protect your face.

In the summer months, you may be better off with something lighter, particularly if the weather is hot and humid.

Step 5: Protect

Sunscreen is a non-negotiable when it comes to skincare. Even if it's cloudy or you're going to be indoors all day, you still need to protect your face with sunscreen that has an SPF of at least 30. If you must shorten your skincare routine, do not skip the sunscreen.

Protecting your skin from the sun is the number one way to keep you looking young. The sun causes fine lines, discoloration, hyperpigmentation, and other damage that quickly age you. Remember that tans fade but sun damage and wrinkles are forever.

Bonus: Other Effective Skin Care Products

If you have five minutes to add a quick boost to your routine, you can add in things like Facial Sheet Masks for hydration and treating things like acne, or even a mud mask to help remove impurities.

Do You Need to Freshen Up Your Skincare Routine?

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Does your skincare routine need an update? If you're noticing that your skin isn't as bright as it used to be, that you're experiencing breakouts, or you realize that it might be time to incorporate anti-aging products into your regimen, you should consider refreshing your products.

At Patchology, we have products for your face down to your feet. We are committed to sustainability and are certified climate neutral, meaning we offset 100% of our corporate carbon footprint. Many of our products are certified as cruelty-free by PETA.

Check out our products and get in touch if you have any questions about what's right for your skin.