Each day is an opportunity to reset and set good intentions, especially when it comes to your skincare routine. Start your day with a clean slate and clean skin with our tried and trusted morning skincare routine order.
If you love layering on a nourishing cream and serum as part of your night-time skincare routine before bed, starting your morning with a gentle cleanser is a must. Bacteria and dead skin cells can build up throughout the night, which can clog your pores and encourage breakouts during the day if you don’t help to remove them first thing. If you’re a fan of a morning workout, cleansing your skin before applying your moisturiser is non-negotiable, too. Sweat can mix with dirt and bacteria on your skin from your pillow or you’ve picked up in the gym and also cause blemishes.
Gently massage a coin-sized amount of Lancôme’s Clarifique pore-refining cleansing foam into your face before rinsing with lukewarm water to help your skin look and feel comfortable and clear. It’s enriched with French beech bud extract and salicylic acid to help remove daily impurities while refining the skin’s surface.
The sidekick to your favourite cleanser, your toner helps to remove any excess oil, dirt and makeup that your cleanser may have missed. As well as leaving your skin feeling refreshed, a good toner can help to minimise the appearance of pores and soothe dull skin, preparing it for the nourishing ingredients that come next.
Enriched with acacia honey and sweet almond oil, Lancôme Tonique Confort hydrating toner is as effective at comforting your skin as it is cleansing it of impurities.
Small but mighty, serums offer a more concentrated dose of active ingredients than your cleanser and moisturiser. They can also penetrate the surface of the skin for optimum results.
Twenty years in the making, our Advanced Génifique hydrating serum not only perks up tired skin with its mix of nourishing hyaluronic acid and seven prebiotic and probiotic-derived extracts that work in affinity with your skin, it also helps to strengthen and repair your natural moisture barrier to keep it protected throughout the day.
Morning Eye Cream
While adding an eye cream to your morning routine might sound like an unnecessary step when you’re following it with a moisturiser, the delicate skin around your eyes is thinner than the rest of your face so needs all the TLC it can get. As your eyes also get a daily workout from smiling, squinting and blinking, the skin around your eyes can be the first to shows signs of ageing and give it away if you had a later evening than planned.
Fortunately, Lancôme Génifique Light Pearl eye serum has all the caffeine you need to perk up tired eyes. Combined with its flexible applicator, it also instantly cools and depuffs eyes eye bags for a more reenergised, brighter appearance.
Just as our bodies need to stay hydrated throughout the day, so too does our skin. That’s where our trusty daily moisturiser comes in, helping to give skin a nourishing boost and feel more comfortable while also keeping our skin barrier functioning properly to protect from external aggressors such as UV rays and pollution.
What moisturiser works best for you will depend on your skin type. In the warmer months and during the day, we recommend choosing a lightweight formula to keep you looking fresh while offering the hydration you need.
Morning SPF Cream
Ask any dermatologist what you should be doing to prevent skin damage and we bet wearing an SPF daily is top of their list. Even in the rainiest of countries (England, we’re looking at you) and when you’re indoors, you need to layer on protection from damaging UVA and UVB rays, which are the main culprit for premature skin ageing.
While your evening skincare routine gets to work on your skin’s recovery, your morning routine helps to clear away any leftover products and dirt from the night before. More importantly, it also protects your skin from UV exposure and pollution, so your evening products don’t have to work even harder.
How should I layer morning skincare?
Whether you’re a seven-step person or just apply the basics, the most important thing about your morning skincare routine is getting the order right. You need a blank canvas to work with, so always cleanse and tone first. Applying SPF should be the final step in any routine, too. To help you remember the order of products in between these stages, the general rule is to apply the lightest formulas first. You want your lightweight serums to penetrate deeply, before layering on your thicker creams.
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