AM ROUTINE The Gentle Cleanse First things first! A gentle cleanse takes priority. As a general rule of thumb, cleansing occurs twice daily—with the most common exception being those who have very dry skin. If you find yourself in this category, a simple splash of water in the morning will suffice to remove any oil or sweat from the night.
AM ROUTINE The Antioxidant Serum Essentially, antioxidants protect against free radicals that break down the collagen in our skin. Free radical damage can appear in the form of dark spots, fine lines and sagging skin. In our efforts to preserve our collagen stores, the most common antioxidant serum you can easily add to your morning regimen is vitamin C.
AM ROUTINE The Moisturiser Even if you have oily skin, the basis of a good skincare regimen always includes a moisturiser. Choosing a moisturiser is certainly based on personal preference, however, most skin types will tolerate an oil-free, fragrance-free moisturiser. When on the hunt for your favourite moisturiser, think about what you’re looking for and build from there.
PM ROUTINE The Double Cleanse Properly taking the day off sets you up for all your skincare investments. Unfortunately, you won’t be able to take off SPF, makeup, oil, sweat and debris in one wash. So, rightly, it calls for a double cleanse. Typically, a double cleanse consists of an oil or balm cleanser first, followed by your cleanser of choice.
PM ROUTINE The Targeted Treatment After your base is fresh, cleansed and ready to go, you can view your nighttime serum as a corrective treatment. This can look like addressing concerns such as hydration, sensitivity, redness, hyperpigmentation and ageing. Two of the most common treatments to reach for are retinol and a chemical exfoliant.