It’s easy to neglect the morning routine, especially when life gets busy and sleep more scarce - after all, our morning skincare routine eats into valuable snooze time, right?

We understand the temptation to rely on makeup to wake your skin up. However, taking the time to work a good skin care routine into your morning will help you achieve naturally flawless skin in just a few simple steps. Read on for our top tips to getting radiant skin from the moment you step out of bed.


Step 1. Clean up your act

Start by thoroughly cleansing your skin to remove any dirt or oil that may have built-up overnight. For a cleanser that purifies without being too harsh on your skin, try our Pure Active Micellar Cleansing Water. Micellar water attracts dirt, oil and other impurities, without taking any of your skin’s surface moisture with it. The perfect way to start your day, this all-in-one powerhouse formula is a beauty weapon like no other. There’s no need to rinse.


Step 2. Tone your skin

For the second step in our morning skincare routine, it’s time to reach for the toner.

Applying a toner to your skin can shrink your pores and infuse your skin with moisture. Your toner also shifts any dirt, oil or impurities that may linger after cleansing, making it a step that shouldn’t be missed.

For great results, include our Refreshing Botanical Toner with Aloe Extract into your morning routine. This botanical toner reveals a natural glow, leaving your skin feeling beautifully purified and refreshed.


Step 3. Time for the beauty serum

It’s called beauty serum for a reason. Serums are designed to reduce the signs of ageing, while softening wrinkles and eliminating blemishes, all before you’ve even had your morning coffee.

Try our UltraLift Complete Beauty Serum. This innovative formula will leave your skin radiant all day long.
Place small dots of the serum formula across your face before massaging it into your skin. There are no particular areas you need to avoid, but give special attention to any unwanted wrinkles or blemishes.

Once the serum has been applied, lightly tap your skin with your fingertips for half a minute. This will allow it to sink deeper into your skin and wakes your skin up for the day.


Step 4. Moisturising is key

Applying a good quality moisturiser will leave your skin feeling hydrated and nourished throughout the day. The best option for you will depend on your skin type and specific needs.

For those with an oily complexion, try the Garnier Pure Active Matte Control moisturiser. It gives up to 8 hours relief from shine. Alternatively, there’s our Moisture Bomb Day Cream, which is great for dry, dehydrated skin.

If you’re still working off the effects of an early start, give your skin a much-needed boost with our Miracle Wake Up Cream. This is perfect for skin that’s showing signs of fatigue and ageing. It’ll awaken your skin, leaving it feeling rejuvenated and ready for the day ahead.


Step 5. Remember your sunscreen

UVA and UVB rays from the sun have a massive impact on the health of your skin, even when it’s cloudy. Applying sunscreen daily will protect your skin from damage and help prevent the visible signs of ageing.

Avoid the temptation to apply sunscreen before you moisturise. Applying your moisturiser over your cream could prevent your sunscreen from working its best by disrupting the even coverage.

We recommend using our Ambre Solaire Ultra-Hydrating Sun Cream SPF15. This ultra-hydrating formula helps to protect against the drying effects of the sun for a soft and hydrating finish.

Make sure you apply just enough sunscreen to protect your skin, without undoing all the cleansing work you’ve just done. If your skin is particularly UV sensitive then our Ambre Solaire Sensitive Face and Neck Sun Cream SPF50+ will work best for you.


Step 6. Be gentle around your eyes

The most sensitive part of your face lies under your eyes, and this is also the area that tends to show the most signs of ageing. These areas are delicate, so give it some tender loving care in the mornings. Our eye creams are designed to address a range of issues, including wrinkles and dark circles.

We love the Garnier Miracle Eye Cream with SPF 20, which helps to protect the delicate skin around the eyes, while reducing the signs of crows feet.

With eye cream, a little goes a long way. Squeeze a little blob onto your fingertip and lightly dot it around the orbital bone, situated just below your eye lids. Gently massage it in, and give the area a light tap with your fingers to allow the cream to sink deeper into your skin


Step 7. Finish up in just five seconds

The perfect way to finish your morning skincare routine is to apply our Five Second Perfect Blur. This will complement our previous steps, while acting as a priming base for your makeup. Further reducing wrinkles, imperfections and any blocked pores, massaging a small amount of Five Second Perfect Blur into your skin will leave your skin looking immediately perfected.

So there we have it, the key to maintaining healthy skin is a simple routine, which involves setting aside just a few morning minutes to re-nourish your skin. A few minutes of care and attention will prepare your skin for the day ahead.

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