Hydrating mist, antioxidant serum, moisturizer, eye cream, sun balm, cleanser…
That’s just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to skincare routine options.
We’re going to let you in on a secret.
Your skin probably won’t need a twelve-step skincare routine.
(Yes, we realize that’s a bold statement to make as a nontoxic skincare brand.)
But hear us out: undisturbed, your skin intuitively knows how to maintain homeostasis.
When pollution, toxins, hormone imbalances, and processed foods enter the scene, we start to see issues—and a hoomulti-step skincare routine can be a powerful healing tool.
But the goal of your skincare routine should be to restore balance.
Heal the skin barrier.
Boost the microbiome.
Our goal isn’t to keep you constantly needing a twelve-step skincare routine or have you chasing the “perfect formula” for your skin.
Our goal is to give your skin the tools it needs to rebuild and restore.
Once this happens, your skincare routine will become a lot easier.
Less desperation, more pampering.
Less damage control and more protection, hydration and nutrients to the skin.
With this philosophy as our cornerstone, let’s discuss morning skincare routines, night skincare routines, and when to use one or both.
Should You Have a Morning and Night Skincare Routine?
Yes and no.
Doing a skincare routine twice daily is helpful for those fighting active skincare issues and for people who enjoy an extra dose of pampering.
(Translation: if you want to double up your skincare routine, don’t let anyone stop you.)
But don’t worry, twice-daily skincare isn’t required. If you want to prioritize other things in the morning, by all means, do 2-3 steps and move on to the important stuff like prioritizing morning protein and moving your body.
Okay, maybe you’re craving a little more guidance…
Why You Should Do a Morning and Night Skincare Routine:
- You can expose your skin to more nutrients.
- You’ll prep your skin for makeup application.
- It’s a good way to seal out pollution and dirt.
- You can target issues like acne, redness, and aging.
Why You Shouldn’t Do a Morning and Night Skincare Routine:
- You’re testing lots of new products.
- Your skin needs space to breathe.
- You have sensitive skin.
- You’re detoxing and working to restore your skin’s natural barrier.
Nightly Skincare Routine
Your night skincare routine is non negotiable.
At night, you cleanse your face of the toxins, pollutants, and makeup of the day.
There’s nothing quite like ending your day with a fresh face—fully moisturized, with plenty of time for nutrients to soak in.
But the real reason everyone’s obsessed with night skincare routines is because sleep is your skin’s best friend.
As you sleep, your skin works overtime to heal, restore, and regenerate skin cells. So the products you use at night are likely more effective than what you use during the day—even if they contain the same ingredients.
Benefits of a Night Skincare Routine
They don’t call it “beauty sleep” for nothing. Here are some of the benefits of nighttime skincare:
- You’ll get powerful moisturization for the face and under-eyes.
- You’ll cleanse off any dirt and grime from the day.
- Your skin’s natural processes work to your advantage.
- Nutrients seep into your skin while you sleep.
- It adds a sense of luxury and self-care to your day.
- You don’t have to fight the environment for clean pores.
Our Recommended Night Skincare Routine
- Step One: Cleanse
- Step Two: Prep
A toner can help cleanse the pores, tighten the skin, and get it ready for nutrients. Our Facial Tonic works as a great prep for serum and moisture.
A high-quality moisturizer locks in your serum and adds vibrancy and bounce to healthy skin. Our favorite moisturizer is our Grass-Fed Tallow Balm—containing tons of natural vitamins and minerals your skin craves.
Morning Skincare Routine
We’ll be honest: the morning skincare routine isn’t for everyone.
But it is for most people.
Morning skincare allows you to prep your skin barrier for makeup and any pollutants you could face throughout the day. It’s also great for sun balm application and anti-aging. Plus, it’s a nice way to start the day.
Benefits of a Morning Skincare Routine
A morning skincare routine is always a good idea. Here are some benefits of giving your daytime skin a little TLC:
- Eliminate puffiness and boost lymphatic drainage.
- Easily prep your skin for makeup application.
- Lock in moisture throughout the day.
- Create a protective barrier against pollutants and dirt.
- Extra nourishment for acne, redness, and other skin problems.
Our Recommended Morning Skincare Routine
Cleansing your skin in the morning is especially helpful for the acne-prone. However, if you suffer from chronic dry skin, we recommend you skip this step and cleans with just warm water.
If you’re focusing on anti-aging techniques and plan to be out in the sun, we recommend applying a natural sun protection. Just a pea sized amount is all you need.
A small dose of moisturizer in the morning can help protect your skin barrier—and gently restore chronic dry skin. We recommend our Glow Serum
Trust Your Intuition When It Comes to Your Skincare Routine
There’s a lot of misleading information about skin care out there.
To be honest, many of the recommendations for morning and evening skincare routines are just companies trying to convince you to buy more products.
It can be hard to sift through the information overload online and feel confident about your choices—especially if your skin makes you feel insecure.
Our recommendation? Trust your intuition. And trust yourself.
Sure, you might need to do a little trial-and-error with different skincare products and routines.
But at the end of the day, you will see the results. And your skin will feel the difference when you find the right products.
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