5 Morning Skincare Routine for a Glowing Skin
Mornings are all about refreshing and reenergizing yourself and your skin.
Dr Rashmi Shetty recommends welcoming the day as early as you can, and kick start your day with some quick self-love.
Getting the most from your morning skincare routine depends on how you layer the products. The best approach is to go from more watery products to thicker products.
Dr Rashmi Shetty says that you should use only a few products with minimal active ingredients to make the job quick and easy.
- Wash your face
Most of us pamper our skin with rich and nourishing products at night.
Did you know that while you sleep, your skin drinks up the wholesome products and secretes quite a bit of sweat and sebum in the process?
Moreover, most of us also drool in our sleep. This creates an environment perfect for dirt, grime, and germs to settle down.
So, it would help if you washed your face, which is the first thing in the morning.
Use a gentle face wash that will break down the barrier of products and reveal your fresh, supple skin.
For acne-prone skin or skin with clogged pores, this is a good time to use a salicylic acid face wash. It is quite mild yet effective.
- Serum time
Morning is NOT the time for potent actives and acids. So, no BHA or AHA serum, no exfoliation, and no retinoids. These products work by taking off the dead skin cell layer and revealing newer skin cells, which are much more sensitive to the sun and tend to get damaged irreparably.
What you can use is a good hyaluronic serum to hydrate your skin and plump up those fine lines.
Dr Rashmi Shetty tells us that another beautiful ingredient you can layer on top of your hyaluronic acid serum or use it just by itself is niacinamide.
It will help sebum production stay under control throughout the day, brighten up your skin tone while layering beautifully under most products.
Niacinamide is also less irritating than vitamin C and much more stable.
Dr Rashmi Shetty regards it as the perfect product to add in your morning skincare routine.
She also recommends going for a serum with about 5% concentration which has shown the best results in improving damage caused by sun exposure in clinical studies.
Avoid layering oily serums in this step.
Vitamin C is a potent antioxidant, which can shield you from the oxidative stress resulting from pollution and sun damage.
However, Dr Rashmi Shetty recommends ingesting it in a supplement form instead of applying it on your skin.
It is extremely unstable, can be highly irritating for your skin under the morning sun, and you will hardly reap any benefit.
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Dr Shetty recommends you take Ra Vitamin C + or the Ra Skin Bright Tablet to keep your skin even toned and bright even under the summer sun. The naturally derived and well-researched ingredients of these supplements also gives your skin a beautiful glassy glow and slows down ageing.
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Use a light moisturizer which doesn’t leave a greasy cast on your skin for dirt and grime to stick to.
You can learn more about the right moisturizer for your skin in this detailed blog.
If there is one thing that you MUST follow, then it is to shield your skin from the detrimental rays of the sun. Use a broad-spectrum sunscreen liberally on your skin before stepping out of the house.
Dr Rashmi Shetty suggests that you should reapply your sunscreen every 2 hours.
Sun damage comes in the guise of early signs of ageing, skin tanning, sun spots, and a lot more. They are very difficult to reverse, but some of these treatments at RA can make a significant difference-
Laser Facial – The sun excites the melanocytes of our skin which results in tanning, spots, and patchy uneven skin tone. Lasers facials use state-of-the-art technology to bring back the beautiful, even colour of your skin.
Skin Polish: The dead skin layer which is dull and tanned is exfoliated gently yet deeply to reveal you bright, smooth and glowing skin sitting underneath.
Oxy Facial: This is the ideal summertime glow-up facial. It’s cooling, healing and brightening for your skin.
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- Facial oils
If you have extra dry skin and the chilly air is robbing you of your healthy glow, adding facial oil as the last step in your skincare routine can be a good idea. Go for lightweight “dry oils” and smooth it over your skin.
This creates a thin protective film over your skin that will prevent trans-epidermal water loss and give you a stunning glow. This is, however, best suited for the colder months and not at all recommended for the summers.
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