As summer slowly gives way to fall, many might consider this the perfect time to freshen up their morning routines and simplify their skincare process. After all, who doesn’t want to wake up with a fresh, dewy face each morning, no makeup required? Consider these five tips to help your bare face be the best it can be — with minimal fuss.
1. Stick to a Skincare Routine
Skin responds well to consistency. It’s useful to have both a morning and a nighttime routine that you can fall back on even during days you’re exhausted or rushing. A good skincare routine involves, at minimum, some kind of cleanser, a moisturizer, and in the morning, sunscreen.
2. Consider Eyelash Extensions
Instead of slapping on mascara every morning, which can leave your natural lashes brittle and shortened, consider investing in eyelash extension supplies — which last for weeks and involve minimal day-to-day upkeep. They can enhance the shape of your eyes and make them pop — with almost no time commitment required.
3. Invest in the Right Serums
Do you have oily skin or dry? Is it acne-prone or often excessively red? Do you have larger pores, flaky patches, or wrinkles? Does it tend to get duller over the course of the day? The right serums or products can help aid any of these issues. A good serum can be applied right before bed after the rest of your skincare routine, working overnight to smooth out and freshen up your skin.
4. Get Enough Rest
Truthfully, one of the best things you can do for your skin is sleep. While you sleep, your skin repairs itself, and when you’re well-rested, those dark bags under your eyes disappear. Cutting your sleep cycle short results in poorer skin quality and other long-term issues with your physical wellness.
5. Drink Lots of Water
Well-hydrated skin is glowy skin. Your skin is certainly happiest when it’s hydrated, fresh, and untouched. So remember to care for yourself, because it’s inevitably going to help you look your best!
While these are all options to help you wake up with the best skin you can, remember that some skin problems may require more in-depth support from a professional. Glowy, fresh morning skin is definitely in the realms of possibility for you — but it’s up to you to decide how much time and energy you want to invest in achieving it. Don’t let the time commitment take any skin off of your back, though; these steps might be easier than you think.