SKINCARE: HOW-TO

MAKEOVER YOUR MORNING ROUTINE

3 essentials to help you get out the door faster
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No one needs a complicated skincare regimen, especially in the frantic morning rush. We whittle it down to just three essentials, to help you get out the door faster.

1

CLEANSER

There are two schools of thought: those that think a morning cleanse is unnecessary, and those who swear it's a skin essential. For anyone with overly dry or sensitive skin, a splash with lukewarm water might be enough, but for those with excessively oily skin, product-loaded hair that's been all over the face, or those who tend to sweat while sleeping, skipping this step might not be an option. Just ensure your cleanser is gentle and hydrating, so you're not stripping the skin. We're loving: Dr Hauschka Cleansing Cream and The Ordinary Squalene Cleanser

2

SERUM

Vitamin C is known for brightening skin, diminishing dark spots, evening out skin tone, firming skin and boosting collagen production. Use this potent antioxidant in the morning, and it can also help neutralize any free radicals (they weaken collagen) that can occur from exposure to things like UV rays and pollution. Think of it as your skin’s daily dose of orange juice. Get a brightening boost with: Sampar The Impossible C-Rum and Kora Organics Noni Bright Vitamin C Serum

3

SPF

This is perhaps the most important part of any skincare routine, and there are so many options to choose from, whether you prefer a chemical or physical sunscreen, tinted or clear, or a two-in-one timesaver that combines moisturizer with sunscreen. Bottom line: There is no point in using any other skincare if you’re not using daily sunscreen. It’s the single best anti-ager on the planet. Safeguard your complexion with these sunscreens: Natio Rosewater Hydration Moisture Balance Day Cream SPF50+ or Natio Tinted Moisturiser SPF50+