Let’s be honest…sometimes we can take our skin for granted. As the body’s largest organ, our skin works overtime to help protect us from the dirt, oil and grime that our body is exposed to both morning and night. And as our first layer of defense against the outside world, it is important that we prep our complexion the way you prep an army going into battle (seriously)—starting with our skincare routine!
If you want to protect your skin from environmental stressors while helping to prevent the look of fine lines and dark spots, then listen up. Aloette is here to share 4 steps you need to add to your morning “defense” skincare routine:
- Use a Cleanser to Help “Detox”
Start your morning off right with a quick “reset” of the complexion. We all (hopefully) know why cleansers are a MUST in any skincare routine, but did you know that the type of cleanser you use is what truly changes the game?
If you are looking to amp up your skin defense during the day, try to incorporate a morning cleanser that helps “detox” the complexion. Washing your face in the AM with ingredients like charcoal or fruit enzymes will help draw out pore-clogging impurities while polishing away dry skin. Not only does this help prep your complexion for the rest of your routine, but it also helps cleanse away any dirt or oil that developed during your beauty sleep.
Our Pick: City Detox Environmental Defense Powder Cleanser| Just add water! City Detox is a fine-grained powder that transforms into a rich cleanser to help exfoliate the skin and wash away dirt, oil and makeup.
- Apply a Vitamin C Serum
There is good reason Vitamin C receives so much hype in the skincare industry. Vitamin C equals skin defense. It’s that simple! This antioxidant-rich vitamin is known to help improve the look of dark spots, uneven skin tone and texture—all while helping to brighten the look of skin and protect the complexion for the day ahead. The best part is that there are so many easy ways to add this ingredient into your skincare routine. If you want to help protect your skin from environmental stressors throughout the day, just add a Vitamin C serum or Vitamin C moisturizer into your morning skincare routine.
- Don’t Skip SPF
Sure, we might sound like a broken record, but there is a reason why EVERYONE in the skincare world preaches the importance of SPF. A good sunscreen helps shield your complexion from the UVA and UVB that can damage the skin and lead to early signs of aging. In fact, SPF is one of the simplest ways to help prevent fine lines and dark spots thanks to its ability to protect the skin from sun burn and future sun damage. So whether you are spending the day outside or indoors, make sure to apply a quality broad spectrum sunscreen to your face, body and hands.
- Set Your Makeup with a “Defense” Mist
Many of us like to lock our makeup in place with a hydrating setting mist, but why not lock your makeup in place AND help protect your skin? Ever since hitting the market a few years ago, setting sprays have quickly become popular for their long-lasting and multi-tasking abilities. If you want to add an extra layer of defense to your morning routine, try completing your makeup look with a lightweight mist that helps protect the skin from environmental stressors. How do you find such a mist? Simply look for a setting spray that contains ingredients high in Vitamin C and antioxidants–like Green Tea and Grapefruit Extract—to help protect the skin throughout your busy day.
Our Pick: Set + Shield Environmental Defense Makeup Setting Mist | The multipurpose formula covers skin in a lightweight veil of vitamin-rich ingredients that helps protect skin from environmental stressors, like pollution and daily grime.