Mornings, especially if you are not an early riser like me, can be a slog so it’s not surprising that the morning skin care routine is one that often suffers. Blame it on the snooze button, the late night or being disorganized, but it’s a safe bet that the morning skin care routine is more often nixed than not. While most of us appreciate that a good night-time skin care routine (including make-up removal and cleansing) is important, we may not pay as much attention to our skin’s needs in the morning.

A good morning skin care routine doesn’t have to be complicated, and, it doesn’t have to take a lot of time. In just a few steps, you can cover the basics to ensure that you are rewarded with healthy, glowing skin.

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Morning Skin Care Routine: 3 Essential Steps

  1. Cleanse (Optional). I say optional because if you’ve cleansed your face properly at night, it’s unlikely to get terribly dirty while you sleep. Many of us, including me, opt for a warm water splash. If your skin is normal to dry, and you feel good with the splash, that’s likely to be enough. However, if your skin is oily or you just like to cleanse in the morning, then I won’t argue with you. It’s perfectly fine to cleanse your face in the morning, so go ahead and indulge. Give Apothekari Cloud Nine Foaming Cleansing Crème, suitable for all (even sensitive) skin types, a try. If you want a bit of light exfoliation or have oily skin, try Apothekari AHA-Mazing Clean Exfoliating Cleanser Gel.
  2. Prevent. During the day, skin is assaulted by a variety of stressors including pollution and the sun, which generate free radicals that can harm skin leading to premature aging such as wrinkles, fine lines and age spots. Your morning skin care routine should include antioxidants, which help to fight against free radical damage. Some antioxidants like Vitamin C and Vitamin E also help to boost the protection afforded by your sunscreen. Vitamin C (as L-ascorbic acid), is supported by the most clinical research to document its efficacy in protecting skin from free radical damage. We love Apothekari Bespoke Vitamin C Serum, which is available in a 10 and 15% concentration and contains an arsenal of antioxidants to help protect skin.
  3. Protect. There’s no longer any argument about this – the sun accounts for more than 85% of skin damage. If you’re not applying a well formulated good sunscreen every day yet, please consider doing so as soon as possible. Nothing. I’ll say it again – nothing – can do as much for your skin as wearing a good UVA/UVB blocking sunscreen every day. Our sister store PhaMix.com stocks a wide range of sunscreens including the ever popular line of Anthelios sunscreens. Plus, we will soon be introducing our very own Shade SPF 30, a zinc oxide sunscreen infused with antioxidants to deliver unparalleled protection.

3 steps to a great morning skin care routine. It’s not that difficult and shouldn’t take much time at all. What does yours look like?

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Love, love, love!

I've only been using this serum for a couple of weeks and the difference in my skin is already noticeable. I have very sensitive skin and didn't have any irritation. I was able to use it daily from day 1. Love this product! It's going to be a staple in my arsenal from now on.

Works good but..

I have been using this deodorant for a couple weeks now and it works very well to keep door at bay. However it dries sticky and when I sweat it gets even more sticky. I will keep using fur a while to see if I can get past the sticky feeling, but not sure if I can. It’s too bad because it really does work.

Dear Sandy,

Thank you for your review. We're so pleased to hear that our deodorant is working very well for you! We're always happy to receive feedback from our customers as we try to improve our products. We will take your comment into consideration to improve the formulation. Thank you!

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Terrible Rash

This worked for a few weeks and I started getting a painful red rash under my arms. I was about to purchase a set of 4 and I’m glad that I didn’t. I reached out to the company to inquire about what could have caused this as they claim to have products that don’t cause rashes. Of course no one ever replied. Will not purchase again

Dear Tara,

Thank you for your review. We're sorry to hear that you experienced a reaction to our deodorant. It's formulated to be irritation free (pH friendly ingredients and without baking soda). Very occasionally you may experience discomfort or tingling, especially after shaving or if you have sensitive skin.
We've checked our records and are unable to locate an email or call from you regarding this issue. We've tried reaching out via email but haven't heard back. We stand by all our products and offer a full money-back guarantee if you're not satisfied. Please get in touch with us and we will be happy to help resolve this issue.

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Neroli Rose Natural Deodorant Roll-On
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It works!

Happy to finally found a natural deodorant that actually works- worth every penny. Excited to try more scents, especially the lavender when it is back in stock.

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Jennifer C. (Princeton, US)
My new fave

This cream is my new fave. It's moisturizing without being greasy and absorbs well. The scent is crisp and clean without being overpowering. My husband and son have started using it and love it too! Might need another one to keep by the kitchen sink.

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