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.

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 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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14 reviews
THIS WORKS! No odour for 24+ hours including a yoga session!

I'm blown away by how effective this is, and by how clean and well thought out the formula is. I'm not used to roll-on so that took a couple days to adjust to, but its so much more effective than the solids/creams i was using that it is totally worth it. I'm converted - and i think i have probably tried 90% of the natural deodorants out there over the last 10 years LOL. thank you for creating this.

I love this body oil!

This is so luxurious and moisturizing (i have dry, sensitive skin and most oils don't do the trick) and also miraculously absorbs very quickly. And the lemon rose scent is just transporting - i look forward to using this after my shower.

Bespoke Vitamin C Serum

I love it! Been using it for years. It’s so perfect to put on right after I wash in the morning. I’ve never been the greatest at sticking to a skin care routine but using the Vitamin C in the morning and A is for Anti-aging at night consistently over the years has kept my skin young and firm.
Would not want to imagine life (or my skin) without these two essentials. Thank you Sharmani!

*Received as press sample*

Pricing per bottle is definitely up there, but I think much like skincare, if you have struggled to find a deodorant that works for you, the price won't be as much of an issue because something like this can have a huge impact on your life. One bottle should last about 3-4 months with daily use which I think is fairly close to most deodorants. While I know there are baking soda-free options (baking soda can cause skin irritations due to pH disruptions) and options that use Deoplex, I have yet to find a combination of Deoplex and lactic acid which may be what's working for me. Honestly, the only thing I didn't enjoy was that "wet" feeling when I would first apply it, but after 15 seconds it dries down AND it doesn't stain clothing so that's a huge plus. Even though I received this as a press sample, I would buy this deodorant on my own as I didn't just smell good at the end of a long day, but I smelled like absolutely NOTHING which is WAY better to me than smelling like "I'm covering something up" or like body odour. I also trust and appreciate the research I know Apothekari has invested into making sure the formulation is scientifically sound so I know that's also partly where my dollars are going. I only need to apply once a day and I'm good to go so one bottle might even last more more than 4 months at the rate I'm going! HIGHLY recommend and even though all three scents had the same results, my preferred scent was the Lavender as it just one of my favourite scents overall!

Your deodorant is actually miraculous! I’ve tried every kind of deodorant before with varying degrees of mediocre success. Yours manages to actually work through Barre fitness classes and in my office otherwise called the boiler room!! I will definitely be buying more.

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