THE DAILY A.M. GLOWTOCOL
The A.M. Glowtocol is our tried-and-true daily protocol for morning skincare. We love starting the day with powerhouse vitamin C, targeted hydration and SPF to keep the skin healthy and protected all day long. This simple yet effective five-step ritual is all you need to promote glowing skin, every day, in five minutes or less.
WHAT YOU'LL NEED*
Vitamin C Serum
STEP ONE : CLEANSE - Gently cleanse the skin for about two minutes, massaging the face and neck as you cleanse. We love a gentle daily cleanser or even oil-cleansing first thing in the morning to avoid over-stripping the skin. Rinse with cool to lukewarm water.
STEP TWO : VITAMIN C SERUM - We always want to apply vitamin C serum to clean, dry skin. Following cleansing, ensure that the skin is dry and then apply your serum by patting it gently onto the face and neck. Apply any excess product to the backs of the hands.
STEP THREE : HYDRATING SERUM - A good hydrating serum with hyaluronic acid will ensure that moisture stays locked in the skin throughout the day. This also helps plump the skin and reduce the appearance of fine lines. Hydration perfectly compliments our vitamin C, so we never want to skip this iconic duo in the A.M.
STEP FOUR : MOISTURIZER - Immediately after applying our serums we still need to add moisture so that our hydrating serum has something to bind with. (This is especially important if you live in a dry climate.) Apply a light layer of your moisturizer to seal everything in.
STEP FIVE : SUN PROTECTION - Protecting our skin from UV damage is critical to preventing a host of skin issues. Apply your SPF thoroughly as the last step of your A.M. routine about twenty minutes prior to leaving the house and re-apply every couple of hours.
* Glowtocol protocols are designed to be universal for all skin types and concerns. You need only select products appropriate for your skin type in order to customize and follow along. Need help curating your perfect Glowtocol? Check out the Skincare 101 page to learn more, or go here to learn how to schedule an online consultation.
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