We all know the importance of taking care of your skin. If you want youthful, healthy and hydrated skin that looks fresh and glowy, you’re going to need to pay some attention to your skincare routine.

While many of us are familiar with the importance of removing makeup and applying a moisturiser before bed, it’s important to pay attention to your skin in the mornings too. 

Establishing a skincare routine that works for you can feel overwhelming; with so many different websites and beauty guru’s telling you to do different things, it can be difficult to know where to start. Below, we’ve put together a simple and affordable skincare routine for you to stick to, to ensure your skin looks flawless and glowy all day long.


STEP 1: Cleanse

Begin your morning skincare routine with a good cleanser. We recommend washing your face with a gentle, low-PH water-based cleanser. This will help to deep clean your skin without causing any redness. When drying, press a clean washcloth onto your skin instead of rubbing.

STEP 2: Tone

It’s important to pay special attention to the toner you buy. Each type of toner is aimed at different skin issues, so make sure you choose the right one for your individual skin concern. A good toner will balance your skin’s PH and keep it hydrated. Simply tap a few drops of toner on your face and press it into your skin.

STEP 3: Apply a serum

Next, it’s time to apply your favourite serum. Throughout the day, your skin goes through a lot, so it’s important to ensure that it’s ready for the day. We recommend choosing an antioxidant-rich serum to help neutralise damage from UV rays and environmental pollutants, as well as brighten the skin.

STEP 4: Moisturise

Everyone should moisturise their skin, even if it's naturally oily. There really is no such thing as too much hydration. Most of us do actually need a little extra hydration after our skin has been exposed to the sun and harsh day-to-day chemicals. To really lock in the moisture and hydration, we recommend applying a moisturiser or daily facial cream while your skin is still damp.

STEP 5: Protect your skin with SPF

Now for one of the most important steps of all - sun protection should never be skipped. Protecting your skin from the sun each and every morning is just as important as staying hydrated! You should always apply sunscreen to ensure your skin is protected from the harmful and damaging UV rays from the sun. We recommend using a mineral sunscreen as part of your morning routine. Simply pat into the skin lightly.

If you’re looking for a clean and ethical skincare brand to complete your morning skincare routine, you needn’t look further than Herbal Essentials. Unlike other brands, we avoid harsh, soap-based cleansers which disturb the skin’s natural moisture balance or rough exfoliants which can damage skin cells. Discover our products to start shopping today.