Looking to build a healthy daytime skincare routine for flawless skin but don’t know how to go about it? We’re here for you! Investing time in yourself provides larger than life returns in the future, so don’t be afraid to splurge a few minutes every day to have smooth, healthy and hydrated skin for years to come. Here’s your step-by-step guide to perfect skin!

Step 1: Cleanse

Use a foaming cleanser that is super gentle on your skin, and make sure to not rub the cleanser on your face too much, as that often results in rashes and itchiness. Cleansing too much is also unhealthy for the skin, so strike a balance! Estee Lauder’s Perfectly Clean Multi Action Foam Cleanser is our recommended cleanser for everyday use, one that is extremely kind and soft on your skin.

Step 2: Tone

Although using a toner is a step that is usually considered optional, it helps control the pH level of your skin. Toners come in different categories, so ensure you pick the right fit for your skin. If you have naturally oily or acne-prone skin, look for a toner with the ingredient salicylic acid, whereas if your skin is dry, lookout for a more hydrating product. Kiehl’s Calendula Herbal Extract Toner is an alcohol-free toner that we absolutely love…and we’re sure you will too!

Step 3: Treat

As we go about our day, we often fail to pay attention to the fact that we’re subconsciously exposing our skin to all kinds of damage. Prolonged exposure to direct UV rays of the sun, excessive heat, as well as the dust and pollution in the air can really take a toll on your skin. Using a nutrient-packed essence like the Clarins Extra Firming Treatment Essence or the Estee Lauder Micro Essence as a part of your daily routine can help repair a lot of the damage that our skin undergoes unknowingly. So never forget to have your skincare shield on before you step out!

Step 4: Target

Fine lines and wrinkles are an inevitable part of your skin even at a young age and these only get worse as you grow older. Massaging your skin with a few drops of a concentrated serum such as the Lancôme Advanced Genifique Serum can soothe these wrinkles, flatten them out, as well as free you from similar damage in the future if used regularly.

Step 5: Moisturize

Back to basics, hydration is the key to healthy skin! Hydrating naturally by drinking sufficient water is of utmost importance, but so is applying moisturizer. Back in the day, it was difficult to find a cream that was not sticky or shiny, but Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Cream is one you’ll look forward to using each morning. This simple step creates an additional layer on your skin, preventing dust and smaller particles from permeating through and giving your skin that much needed boost of healthy hydrated glow that’ll last you through the day!

Step 6: Protect

Sun’s out? Sunscreen it out! This is THE most essential part of your daytime skincare routine…skipping sunscreen for even a day is an absolute no-no! A popular misconception is that sunscreen is only needed when going to a beach or being directly exposed to its rays outdoors, but we forget that sunshine is everywhere, and so are its harmful rays. Stop your skin from ageing prematurely by using a dollop of Clarins UV Plus Anti-Pollution Sunscreen each day!

Filters are great, but isn’t healthy skin better? Glowing skin is always in, so don’t skip a single day of this everyday routine, and we’re certain you’ll have healthier skin in the long run. Show your body a little love, and it’s going to love you right back!