By Eileen — Founder Tulura
Not washing your face
It seems reasonable to assume that, having washed thoroughly the night before, you should be good to go in the morning, right? Unfortunately, your skin still produces oil, purges dead cells and loses water overnight. In addition, we all sweat in our sleep—in some cases, a liter or more! In short, a morning cleanse that’s more than a rinse is a must to get you ready to face the day.
Washing with hot water
When most of us wash our hands, we don’t think twice about using hot water because it’s more effective at killing bacteria. This approach has its drawbacks, though, when applied to your facial routine. Hot water and steam trigger our bodies’ sweat glands, which will dehydrate your skin in no time. Stick to tepid or slightly warm water, followed quickly by a moisturizer.
Using a dirty washcloth
Starting with a fresh, clean washcloth every day does seem like a big commitment to your laundry load, but it also helps maintain a fresh, clean face. A washcloth will hold on to all the dirt and polluting material it scrubs off and, if left wet, becomes the perfect environment for bacterial growth. So stock up on fresh ones if you can, or take matters into your own (clean!) hands.
Right products, wrong time
Depending on your specific needs, a gentle cleanser and a naturally-antioxidant moisturizing formulation in conjunction with a non-chemical sunscreen may be effective on their own. But if you require the use of prescription retinoids or products containing retinol or alpha hydroxy acids, be sure to use them in your evening routine as they greatly increase your skin’s sensitivity to the sun.
Skincare & self-care
Don’t forget that how you spend the rest of your day can greatly impact tomorrow morning. Stay hydrated, exercise, enjoy a diet rich in antioxidants and set a consistent sleep schedule for yourself.
These will keep you well-rested, energized and ready to stick to your new mistake-free morning skincare routine.
My clients often tell me they are frustrated with their lotion, but don’t know why. I tell them it’s because so many contain synthetic and wax emulsifiers that sit on top of your skin and don’t absorb to give it the nourishment and nurturing it craves.
The answer is in the nature.
At Tulura we formulated our products with naturally sourced, high-quality, 100% functional ingredients. No weird chemicals. No artificial fragrances. No animal testing.
— Eileen Feighny della Faille, Founder of Tulura and Licensed Esthetician & Certified Aromatherapist
Celebrity Makeup Artist
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