Wake Up Flawless – 8 Beauty Tricks For Gorgeous Morning Skin

Regardless of what you got up to the night before, it’s almost impossible to look bright-eyed and bushy-tailed at 7 a.m. without a proper skincare routine. Sure, a nice cold eye gel and a little bit of concealer can do wonders, but instead of relying on makeup the next morning, why not prevent tired eyes and dull skin before it’s even a problem? Here, 8 nighttime skincare steps for looking wide awake before you’ve even had your beauty rest.

Step 1: Cleanse

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Opt for a micellar or gel cleanser come night, as they clean the skin without leaving behind a residue, thus allowing the following products in your routine to work their magic.

Glossier | Milky Jelly Cleanser | $18

Step 2: Apply Retinol

TZR2Switch your daytime Vitamin C serum for a nighttime serum with retinoids that both exfoliates and speeds up cell recovery while you sleep.

Kypris | Moonlight Catalyst | $72

Step 3: Moisturize


Swap out your daytime cream with SPF for a super hydrating shea butter cream with anti-aging properties.

Aurelia | Probiotic Skincare | $85

Step 4: Lift + Sculpt


Don’t give your face the chance to act out. Detox and de-puff with your favorite face-firming tool just before bed.

Georgia Louise | Rose Quartz Lift + Sculpt Butterfly Stone | $75

Step 5: Use Vitamin C


Save the caffeinated eye gels for the morning, and use a vitamin C cream that both firms and brightens the under eye area at night.

Tarte | Maracuja C-Brighter Eye Treatment | $38

Step 6: Hydrate


A matte chap stick might be adequate for daytime use, but a thick balm that locks in moisture will work wonders all night long.

Lano Lips | Lano 101 Ointment | $19

Step 7: Spot Treat


Fight off unruly pimples with a salicylic acid formula that works over night.

Mario Badescu | Drying Lotion | $17

Step 8: Get Some Zzz’s


Swap out your regular old pillowcase for this silk version that ensures crease-free hair and skin upon waking.

Slip | Silk Pillowcase Standard/Queen | $79


    1. Thanks so much 🙂 As for Moonlight Catalyst, I have super sensitive skin so retinoids often do more harm than good, but MC is much more gentle and delivers a nice glow. Also, it smells amazing!


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