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Morning vs. Evening: Your Skincare Routine Hacked

By Max Brockbank | Dec 31, 2019
wander beauty skincare routine - cleanser, face oil and moisturizer

Achieving your skincare goals does not mean you need to break the bank and buy every product that promises the skin you desire. Many of us have too many skincare products but do we really need 10 products in both our morning and evening skincare routine? Absolutely not! We have made it easy for you by narrowing down the essentials to a simple yet effective morning and evening skincare routine. Below we’ll explain why these products are essential and all their skin-loving beauty benefits.

Do I need to divide my skincare routine between AM and PM?

Yes, however it is not necessary for you to have two completely different regimes. It is important to cleanse morning and at night to wash away impurities. In the morning, your skin is exposed to pollution and various environmental stressors so it is important to make sure your skin’s defenses are up. At night, your skin focuses on repairing itself. "Beauty sleep” is more than just a catchphrase. Nighttime sleep is when your skin is most receptive to many overnight treatments and it is important to make sure your skincare routine is ready for bed.

3-Step Morning Itinerary

Streamline your mornings with our 3-step Morning Itinerary Trio. Start with cleansing your face first thing in the morning to remove any lingering products, oils and dead skin cells. Our Drift Away™ Cleanser is a gel to foam that will help cleanse without stripping away natural oils. Gently massage cleanser in circular motions and rinse away any impurities that have built up while you were sleeping.

Next, use Glow Ahead Illuminating Face Oil to bring out your skin’s inner radiance. Our beauty oils and antioxidants help brighten, moisturize and improve skin's appearance. Gently squeeze 2-3 drops of oil onto your fingertips and massage into skin until fully absorbed. Using Glow Ahead Illuminating Face Oil before moisturizer will help add another layer of hydration, prep skin before makeup and boost luminosity.

Finish off your morning with Dive In™ Moisturizer. Our potent cream-gel hydrator is enriched with pentavitin (saccharide isomerate) which binds water to skin and provides up to 72 hours of hydration. It is formulated with a powerful combination of thirteen fruit extracts including strawberry, raspberry, cranberry and acai that defend skin against skin-damaging free radicals that you are exposed to throughout the day. It is the perfect moisturizer to put your skin in defense mode. Apply a pea-sized amount onto a clean face and gently massage.

3-Step Evening Itinerary

End your night with our 3-step Evening Itinerary Trio. Start by cleansing your skin with our Drift Away™ Cleanser to gently set impurities and makeup adrift. Our transforming gel-to-foam formula creates a soft lather that provides a double cleansed effect to nourish and revitalize in one-step. It is important to wash away any makeup and residue from the day because sleeping with pore-clogging irritants can do major damage overnight. It can cause acne, dry skin, large pores, etc. Gently massage your cleanser in circular motions until makeup and impurities dissolve.

After cleansing, amp up your skin's natural renewal process with Do Not Disturb Overnight Repair Concentrate. Our night repair cream is formulated with 1% retinoid to repair and smooth skin while you sleep. Retinoid is a powerful anti-aging superstar. The 1% retinoid works to diminish the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and uneven skin tone and texture without irritating skin. If you have used a retinoid before then you know that while you are undergoing this skin transformation, it is completely normal for your skin to appear to get worse before it is better. Some side effects when using a traditional retinoid include redness, tingling, additional skin texture and peeling. Although our Do Not Disturb Overnight Repair Concentrate is formulated with 1% retinoid, it is balanced by squalane for extreme hydration, making this formula much more gentle than the typical retinoid. If you have never used skincare that contains retinoid, slowly integrate it into your skincare routine. Start by using Do Not Disturb two times a week and slowly build your way up to daily use. Apply and gently massage a pea-sized amount onto a clean face and neck at night. Use SPF protection during the day.

When pregnant or breastfeeding, it is recommended to avoid any skincare products containing retinoids

Finish the night with our Glow Ahead Face Oil to achieve the maximum skin-loving benefits with minimum effort. Our multitasking beauty elixir contains a blend of eight signature oils that instantly hydrate and absorb into skin revealing a more bouncy, youthful-looking complexion. After using a retinoid, you may experience dryness which is why it is important to add moisture. Use Glow Ahead Face Oil as an overnight skin recovery oil to soothe and nourish skin. Gently release 2-3 drops of Glow Ahead Face Oil onto fingertips and massage into skin until fully absorbed.

Should I apply the products in the recommended order?

Yes! A general rule of thumb is to apply products from lightest to heaviest in texture, since thinner products can't penetrate thicker products easily (liquid to oil). Oils are usually last in the routine as it forms a barrier to lock everything in. Layering your skincare in the correct order helps maximize the amazing benefits of each product, allowing them to work more efficiently.

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