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Why exactly are the steps for a morning skincare routine are important? Most of the times we end up buying a lot of stuff or skincare products from the market or online without even knowing whether they are right for us or not. And when to use them. These are some big questions that all young girls and women wish to know. Therefore, fashionlyf brings you a beginner’s skincare routine.

Firstly, we need to understand our skin type in order to invest in a good skin care product. Secondly, we need to learn what comes before and what comes after. This is important because a lot of us mix the products which maybe were not supposed to be mixed. Moreover, it gives us a bigger problem rather than solving it. Therefore, it is important to understand the step by step skincare routine morning routine.

The morning routine is different from the night routine because the aim is to protect your skin from sun, dust, pollution and other factors. Therefore, the products you should use in morning skincare has to accord with these factors.

Also, you should keep in mind that some of the products that you use can only be used at night as they may be reactant to sun or light. Retinol is one such element. Also peel of masks are not good in morning skincare. We now will discuss with you in detail the products as per your skin type that should be used in your morning skincare routine:


One should understand this clearly that you need to have a clear skin for your skin to absorb the other products properly and effectively. Some people make a mistake of using wipes instead of washing face. Wipes are not an effective way of cleansing your skin. You should use a good cleanser to take out all the dirt from your face or the night skincare leftover.

 The common mistake that most people make is using the same product for morning and for night and also not investing in a product according to your skin type. There is a huge range of products designed according to your skin type that are ideal for you. So, grab a “your-skin-friendly” cleanser to clean your skin. For example, people who are prone to breakouts should avoid using cleansers with salicylic acid. It dries your skin and make it  more prevalent to breakouts.


Therefore, it is absolutely important to know your skin type first. Click here to know signs to understand your skin types. Another way is seeing a dermatologist to know your skin type. You should also understand the difference between a facewash and a cleanser before we move further. Cleanser is a more moisturized and gentle formula that can be used on daily basis and during both times. Face wash on the other hand is more of a substitute for soap. It is not friendly to use a facewash on a daily basis.

Here are some best cleanser as per your skin type:

Oily skin: Cetaphil Pro, Neocutis Neo-Cleanse, Burt’s bees, Avene, Dermatologica, Neutrogena are some of the cleansers that you can opt for.

Dry skin: The face shop Rice water, La roche-Posay, Dermalogical, Clinique, Pai skincare gives some of the best cleansers for dry skin.

Sensitive skin: Cetaphil, Plum Hello, Kama Ayurveda, SebaMed, Re’Equil, Neutrogena are some brands to look for skin friendly cleanser.

Normal skin: Cera Ve Hydrating cleanser, Cetaphil, St. Ives Neutrogena are sme of the brands for good cleanser.

Himalaya, Lotus, Pond’s ,Olay, Clean and Clear, Aroma magic, Mcaffine provides some of the best facewashes.

Note these are some of the brands which are easily available. You can buy any cleanser that suits your skin type.


Toner has a story to tell. Earlier toners were considered as part of a treatment for skin as it was high with alcohol that did not suit every skin type. People use to skip these steps for this very reason. To avoid irritation, many would either not use it or use it very often.

But today, toner plays a prominent role in the skin care routine. It is used after you cleanse your face. Firstly, it helps in taking out the remaining residuals from your skin. Secondly, it helps in shrinking your pores. Finally, it helps in tightening of the skin.

Now some believe that these are myths as toner does not help in any of these. But toners today are mild, gentle and filled with hydrating elements. Toners today has antioxidants and vitamin B. it helps in maintaining our skin’s pH level. It does not feel heavy on skin.


Some of the toners that suits various skin types are:

Oily skin: Biotique Bio cucumber, Kama Ayurveda, Lotus Herbal, Jovees, Forest Essentials, Blue Heavens, Plum Green Tea, The Body Shop, Kiehl’s, Pixi Glow, VLCC, Kaya Skin clinics are some of the brands that provide toners for oily skins.

Dry skin: Lotus Herbals, Neutrogena Deep Clean, Aroma Magic, PCA skin Hydrating toner, Avene, Fresh Rose, SkinCeuticals are some of the brands that provide best toners for dry skin.

Sensitive skin: Lakmè, Plum Green, Kama Ayurveda, Forest Essentials, Kiehl’s, LA Roche-Posay, Proactive are some effective toners for sensitive skin.

Normal skin: Biotique, Lakmè, WOW, Plum Green, L’oreal, Oriflame, Fabindia VLCC, Lotus are few among the brands that provide toners for glowing skin.

You may want to start by first using a drugstore toner which is pocket friendly before going for a high-end brand. Also, remember toners today not just act as a toner but more than that. Therefore, choose wisely. It’s an investment you are doing to get that flawless skin.

Look out for a toner that has BHA or AHA. Oily skin people should stick to oil-soluble BHA. Dry skin people should stick to water based AHA.

Most importantly, wait for minimum of five minutes before proceeding to next step.


The bottle of Serum that you see in the cabinet of a drugstore or at a skin clinic and wonder what exactly it does. Here is your answer. Serum is a highly concentrated, full of nutrients in their purest form formula that deals with your specific problems. The serum is high with antioxidants. It is super effective in fighting against aging. Serum is good to hydrate your skin. Most people do not use serums for reasons best known to them. But every dermatologist suggests that you should. They are perfect hydrators.

Most famous serum is the VITAMIN C serum that is boon to the skincare routine. Firstly, it protects your skin from free radicals. Secondly, the skin brightens up and dark spots get lighten up. Moreover, people dealing with inflammation must invest in a good serum.


Some of the brands that provides serums for various skin types are following:

For normal skin: Khadi, Biotique, Olay, Lakmé, St.Ives, Neutrogena, l’oreal, pond’s, Kaya, Mamaearth are some brands that provide some good serums.

For dry skin: Neutrogena, Kaya, Dot and Key, L’oreal, Estee Lauder, St. Botanica, Mixify are some brands to watch out.

For sensitive skin: Avene, Murad, Innisfree, La Roche, Aveeno, SkinCeuticals, Amorepacific are some brands for sensitive skin.

For oily skin: The derma company, The Body Shop, It’s Skin power, Kypris, Paula’s Choice, Clinique are some brands for oily skin.


Firstly, we need to understand that face oils are different from serums. Mosy people confuse between the two and end up using wrong product. A face oil has larger molecules that only work on the outer layer of the skin. Unlike face oil, serums penetrate deeper into the skin and work in repairmen of the skin.

Now some people love using oil while some don’t. However, if you are into oils than you should understand the combination you are making while using both the products collectively.


Face oils especially argan oil and vitamin E oil are good for every skin type. Tea tree oil is another good oil one can invest in. face oils are good for dry skin.

Some brands that provide you with face oils of all types are Indulgo, Kiehl’s, Kama Ayurveda, The Body Shop, Bio Oil, Palmer’s, Plum, Face Urban, Ohria, Nykaa are few that provide argan oil, jajoba oil, olive oil, Almond oil, Grapeseed oil, Sunflower oil, Shea Butter are some of the oils that you can try on.


Creams are lighter so they should be applied before any heavy layer. Eye creams are important because they help in reduction of puffiness. Eye cream is important to keep the skin under the eylids firm and elastic. It helps in preventing wrinkles.

Choose an eye cream with SPF to protect your eyes from UV light damage.

One should remember that nothing happens overnight. Therefore, it is recommended that you should start using an eye cream in your early 20’s to gain its benefits.


Some good eye cream brands available in market are Kiehl’s, Belief, Origins, Bobbi Brown, La Roche, Drunk Elephant, Dermalogica, Clinique.

Remember, most eye creams have Retinol as key element. Remember, you should only use retinol at night and choose some other eye cream that has hydrating nutrients.


Now this is optional. Spot treatment is for those people who have acne marks and who have pigmentation problem. So this step is mandatory for those who suffer from this.

One should consult the dermatologist for the kind of spot treatment cream they should use. Benzoyl Peroxide is a key element in most of the spot treatment creams.


Also, people with sensitive skin should always consult their dermat before application. One should also keep in mind that the ingredients used in a spot corrector are very active. Therefore, you should start on a lighter note. Use a spot corrector two to 3 days a week to see how it responds to your skin.

Some of the spot treatment cream brands are Neutrogena, Bio Winter, Garnier, Richfeel, Biotique, Khadi Omorose, Himalaya, Mamaearth etc.

Also remember that the spot treatment cream should be used before moisturizer or sunscreen.


Yes, Moisturizer is must. It is the most important part of your skincare. Be it morning or evening. You need to moisturize your skin. Period. Moisturizer is important for every skin type. Oily, dry, sensitive every skin type needs a moisturizer.

Firstly, it traps everything you have put up and make them more useful. Secondly, it is a barrier you skin needs from outside pollutants. Most importantly, it makes your skin healthy.

In your morning skin care routine, go for a lighter moisturizer that has hyaluronic. It keeps the skin hydrated and does not feel greasy.


After applying the moisturizer let it sit for atleast 5 mins. To sink in your skin before you apply the next product or if you are planning makup.

Some of the brands that provide best moisturizer for various skin types are:

Oily skin: Neutrogena, Olay, Cera Ve, Origins< Kate Someville, Cetaphil, Murad, Herbivore Botanicals are some brands for oily skin.

Dry skin: Cetaphil, Cera Ve, Aquaphor, Vichy Aqualia, Neutrogena, SkinBetter are some brands for dry skin.

Sensitive skin: cetaphil Daily Advance, Neutrogena, Mcaffeine, Lotus, Clinique are some brands to watch out for sensitive skin .

Normal skin: Aveene, The body Shop, The Face shop, Biotique, Cetaphil are some brands to watch for.


The morning skincare routine is incomplete without the use of sunscreen. It is the last step of the morning skin care. The point is very simple. Sunscreen commonly known as sunblock does what it name’s suggest. It put a film to your face and protects what all is inside. The role of sunblock is not the penetration, but blocking what is coming from outside.

We need atleast SPF 30 in our sunscreen for its effective use. A good sun screen protects you from premature ageing, and acne scars.


Some of the best sunscreens are:

Oily skin: Lotus, Neutrogena, VLCC, Aroma Magic, L’oreal are some brands for oily skin.

Dry skin: Avene, Kaya , Biotique, Natio Daily Defence, Aveeno etc are some brands for dry skin.

Normal skin: Lotus, LAkmé, Lacto Calamine, Kaya Youth, Biotique are some brands to watch out.

Sensitive skin: Suncros, Avene, La Roche-Posay, Clinique, Kama Ayurveda etc are brands for sensitive skin.


Skincare is important. Skin care is a practice one should follow. You invest today in your skin and you get results in future. Skincare is two phase methodology. Morning skincare routine and night skincare routine. We have discussed the steps one should follow in morning skin care. Moreover, we have given you the list of few brands you can check out in order to start your skin care.

Start now, for better tomorrow. Because, skincare is not luxury, it is a necessity.

Hey! I'm Sangeeta. I write about fashion and lifestyle. My content tends to cater every demand and query you have when it comes to fashion and lifestyle.

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