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Your Perfect Morning Skin Care Routine

SK-II shares the perfect a.m. skin care routine that gets you out the door quickly—with amazing and radiant skin.

Good morning, beautiful! You’re up and ready to take on the day (after coffee, of course). But, what isthe best way to prep your face for makeup and accentuate your glowing skin? We have the perfect daytime skin care routine that gets you out the door quickly—with amazing, radiant skin, of course. Check out these easy, five a.m. must-do’s.

1. Cleanse

This may be a given for you, but it’s important to start each morning with a fresh clean face. Pick your favorite gentle facial cleanser, work it into a thick lather, then cleanse away, washing out any impurities to jumpstart your day.

2. Tone

Ok, so you just washed your face. Why do you need to keep cleaning it? Well, a toner can actually finish the job that the cleanser started. Skin toners help to control oil, remove dirt and minimize the size of pores. Once you have a completely clean face, your next products will be better absorbed into the skin.

3. Treat

An essence is the best beauty product that you (probably) aren’t already using! Say, what? Essences are gaining popularity as the Asian beauty trend explodes. With a lightweight consistency, this is a real hydration bomb for your face, and it’s packed with vitamins and minerals that are easily absorbed. The SK-II Facial Treatment Essence helps improve skin in several ways: pores are refined, skin becomes more firm, resilience to wrinkles is increased, uneven skin tone is improved, and skin appears softer and more radiant. Simply pour the essence onto a cotton pad or into the palm of the hand, about five to 10 splashes, enough to soak the cotton pad or palm completely. Then, apply to both face and neck, pressing gently and evenly into skin until the essence has soaked in. Tap the skin lightly to enhance absorption.

4. Target

Don’t forget to target your biggest skin concerns with an almighty serum. If dark spots have you down, address them with a product like the SK-II GenOptics Aura Essence serum. This guy works to improve skin texture, brighten dark spots, combat future signs of aging, and plump skin with extra nourishment. If your pores are the problem, there’s a serum for that, too. The SK-II R.N.A. Power Essence serum helps to minimize visible pores, so you’ll wake up tomorrow with a smooth morning glow. Simply pick the serum that’s right for you, and you’re on your way to flawless skin.

5. Moisturize

Top off your routine with a hydrating moisturizer and sunscreen (in that order). Voila! You’re ready to take on whatever your day has in store for you.

These five breezy steps will take you under five minutes to finish, leaving you with a fresh, glowing face and ready to take on the day!