However, understanding skincare isn't always simple, particularly when there are countless different products lining skincare shelves, each boasting miracle results. It's easy to get overwhelmed and unsure which way to turn.
Frownies is here to help guide you through your skincare journey. We believe in embracing beauty at every age because age isn't just about lines and wrinkles but the stories and experiences that they reflect. With a little help from science, we can definitely help those stories shine in the most luminous skin.
For over a century, Frownies has been listening, learning, and developing products that align with what your skin needs at different stages of life (and stages of your day!). By using natural ingredients and understanding their benefits, we continuously strive to create skincare formulas that can help your skin stay healthy.
Our devotion to skincare and its correlation with self-confidence and overall wellness comes through in our commitment to educating our users. You deserve not only to look amazing but also to understand the “why” and “how” behind that process.
Welcome to the beginning of your skin transformation journey. After all, everyone’s skin deserves to feel pampered, right from the moment you wake up!
Understanding Your Skin Type
Before you jump into constructing your morning skincare routine, it’s important to decipher your skin type as this will guide your choice of skincare products and the steps you follow. A proper understanding of one's skin type lays a solid foundation for effective skincare.
- Oily Skin: If you often notice an excess oil shine on your face, particularly in the T-zone (forehead, nose, and chin), then you probably have oily skin. This could also entail frequent breakouts and visible pores.
- Dry Skin: Dry skin often feels tight, especially after cleansing. Some people with dry skin may also experience flaky patches, itchiness, and more prominent fine lines.
- Combination Skin: A mixed bag, essentially. If your skin is oily in certain areas like your T-zone but dry in others like your cheeks, then you have combination skin.
- Sensitive Skin: This type of skin reacts quickly to products or changes in the environment and often feels tight or itchy. Redness and dry patches, indications of inflammation, are common concerns for individuals with sensitive skin.
- Acne-Prone Skin: Easily distinguished, acne-prone skin is susceptible to breakouts and blemishes. Variations of blemishes such as blackheads, whiteheads, and pimples are common tell-tale signs of acne-prone skin.
By now, you should get a feel of where your skin might fall in these categories. Identifying your skin type is the first and crucial step towards formulating an effective AM skincare routine that caters to your skin's specific needs.
However, simply knowing your skin type isn’t enough; understanding specific skincare concerns unique to you is equally important. Do you have concerns with dark spots, thinning skin, hyperpigmentation, or perhaps you’re dealing with specific issues like sensitivity or inflammation? These are essential questions to ask and understand. Not all oily-skinned individuals face constant acne and not everyone with dry skin will have wrinkles; our skin is more unique than we give it credit for.
With your skin type and concerns in perspective, your AM skincare routine can be optimised to protect and nourish your skin effectively. Embrace your skin type and let's dive into how to cultivate your morning skincare routine!
The Perfect Morning Skincare Routine
With your skin type in mind, you’re ready to start outlining your AM skincare routine and the products that best support your skin goals.
Step 1: Double Cleanse
Start your morning by using a gentle cleanser, like Frownies pH Balancing Face Wash. This product works with the body's natural pH balance to gently remove oil, bacteria, sweat, and dead skin cells that may have accumulated overnight. You may opt to follow your first wash with a double cleanse. A cleansing oil or micellar water could be the perfect product for your second cleanse based on your skin type.
Step 2: Tone
Toners are an often-underestimated ally in skincare. A toner restores the natural pH of your skin’s surface and creates a protective barrier that allows the good stuff – like serums and moisturisers – to pass through while keeping the bad stuff – like dirt and bacteria – out. Toners may be applied as a mist or with a cotton pad, but remember, use a gentle touch when applying all skincare products.
Frownies versatile Rose Water Hydrator can act as an amazing toner. Applied via mist or cotton pad, it contains organic rose hydrosol and organic aloe vera as well as hyaluronic acid and Vitamin E to provide deep and lasting hydration to the skin.
Step 3: Apply Serums
Serums, packed with active ingredients, are the superheroes of your skincare routine. They contain concentrated solutions of active ingredients like hyaluronic acid, vitamin C, or salicylic acid, each targeting different skincare concerns. For example, a vitamin C serum can combat sun damage and brighten your skin tone, while hyaluronic acid ensures your skin is well-hydrated, and salicylic acid is perfect for those combatting acne.
Step 4: Moisturise
An all-important step to lock in hydration, the perfect moisturiser for your skin type can make all the difference. Any moisturiser will add hydration to the skin. A great moisturiser will add a protective barrier to limit water loss and protect against environmental damage. Getting the right moisturiser will ensure you adequately address your skin type.
Step 5: Protect With Sunscreen
A cardinal rule of daily skincare: never skip sunscreen! It safeguards your skin from harmful UV rays and protects against photoaging and hyperpigmentation.
There you have it – a detailed yet simple six-step morning skincare routine that paves the way to healthy skin. But remember, while you follow these steps, tuning in to what your skin needs and responding accordingly is essential. Some days might call for a spot treatment, an extra hydrating serum, or a reapplication of sunscreen.
Frownies in the Morning!
With Frownies, you have an array of organic, natural, and skin-loving products that come to your rescue, and these are handpicked to suit your specific skin type and concerns. Let's explore a few recommendations from Frownies to build your simple, yet effective, AM routine:
This gentle cleanser with active ingredients like Willow Bark Extract, soapwort extract, bilberry extract, and essential oils effectively clears away any overnight build-up, providing a thorough cleanse without causing dryness.
2. Rose Water Hydrator Spray (Toner):
For that calming, refreshing feeling post-cleanse, the Rose Water Hydrator Spray is an excellent pick. It works wonderfully for all skin types as a toner and can even be used to set makeup or for a quick mid-day refresh.
3. Apple Serum:
Our Apple Serum promotes skin rejuvenation at a cellular level and combats visible signs of aging by stimulating your skin stem cells. Use daily and see your skin effectively reduce the appearance of fine lines, crow's feet, and dark spots.
Frownies has two different products to use as the hydrating last step in your AM skincare routine -- a moisturising lotion (Aloe & Oat Gel Moisturizer) or a facial oil (Skin Serum) depending on your personal preference and skincare goals.
Enriched with natural ingredients, our light yet hydrating Aloe & Oat Gel Moisturiser locks in moisture, leaving your skin soft and supple. If you've been hunting for a go-to product to fight excess oil and acne-prone skin without leaving it parched, this is it!
On the other hand, our Skin Serum is packed with the goodness of Vitamin C and E. This serum caters to dark spots and uneven skin tone. With twice-daily use, your skin gets a chance to heal from sun damage while experiencing a newfound glow. Acting as more of a facial oil moisturiser than a true serum, we usually tell people to use either our Skin Serum or moisturiser.
Remember, ideally, your skincare routine should end at least 15 minutes before you step out or apply makeup. This allows your skin the necessary time to absorb the products effectively. As these products are made of natural ingredients, results may take time. But stick with it and see the transformation. After all, in skincare, consistency is key.
Embrace a Brighter Skin Future with Frownies
An effective AM skincare routine is your first line of defense against premature degenerative changes and environmental stressors that our skin faces daily. Each step in the routine – double cleansing, toning, applying serums and moisturising, and sunscreen – provides its unique benefits and works towards improving the overall health and appearance of your skin.
With Frownies by your side, the journey into skincare is empowering rather than overwhelming. Our products, made from carefully selected natural ingredients, cater to various skin types and concerns. From a multi-purpose eye cream to a skin-loving moisturiser, you have a diverse range of natural and effective skincare products within your reach.
In our commitment to skincare education and effective solutions, we at Frownies aim to enable you to age in a way that makes you happy and find joy in the process. Embrace your natural skin, and let us help you take care of it in the best way possible.
Consistently following a proper AM skincare routine can significantly improve your skin health. Let's pledge to spare a few minutes of our morning for our skin – to protect, nourish, and enable it to face the day’s challenges. Because at Frownies, we understand that good skin isn't just about beauty. It’s about feeling good, growing confidently, and shining in your skin every day! Begin your journey towards healthier skin with Frownies today.