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This Is The Real Secret To Wake Up With Perfect Skin

Flawless skin in the morning? Totally possible.
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Whoever said it wasn’t possible to wake up with perfect skin in the morning was lying. Beauty sleep is a real thing—all you need is a solid skincare routine before you tuck yourself into bed. Here, the only five steps you need to take to wake up with flawless skin in the a.m.:

Step 1: Cleanse properly

Great skin starts with cleansing. First, use a gentle makeup remover to dissolve waterproof eye makeup and lipstick. Then, take a night cleansing foam—it exists!—and massage it onto your damp skin. It will get rid of impurities, pollution, excess oil and makeup, and other nasties that can wreak havoc on your skin. We particularly love the Estee Lauder Advanced Night Micro Cleansing Foam, as it leaves the skin feeling refreshed and energized—something we busy career women need at the end of a long day.

Step 2: Add in an essence to your routine

So you don’t have bright and glowing skin just yet? You probably still don’t use an essence. An essence penetrates deeply into the skin to deposit vitamins and nutrients to the skin to strengthen, renew, and rebalance. It also serves as a “primer” for your serum. The Estee Lauder Micro Essence Skin Activating Treatment Lotion leaves the skin brighter, more hydrated, and smoother with regular use. After washing your face, apply the essence onto your face using your clean fingers or a cotton pad.

Step 3: Start using serums

By the time you hit your 20s, you should start using a serum to fight early signs of aging. Factors like stress and constant exposure to pollution actually accelerate your skin’s aging process, so do damage control as early as possible. The Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair serum is the perfect serum for twentysomethings, because it literally does it all. It targets dark spots, acne marks, and fine lines to bring out the skin’s natural youthful glow. After applying your essence, massage a drop of the serum onto your face using your clean fingers—the real secret to wake up with PERFECT skin.

Step 4: Tap on your eye cream

The eye area is the thinnest and most sensitive part of the skin, so it’s important to use the right product to answer its needs. Use the Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Eye to take away dullness, puffiness, dryness, and even dark circles. (Don’t you hate how they make you look so pagod all the time?!) Apply three tiny dots of the eye cream onto your eye area and gently tap the product into the skin using your ring finger. No one will ever know you barely got sleep the night before!

Step 5: Don’t skip moisturizer

When we sleep, our skin repairs itself. Boost the skin’s renewal process by smoothing on an anti-aging moisturizer like the Estee Lauder Revitalizing Supreme. It’s formulated with the IntuiGen Technology, which adapts to your skin’s needs to address your unique anti-aging needs all at once. With this moisturizer, you’re looking at brighter, firmer, and more youthful-looking skin the moment you wake up the next day. Good morning, gorgeous!

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