My Morning Routine for Brightening Sun-Damaged, Pigmented Skin

About the Author

I've always have a had a passion for beauty and now in the Adore Beauty Customer Service Team I get to help other's with beauty everyday.
HAIR CONCERN:
  • Brassy tones (blonde/grey hair)
  • Colour protection
  • Dull, lacking shine
  • Frizzy hair
HAIR TYPE:
  • Curly
SKIN CONCERN:
  • First signs of ageing
  • Pigmentation, uneven skin tone
  • Dull, dry or dehydrated skin
SKIN TYPE:
  • Normal to dry
  • Normal to oily

Hi, I’m Ash! I'm a part of Adore Beauty's Customer Service Team, I've specialized in skincare for almost 3 years and I'm a Skincare Fairy in the making!

So I enjoyed the Australian sun a little much over the festive season and now my skin is in need of some major TLC. Yes, I’m guilty of spending lots of time in the scorching sun, but unfortunately all the sunscreen, bucket hats and kaftans that I covered myself with couldn't keep out those pesky pigment monsters, so I’m here to give my skin some fitness and ninja those melanin nasties with my kick-a** “Brightening Routine”.

Ash C Morning RoutineAsh C Morning Routine


Where do you sit on the Beauty Scale?

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What is the Best Way to Prevent Fine Lines and Dull Skin?

The sun is responsible for 99% of your fine lines, which makes sunscreen the ultimate ingredient for younger-looking skin. Use an SPF 30+ or higher daily. No matter your skin type or where you sit on the Fitzpatrick scale everyone needs to use one!

The trusty sidekick that I reach for daily is a good vitamin C, it does wonders on brightening, hydrating, preventing damage and giving my skin that “lit from within” look.

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My Morning Routine to Treat Pigmentation and Brighten Sun-Damaged Skin

Step 1: Benefit Cosmedix Cleanser

Step 1: Benefit Cosmedix Cleanser

This super-hydrating cleanser is gentle and nourishing on my skin. Cosmedix Benefit Clean Gentle Cleanser really comforts my skin in all the right places as well as removing make-up and dirt. It’s gel-like texture and ingredients make the perfect cleanser for those with dryer skin types. Apply a small amount into the palm of the hand and emulsify with water, massage onto the skin.

  • Beauty Buff Hot Tip- Cleanse for at least 30-60 seconds! This ensures that all those ingredients are working there magic on removing the day's grime/bacteria and makeup from the skin's surface.

Step 2: Medik8 Intense Hydrating Serum

Step 2: Medik8 Intense Hydrating Serum

Medik8 Hydr8 B5 Intense is like a massive guzzle of water to my dehydrated skin and it just can’t get enough of it. I’m able to use this serum all-year-round because of its lightweight texture. I apply one full drop to my face, neck, and decolletage straight after I've cleansed my face while the skin is still damp (products absorb better this way)

Step 3: Aspect Vitamin C Serum

Step 3: Aspect Vitamin C Serum

I honestly can’t leave the house without a Vitamin C. Aspect Extreme C 20 is an antioxidant facial serum which helps to reduce fine lines whilst firming and brightening skin. It sinks into the skin like nothing and leaves the perfect glow to the skin. Oh, and it smells like freshly squeezed juice (and not in an artificial way either). Apply one pump to the palm of your hand and press onto the skin, wait a couple of minutes between each serum.

Step 4: Cosmedix Brightening Serum

Step 4: Cosmedix Brightening Serum

Cosmedix Simply Brilliant 24/7 Brightening Serum is the main event! It targets existing pigmentation whilst also working as a blocker for preventing future pigment from making its way to the surface of the skin. Its texture is extremely light on the skin. I apply a pea-sized amount to freshly cleansed skin and press onto the skin.

Don’t waste your hard-earned cash on multiple serums if you’re not willing to protect your skin with a daily SPF

Step 5: Ultra Violette Sunscreen SPF 50+

Step 5: Ultra Violette Sunscreen SPF 50+

Ultra Violette Supreme Screen SPF 50+ Hydrating Facial Sunscreen is my go-to as it works as a lightweight moisturizer, primer, and SPF in one! I love how glowy and hydrated my skin is after, the best part about this skin-screen is that it doesn't leave you looking ghostly. I tend to use about 2 to 3 pumps which cover my whole face, neck, chest, and decolletage.

  • Beauty Buff Hot Tip- Apply sunscreen as your last skincare step in your AM routine, EVERY SINGLE DAILY, basically don’t leave the house without this slapped on your face!!

My Morning Routine for Brightening Sun-Damaged, Pigmented Skin


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