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Ultimate Guide on Your Morning Skincare Routine

Ultimate Guide on Your Morning Skincare Routine

Ultimate Guide on Your Morning Skincare Routine



Every guy prefers a different time of day to shower. Whether you’re a nighttime or morning person, taking care of your facial skin should be just as prioritized as washing off your body. If you’re new to the skincare game, or you only have your nighttime skin routine on lock, we’ll walk you through the basics of a morning skincare routine.

Why You Need A Morning Skin Routine

Lucky for you, Disco will provide the information and products to build the ultimate morning skincare routine. We promise it takes minimal effort to add to your already crammed schedule. Now, let’s talk about why you need a morning skin routine, and how to use Disco’s lineup of products to get your skin prepped and ready for the day.

1. Your Face is Dirty

Pollution, dirt, oil, the remnants of your nighttime drool; all these are sticking to your face in the morning, even if you can’t see them. Before starting the day, you need to ensure that dirt and gunk are cleared from your pores before it creates pimples and acne bumps. 

2. Prevent Blemishes

If you have acne-prone skin, you need to adequately prepare the skin to protect against breakouts in the morning. Acne forms from pores that get clogged with sebum (your skin’s natural oil), dead skin cells, dirt, and bacteria. If you don’t cleanse and protect your skin to start the day, you’re basically rolling out the red carpet for breakouts. 

3. Start Your Day Off Right

As a guy, you probably splash your face with cold water in the morning to wake yourself up. But with a few skincare products, you can change that awake feeling to an awake look. Developing a morning ritual and routine will help you start your day off confident, joyful, and more likely to invest in more self-care habits.

4. Anti-Aging

Are you starting to notice fine lines around your eyes, and on your forehead? Welcome to aging. If you don’t become proactive about your skin, you’ll get fine lines and wrinkles faster than if you use products that contain wrinkle-fighting ingredients.

In the morning, use a moisturizer and a protective SPF to battle sun damage, wrinkles, and the visible signs of aging. Skincare can help stimulate skin cells to produce more collagen and elastin, the two proteins that help your skin look youthful. 

Morning Routine Must-Haves

Your morning skin routine should contain at least these two steps: cleansing and an SPF product. Additional treatments should be added in to further protect your skin from signs of aging, however, they are not totally necessary. But we have a sneaking suspicion that if you start with the basics, you’ll be interested in further steps to attain that vibrant, healthy complexion.


Cut ties with the bar soap, and grab a cleanser that will actually do some good for your skin. Cleansing ensures that you clear away dead skin cells, bacteria, dirt, oil, and general gunk from the skin to start your day. 

Disco’s Charcoal Face Cleanser Stick is an excellent choice as the unique deodorant style format makes it easy to grab and use when you still have morning hands. With our cleanser, you’ll also get the benefit of hydrating and moisturizing Coconut Oil, as well as Phytic Acid to accelerate skin cell turnover, giving you newer, more youthful-looking skin. 


Every skin type needs moisture, even if you think your skin is oily. In fact, if you have oily skin, it could be because your skin is over-producing oil as a result of dehydration. Good moisturizers create protective seals, locking in moisture and preventing oil, dirt, and bacteria from penetrating your pores throughout the day.

Disco’s Hydrating Face Moisturizer contains everything your skin needs throughout the day, including Vitamin E, C, and Macadamia Oil to hydrate the skin and keep oil under control. 


SPF is key to apply in the morning. Sun damage is the most detrimental factor to skin and is the biggest contributing factor to premature aging. By protecting your skin with a powerful mineral sunscreen or moisturizing product containing SPF every morning, you ensure you stave off wrinkles, fine lines, and dark spots. 

The Disco Moisturizing Mineral Sun Block can even replace your moisturizer step in your morning routine. Our SPF 30 Mineral Sun Block protects the skin from UV light with Zinc Oxide and rebuilds the dermal structure with powerful Tripeptide and Niacinamide. 

Eye Care

Let’s be honest: waking up early in the morning can leave dark circles under your eyes, or unsightly; puffy bags. If you struggle with dark circles, undereye bags, or fine lines and wrinkles, you need a repairing eye serum to wake up your complexion and restore the youth back into your skin.

The Disco Repairing Eye Stick is an excellent everyday choice for eye care. It targets dark circles with brightening Niacinamide and provides relief for puffy undereye bags with Caffeine and Pycnogenol. 

Final Thoughts

Once you’ve got your morning routine down to a science, you’ll end up with skin that is incredibly smooth, bright, and protected from dark circles, blemishes, wrinkles, and sun damage.

Disco is the skincare brand formulated by a guy for guys, so you can be sure the products we offer work perfectly with the pH balance of your skin. Before you start off your day, give your skin the tools it needs to stay protected and nourished. Put your best face forward, gentlemen.


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