Skincare you actually have the time for! So we all know the importance of having a skincare routine of some sorts in place. But having the time to do this is another story, life just takes up so much time , whether we are mothers, busy with work or just not willing to sacrifice that extra 2 minutes in bed. This is the one thing that comes up time and time again when talking to clients having facials in the spa. They dont have enough time for skincare at home . In reality we all definitely just want skincare that can take no more than 1 min a day ! Well this may help. So for starters this is just basic skincare and what everybody should be doing daily anyway. You definitely should allicate extra time for exfoliating and masks but for basic skincare you do not need longer than a minute in your day, probably less! Make it as easy as you can for yourself and include it into tasks that you are already doing in your day. There are 1000's of skincare products on the market and you do not want to fill your cupboard up with tons of bottles that you don't have the time for. There is a time and place for luxury skincare routines and busy little you doesn't have time for them at the moment! Follow my steps to help streamline your skincare routine, improve skin quality without losing any sleep. Win win!
So first things first, bin all those skincare products you don't use! Don't bin them, but definitely put them to one side and save for a day where you have the time to pamper yourself! Bare in mind though that open products do have a shelf life, and better quality products that don't contain parabins or little parabin product will go off quicker.
1. Cleansing made easy with no cotton pads
So your morning routine may or may not contain a shower or bath. Its best to make sure you do use a cleansing product in the morning because it helps wash away all those toxins your skin has excreated throughtout the night. Using a cleansing wash rather than a milk, balm, or oil is an important first step for saving you time in the morning and evening. A facial wash can be left in the shower so used then. Or just by the sink ready for once you've brushed your teeth . Easy no faffing with cotton pads or flannels. Some facial washes you don't need to follow up with a toner which takes another step out. However if you are going to tone choosing a spray bottle toner means you can just spritz it straight over your face once again no cotton pads needed. I am loving Elemis Superfood cleansing wash. No tone necessary and a great wash suitable for all skin-types.
2. Strategically place your products in places that are part of your routine.
Keep your moisturiser and eye cream with your makeup so you don't have the chance to foget to apply or run out of time and go straight for your foundation. Even if you don't wear makeup I would advise applying a sun protection moisturiser. So if not applying makeup leave it beside your morning cleanser ready to apply directly after. Makeup wearers will apply moisturiser as part of your makeup. I absolutely love Elemis's Pro Radiance illuminating flash balm it works as a moisturiser and primer in one, and contains light reflecting beads that gives your skin a natural glow minimal effort required. Smells amazing and foundation applies amazingly over it.
Morning routine done !
3. Remove that makeup and freshen skin ready for the overnight detox.
Evening is pretty similar. As explained before this is super basic but just helps kickstart your skincare if its been non existent.
Cleanse efficiently using your chosen cleansing product. You may find that if you wear heavyish makeup you have to double cleanse and I would also advise to be careful using a wash over your eyes because it can bloody sting !
4. Use a night product that works on your skin whilst you sleep.
once you've applied your nightime moisturise,oil or balm your good to go to bed,easy. I would advise using a specific night product for your skin as it will work on your skin as you sleep without you even having to do anything. If you have a bedside table leave this on the side so you remember to apply when you get in bed so you don't have to get out of bed if you do forget.
So morning : cleanse,tone moisturise
evening: remove makeup(1st cleanse) cleanse, moisturise
This is purely a basic routine to get you back into caring for your skin. Your skins health will suffer in years to come so doing something is better than nothing and this really is so easy to do. With this routine you will be using a maximum of 5 products a day.
Cleanser- look for a cleansing facial wash product,
Simple facial wash
Decleor hydra radience 3in1 cleanser
Elemis cleansing washes
liz earl cleanse and polish
olay refreshing face wash gel.
Toner- If using a toning product look for a spritz lid to save on time or just place your chosen toner into a spritz bottle.
superdrug mist facial toner.
Moisturiser/serum & night cream -One suited best to your skin type having a facial or skin analysis can be helpful to determin this. If you havent got time for a full treatment, beauty counters can be a quick way to get skincare advise. If your not wearing makeup containing SPF, ensure your moisturiser contains one.
Superdrug vitamin E SPF moisturiser
e.l.f illuminating SPF moisturiser
Olay regenerest SPF moisturiser
Elemis SPF Pro collagen marine cream
Anyway good luck and any questions please ask !