The ideal skin care regimen is way more than just using a facial wash. The skin is threatened every day by pollution, UV rays, and other environmental factors, so it needs to be nourished with skin-saving products in order to become resilient against these elements. Oh, we also want to emphasize that an extravagant skin care product lineup is not always synonymous with a better regimen. In fact, a low-maintenance routine that focuses on what your skin really needs is key.
So, if you’re taking a huge step from your usual bar of soap and makeup remover, we teach you how you can slowly take extra care of your skin:
1. Use multi-tasking skin care products
The most obvious way is to use skin care products that are double-duty. By doing so, it won’t be overwhelming for you and your schedule to add this *extra prettifying* habit.
For example, cleansing waters (or micellar water, as French girls call it) act as a facial cleanser, toner, and light moisturizer in one. BB and CC creams offer anti-aging ingredients, sun protection, and coverage; eye creams serve as high-performing lip balms; and face oils (they’re good even for oily skin; we stand by this!), give skin a Korean-actress-worthy glow without the slick.
Bioderma H20, P900
Cleanse skin while keeping it moisturized with this gentle micellar water.
Bourjois 124 Perfect CC Cream SPF 15, P649
This skin perfector also moisturizes and protects with sun protectors.
The Ordinary 100% Cold-Pressed Virgin Marula Oil, P749
Hydrate skin in a jiffy with a couple of drops of this nourishing oil. (You can mix it with makeup, too!)
2. Put skin care products by your bedside
The usual “I’m so tired” excuse will be invalid if you strategically place your skin care arsenal near your bed. On nights when you feel like you can’t get up and go to the sink anymore, simply wipe off dirt and makeup with cleansing wipes and slap on a sleeping pack for express glow.
Deoproce Snail Galac Revital Sleeping Pack, P1,995
Slather this on—even while in bed—and wake up to glowing skin.
3. Incorporate it to your makeup routine
Since most of us are pressed for time, using makeup that also act as skin care is the best option.
If you’re using foundation, try one loaded with good-for-the-skin ingredients, like hyaluronic acid, SPF, and natural extracts.
Rimmel London Match Perfect Foundation, P449
This base also keeps skin hydrated for up to 24 hours.
4. Monitor the results
You’ll be more motivated to be more devoted to your newly-minted skin care regimen when you see changes in your skin. Do you notice that your face looks more plump and lifted? How about blemishes? Are they already non-existent? Also, put in mind that having a good routine isn’t just about vanity; it’s about being responsible for your natural beauty and investing in yourself.
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This article originally appeared on FemaleNetwork.com. Minor edits have been made by Amorfia editors.