Well, let me help make your life a little easier with some of my steps to shorten your skincare routine. The bottom line is no matter how crazy life gets, we never want to neglect our skin. Remember, it’s a lot simpler to maintain our skin then trying to correct a skin concern due to lack of care.
First things first! Set yourself up for success. For all of my skincare fanatics with a mountain of product, the best thing to do is pull out your “true” routine and keep it in a separate area that’s quick and easily accessible. This is going to keep you from fishing around looking for the product you need to use that day, thus saving you time.
Once a month go through your stash and make sure you don’t have any empty or almost empty products lingering around taking up space. Best practice is to make note of the expiration dates and which products that you’ll need to replenish soon. There’s nothing worse than running out of your fav must haves.. trust me.
Did you know it’s best not to wait between steps during your routine. Not only does it enhance your skin so you get optimal results faster, it saves a ton of time.
Just try it… Here’s what I do:
2. While my face is still damp I spray on my Kakadu Plum Toner – which preps my face for the work horse that’s up next
3. Next, with my face still damp from my toner I grab my C + E Serum and apply.
4. Lastly, out comes my heart, my baby, my ride or die… Lumi oil
From start to finish, this routine takes no more than 5 minutes to complete! And if you are using multi-tasking products, girl even shorter!
Please remember to use your SPF during your morning routine! My favorite is Black Girl Sunscreen.
You might remember this one from my Lazy Girl Routine. I love keeping products on my nightstand. If you don’t have a lot of space, you can get those travel size containers and pour some of your product in there. I actually put some of my Micellar water in a 2 oz flip top bottle and keep it in my nightstand drawer with some cotton pads for those nights I just don’t have it to give and don’t want to go to bed with my makeup on.
I LIVE for a great multi-tasking product I tell you what, if I can find one product that can tackle multiple steps I’m in love. Here are a few you should try:
So girl, your routine doesn’t have a take a month of Sundays to complete. 5 minutes is really all you need. Give it a try and come back and let me know how it goes. I promise I won’t say, “I told you so.” 😉