9 Fast, Simplified Skincare Tips
1. Stay hydrated
One of the best things you can do for your skin is to stay hydrated. By drinking enough water everyday, you can help your skin look plump and glowing. To make this even easier, opt for a large bottle that you’ll only have to fill once or twice throughout the day, or a bottle with a straw that you can sip on without thinking.
2. Keep Makeup Wipes on Your Nightstand
If you’re ready to just fall into bed, makeup and all, make sure to have some facial wipes nearby. You’ll be more likely to take off your makeup before you sleep (which you should always do!) if you can do it from the comfort of your bed.4
3. Brush Teeth & Treat Zits & Exfoliate Lips
While brushing your teeth, there’s an extra thing you can do with both your toothbrush and toothpaste. With the toothbrush, brush your lips to help exfoliate them. Don’t forget the lip balm after you’ve finished! As for the toothpaste, you can use it as a spot treatment to help dry out any pimples you might have. Just dab a small layer on any spots, and let it dry before going to sleep.
4. Use An Overnight Mask
Some of the best tasks are the set-it-and-forget-it type. That’s exactly what overnight masks are. Instead of having to apply a mask and wait an awkward amount of time before having to messily scrub it off, an overnight mask can be applied and totally forgotten. These masks can add radiance and hydration without requiring any extra time or attention.
Or you may treat yourself with Alpessence moisturizing refining mask. You can simply nourish your face with 3 steps, detoxifying, rejuvenating and moisturizing and see a gorgeous you in the morning.
5. Skip Unnecessary Steps
Toners? Masks? Serums? Exfoliators? Ain’t no lazy girl got time for that! And that’s totally fine. You don’t actually need a 10-step routine to have good and healthy skin. As long as you are removing makeup, washing your face, and moisturizing. That’s good enough for most days. Of course it doesn’t hurt to use a mask or exfoliate once a week, but you don’t need to worry about incorporating those steps into your skincare routine on the daily.
6. Hydrate Eyes & Lips
Did you know you can use eye cream on your lips for double duty? The extra hydration they offer for the delicate eye area can also be utilized by the thinner skin found on the lips. Additionally, eye creams can help smooth and plump the lips to offer the same sort of rejuvenating effects they offer under-eyes.
7. Use A Day Cream with SPF
It’s always important to apply a sunscreen if you intend on being outside during the day. But of course it’s also important to moisturize if you wash your face in the morning. Two steps is one too many though, so opt for a moisturizer that has SPF so you only have to apply one product before getting on with your day. If you can, find a moisturizer with SPF 30 instead of SPF 15 for better protection.
8. Switch Out Your Pillowcase
Cotton pillowcases can absorb moisture from the skin and cause more friction against the face. These factors can lead to dry skin and premature wrinkles. To save face, switch to a silk or satin pillowcase that will allow your face to get the most out of your skincare routine.
9. Get Enough Sleep
Though I’m sure we lazy girls shouldn’t have a problem with this one, if skimping on skincare, it is important to get a good night’s rest. This is because, while we sleep, our skin is actually being repaired and renewed. So if you want plumper skin and lessened under-eye bags, focus on sleep instead of products for the easiest (and healthiest) fix. Seven to nine hours is ideal, but try not to sleep for 10+ hours either. Oversleeping can be just as bad for the skin as not getting enough sleep.