Being lazy means not always completing everything on your to do list. While that might get you in trouble at work, you can be totally lazy when it comes to skincare. Yep! You don't have to spend hours everyday tending to your face and body. A few simple things is all it takes to have gorgeous, flawless skin all day, every day. A big thank you to bustle.com for sharing this fantastic information.
Table of contents:
- stay hydrated
- remove makeup + cleanse
- keep makeup wipes on your nightstand
- try a cleansing oil
- look for treatment pads
- use an overnight mask
- skip unnecessary steps
- hydrate eyes & lips
- use a day cream with spf
- switch out your pillowcase
- get enough sleep
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 without having to pile on all the treatments and the lotions. 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 Remove Makeup + Cleanse
Simple Cleansing Micellar Water, $4.50, Amazon
Micellar water is a lazy girl's best friend. It's generally best to wash and moisturize your face after removing makeup, but who has time for all of that? Micellar water can take care of all three of those steps at once. All you have to do is saturate a cotton pad with the water and wipe across your face until it comes back clean. No waiting for water to warm up, no rinsing, no oily makeup remover, no moisturizer. Easy.
3 Keep Makeup Wipes on Your Nightstand
Yes To Cucumbers Facial Wipes, $9,Amazon
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 Try A Cleansing Oil
Cleansing oils are another great three-in-one if you can't be bothered to take three separate steps to remove makeup, cleanse, and moisturize. Simply rub the oil into dry skin to break up makeup, dirt, and other oil; then rinse off. Although it's always good to follow any kind of wash with a moisturizer, an oil cleanser adds enough hydration that you can skip that step and jump straight into bed.
5 Look for Treatment Pads
Peter Thomas Roth Gentle Complexion Correction Pads, $40, Amazon
Skin treatments become so much easier to use when they come in the form of a pre-soaked pad. Instead of having to deal with specific instructions and messy oils and serums, all you have to do for a dose of anti-aging or skin-clearing is grab a pad, swipe it over your face, and toss it. Done.
6 Use An Overnight Mask
Origins Drink Up Intensive Overnight Mask, $14, Amazon
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.
7 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're removing makeup, washing your face, and moisturizing (which you can do all in one step with a micellar water or cleansing oil), 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.
8 Hydrate Eyes & Lips
Philosophy Renewed Hope In A Jar Eye, $37, Amazon
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.
9 Use A Day Cream With SPF
Aveeno Positively Radiant Daily Moisturizer SPF 30, $14, Amazon
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.
10 Switch Out Your Pillowcase
Spasilk 100% Pure Silk Facial Beauty Pillowcase, $19, Amazon
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.
11 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.
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