Hey gals! It's important to take care of your skin, and especially so in the arid winter months, when your skin can dry out easily. Ideally, we would all be able to go in for a weekly steam and facial, but unfortunately, we live in the real world, where we're often running out the door, late to work. Have no fear for your skin this year, because we've put together a comprehensive skincare guide - for ladies in a rush! No matter your skin type, find a simple routine that works for you below...
For Dry Skin:
Start your daily routine with an exfoliating cleanser, to help scrub off any flakes of dry skin. As soon as you hop out of the shower, pat your face dry, then grab your face moisturizer. Thick creams and gels are ideal for your skin type, so shop products like the Illuminate Moisturizer from Natural Spa Factory, or Dr. Pericone's Face Finishing Moisturizer Tint if you prefer a little pigment.
For Oily Skin:
An exfoliating and balancing facewash is ideal for your skin type. Make sure to wash thoroughly, so no traces of oil remain around your hairline or jaw. Foaming cleansers work particularly well for you, since they form a thick layer to battle that stubborn oil. Applying moisturizer needs to be done immediately, before your skin has time to start producing oil. Once the moisturizer is on, it should stop your skin from feeling dry, leading to overproducing oils.
For Sensitive Skin:
Start out with a gentle cleanser, to avoid irritating your sensitive skin. Look on the label to make sure it's hypoallergenic and noncomedogenic, which is ideal for sensitive skin. After patting your skin dry, you'll want to use a toner to balance out your color, then immediately apply a daily moisturizer. When shopping for one, you'll want to look for scent-free options.
Regardless of your skin type, skincare collection boxes, like our faves from Clinique, Avene, and Lookfantastic below, are the best way to shop new products. Just choose the option targeted towards your skin (dry, oily, combination, or sensitive), and forget your worries about products interacting weirdly!
Other Great Ideas for Everyone:
-Micellar water is a little-known gem for skincare routines. It is one simple product, but has the versatility of being a makeup remover, skin cleanser, and moisturizer, all in one! It works equally well for dry skin and sensitive skin, so give it a try to see if you can expedite your morning process.
-Facial cleansing wipes are an obvious choice for a reason. Throughout the day, our faces build up dirt and sweat, and can get shiny, oily, and irritated. The easiest way for a lady on the go to avoid it is to keep these pocket wipes in her purse. Then, when you visit the restroom, you can check for shine and fix as needed!
-Peel-off face masks are also an excellent choice for busy ladies - just slather it on, set a timer, then go around your typical business!
While the mask dries, you can watch Netflix, catch up on some work emails, or cook dinner! Then, when the timer dings, just peel it off, and you're good to go.
-If you're worried about the signs of ageing, just replace your cleanser with an age-defying formula, like this one from Elemis, and invest in a wrinkle-smoothing moisturiser.
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