Your lifestyle takes its toll on your skin. Factors such as pollution, diet, hormones, medication, and makeup can all contribute to your skin looking less than it’s best. If you look at videos on YouTube, it’s understandable to think that to get good skin, you need to devote hours every day, using expensive products, to get the skin you want.
That’s not the case. There is a middle ground that can take a lot less time and money. Great for busy people.
Follow these tips to save time.
Visit A Skin Care Specialist
If you’re clueless about skincare and don’t really know your own skin, then a trip to see an expert can take all of the guesswork out of it. You could drop by and see one of the people on the skincare brands at your nearest department store. They will certainly be able to give you some insight, but just remember that they will only recommend products in that brand, rather than what is best for you.
If you can, book an appointment with a skincare specialist or dermatologist and they will be able to assess your skin and recommend the products that are right for you. They will know which ingredients can help, such as those using UK peptides or AHA. You’ll then be able to choose products with confidence.
Always Take Your Makeup Off At The End Of The Day
Leaving your makeup on overnight is a sure way to age your skin, as well as cause breakouts. Added to that makeup is all of the pollution, oil, and debris that’s built up during the day.
Many skin care specialists recommend a double cleanse. Which is to use massage cleansing milk or balm into your dry face to break down the makeup and oil, then follow up with a cleansing facewash. This gets your face really clean and lets any products you put on overnight work more efficiently. It also means that you don’t have to do a full facial routine in the morning. Just sweep lightly with toner and put on your moisturizer.
Use Multitasking Products
Remember, you’re trying to save time. So products that perform more than one function are going to be your friend here.
For example, you can choose a cleanser that breaks down eye makeup, or a moisturizer that is also a primer and has SPF in it.
Always Use An SPF
Even if you live in a country that doesn’t get a lot of sun. It’s still vital that you use an SPF daily. Not only can it prevent premature ageing, but also reduce your risk of developing skin cancer. There are many moisturizers and foundations that have SPF in them, which are great for most of the year. However, if you’re experiencing particularly hot weather, you should be wearing a high factor SPF to make sure you’re protected.
With a little bit of knowledge, a few key products, and consistency, then you can develop a great skincare routine that takes next to no time and works for you.