It can be hard to find time for your skin care regime when you lead a busy lifestyle. Whether this be due to work commitments, family life, or just in general; things are getting a little hectic. We’ve compiled a list of skin care tips to keep your skin looking tip-top with minimal effort.
Squeezing in an extensive skin care regime can be difficult, but you don’t always need a 10-step Korean routine to have fantastic looking skin. Stick to the basics.
This is perhaps the most important step in any skin care routine. Cleansing ensures that excess dirt and oils are washed off your face therefore preventing breakouts and clogged pores. Make sure you use a gentle non-comedogenic (meaning it won’t block your pores!) cleanser. We recommend Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser.
AHAs/BHAs, Retinoids, whatever these may be, they’ve become a staple in our product collections. Serums offer significant benefits and there are many active ingredients with varying properties. While this step isn’t critical, it can really make a difference. Read our article on the skincare serums you should be using, and what they do.
Moisturise + SPF
Another essential step, moisturising will ensure you compensate for the oils washed away during cleansing, and will help hydrate the skin. As always, make sure you apply SPF afterwards as this will prevent UV rays from damaging your skin and causing premature aging. There are 2-in-1 moisturisers with SPF for those looking to simplify even further.
2/4 Stay Hydrated
Perhaps the easiest thing you can do to dramatically improve the condition of your skin. Keeping hydrated will not only keep your skin hydrated, but will help to flush toxins out of your body meaning a brighter, more plump complexion. Drinking enough water also comes with a range of other health benefits. We recommend purchasing a large, re-usable water bottle so you can keep track of how much you’re drinking.
3/4 Set aside some time to de-stress and use a face mask
It doesn’t take long to practise mindfulness. Meditating for 15 minutes can promote calmness and helps to unwind after a long day. Decreasing the overall stress levels in your body will be beneficial to your skin also.
You don’t have to do this daily, even once a week can show an improvement. Use a face mask during this time, it’ll help to unclog your pores and deliver active ingredients where they’re needed.
4/4 Try To Eat Health(IER)Y Foods
Being busy all the time might mean you don’t have the time to cook healthy, nutritious meals. After all, these days a take-away can be sent to your door with a tap of your phone screen. But you have to resist the temptation. Try to eat healthy foods as much as possible throughout the week, if you’ve no other option but to eat out, stay away from foods high in sugar and fat.
We hope these tips have been helpful, life might be hectic but you shouldn’t let your skin suffer as a result.