We do so many unnecessary things daily that take 10 minutes here and half an hour there. But we don’t make time for our health as much as we should, and suffer the consequences at a later age.
It doesn’t need to be a time-consuming process, though. You can take control of how your skin looks and feels, by making some tiny changes and using quick solutions. When done on a daily basis, the skin care actions you’ll see below will do their magic and you’ll look younger, will be fresh and with a glowing skin.
Let’s see what to do and where in your day-to-day routine it can be added for best results:
Cleanse your face before or after brushing your teeth.
No need to think too much about this or make time for it. Simply add it to the moment of the day when you’ve just woken up, and are already in the bathroom doing the essentials.
Cleansing is key even in the morning as there’s more bacteria in the sheets of your bed than you might think. Wash your face for a start. Rinse it with warm water. Now that you’ve removed the dirt and toxins from its surface, use a towel to dry it up without harming the skin.
Now’s the ideal time to apply a moisturizer too. All this can take less than 5 minutes if you do it right. Moisturizing should happen on a clean face, so that it can penetrate deep into your skin. Bonus points if it’s a natural product you’ve chosen wisely that has UV protection.
Clean and moisturize before bed too.
After a long day, when you’re in the bathroom preparing yourself to go to bed, is the ideal time to repeat the quick beauty ritual from the morning. This way you’ll clear the dirt from all the things you did today, and will go to bed with a fresh face, ready to get the rest you deserve (which should be enough hours, as that too is closely related to having a great-looking skin).
Let Sunday be exfoliation day.
You should be removing dead skin cells at least once weekly. To make sure you don’t skip a week, let Sunday become your day for that. It’s also the day when you can prepare for the next week, organize the work that needs to be done, even prep some food and declutter your home. Together with all that, you can take care of your skin and rejuvenate it so that it can be fresh for Monday morning.
Exfoliation is a wonderful process which makes your skin feel smooth right after doing it. What’s more, once you’ve done this for the week, you should apply any facial cosmetics you’re using and be sure it will have a better effect than ever now that it’s applied on clean skin with no dead cells on the surface. In fact, it’s the ideal moment to use anti-aging cosmetics such as our True Results Retinol Active Skincare.
Always remove makeup.
If you care about the condition of your skin, never go to bed with makeup on. Include that in your quick evening ritual. So when you’re getting ready to head to bed, remove makeup with cotton pads for the face. Don’t leave anything on. Then wash your face and feel like you’re letting go of all the stress and anything that happened during the day. After that, apply a night cream if you’re using one, and go to bed feeling fresh and mentally ready for tomorrow.
Skin care doesn’t need to take much time of your day or to require complicated actions. It’s all about building the habit of cleansing and moisturizing, after which it becomes part of your lifestyle.
So, over to you now. Did you wash your face properly this morning? And what can you do to take better care of your skin before you go to bed tonight?