Follow these three essential tips to streamline your beauty regime to get ready way faster. You get to snooze for longer too!
Most mornings, everyone just wants to hit snooze and get a little more rest… until it’s too late and we end up rushing out of the house and running after the bus. You tell yourself that you’ll watch a little less TV at night to wake up feeling fresh, but that doesn’t happen, does it? Instead of cutting back on your me-time the night before, just follow these tips to save you some precious time in the morning. Good news – all you need are a few products on standby.
1. Forget face wash
No doubt that cleansing your skin twice daily is one of the most basic things you need to do to ensure healthy skin that isn’t congested. Not to mention that makeup goes on best on clean skin. Yet, there are days when you can’t even bring yourself to roll out of bed. On days like those, try reaching for a bottle of micellar cleansing water. Formulated to be rinse-free, a quick wipe down of your face with a cotton pad saturated in micellar cleansing water gently lifts traces of dirt, dead skin cells and sebum that have accumulated on your skin overnight. We like Estelle & Thild’s BioCleanse Micellar Cleansing Water ($38 for 250ml) as it is infused with aloe vera to soothe and hydrate skin while natural coconut tensides ensure that it cleanses thoroughly without compromising the skin’s natural barrier function. Best part? It literally takes 10 seconds.
2. Stick to the basics
When you’re trying to get out of the house in under 15 minutes, just go for the essentials. Massage on a moisturiser, never ever forget sunscreen, pull your hair up into a messy bun and blend your concealer in. Apply all your makeup with your fingers, dab on a touch of colour on your lips and cheeks and you’re good to go!
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3. Use multi-tasking products
Another way to further help you save time is to count on multi-tasking products. And there’s definitely no shortage of them on the market because women, whether or not we’re running late, like products that do-it-all. After all, you might not need to buy three separate tubes of a moisturiser, foundation, sunscreen when you can get the benefits of all three in one nifty tube.
For example, Dr. Jart Dis A Pore Beauty Balm ($54 for 50ml) not only protects the skin against UV rays but is also fortified with niacinamide, which refines skin texture and tightens pores at the same time. Plus, it contains a smoothing powder and silky polymer to smooth skin surface and blur out visible imperfections so your skin almost looks airbrushed.
Alternatively, if you’re more concerned with redness, try Cicapair Re-cover SPF 30/PA++ ($74 for 50ml). While it looks like a green paste, it contains colour-changing capsules which transform it into a flesh-toned shade to even out skin tone and reduce the appearance of redness and blemishes. It also contains Centella Asiatica extract, which accelerates skin healing and strengthens it against external aggressors. A combination of minerals like magnesium and potassium also helps energise the complexion.