Let’s face it (no pun intended,) sometimes life can get too busy for complicated skin care routines. Most of the time you can’t be sure how long you’ll have to get ready for the day. Korean face masks and new skin care fads may be exciting to try, but there’s no guarantee you’ll have the time. Between work, family, and hobbies most people are lucky to squeeze in a half an hour for daily facial care.
However, the truth is you don’t need hours to implement a rejuvenating daily regimen. We’ve compiled a list of essentials for skin care routines that require 30, 15, and even just 5 minutes a day.
The 5 Minute Skin care Routine: Only the essentials…
CLEANSING + MOISTURIZINGYou wake up late. You can't find your keys. Your car won't start. We've all been there. However, if you're able to take just 5 minutes to cleanse and moisturize your face, the health and cosmetic benefits will be considerable.
Cleansing: It is important to clean before you get started with any skin care measures. Applying substances without first cleansing the skin can trap existing dirt and oils inside your pores. That can make any skin problems you’re having worse! Start things off by using a good facial cleanser.
The 15-Minute Skin care Routine: Taking some time for you...
CLEANSING + MOISTURIZING + EXFOLIATING + PROTECTING
Some mornings you have a little bit more time, but not enough for an elaborate face mask. That's the time to add just a couple of minutes to EXFOLIATE and PROTECT.
Exfoliating: When skin cells die our body sheds them naturally, but sometimes it doesn’t always fall off. That’s why we get calluses and rough patches on certain areas of our bodies. Dead skin can build up and needs a little extra attention to be removed.
Protecting: Having fun in the sun is great, but it’s important to remember that prolonged exposure to sunlight is the number one cause of skin cancer and other dangerous skin problems. Applying a sunscreen or protective balm before you go out into the world gives you have an extra layer of protection which could mean the difference between youthful, beautiful skin and medical problems. Protect your skin and prevent damage before it can occur (it’s so much easier!)
CLEANSING + EXFOLIATING + REPAIRING + MOISTURIZING + PROTECTING
Repairing: Weather damage, sun damage, dehydration…our faces can encounter a lot of dangers throughout the day. When we get a cut, we put a bandage on it to help it heal. Why would it be any different for sun damage? It’s good to take some time to help our body naturally repair itself. Now is the time for a good facial mask.