Preparing your skin in the morning and before bed can often seem like a long arduous task which takes up far too much of your time. Although we all want nice, healthy looking skin, skin routines can sometimes feel as though they are taking over our lives and long for a quick fix that does the job just as well. With that in mind here are our top ways to cut down on your skin routine without actually cutting down. It is possible!
1. Moisturisers with Sunscreen
Sunscreen is a must if you want to protect your skin from hyperpigmentation, dryness, rough skin texture, premature skin aging and most importantly, skin cancer. However, washing your face, waiting or it to dry and applying moisturisers and sunscreen can seem a bit of a chore. In the past most moisturisers did not have a very high SPF and so separate products were required, now however, manufacturers have woken up to the need for a SPF higher than 15 and are making moisturisers with SPF 30 to 50 which is much better for your skin. It also means you can ditch the two separate products for one.
2. Moisturiser with Fake Tan
Many people dreaded applying their fake tan in the past as it could be such a huge task. The skin needed to be moisturised for days beforehand and then again before the tan was applied. Now, there are several moisturisers on the market which are combined with fake tan and can give you a beautiful even glow without the worry of having to pile the products on when you have little time. You can still get separate tanning products of course and these may be better if you want a one off intense colour but for everyday tanning moisturisers couldn’t be better.
3. Skip Eye Makeup Remover
One thing many women really dread is coming home from a night out or long day at work and having to sit down and remove their makeup. Not only that, they have to remove their eye makeup separately with a different product which can really make the minutes add up. The truth in many cases however, is that you don’t need to bother with a separate eye makeup remover. Unless you have coated your lashes in some industrial strength waterproof mascara then it should come off with a thorough cleanse.
4. Combined Shampoo and Conditioner
Shampoo and conditioners in one used to get a very bad rap for not doing either job very well. However, technology has come a long way and now these products are better than ever. Just one application from root to tip and you will have beautifully clean, nourished hair that has only taken a few minutes to work! Although every now and again, if you want to give your hair a treat, stick a leave in conditioner overnight and it will love you forever.
5. Coloured Stick on Nails
Want to spuce your nails up but have no time to stick them on and paint them in pretty colours? There are many false nail sets now that come in pre-painted designs and can save you a whole lot of time before a night out. Just choose your design, stick them on and you’re ready to go!
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