Don’t Let a Hectic Schedule Ruin Your Skin! Save Time with these Skin Care Shortcuts

We’ve all been there, our schedule got demanding and we skimped on our skin care routine. It happens to the best of us! Don’t panic if this happens to you too – I’ve got a variety of time-saving tips to help your skin look and feel amazing, in no time at all!

Hydration Punch

Is your skin looking or feeling a little … meh? Replenish is with an extra dose of hydration! Moisture is key to boost your complexion, making it look incredibly smooth, fresh and even younger. Your go to moisturizer is a good start but to really add some ooomph mix it with a serum. Serums are much lighter and more concentrated, so blending it with your moisturizer will amp up its hydrating effects! Normally it’s advised to apply your serum before your moisturizer, but if you’re crunched for time just mix them together into a hydration cocktail for a healthy punch of moisture.

Multi-Task with Multi-Masks

Pretend you’re a skin care pro and grab a variety of masks to target different skin concerns. No one’s skin is typically the same across the board. By slathering on different masks to different areas of your face you’re treating your skin like a pro would. The options are endless, but normal skin types can opt for a purifying mask on the T-zone and a hydrating mask everywhere else. Also, it’s easy to multi-task while you multi-mask. Just find a time that works best for you, cleanse your face, apply your masks and rinse them off after 15 minutes to reveal fresher, healthier skin.

Fake it ‘Till You Make It

These days everyone seems to be too busy for sleep. The result? We all look tired. When you look and feel exhausted grab your favorite eye treatment product (I love Dermalogica’s Age Reversal Eye Complex ). This will help to brighten, firm, tighten and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles – in just a few minutes. The retinol creme is an exceptional ingredient when it comes to eye products. It’s super hydrating and very unlikely to cause skin irritation, perfect for the sensitive skin around the your eyes. Better yet, apply it and then cover your eyes with an eye mask for 10 minutes or so and remove it to reveal totally wide-awake looking eyes – sans the trip to the dermatologists or a full night’s sleep!

Amp Up Your Cleansing

I’ll be the first to admit I love all of the Dermalogica exfoliating scrubs we carry however, some days it’s worth taking out your Clarisonic to get a deeper, more exfoliating cleanse. This is especially important at night before applying any night treatment serums, masks, or creams. By cleansing with your Clarisonic first, you scrub away excess oil, dead skin cells and makeup residue, allowing the treatments to penetrate your pores easier. Bonus, Clarisonics typically exfoliate on a timer for 2 minutes at a time, making them a perfect choice for when you’re in a rush!

Steam Your Pores Clean

Want a quick fix for clogged pores? Grab your favorite exfoliating mask, like Dermalogica’s Sebum Clearing Masque, and slather it on your face before jumping in the shower. Take your time sudsing up, shampooing and conditioning and the rinse the mask off just before you get out. The steam from the shower will help the mask to penetrate deeper, loosening up all the stubborn gunk and prepping it for any post-shower pimple extractions.

Banish Acne

Timing is everything when you’re experiencing an unexpected breakout. The secret to clearing acne up quick is to conceal and treat it simultaneously. Try using a concealer that has acne fighting ingredients to speed up healing. Reapply throughout the day to boost its effectiveness and double up the acne-fighting power by apply a night treatment too. Trust me, by morning you’ll wake up to a much less noticeable breakout! I love Dermalogica’s Concealing Spot Treatment to conceal and treat pimples and their Overnight Clearing Gel with salicylic acid to clear up the breakout fast and prevent future ones in the process.

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