If you’re anything like us, then you probably have a long to-do list to get through every morning in order to make it out the door on time. Is there anything you can do then to help save a little time? Well, when it comes to your skin care routine, there are a few easy ways you can speed things up in the A.M. to help make your life a little easier. Add these tips to your beauty arsenal to help hasten your morning skin care routine.
Morning Skin Care Routine Tip #1: Have Your Products Ready the Night Before
You know how you used to choose your outfits for school the night before? Do the same now for your skin care products! Set your cleanser, moisturizer, eye cream, and anything else you use daily in one place together so you know where they are and can easily find everything without having to search in multiple places.
Morning Skin Care Routine Tip #2: Choose a Cleanser That Doesn’t Require Rinsing
Who says you have to cleanse your skin at the sink? Use a no-rinse cleansing option, like micellar water, which is powered by tiny micelles—oil molecules—that act as a magnet to lift dirt, oil, and makeup up and away from your skin. Just remember to keep a pack of cotton pads on hand! Try a micellar water from L’Oréal Paris, choosing based on your skin type: The L’Oréal Paris Micellar Cleansing Water Complete Cleanser for Normal to Dry Skin hydrates and soothes, L’Oréal Paris Micellar Cleansing Water Complete Cleanser for Normal to Oily Skin purifies and mattifies, and the L’Oréal Paris Micellar Cleansing Water Complete Cleanser Waterproof – All Skin Types intensely purifies. All you have to do is saturate a cotton pad with the micellar water of your choice and wipe the pad across your face.
Another no-rinse option: Cleansing towelettes! The L’Oréal Paris RevitaLift Radiant Smoothing Wet Cleansing Towelettes gently remove impurities and even eye makeup. Keep a pack on your nightstand so you don’t have to travel to cleanse your complexion.
Morning Skin Care Routine Tip #3: Go Makeup-Free!
Many celebs have recently decided to go makeup-free—so why not join them? There’s just something about hydrated skin that looks oh-so-pretty, so make sure to use a moisturizer after cleansing, and you’ll be good to go. The L’Oréal Paris Hydra Genius Daily Liquid Care for Normal/Oily Skin, L’Oréal Paris Hydra Genius Daily Liquid Care for Normal/Dry Skin, and L’Oréal Paris Hydra Genius Daily Liquid Care for Extra Dry Skin are formulated with hyaluronic acid and aloe vera water to help provide long-lasting hydration.
Morning Skin Care Routine Tip #4: Pick Do-It-All Products
One of the simplest ways to cut back on steps in your morning skin care routine? Using products that are multipurpose! Below are a few of our faves.
1. BB cream. BB cream (a.k.a. “beauty balm”) is essentially makeup with skin care benefits. It’s a great option for those days when you don’t want to wear a lot of makeup—or you don’t have the time to apply a full face. The L’Oréal Paris Magic Skin Beautifier BB Cream has four actions in one. It primes, corrects, hydrates, and perfects for a flawless-looking finish.
2. Eye smoother. Have multiple signs of aging around your eyes, like crow’s feet, puffiness, and dark circles. Reach for the L’Oréal Paris RevitaLift Miracle Blur Eye, which is formulated with light-diffusing pigments to help reduce the look of signs of aging around the eyes and create a radiant finish. As the last step in your skin care routine, dot on a small amount to your eye area with your fingertips and gently blend it in.
3. Dark spot corrector and illuminator. If you have dark spots, look for a product that can help your skin look more radiant immediately as well as minimize the appearance of discolorations with continued use over time, such as the L’Oréal Paris Youth Code™ Dark Spot Correcting & Illuminating Serum Corrector. Apply after cleansing.