Whether it’s been a really long day and you're ready to crash, you’re feeling under the weather and are stuck in bed, or you’re on a camping trip, your skin care routine doesn’t have to suffer from lack of access to—or desire to get near—a sink. There are plenty of skin care products that don’t require a sink! In fact, it’s easier than you may think to perform a quality skin care routine without using a drop of running water. Here, we’re sharing your sink-less skin care routine, including micellar water, facial serum, and makeup removing wipes that work any time of day, anywhere you need them.
SINK-LESS SKIN CARE ROUTINE STEP #1: REMOVE MAKEUP
First things first, taking off all your makeup is essential in order to move onto the next steps—sink or no sink. Reach for the L'Oréal Paris Ideal Clean All Skin Types Makeup Removing Towelettes, which work quickly and easily to dissolve dirt, oil, and makeup.
SINK-LESS SKIN CARE ROUTINE STEP #2: CLEANSE
Think you need a sink to properly cleanse your complexion? Think again! Thanks to micellar water, which you can also use to remove your makeup, cleansing without access to running water is a breeze. Try the L'Oréal Paris Micellar Cleansing Water Complete Cleanser Waterproof – All Skin Types, L'Oréal Paris Micellar Cleansing Water Complete Cleanser – Normal to Oily Skin, or the L'Oréal Paris Micellar Cleansing Water Complete Cleanser – Normal to Dry Skin, choosing based on your skin type. All three options work to lift dirt, impurities, and oil off of your skin for a completely clean complexion in just one easy step. To use, saturate a cotton pad with the micellar water, then simply wipe the pad over your skin until it feels totally clean.
SINK-LESS SKIN CARE ROUTINE STEP #3: APPLY A SERUM
A skin care routine sans the sink is no reason to skimp out on using a facial serum. Next, apply a few drops of the L'Oréal Paris Revitalift Derm Intensives 1.5% Pure Hyaluronic Acid Serum all over your complexion, concentrating a bit of extra product on areas that tend to get dry, such as your cheeks.
SINK-LESS SKIN CARE ROUTINE STEP #4: MOISTURIZE
No—and we mean no—skin care routine is ever complete without using a facial moisturizer. Whether it’s morning or evening, after you’ve applied your facial serum onto your freshly-cleansed complexion, the next step is to layer on a moisturizer. If you’re heading out for the day, reach for the L'Oréal Paris Age Perfect Hydra Nutrition Honey Day Cream, which is infused with antioxidants and nourishing manuka honey to keep your complexion soft, supple, and hydrated all day long. Conversely, if hitting the hay is all that’s on your agenda, apply the L'Oréal Paris Age Perfect Hydra Nutrition Honey Night Balm.
SINK-LESS SKIN CARE ROUTINE STEP #5: USE EYE CREAM
Your eyes are the window to your soul, and they’re also the most sensitive area of skin on your entire complexion. Without enough TLC, the skin around your eyes can show signs of distress and aging more quickly than the rest of your face. Show them love every single morning and evening by using an eye cream that’s formulated to hydrate, nourish, and protect this delicate area, like the L'Oréal Paris Age Perfect Hydra Nutrition Manuka Honey Eye Gel. As a bonus, the rollerball applicator feels amazing and helps de-puff under-eye bags.
SINK-LESS SKIN CARE ROUTINE STEP #6: DON’T NEGLECT YOUR NECK
Your neck and décolletage area are an extension of your beautiful face, and it simply doesn’t make sense to neglect to care for the skin below your chin. Finish off your sink-less skin care routine by applying an all-over hydrating balm, like the L'Oréal Paris Age Perfect Hydra Nutrition Manuka Honey All Over Balm – Face/Neck/Chest/Hands, which is formulated to nourish dry skin.
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