Anti-Aging Made Easy: How to Simplify Your Beauty Routine*
Between your lotions, potions, serums, creams, cleansers, and masks, it probably feels like you’re spending hours per day just trying to fight the hands of time! You’re busier than ever and your time is always at a premium. Whether you’re simply trying to look younger, or battling specific skin problems like inflammation and crepey skin, your anti-aging routine doesn’t have to take over your life. Keep Your Beauty Routine Simple The key to saving time with your anti-aging regimen is to make sure each step is designed for maximum effect. This means choosing products that can do double – or even triple! – duty, which reduces the time it takes for you to reverse the effects of what ages you.
Make your moisturizer work overtime – choose a hydrating treatment that also contains an anti-aging ingredient like peptides or retinol. This way you can feed your thirsty skin and reduce wrinkles in one simple step. Combination anti-aging oils work great for this purpose because they firm and plump, plus contain plenty of moisture! Don’t divide and conquer – products such as ReNuture that combats crepey skin on your face can also be used on your neck and chest. Buying separate products to make these areas look younger just complicates things without actually performing different functions.
Use BB cream – you may have seen this mystifying makeup product in the beauty aisle of your local store and wondered to yourself, “Exactly what does BB cream mean??” Otherwise known as blemish balm or beauty balm, this miracle cream acts as foundation, concealer, moisturizer, and sunscreen – all in one little package. This makes it the perfect foil for spending precious minutes applying multiple products every morning.
Cleanse and exfoliate in one step – there’s no need for separate cleanser and exfoliant for simply daily skin cleansing. One combined exfoliating face wash does the job of both, shaving even more time off your daily skincare routine. Keep everything in order – no, I’m not referring to the way you organize your collection of skincare products, I’m talking about the order in which you apply them. You should work from thinnest to thickest. Liquid-based items like toner go first. Then serums, oils, lotions, creams, etc. This method allows each product to be absorbed best for maximum effectiveness. Leave your sunscreen for last. Getting older is stressful enough without adding an overwhelming, overly complex beauty regimen on top of it. When you simplify your anti-aging routine you can look younger and feel radiant and beautiful in less time than ever!
Until Next Time,
Growing Younger Everyday