14 March, 2016 Morning Skincare Routine: The Lazy Edition
Early starts are never fun, and there’s often little joy in waking up to a lack of sunshine and seriously chilly weather. When I just can’t be bothered to tumble into the bathroom, I opt for my seriously easy, morning skincare routine – perfect for lazy starts. Consisting of four steps to prep skin and give your complexion a healthy glow, it’s the perfect antidote to the early-morning blues.
Every skincare lover needs a go-to morning cleanser in her arsenal, and my favourite is this creamy, vitamin-packed tube from Sarah Chapman. With lactic acid to exfoliate, French green clay to clear pores, and sweet almond oil to condition and hydrate, it’s the perfect cleanser for an instantly perkier complexion. It feels cooling on the skin, rinses away easily, and can be used as a quick face mask too – just leave on for up to two minutes whilst you brush your teeth. I like to use a warm flannel to remove this, as it gets the blood pumping and helps to lift tired, sleepy skin.
Facial Spritz – Liz Earle Instant Boost Skin Tonic Spritzer (£14.75)
For an extra wake-up booster, I apply three-five spritzes of this phenomenal facial spray. I’ve raved about this gorgeous product so many times that you’re probably bored by now, but I talk about it because it’s just so good. It’s packed with plant and fruit extracts to stimulate the senses and gently hydrate, and one bottle lasts for a good five months.
Eye Cream – Kiehl’s Creamy Eye Treatment with Avocado (£20)
Using an eye cream in the AM might seem a little indulgent, but trust me, it’s a saviour for lazy girls everywhere, and a real essential in your morning skincare routine. Applying a creamy, emollient product like this will negate the need for layers of concealer, as it will immediately smooth out fine lines and sleep creases, and allow makeup to slip and blend SO quickly. This tiny pot barely has a dent, and I bought it in November. You need this!
I’ve always had a bottle of this on my vanity, and that’s because this is such a failsafe product under makeup. It’s lightweight, great at balancing out my oily t-zone and slightly dehydrated cheek area, and it acts as a glue for primer and base to easily adhere to. I slap this on like I’m Macauley Culkin with the aftershave in Home Alone. It dries within 10 seconds, and feels so refreshing. No fuss or residue, and more time for breakfast.
All in all, my morning skincare routine will take me up to five minutes. Taking the time to cleanse, hydrate and prep skin before makeup might seem arduous, but purchasing great products that put the fun and pleasure back into skincare will make all the difference.
Let me know your quick tips for a lazy version of your skincare routine – do you skip eye cream? How do you cleanse? I want to know it all and more!
Have a wonderful day,