In today’s fast-paced world, we’re on-the-go all the time. Between work, family, errands and household chores, it’s difficult to find even a few spare minutes for yourself. Time is precious, particularly in the mornings when there’s so much going on. If you find your morning skincare routine takes longer than a few minutes, it’s time to simplify.
Our skin changes all the time and, as our largest organ, taking good care of it is a must. But that doesn’t mean you have to spend hours primping and pampering. You can keep your skin in a healthy, balanced state, and you can do it quickly, too!
3 Quick Morning Shortcuts
1. Keep things organized
Spending time in the morning trying to find your favorite serum, lipstick or eyeshadow can be a huge waste of time. Keep your morning products grouped together in an easily accessible place. If you are lacking storage or counter space, try using a travel case or bag to keep your favorite products.
2. Use multi-tasking products
To keep your time in check, try using products that offer multiple functions and benefits, i.e. exfoliating cleansers, corrective and preventative serums, creams and foundations with an SPF, etc. This will help reduce the amount of items needed in your routine, while also reducing the time you spend applying.
3. Keep your look simple
On days where time isn’t on your side, keep your look simple and elegant by giving your skin a bit of color without much effort, like a sheer non-greasy lip gloss or blush stick. Colors that are rosy pink or light bronze usually work well on all skin tones and can be used on your lips, cheeks and even eyes. A little goes a long way, so apply to your lips as you normally would, but dab the color with your finger along the cheekbones to give your skin a boost of color and glow. You can sweep over the eyes with your finger as well to bring together a nice, simple, beautiful look.
Daily 3-minute regimen (for all skin types)
MINUTE 1: Cleanse your face with the Refining Sugar Cleanser. This natural, multi-tasking cleanser, boosted with age-defying peptides and bioactive plant extracts, gently exfoliates surface impurities as it transforms into a creamy, foaming lather that leaves skin smoother, softer and hydrated. Cleanse for at least 60 seconds to allow the natural sugars and enzymes time to gently exfoliate and detoxify the skin.
MINUTE 2: Fight environmental aggressors and free radical damage with the Perfect C Serum, an antioxidant-rich serum that protects skin’s health and reduces the appearance of fine lines, all while calming and brightening your skin. Next, apply the Daily Defense SPF 17 to hydrate and protect in one easy step. Nourishing ingredients like astaxanthin (BioAstin®), a carotenoid that is derived from oceanic volcanic seaweed, protects collagen and prevents cross-linkages. It also contains beta carotene and coenzyme Q10, which provide intensive antioxidant actions.
MINUTE 3: Now, cheeks, eyes and lips all in one stick! The MyChelle Blush Stick is an easy-to-use, portable mineral makeup blush stick that highlights your beautiful features. It boasts visible nourishing and therapeutic benefits, plus it is designed to layer and blend perfectly with all skin types and tones. Top it off with your favorite mascara, and be amazed by your radiant, healthy skin and glow.
Even when keeping things simple, you never know when you might have a beauty emergency or need a quick pick-me-up. Having a small number of handy-dandy go to beauty rescuers available at all times is a must. Keep a few beauty pick-me-ups close by in your gym bag, your car, or even on your desk.
A MyChelle favorite for anti-aging on-the-go is the Wrinkle Spot Treatment which works to reduce wrinkle depth, stimulate collagen growth, relax expression lines and even helps to restores skin elasticity. This cooling, wrinkle-reducing peptide trio instantly plumps troublesome areas with the easy rollerball applicator.
Also as needed give yourself a good dose of nutrient rich hydration with the Apple Brightening Mist. Applephenon™, rich in high ORAC antioxidant value provides protective effects against oxidative stress, while Belides™ daisy flower brightens the complexion and helps alleviate the look of hyperpigmentation. Ultra-antioxidant super fruits acai and mangosteen repair protect and strengthen the skin. This works great all throughout the day and is even perfect to use as a finishing spray for makeup.