The Reliable Skincare Routine of a Lazy Girl

1 March 2019

Hands up if you’re lazy and have zero time to keep up with a proper skincare routine! *Raises hand* Don’t get me wrong, I love me some skin-loving products, but I’m pretty bad at keeping up with my skincare routine. Tbh, the idea of religious skincare ritual requires way too much commitment. Sure, I'm lazy (C'mon, 10 steps? GTFO!). There's that and the fact that skincare isn't as easy as it looks. First of all, what does a proper skincare routine really look like? There can't just be ONE immaculate routine that's going to result in a radiance complexion (believe me, I've tried). Secondly, now with endless options available on the market and now even new gizmos and tools, it's honestly hard to keep with what's trending without falling victim to cute packaging and genius marketing. So, what does my skin routine look like? Well, before I get into the nitty-gritty of it all, just know I’ve been through hell and back with my skin. Dealing with hormonal and cystic acne was not a fun time and even took a toll on me mentally. Now I’m dealing with the odd break out every so often, and trying to get rid of my acne scars. I’m SUPER sensitive to scents so I only purchase products with zero fragrance (which is recommended by skin experts, BTW). And in case you’re wondering, unscented does not mean the same as zero fragrance – products are formulated to be “unscented” so they may still contain ingredients that have smells which have been masked by other ingredients. With all that said, I think I've done one heck of a job transforming the look of my skin — even with my no-commitment, here-and-there, simple yet effective skincare routine. Yeah, I just called it my “here and there” skincare routine. Sometimes I’m consistent (five days of the week), sometimes I’m not, and that’s okay. Why? Because I know the products I use work for my skin, and they work fast.


Morning:



Cleanse
If I see dry patches on my face in the morning, I’ll use my Clarisonic with Fresh’s Soy Face Cleanser($47). Otherwise, I’ll use Drunk Elephant’s Pekee Bar($35) to cleanse my face. What I love about this facial bar soap is that doesn’t leave my face feeling tight thanks to its low PH level.
Moisturize
As I said, I’m a lazy bitch, so I’m all about Drunk Elephant’s skincare cocktail movement. I mix a pump of their C-Firma Serum($100), a pump B-Hydra Serum($65) and a pump of Protini Polypeptide Cream ($84) and I slather it on my face, then voila, I’m done. Despite its awful smell, the C-Firma serum has done wonders for my skin. My skin is brighter and my overall skin tone has improved. I saw results in 2 weeks — it’s pricey but worth the splurge! If you’ve got oily, dehydrated skin, you NEED the Protini Polypeptide Cream($84). It has the consistency of a gel cream which is a must for oily skin peeps, but hydrades like no other gel formula out there. Seriously, after -30C days, this cream doesn’t break.


Night:



Remove Makeup
Micellar water is my best friend. My #1 go to is Bioderma’s Sensibio H2O($19.90). I refuse to use anything else. REFUSE.


Cleanse
I’m not going to lie, sometimes my nighttime skincare routine ends at taking of my makeup. Terrible, I know. But if I happen to make it any further, then I cleanse with one of the cleansers I mentioned above.


Moisturize
I mix of a pump of Drunk Elephant’s T.L.C. Framboose Glycolic Serum($164)with the Protini Polypeptide cream, then put a very small amount of C-Tango Multivitamin Eye Cream($78) to combat my dark circles before calling it a night. The serum makes my skin feel SO soft in the morning and has improved the overall texture of my skin, and the eye cream? I was never a fan of eye creams until I used this one. NOTHING helps my dark circles, but this one does. It does take a bit of consistent use to see results though, so I recommend using it nightly.

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