18 Jan Organise Your Skincare
Now that your makeup is organized its time to get serious. Enter skincare.
When you’re in a rush or just plain tired, skincare is not usually a high priority. But if you want your face to glow with the skin of your dreams, it needs to be a non negotiable. Here’s where organising your skincare routine can help. If your morning and evening routines are super simple you’ll be far less likely to skip them.
Many women get sucked into the next ‘it product’ launch and end up with a million products that essentially all do the same thing. There are also a lot of ‘miracle’ products that quite frankly don’t do anything. This results in overcomplicated skincare routines that are exhausting. Looking after your skin should be relaxing and easy.
As you did with your makeup products, put aside all the products you use on a daily basis and archive the rest. Store all products, including samples you’ve been meaning to try but never got around to, in trays like this bamboo one from Kmart. Now that you’ve cleared some space you can place your products in your bathroom cabinet. Try to store the products you use in the morning at eye level so you don’t even have to think about it.
Taking a minimalist approach with your skincare products makes it easy to keep items on your shelves looking neat and tidy: less products, less clutter. For your morning routine you should have a cleanser, an antioxidant serum, a day cream with SPF and an eye cream. For the evening you can use the same cleanser, a treatment serum (targeting your individual needs), a night cream and an eye cream. I highly recommend keeping some makeup removing wipes handy because taking your makeup off every night is a habit that’s well worth it. If you end up sleeping in your makeup, read this.
Multitasking products are genius and can seriously speed up your routine. Here are some suggestions for multitasking:
- Choose a day cream with SPF in it rather than applying both moisturizer and sunscreen.
- There’s a new breed of body wash that moisturizes your skin in the shower, meaning you can skip any post shower lotions. Try Nivea In Shower Body Lotion ($6.49) if your time poor (or lazy). These washes are so nourishing they can even double up as shaving cream.
- A multi-tasking ointment that can be used as a hand cream, lip balm, cuticle balm and thick hydrating moisturiser is handy to keep around and replaces numerous products which could be taking up precious bathroom space. Try Lewinn’s Multi-Moisture Balm ($29.99).
Next stop: your makeup brushes.
Written by Sophie Howe.