Step By Step Skincare Guide For Busy Women
These days we all lead a pretty hectic life; balancing our job, family life, personal life, and social life. You see, being a woman alone is overwhelming and it gets even tougher when motherhood is included. And despite so many tips and advice available, so many women still find it difficult to decide on a skincare routine that suits their busy schedule. Do I use a toner? Should I include a serum? What about sunscreen? Sunscreen first or moisturizer first? The questions are endless and if you have a busy schedule, this level of complexity signals disaster.
Who can blame you? When you are trying to leave home early to avoid crazy traffic on a workday, confusion about a morning skincare routine is the last thing you need.
At Nashé beauty, we understand that your busy lifestyle means sleep is a luxury, and cutting corners means quicker downtime. Work, family, social lives, and side hustles take up 18+ hours each day, but there are easy ways to build skincare into your daily routine. We are going to share with you a step-by-step glowing skin routine to complement your many hats, the type that suits your busy schedule.
Before we dive into creating a routine, there are rules. See it as tips to guide you on your journey towards achieving your skin goals and still be a boss babe in other aspects of your life.
Rule 1: Clean Out Your Skincare Closet.
When you have a ton of different skincare products staring at you from your cabinet, it can all start to feel too overwhelming. Despite what commercials are saying, you only need a few key items for a healthy skin.
Rule 2: Understand Your Skin Type.
Before you know which products should be your go-tos, it's important to know your skin type. These products will cater to your specific skin needs.
Rule 3: Stick To A Skincare Routine.
Create a sustainable routine within your budget and stick to it. Your skincare needs consistent and quality products to work, not over-priced products.
Rule 4: Separate Face Care From Body Care.
I understand you barely have time for yourself but using your body bar soap on your face will cause more harm than good. The skin on your face is different, so should the products you use on it.
Rule 5: Use Multi-Tasking Products.
Sometimes it's easier to have one product for more than one skin need. For your busy schedule, you need skincare products that kill two birds with one stone.
Rule 6: Always Wear Sunscreen.
You absolutely must take precautions against damaging UV exposure from the sun.
Rule 7: Healthy Skin Not Perfect Skin.
The end goal in all these is healthy skin. The easiest way to keep your skin healthy if you're on the go is to eat right and stay hydrated. No matter how crazy your schedule is, drink at least eight glasses of water and eat food rich in antioxidants!
Does the thought of a 12-steps skincare routine bring a smile to your face? Not because you can’t wait to indulge in a lengthy beauty routine, but because you can’t help but laugh at the thought of devoting 30 minutes just to attend to your face!
We get it. you're constantly on the go, with a giant to-do list and probably only have a small window of time to devote to your face. You need a skincare routine that’s quick yet effective.
The four basic functions your skincare routine should cover:
The morning routine works to moisturize and protect. If your mornings are super busy, don’t skip this routine. Instead work your way around it because lack of proper skincare can result in issues such as acne, dull skin, breakouts, and premature aging.
Here's a 5-steps routine you shouldn’t skip:
If you’re a woman on the go, follow this simple routine for a healthy, beautiful face even if you didn’t spend all day pampering it. The first quick step that gets you halfway through is knowing your skin type. Take the skin type test to determine what your skin needs and how to care for it. Wash your face every morning with a gentle cleanser to get rid of all the dirt and oil that accumulated on the skin overnight. This will make you feel bright and refreshed.
Dry skin: Use non-lathering moisturizing or hydrating cleansers.
Oily skin: Use foaming cleansers.
Sensitive skin: Use cleansing oils.
Skin with acne or pimples: Use cleansers with acne-fighting ingredients like salicylic acid.
Toning is a crucial step, especially for oily skin. Quickly swipe a cotton pad dabbed with a toner across your skin and see how it cleans up residue that your cleanser leaves behind. Toners also help to shrink pores and thus prevent acne and pimple, since open pores lead to acne breakouts. Always go with an alcohol-free toner.
3. Apply A Serum.
Use a serum targeted to your skin’s specific needs. I recommend using a Vitamin C serum. It is safe and effective for all skin types. Vitamin C is packed with antioxidants that even out your skin tone, shield your skin from the environment, improve hydration, promote collagen production, reduce under-eye circles, and the list could go on and on. Vitamin C is completely natural. It is simple but very effective.
All skin types, including oily skin, need a moisturizer. Many women with oily skin tend to think that moisturizer makes their skin oilier and they do not need one. But the opposite is true. When skin lacks the oil it needs, it produces more oil which can encourage an unwanted breakout. Thus, the goal is to keep skin balanced by moisturizing daily.
5. Wear A Sunscreen.
Adding a layer of sunscreen after daily skincare products or underneath make-up will protect your skin during the day. More so when you are exposed to sunlight, you must reapply it throughout the day.
Night Time Skincare Routine For Busy Women.
The night routine works to hydrate and repair. Your skin absorbs the nutrients in your products better while you sleep and the skin can breathe. You can keep all these products on your nightstand, so even if you’re too tired to head to the bathroom sink, you can still reach for them before bed.
Here's the busy woman’s evening skincare routine.
No matter how tired you are at the end of the day, it’s always important to take off your make-up. When you snooze in your make-up, it can mix with the dirt and oil that’s built up on your skin, leading to clogged pores, which in turn cause breakouts.
It is also a good idea to "double cleanse". Double cleansing requires washing your face not once but twice, with different types of cleansers. One type of cleansing simply doesn’t do enough, regardless of whether you wear a little or a lot of makeup.
How to double cleanse
Step 1: Use an oil cleanser to dissolve any oil-based impurities such as sebum, sunscreen, and make-up.
Step 2: Use a water-based cleanser to remove any water-based impurities such as dirt and sweat.
On tired days, use micellar water and cotton pad to gently cleanse your skin and remove your makeup. Then continue with the rest of the routine.
Toners are optional during the night routine but if you’re generous with time, why not? It helps rehydrate and maintain the skin’s moisture.
3. Apply A Serum.
Apply a serum targeted to your skin’s specific needs. For this step, we recommend using a bakuchiol serum which is a vegan alternative to retinol without any side effects. Alternatively, you can use special oils targeted towards your skin needs like this regeneration oil for anti-wrinkle.
Drumroll, please… You’ve made it to the final step in your evening skincare routine! Before you hit the hay, apply a moisturizer to seal in moisture and keep your skin supple throughout the night.
5. Suggested Add-on Mask.
Slather on a hydrating face mask. This is a key night treatment that quickly resets dry, parched skin that’s looking tired. Choose one that emphasizes moisturizing and with wrinkle-plumping ingredients such as hyaluronic acid.
In conclusion, keep it simple, gorgeous. Here at Nashé beauty, we offer clean, vegan and cruelty-free skincare products to help you navigate your busy schedule. For your hectic lifestyle, you should aim to keep your skincare routine simple, consistent, and non-time consuming. That’s why we recommend the triple treat of only cleansing, toning, and moisturizing. You’ll be shocked to see your skin’s health tenfold with keeping to these easy methods. We got you covered!