Most of us are simply too busy in the morning to spent anything more than 5 minutes getting our skin prepped and makeup applied. As a busy mom, I am always rushing in the morning trying to get my son and myself ready and out the door in time. For this reason I have come up with a simple 5-minute skincare and makeup routine that will help you get out of the house feeling great and on time.
The first step to my morning routine is to prep my skin with a moisturizing toner. I just love to use rosewater as my morning toner. I don’t feel my skin needs a lot in the morning, just a bit of moisture to help it look radiant and feel smooth. Rose water is extremely hydrating, and yet lightweight. This is a great way to start your routine and get your skin feeling refreshed. The smell of roses is also a great pick me up.
After my toner, I like to hydrate my eyes with a good eye cream. I like very creamy formulas that help to keep my eyes looking bright and maintain that very sensitive skin under the eye hydrated. Many times the reason we get dark circles and under eye bags is because our eyes are dehydrated. It is possible for our skin to be perfectly hydrated all around, but our eyes dehydrated. For this reason we certainly cannot skip the eye cream! Find a formula that you love and that works for you and apply every morning. When applying your eye cream remember to use the tip of your finger. This allows the cream to absorb with the perfect amount of pressure from your finger.
Vitamin C is an essential part of my morning routine. It helps to keep my skin radiant and smooth. Vitamin C has so many benefits that it simply cannot be ignored. Serums tend to be more easily absorbed that creams. I like to use a vitamin C serum before applying my daily moisturizer. Serums are always applied before your moisturizer. A serum helps to prep the skin and is also absorbed easier than a cream. Apply the serum on your face and neck. Avoid the vitamin C serum around the eyes as it may cause irritation.
Once I have applied my face serum, I am ready to apply my daytime moisturizer. I like a light moisturizer for the day as it helps keep my skin feeling fresh. I feel the thicker moisturizers are perfect for night when our skin only has the skincare products on it, no makeup. However for daytime use prior to applying makeup I just love a lightweight formula that hydrates and offers ant-aging support.
The final step in my morning skincare routine is sun protection. I still know so many people that ignore the importance of using a great sunblock every day. It does not matter if you are sitting out at the beach or simply running errands. You always need to apply sunblock. A daily sunblock will guard your skin from sun exposure, pollution and truly keep your skin looking and feeling more youthful year after year.
To complete my morning routine, I simply add a bit of color here and there. I always apply blush. I simply do not leave the house without blush or mascara. Those two makeup staples along are all you truly need to look great and naturally beautiful. I also like to apply a bit of gloss and go over my brows to make sure they are polished.
All this takes a simple 5 minutes! Yes, 5 minutes is all you need to get your skin ready for the day and add a little color to your face. I believe in natural beauty, especially for day to day.