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The Lazy Girl’s Guide to Having a Skincare Routine

By Steph Esguerra-Olarte for Belo Medical Group on February 13, 2021

For some people, skin care time is that glorious moment of the day when they can get to pamper themselves with their favorite products. For others, they’d rather use the free time to chill, catch up on a Netflix series, or simply sleep. After a long day of jumping from one task to another, maintaining a skin care routine may be the last thing on their mind.

We hear you. That’s why we’ve come up with a simple guide that lets you enjoy your downtime while still being able to fit in some skin care into your life. Trust us, they’re super simple, and your skin will thank you for them! 

  1. Drink your eight glasses of water (or more).

When we think of skin care, we don’t automatically think about water. But drinking our eight glasses a day is actually one of the simplest and best things we can do for our skin and our body. When we stay hydrated, our skin looks dewier, plumper, and more youthful, plus, it has that natural glow!

  1. Try a facial cleansing brush.

Who doesn’t love a daily facial massage? These handy (and cute) facial cleansing devices have different textures and pulse intensities to target your face’s different areas. For a few minutes a day while in the shower and with a little bit of facial cleanser, you’ll give your skin a gentle but deep cleanse that’s satisfying, while ridding your pores of deep-seated dirt.

  1. Use a double-duty cleanser.

If you wear makeup a lot, it can be a chore to remove it when you’re super tired and you want to hit the sack already. Thankfully, products like micellar water and cold cream are great at removing makeup and cleansing your face while not drying your skin out. Cold creams are essentially moisturizing and micellar water contains hydrating ingredients as well. Both are generally safe for most skin types but if you’re on the oily side, it’s better to use micellar water since cold creams will have oils in them. Try the FillMed Eau Micellaire, P2,000 at the Belo Shop

  1. Wear a cooling eye mask while sleeping.

There’s a reason why the term “beauty sleep” was coined. It’s that precious time when we let our body repair itself, and with sufficient shuteye comes well-rested skin and less chances of getting dark undereye circles. While you’re off to slumberland, a cooling eye mask will do extra wonders for your appearance. It soothes tired eyes and reduces puffiness, plus, it helps relieve you of the pain if you’re prone to getting migraines.

  1. Apply a drying cream to zap breakouts.

Speaking of products you can use while sleeping, here’s a helpful solution if you’re prone to getting pimples. Before you go to bed, apply a drying cream on your face. As you get your zzzs, it will get to work and dry out your acne overnight, trapping the sebum, shrinking zits, and reducing overall redness. Voila! Wake up to fresher-looking skin. Try the Belo Prescriptives Acne Drying Cream, which is available at Belo clinics.

By investing in reliable, double-duty staples, you’re simplifying your skin care routine and letting the products do all the work. With these tips, you’ll be able to nurture your skin from both the inside and out.

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