If you're the girl who smirks at the sight of countless skincare products on your BFF's dressing table and often forgets to take off your makeup at night, then this is for you. Thorough skincare doesn't have to be a tedious many-steps routine. Now thanks to a host of skin loving multi-use skincare products you can look—and stay—gorgeous in a flash. Read on for the uncomplicated beautiful skin guide for the woman who just can't be bothered.
Actually most women don’t have the time to go through the whole cleanser-toner-serum-treatment-moisturizer-mask routine day after day. After all, our naanis had dewy soft skin well into their 80s even though they made do with a bar of soap and a tub of cold cream. Besides, paring down your skin routine is actually beneficial, according to Ambika Bhavnani, Nykaa skincare expert. “The less you put on your skin, the lower your exposure to chemicals and the risk of a reaction or skin irritation,” she points out. Read on for the simplified seven-step approach to perfect skin.
Simple skincare routine for your complicated lives
3. Use sunscreen
Nykaa can’t stress enough the importance of using sunscreen, indoors and outdoors. Nykaa skin expert, dermatologist Dr. Abhijit Desai emphasizes, “I tell all my patients, ‘Wear sunscreen, every day. No exceptions.’” He says sunscreen is the single most important defense against darkening and pigmentation, real concerns for most Indians.“Stay-at-home moms and housewives with little sun exposure can use a sunscreen with SPF 25-30+, upping that to one with SPF 50 +++ on weekends and vacations.” Apply it on the neck and all exposed skin on arms, legs and feet as well. “Depending on your skin type—and not a friend’s recommendation—look for an oil-free or moisturizing sunscreen formulation that works for you,” he adds. Nykaa recommends Lakme Sun Expert SPF 50 PA+++ Ultra Matte Gel Sunscreen and Avene Very High Protection Spray Spf 50+.
4. Keep face wipes handy
Okay so we’re all about shortcuts and cutting corners but let’s be smart about it… in a lazy kind of way. The thing with simple skincare product like wipes is they’ve got to be better than doing nothing.Which is why, my fellow lazy girls, make sure you have a set of face wipes for times when you simply can’t be bothered with a tedious night time makeup removing routine or just when the day’s sweat and grime is making your skin look dull and drab. We personally recommend Kara Aloe Vera & Mint Oil Cleansing & Hydrating Face Wipes - 30 Wipes when you just need an instant pick me up and Simple Kind To Skin Micellar Cleansing Wipes when that bottle of makeup remover is just too far (and you’re too tired) to reach.