Life can often be busy and hectic, leaving little time for a long and complicated skincare regimen twice a day. If you barely have time to glance into the mirror before you rush out of the door each morning, committing to any sort of skincare routine can seem like a far-fetched dream.
However, skincare doesn’t need to be complex to be effective. Sure, many people rave about their 10-step skincare routines but, in reality, you only need to dedicate a couple of minutes to your skin in order to reap rewards.
If you would like to learn how to simplify skincare so that you can easily squeeze it into your jam-packed schedule, read on as OROGOLD shares some top tips!
Cleanse Your Face While You’re in the Shower
It’s common knowledge that cleansing should always be carried out before any other skincare products are applied to the skin. After all, if you don’t cleanse, then your other products won’t be able to penetrate your skin. They’ll be blocked by a layer of sebum and other impurities. This makes it almost pointless to waste time applying them in the first place.
However, the cleansing process in itself can take a couple of minutes when carried out on its own. From tying your hair back to lathering up to rinsing off, it’s easy to see why some people simply choose not to bother when their mornings are filled with plenty of other things that need to be done.
With that said, one way to speed up your daily cleanse is to cleanse your face while you’re in the shower. This way, rather than having to spend a couple of minutes cleansing, you’ll cut this time down to about 30 seconds. The only potential issue is hot water. This won’t do your skin any favors, so turn the temperature down to lukewarm before working on your face.
If you want to see maximum benefits from your cleanse, make sure that you pick a cleanser that’s suitable for your skin type. Dry and sensitive skin types need gentle moisture, which the OROGOLD 24K Mousse Cleanser provides with its blend of hydrating plant oils. Meanwhile, if you have oily or combination skin, the 24K Vitamin C Facial Cleanser would be a better bet. It’s infused with witch hazel extract, which will make your pores look smaller. It also contains lactic acid to help remove the excess sebum that your skin is producing.
Combine Moisturizing and Sun Protection
Other than cleansing, moisturizing and sun protection are two of the other vital steps that you should never miss out on when it comes to your skincare routine. While toners, serums, essences, and more are all optional, a moisturizer and an SPF are must-haves if you want to establish and maintain a healthy appearance.
However, again, this is something else that can take a couple of minutes. You would need to apply your moisturizer, wait for it to sink in, and then follow up with a sunscreen.
Using an SPF moisturizer will enable you to cut this time in half. Rather than having to apply each individual product separately, you’ll be able to slather your face with a single product that not only moisturizes your skin but also shields it from UV damage.
With more and more people looking for ways to scale back their skincare routines, SPF moisturizers are now easily available. With that said, they’re not all created equally. Many SPF moisturizers are primarily sunscreens, with a few moisturizing ingredients thrown in for good measure. Ideally, you want a cream that offers a blend of vitamins, antioxidants, and humectants, just like any good standalone moisturizer would.
That’s where the OROGOLD 24K Skin Tone SPF 30 comes in. First and foremost, this product is an incredible moisturizer yet it also offers sun protection. It contains glycerin and aloe vera leaf extract to hydrate the skin, vitamin E to moisturize and balance the complexion, vitamin A to smooth and tighten the look of the skin, and green tea extract for its powerful antioxidants. Of course, just like with every OROGOLD formula, you’ll find gold in this cream too. It gives the skin a beautiful radiance, leaving it looking brighter.
Add a Multi-Tasking Serum to Your Skincare Routine
There’s nothing wrong with keeping your skincare routine minimal. However, if you have any specific visible skin concerns that have been getting you down, a basic skincare routine is unlikely to be able to do much about these.
Instead, you’ll need to treat your skin to targeted formulas that have been designed for the skin concerns that you’re dealing with. If you only have one issue that you want to rectify, this isn’t such a problem. However, if you have several skin concerns, such as wrinkles, dark spots, and dryness, this can often require a few different targeted formulas. This will add precious minutes to your skincare routine.
This is where a multi-tasking serum can help. Serums are a great way to deal with visible skin concerns due to their potent yet lightweight nature. They’re loaded with active ingredients and while most serums are designed to deal with specific skin concerns, some are more multifunctional in nature.
The OROGOLD 24K Vitamin C Booster Facial Serum is a great example. Vitamin C is revered for how it can help the complexion in so many different ways, and this serum contains two forms of the antioxidant. Whether you’re dealing with the appearance of discoloration, aging, dryness, oiliness, or just about anything else, vitamin C has what it takes to improve the look and feel of your skin. In this formula, it’s combined with vitamins A and E, making it all the more powerful. All three ingredients are antioxidants, meaning that they’ll support each other as they work. This will bring you noticeable results so much sooner!
Mask While You Sleep
Face masks are a great way to give your skin some extra TLC. Just like serums, face masks are often designed with a specific skin concern in mind, enabling you to give your skin the ingredients that it actually needs.
While there’s no denying how effective a face mask can be in improving the complexion, there’s also no denying how time-consuming they can be. Most face masks need to be left on the skin for 10-15 minutes before they can be removed or rinsed off. In theory, you could use this time to get other things done. However, in reality, this can be difficult when you need to keep a mask steady on your face. This is particularly the case when it comes to sheet masks.
If you don’t want your skin to miss out on the magic of a mask, overnight masks are the way to go. These formulas are designed to be left on the skin, meaning no rinsing or removal is needed. Instead, you simply apply the mask as part of your evening skincare routine and then leave it to get to work.
At OROGOLD, we have a couple of no-rinse masks that you can choose from. The 24K Rose Gold Hydro Mask is perfect if you’ve been battling dryness or dehydration. It’s brimming with skin-quenching botanical oils while also boasting a top-of-the-line range of humectants and antioxidants. Apply this mask before bed and you’ll wake up to skin that looks soft and dewy.
The 24K Nano Hydra Silk Mask is another option. With a blend of sodium hyaluronate, squalene, aloe vera leaf extract, and glycerin, it’s wonderfully hydrating. At the same time, it also packs a long list of superfruit extracts. These will help to brighten and tighten your appearance, leaving it looking younger.
Give Your Skin the Sleep That It Needs
If you often find yourself wishing that there were more hours in the day, then chances are that you’re familiar with late nights. Whether you stay up late to meet work deadlines or you need those twilight hours to catch up on housework, sleep deprivation is a very common problem when dealing with a busy schedule.
When it comes to your skin, nothing can make up for a lack of sleep. Your skin cells need those precious hours to regenerate. As confirmed by research, this is when the skin’s protein production peaks. With your skin’s proteins being responsible for keeping your skin firm, smooth, and taut, a lack of quality sleep can quickly cause the skin to age earlier than it should.
What can you do about this if going to bed earlier isn’t possible?
Try squeezing a power nap into your day. A quick, 20-minute nap at some point during the day won’t completely make up for the lack of sleep that you experience at night. However, it will still help to stimulate collagen production to a certain extent. You may think that you simply don’t have time to nap during the day but with this being something that also increases creativity and productivity, a nap could very well end up saving you some time in the end.
Invest in Fast-Acting Formulas
Looking for a quick and easy way to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles? Usually, this takes a while and requires a dedicated skincare routine.
However, there are certain products out there with fast-acting formulas that can produce results pretty much instantly. These are ideal for busy days when you don’t have time to layer multiple serums on your skin. Simply dab one of these products onto your problem areas and watch your fine lines fade in appearance!
Where can you find these seemingly magical products?
Right here! Take the 24K 60-Second Eye Solution for example. In just one minute, it will reduce the look of crow’s feet, puffiness, eye bags, and dark circles. This will give your eye area a brighter and perkier appearance.
If your wrinkles are elsewhere on your face, the 24K White Gold Age-Defying Wrinkle Solution can help. With a blend of high-performance ingredients, this specialized serum will immediately leave your skin looking significantly smoother and firmer.
When you’re trying to work through a busy schedule, it’s easy to neglect your skin, but this is something that you’ll end up regretting in the long run. Fortunately, by following the above tips, you’ll soon realize that skincare can actually be very simple. Dedicate just a couple of minutes each day to your complexion and you’ll soon start to see some big improvements!