The Lazy Girl's Guide to Skin Care

March 11, 2014

"There are no ugly women, only lazy ones." This belief has been proved by our obsession with numerous skin care products and routines that we deem so necessary in our life.  


It turned out that the popular and complicated skin care tips you religiously follow might not be what's best for your skin. According to Dr. Debra Jaliman, board certified dermatologist and author of Skin Rules: Trade Secrets from a Top New York Dermatologist, less is more. The benefits of paring down your skincare regimen are that you won’t be exposed to many chemicals. It will also be less likely that your skin will be irritated.


This is good news if you are a low-maintanence girl who has long given up on these exessive skin routines. In fact, whether you are lazy or not, the simple skin care tips we are about to reveal might just be the best. 


If a lazy girl can do it, why can't you?


Rule #1: Wash your face. 

No need to get fancy; any treatment ingredients in a cleanser aren’t on your face for long enough to make much of a difference. Even a grocery store brand will serve the purpose. If you can, choose a non-alcoholic cleanser that does minimum harm to your skin. Dry skin types only need to be cleansed in the evening; oily types should be cleansed morning and night. Follow with a basic moisturizer if your skin feels tight. 


The key is: wash your face every night. Don't sleep in your make up overnight.


Rule #2: Wear sunscreen, everyday. No exceptions. 

The truth is that you should wear sunscreen everyday, even during winter. Choose a moisturizer with at least SPF 30. If your skin is dry, choose a sunscreen with a moistrurizing formula. 


Rule #3: Use one anti-aging product. That's it. 

Anti-aging products help reduce fine lines, dark spots, and past UV damage while it improves skin texture and firmness. Don't think you are old enough to start anti-aging products? If you are over 30, then you should start using it.


Things you can skip: 

Toner: Definitely.


Eye cream: If your regular moisturizer doesn’t irritate your eye area, just use that (of course, if the eye area is a big concern for you, a targeted treatment might be a good idea.)


Sounds easy enough, ladies? The key is to keep the chemicals to the minimum. Keep in mind that at the end of the day, even water can be better skin regimen than your fancy designer moisturizers. 




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