Alright, I’ve been asked repeatedly for a simple skincare routine, a skincare routine for a minimalist, a skincare routine for the lazy girl, a skincare routine for any way you want to slice it. And I’ll be honest, I didn’t know if I could pull it off. My normal skincare routine is super intense and product heavy. But there are days when I don’t have it in me to do it all and I realized that I already had my very own lazy girl skincare routine for certain days, products and steps that I do even when I feel like doing nothing.
So I’ve paired these routines as much as I possibly can and separated them into day and night. It works out to about 7 or 8 products total.
Morning Skincare Routine
So for your morning routine, you’re going to want to cleanse, tone, treat (depending on skin needs), eye cream, and, moisturizer (you’ll want one with SPF to pair your routine down).
Nighttime Skincare Routine
For your nightly routine you’re going to cleanse, tone, exfoliate, eye cream, moisturize.
This can work out to about 6/7/8 products depending on your need. Your cleanser, toner, and eye cream are going to be the same for both day and night. If you go with a hydrating serum your can toss that into your nighttime routine and have extra moisture. Your moisturizer can be the same for both day and night if you want the additional step of using a straight spf on it it’s own in the morning, but to keep it simple I would plan for two moisturizers.
I’m going to go ahead and share some of my favorite skincare products in each category so you have options from affordable to luxury depending on your budget.
FAVORITE EYE CREAMS
Pixi skintreats Glow Tonic // I’m only putting one option here, a chemical exfoliant. This is a must-have in your skincare routine and not only does the glycolic acid gently exfoliate skin to reveal healthy, glowing skin underneath, the ginseng improves circulation to keep your skin looking great.
FAVORITE DAY MOISTURIZERS
FAVORITE NIGHT MOISTURIZERS