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Oh those lazy days of summer..

summer-days-blogOh those lazy days of summer and that may mean getting lazy about your skin care routine. So here are my helpful shortcuts to achieving an easier skincare routine all summer long.

Use your facial scrub as a cleanser. Gentle (emphasis on the gentle) facial scrubs should be used 2-3 times per week but many people are inconsistent with their facial scrubs because it adds one extra step. Most facial scrubs are formulated with a cream base, which contains cleansing properties so this allows your facial scrub to double as a cleanser during your morning shower. Two benefits, cleansing and exfoliating, in one 30 second step! Try Vitage micro skin polish for a pick me up!

Blot, blot, blot. Lazy girls don’t have time to fuss with researching all the latest oil-controlling products, so the easiest way to control oil production in the summer is to blot your skin with tissue or blotting papers to soak up excess oil on the skin. Fast, easy and effective.

Wash your skin earlier in the evening. Its a common misconception that skin has to be washed right before going to bed. this generally when you are most tired and laziness is at its peak. Perform your nighttime routine before or after dinner or as soon as you’re in from work. Early evening is better than never!

Use mineral powder when reapplying sunscreen. Wearing sunscreen in the summer is a must. You might have been told that it is necessary to reapply sunscreen every two hours. When laziness sets in, reapplying sunscreen is almost always forgotten. The easiest and fastest way to reapply sunscreen is to use SPF-based mineral powders. These popular powders have built-in sunscreens, and with a few quick brush strokes you can protect your skin and keep it safe from damaging rays. I use and recommend the Priori colour perfecting minerals that also give you a hit of anti ageing CoffeeBerry extract.

Before you go to sleep prop an extra pillow under your head to prevent morning under eye puffiness. Tired, puffy eyes are an inevitable fact of life but taking the time to apply an eye gel does not have to be. Why add on to an already busy morning of skin care and makeup application, when you can think a step ahead and prevent puffiness? By elevating your head with an extra pillow you will encourage drainage to keep swollen eyes at bay. Also check your salt consumption as excessive amounts will also add to this problem.

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