Creating a beauty routine for one’s self may not be so easy to figure out and definitely not easy to keep up. One might ask if this cleanser-toner-serum-treatment-moisturizer-mask routine is even necessary, or if it’s just a product of modern marketing? I mean how did we ever survive without them?!

Despite the hype, it is more beneficial to keep one’s beauty regimen down to a few products at a time. This is a classic case of less is more. That being said, let’s consider a few bare things one can do and still maintain a good skin. There are just five of them.
Let’s see them below:

1. Wash your face.

By washing your face you remove dirt, oil, and other unwanted debris on your face. The face is continually covered with bacteria, pollutants, viruses, dirt, and dead skin cells throughout the day. Daily facial washing removes these impurities giving the skin a fresh look. You can wash your face morning and night and after workout to prevent breakouts.

2. Cleanse

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You should cleanse your face every night to remove make-up, impurities, dead skin cells, and excess oil. You can also cleanse your face in the morning to get rid of any overnight secretions or shedding. I mostly cleanse at night though and only occasionally in the morning.

Currently, I’m using the Hava Zingboim Foaming Cleanser. Someone gave it to me and I just love it. It leaves my face feeling smoother afterwards. But if you have dry skin you might be better off with non-lathering cleansers.

3. Tone

This is a very new addition to my beauty routine. Toners are for neutralizing your skin’s pH before applying your serum or moisturizer, but they can also multitask as exfoliators.

The Love Nature Face Toner Purifying Oily Skin is perfect for this. It contains Tea Tree oil which is a wonderful ingredient that removes excess oils and has anti bacterial properties proving itself as a great help against acne. Use after cleansing. Just moisten a cotton ball with the toner and apply in a circular motion to remove residues of face wash and prevent the pores from getting clogged. In the morning the cooling sensation is sure to wake you up and get you ready for the even hot days.

4. Moisturize

Moisturizing your skin at night will keep your skin moist and hydrated, which prevents your skin from drying, flaking and building up bacteria that could cause acne. The right kind of moisturizer for your skin can help maintain its balance. It can also help reduce the appearance of other blemishes.

Neutrogena Visibly Even Daily Moisturizer with SPF claims to “brighten skin, even out skin tone and protect against aging UV rays, leaving you with nothing but a radiant complexion”. Personally, I love it because it is non-greasy and cool on my face.

5. Exfoliate

I do this at least Once a Week. Usually on the weekend.
There is a wide selection of face scrubs and exfoliating creams available in the market but I personally use the St. Ives Apricot Scrub. I have been using it since I was 18 and started having white heads which made my face rough to touch. The scrub leaves my skin feeling fresh, so smooth and dramatically more clear.

Occasionally, I might mix a couple ingredients in my kitchen and achieve a close result. The most popular home mix for me is honey and granulated sugar. It gives my face a smoother finish and a shine leaving my skin soft and healthy looking.

There you have it, a minimal skin care routine for the lazy girl.

Lather, rinse, repeat.

Do you have any tested and true beauty routine?

How sustainable is it?

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