We’ve all been there. You’re exhausted and unmotivated, dreading going through the motions of your skincare or beauty routine. Washing your face is the last thing on your mind, and putting on makeup before leaving the house? No thanks. It’s a common tune for women who are “beauty lazy” or just “too busy for beauty.” The good news is, there are simple solutions for taking care of your skin and making yourself look gorgeous without a whole lot of effort.
First things first, if you do nothing else, at least commit to the basics of washing and moisturizing your face every night. It’s important for a few reasons, the leading one being that your skin accumulates bacteria and debris throughout the day. Think about it. How many times a day do you (or an object, such as your phone) touch your face from morning “˜til night? For most of us, the answer is a lot. Germs build up, and we need to wash them away and feed skin with vital nutrients in order for it to stay healthy.
Follow this simple routine every night for a week, and you’ll be amazed by the immediate changes in your skin. In fact, you may be so pleased, you’ll start looking forward to caring for your skin rather than avoiding it.
Lazy-Day Nighttime Skincare Routine
1. Cleanse away the day’s dirt and debris by washing your face with a Mychelle cleanser for 60 to 90 seconds.
Recommended: MyChelle Pure Harmony Cleanser gently washes away impurities that can lead to breakouts and skin irritations. This nourishing gel/cream hybrid cleanser soothes skin with nutritious, moisturizing ingredients including powerful sea buckthorn, AquaCacteen and green tea.
2. Pat skin dry and immediately apply your go-to MyChelle moisturizer. After cleansing, the skin is in prime condition for moisture and hydration. Don’t forget your neck and decollate.
Recommended: MyChelle Supreme Polypeptide Cream. This nutrient-rich recontouring cream lifts and retexturizes skin for a more refined, youthful appearance. A key ingredient in this signature formula, Matrixyl ® synthe’6â„¢, reduces wrinkle volume by 21% and wrinkle depth by 19% in eight weeks. In addition, Proteasyl ® TP Pea Peptide is clinically proven to improve skin’s elasticity, increasing overall firmness by 35% in just six weeks. Rice peptides improve skin smoothness while Syn ®-Coll Peptide triggers skin’s own reparative function to accelerate collagen production. This cream is loaded with hydrating nutrients and anti-anti-aging goodness so you get multiple benefits from one easy step.
3. Now get some beauty sleep. It’s just that easy!
Lazy-Day Morning Skincare Routine
Now that your nighttime routine is quick, easy and in place, let’s talk about a couple simple morning beauty steps. If you’re in a hurry in the morning, keep a hydrating mist nearby to give your skin a quick wakeup call and dose of antioxidants and topical hydrators. The Mychelle Apple Brightening Mist will hydrate and diminish the look of discoloration, brighten the skin and reveal a youthful tone. Applephenonâ„¢, with its high ORAC antioxidant value, provides protective effects against oxidative stress, while Belidesâ„¢ daisy flower brightens the complexion and helps alleviate the look of hyperpigmentation. Ultra-antioxidant super fruits acai and mangosteen repair and strengthen the skin.
Next, apply the most effective anti-aging product out there: sun protection! The sun is the leading contributor to damage and aging within the skin. Protect your complexion with MyChelle Daily Defense Cream SPF 17. Nourishing ingredients such as astaxanthin (BioAstin ®), a carotenoid derived from oceanic volcanic seaweed, protects collagen and prevents cross-linkages while boosting the effects of beta carotene and coenzyme Q10, providing intensive antioxidant actions. Additionally, beta-glucan (derived from oats), strengthens the extra cellular matrix, promoting the extension of hydration. We combine this unique formula with zinc oxide, a non-opaque type that provides natural broad-spectrum protection against both UVA and UVB rays, to hydrate and protect in one easy step.
After hydrating and protecting, it’s time to get beautiful. Give your skin a bit of color without much effort by using a sheer, non-greasy lip gloss. Colors that are rosy pink or light bronze usually work well for all skin tones, and they can be used on your lips, cheeks and even eyes. A little goes a long way, so apply to your lips as you normally would, but dab color with a (clean, of course) finger along the cheekbones to give your skin a boost of color and glow. You can sweep the gloss over your eyes with your finger to bring together a nice, simple, beautiful look.
MyChelle offers Little Kisses, a high-shine, petroleum-free lipstick with remarkable staying power. These incredible lip colors perform like classic lipsticks, but contain a healthy, food-grade base. Little Kisses have beautiful glide, luscious lip feel and rich, warm tones that complement every skin tone. They can also double as your quick, all over color.
Catie Wiggy is Innovative Programs Manager for MyChelle Dermaceuticals. She has been working in the skincare industry for over 10 years as a makeup artist and licensed esthetician. She holds several certifications in esthetics and has hands-on experience with chemical peels, microdermabrasions, acne management and anti-aging treatments.