Your Perfect 5-Minute Morning Skin Care Routine
We love an in-depth nighttime skin care routine — after all your skin does its best work repairing and restoring while you’re sleeping. However in the morning we’re a little more strapped for time and need a streamlined process. Most times we’ll only have a few minutes to spare so we devised the ultimate 5-minute cleansing routine to refresh your skin. Find out how below:
1. Quick Cleanse
You can still cleanse your skin of oil, dirt, and sweat in the morning even with little time. One easy way to do this is by using either wipe or a micellar water since both don’t require rinsing. If you’re looking for a quick cleanse, Garnier SkinActive’s Micellar Cleansing Water All-in-1 Makeup Remover and Cleanser uses micelle technology which captures and lifts away dirt, oil, and makeup like a magnet. There’s no harsh rubbing and it leaves your skin clean, hydrated and refreshed without drying it out.
If you have oily skin, you might want to use a product specially formulated for your skin type. Garnier SkinActive’s Clean+ Purifying Oil-Free Cleansing Towelettes are soft and breathable, and remove pore-clogging dirt, oil, and makeup that have accumulated on your skin during the night. The wipes are infused with charcoal which helps leaves skin purified and mattified — the perfect canvas to start your day.
2. Eye Roller
Bright, youthful eyes are a surefire way to look awake and well-rested. Make your delicate eye area look refreshed and hydrated with an eye cream, gel or serum. Garnier SkinActive’s Clearly Brighter Anti-Puff Eye Roller is infused with Vitamin C, mint and caffeine which instantly cools and refreshes, and reduces the look of under-eye bags. Keep it on hand to always look fresh, particularly when you’re trying to streamline your routine but still look radiant.
3. BB Cream
BB cream is short for ‘blemish balm’ cream. It’s a product with a variety of functions. Picture it as a cream that is a moisturizer, primer, SPF, foundation, skin care product and concealer all in one simple product! This will definitely help keep your morning routine short — it’s skin care and make up in one. BB creams often contain antioxidants such as Vitamin A, C and E which can help with skin brightness. Some contain hyaluronic acid which helps moisturize skin. BB creams also typically contain SPF which is the ultimate ingredient in the fight against aging. With its concealing properties BB cream can even out skin tone and perfect skin unevenness. Light-reflecting properties will also make your complexion look brighter.
Try Garnier’s SkinActive 5-in-1 Miracle Skin Perfector BB Cream. It comes in a variety of shades and designs for various skin types from dry to oily skin. It also features Broad Spectrum SPF 15 which protects your skin from the sun. The skin benefits are immediate, and you will create a more even-toned, brighter complexion in a matter of seconds.
4. Blotting Towels
This is a preemptive step that will help you later. Take blotting towels with you in case you get shiny later in the day. That way you won’t need to worry about extra make up such as concealer or powder. Just lightly dab blotting paper on areas that might feature excess shine to maintain your cleansed, fresh face all day. They take up no space but are essential for touch ups to perfect your skin.
It doesn’t take a long time to get clean, healthy skin in the morning. With our five minute routine you have a simple skin-perfecting look going that will get you through the day. Even if you hit snooze a few times too many in the morning your skin won’t give it away.