Beauty before breakfast: a quick am bb cream skin care routine for oily skin
Morning skin care routines can be all too rushed. Sometimes you wake up too late or your morning doesn’t pan out as planned. Even when you only have a few minutes to spare, you still want to leave the house with glowing, beautiful skin. We’ve narrowed down your AM skin care routine and cut out precious minutes with the ultimate morning product – BB cream. Read on to find out how you can be out of the house in 10 minutes or less with by using our favorite multi-use skin care product.
Step One: Cleanse Your Face
After a night’s worth of sleep there are sweat, oil and impurities built up on your face. Use a gentle cleanser to remove dirt and impurities. A super quick way to cleanse is by using micellar water. Soak two cotton balls with micellar water then lightly glide them over your face to cleanse. You will remove foundation, eye make up and impurities on the surface of your face. Your skin will feel clean, hydrated and refreshed without drying it out. Garnier SkinActive’s Micellar Cleansing Water All-in-1 Makeup Remover and Cleanser is a gentle way to remove products or dirt from your face without harsh rubbing. Plus the added benefit of not having to rinse it off streamlines your cleansing process. If you’re on the go, keep a package of Micellar Makeup Removing Towelettes in your purse or on your nightstand and swipe your face clean in seconds.
Another option is to use a rinseable product, especially one suited to your skin type. For dry skin, use a product formulated with ceramides or humectants to lock in moisture and keep your skin from drying out. For oily skin use cleansers formulated with glycolic or salicylic acid to regulate oil production and help mattify your skin. For sensitive skin, use a product free of harsh chemicals or alcohol like Garnier The Gentle Sulfate-Free Cleanser.
Step Two: BB Cream
How great would it be if there was a product that could make your skin look beautiful, help it feel moisturized and protect it from the sun? Well this product exists and it can do all that and more! BB cream (it stands for ‘blemish balm’) cream is a multifunctional product that merges SPF, foundation, skin treatment, moisturizer, primer, and concealer. It’s a true all-in-1 product that can make your skin ready for the rest of the day in just a few minutes. Apply a dime-sized amount of cream to your face with either your fingers or a make up brush then blend until it covers your skin. If you want to get extra coverage layer and blend your BB cream. Then finish off your make up routine as you see fit — add blush to give your cheeks definition, apply bronzer to give yourself a subtle glow. Apply eyeliner to your eyes to give them definition. Whatever your make up style is, you’ve created a great base and beautiful skin by using BB cream as your starting product.
For a quick morning make up and skin care fix use Garnier SkinActive’s 5-in-1 Miracle Skin Perfector BB Cream. Its moisturizing formula with caffeine, antioxidant Vitamin C and tinted mineral pigments to give five skin-perfecting benefits: renews, brightens, evens skin tone, hydrates for 24 hours and protects. Walk out the door with an even-toned complexion in just a few minutes.