I think by now, most of us know how to look after our skin. However, as we get older, busier and our lifestyle and health changes, so does our skin.
Around this age a lot of us can have children, busy full time jobs, homes to run plus also trying to keep up with a social life.
I would say that a lack of time can be a big problem around this age, there are so many things to do and not enough time to do it... so now and again, our skin can suffer as a consequence. Fear not though! I am here with some tips to help speed up your skincare routine without meaning that you miss out...
THROW AWAY THOSE FACE WIPES!
I think all my clients now know me as some mad women with a major issue with these little buggers! They destroy your skin on so many levels and do not make cleansing any quicker - as they don't really cleanse at all!
Take 5 minutes in the evening to do a thorough cleanse of your face. Massage the cleanser into your skin and remove all traces of product with a warm flannel. Follow with your face creams and serums.
I love to use rosewater on my skin in the morning. Most days it's a bit of a rush to get out of the door and so rosewater is my saving grace. It is gentle enough on the skin so it doesn't over dry it, but effective enough to do a gentle cleanse of your skin in the morning (assuming you have cleansed properly the night before!)
COMBINE YOUR SPF AND FOUNDATION
This is a great way to get a gentle coverage. Even better yet... treat yourself to the Nimue Tinted SPF. You have your tinted moisturiser and spf in one! That's one less step to do!
DECONSTRUCT YOUR FACIAL
If you have the time to do a full cleanse, exfoliation and mask each week then I salute you! It can be a little time consuming and we can be tempted to put it off as we think it will take too long (or even that it is waaay too indulgent!).
Instead, break it up into sections. Cleanse and exfoliate your skin one night and then maybe pop a mask on the next.
MULTI-TASK YOUR FACIAL
As lovely as it is to put a mask on and lay in the bath, if you're short on time why not be super-productive and do your washing, emails or other jobs at the same time your face mask is on.
Second option is to use a leave-on mask. Just apply it before bed, go to sleep, wake up and wash it off! Nothing feels better than thinking you're being productive whilst you sleep!
USE YOUR FREEZER
One of the best breakfasts for your skin is my ESS Smoothie. If you're short on time though, why not blend your smoothies in advance and store them in the freezer. Then all you have to do is get one out the night before and your smoothie will be ready for you in the morning! I hear that you only loose around 5% of nutrients when freezing smoothies and juices, so it could be worth it!
Sometimes getting a facial in can be difficult if you're busy. You keep thinking "I need to book in" and yet you never seem to get round to it. For my regular clients, we book in reoccurring appointments each month so they never have to re-book at all. Their appointments are always booked, they feel organised and don't have to wait for weeks on end and their skin looks fab!
Thanks so much for reading,