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Shave time off your skincare routine

Remove makeup, exfoliate, wash, dry, massage, tone, moisturize, de-wrinkle – there are so many steps to a skincare regimen these days, but honestly, who has the time? While it’s important to treat your skin well (after all, it is your biggest organ and plays a pretty big part in your overall appearance) there are times when you probably wish there was a shortcut to healthy, glowing skin.

Good news! While taking shortcuts all the time will probably not give you the best overall effect on your skin, there are a few time-saving tricks that could shave a serious amount of time and effort off your beauty regimen. Here are some ideas to try.

Cut out: Makeup remover

You probably typically choose a face wash based on your skin condition – whether it’s dry, oily or acne-prone. This is usually a good idea, but if you can, choose one that is also gentle enough for use around the eyes. Assuming you don’t wear gobs of eye makeup to work every day, a gentle facewash will remove your your everyday eye makeup while also cleansing your skin. Try Cetaphil’s Gentle Skin Cleanser or Hydroxatone’s Gentle Milky Cleanser.

Cut out: Exfoliant

If exfoliating is a part of your daily or weekly routine, you can cut it out by washing your face with a wash cloth regularly. Wash cloths offer a super easy and gentle way to exfoliate your skin, reducing the need to buy a separate product that may or may not work with your skin. It also reduces the step it might take to exfoliate with a different product, and instead offers a regular, gentle scrub down to get the dead, dull skin off your face. You probably already have this old-school tool in your linen closet!

Cut out: Wrinkle serum and toner

It’s a good idea to have specialized products for wrinkles and use them regularly for the best results, but in a pinch, having a multi-tasking night cream is a good way to save time and energy. Using a cream that has wrinkle-reducing properties and provides the ultimate moisturization overnight is your best bet.

Also, you can skip toner in a pinch, as long as your face is not super oily.

Remember, finding creative ways to trim down your beauty regimen is always good, but never compromise the health of your skin!

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Lauren Stewart
By: Lauren Stewart

Lauren Stewart is a freelancer writer from Michigan. She enjoys writing about beauty, health and fitness! She is passionate about learning new ways to take control of her health and wellness and is a makeup and skincare junkie! You can contact her by emailing