4 Time-Saving Products to Help Simplify Your Morning Routine
There’s really no way around it…mornings are rough. Between figuring out what to wear, having a quick cup of coffee, eating a (somewhat) healthy breakfast, and, you know, getting to work on time, finding a few minutes to spare on a morning skin care routine can be overwhelming. But, in lieu of skipping your AM skin regimen, why not simplify the process with a few time-saving products? Hit the snooze button, because mornings just got easier.
If you’re only washing your face at night you could potentially be layering your daily makeup over excess oils and impurities that build up on your skin's surface while you snooze. Save time and water by switching to a no-rinse cleanser in the mornings. Micellar water is perfect because it helps to set the stage for the rest of your routine, giving you a clean canvas to start the day. We love Vichy’s Pureté Thermale 3-in-1 One Step Solution. With impurity-trapping micelle technology and infused with cornflower extract, pro-vitamin B5, and Vichy’s exclusive—skin soothing and strengthening—mineralizing water from the French volcanoes, this one-step, no-rinse cleanser quickly purifies your skin’s surface. It helps to remove any makeup that didn’t get dissolved the night before and any sweat that may have occurred during sleep.
Hydration + Protection
When you’re strapped for time reach for products that can pull double duty. Since you should always moisturize after cleansing—to ensure you don’t strip your skin of hydration—and you should always, always, always wear broad-spectrum SPF—yes, even if you’re planning to spend the entire day in the office—reach for moisturizers formulated with sunscreen. Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Moisturizer SPF 30 is a lightweight option that’s perfect for summertime.
Wake Up…Your Skin
Long night? Chances are your skin is sporting a fatigued complexion. Reach for an eye cream with a metal rollerball applicator—bonus points if you store it in the fridge for an extra cool treat. We rely on Garnier’s Clearly Brighter Anti-Puff Eye Roller for those mornings when our eyes are a little puffier than usual. The gel is formulated with antioxidant vitamin C, mint, and caffeine to help to quickly cool and refresh your skin and roll away puffiness revealing a brighter-looking eye contour. Refresh the rest of your face with The Body Shop’s Vitamin C Energizing Face Spritz—and keep it in tow for an instant pick-me-up on the go!
Looking for more morning skin care advice? Check out how beauty editors tackle their AM routines, here!