Ever been wiped out at the end of a long evening and washing your face was the last thing on your mind? Or do you simply struggle with remembering to take care of your skin on a consistent basis? Here are a few steps that will help even the most forgetful when trying to take adequate care of their skin.
1. Make Your Skincare Area Appealing
When your vanity is cluttered with other items that belong in the medicine cabinet or the lighting is just not great, it can make it difficult to get comfortable there for a few minutes each day. Try organizing your products according to how you use them, make sure the lighting is ideal, and add comfortable touches that will naturally draw you into the space.
"If you're in a time crunch, two simple products to use in the morning are a
good Vitamin C serum and a physical sunblock with Zinc or Titanium dioxide.
I personally love Vitamin C by Revision." -Dr. Supriya Tomar
2. Make Cotton Swabs, Rounds, And Headbands Readily Available
Making sure that these skin cleansing must-haves are always within reach will keep your skincare on the forefront of your mind. Don't stick them in a drawer somewhere. Keep them in open containers right on the vanity beside your products so that you don't have to rummage for them. Take your headband and place it directly in front of your products so it's likely to be the first thing you grab each time.
3. Set A Reminder On Your Phone
In fact, why not start right now? Pick up your device and repeat after us: "Remind me at 9:00pm every day to wash my face." Feel free to tailor it to your schedule if 9:00pm is too early or too late for you, depending on the day.
4. Declutter Your Products & Stick To The Basics
If minimalism is the key to success for you, start by going through the expiration dates on your products and toss out anything that's expired or you no longer use. Make sure each product in your supply is something that realistically works for your skin, and toss away what doesn't. If you haven't already, make an appointment with an esthetician or dermatologist and make sure you are using the right products in the right way.
5. Build A Bedside Beauty Basket
If you've already flopped down on your bed and the idea of getting up to start your nightly routine sounds like too much, keep a basket beside your bed of the essentials. We recommend keeping items like makeup remover wipes, retinoids, and night creams that work for your skin type, just to name a few.
"Make sure you include a Retinoid as a part of your nighttime routine. It renews skin
turnover and stimulates collagen. Keep it simple yet effective." -Dr. Supriya Tomar
Remember that your skin will naturally regenerate overnight, so making sure your makeup is fully removed is essential to helping this process along.