We have all been there – tired and lazy, not wanting to go through the act of our beauty routine. The idea of washing our face is the last thing on our mind, and putting on makeup – no, thanks! This is a common tune for women who are “beauty lazy” or “too busy for beauty.” But there are simple solutions to take care of your skin in an effective (yet easy!) way:
First thing’s first – Commit to the basics of washing and moisturizing your face every night. It’s important to go through your beauty routine at night for a few reasons, the leading one being that you accumulate bacteria, debris and free radicals on your skin throughout the day. Think about it, how many times a day do you touch your face or does a phone touch your face? For most people, a lot! Our skin builds up the day’s debris and therefore, washing it all away and feeding it vital nutrients at the end of the day is essential to healthy skin.
Make it a goal to follow this simple routine every night for a week; you will be amazed by the immediate changes in your skin – and you will start to develop an excellent habit. I’ll even bet you will look forward to going through your routine (versus dreading it.)
Lazy Day Routine:
1. Cleanse away the day by washing with your favorite MyChelle cleanser for 60-90 seconds.
Recommended MyChelle Cleanser: Pure Harmony Cleanser, which gently washes away impurities that can lead to irritation. This nourishing gel/cream hybrid cleanser is designed to soothe the skin with nutritious, moisturizing ingredients including powerful Sea Buckthorn, AquaCacteen, and Green Tea.Pat your skin dry and immediately apply your go-to MyChelle moisturizer. After cleansing, the skin is in prime condition for moisture and hydration.
2. Apply your moisturizer – and remember the neck and décolleté.
Recommended MyChelle Moisturizer: Supreme Polypeptide Cream. This nutrient-rich, recontouring cream lifts and retexturizes skin for a more refined, youthful appearance. A key ingredient in this signature formula, Matrixyl® synthe’6™, has been known to reduce wrinkle volume by 21% and wrinkle depth by 19% in just 8 weeks. Additionally, Proteasyl® TP Pea Peptide is clinically proven to improve skin’s elasticity, increasing overall firmness by 35% in just 6 weeks. Rice Peptides improve skin smoothness, while Syn®-Coll Peptide triggers skin’s own reparative function to accelerate collagen production. This cream is loaded with hydrating nutrients and anti-aging goodness, so you reap multiple benefits in just one easy step.
3. Now get some beauty sleep… Yes, it’s just that easy!
So now that your night routine is quick, easy and in place, let’s talk about a couple of simple morning beauty steps. If – like everyone else – you’re in a hurry in the morning, consider keeping a hydrating mist nearby to give your skin a quick wake-up call and dose of antioxidants and topical hydrators. The MyChelle Apple Brightening Mist will hydrate and diminish the look of discoloration, brighten the skin, and reveal a more youthful tone. Applephenon™ (rich in high ORAC antioxidant value) provides protective effects against oxidative stress, while Belides™ Daisy Flower brightens the complexion and helps alleviate the look of hyperpigmentation. Meanwhile, ultra-antioxidant super fruits Açai and Mangosteen repair and strengthen the skin.
It is essential during the day that you don’t skip the most effective anti-aging product you can use: sun protection! The sun is the leading contributor to damage and aging within the skin. Protect your skin from the sun’s damaging rays with MyChelle Daily Defense Cream SPF 17. Nourishing ingredients like Astaxanthin (BioAstin®), a carotenoid that is derived from oceanic volcanic seaweed, protects collagen and prevents cross-linkages while boosting the effects of beta carotene and Co Enzyme Q10, which provide intensive antioxidant actions. Additionally, Beta-Glucan (derived from oats) strengthens the extra cellular matrix, promoting the extension of hydration. We combine this unique formula with Zinc Oxide, a non-opaque Zinc Oxide that provides natural broad spectrum protection against both UVA and UVB, to hydrate and protect in one easy step.
A few other tips and tricks to keep things simple include giving your skin a bit of color without much effort. Use a sheer, non-greasy lip gloss (something in a stick is ideal.) Colors that are rosy pink or light bronze usually work well on all skin tones and can be used on your lips, cheeks, and even eyes. A little goes a long way so apply to your lips as you normally would but dab the color with your finger (clean, of course!) along the cheekbones to give your skin a boost of color and glow. You can sweep over the eyes as well to complete a nice, simple, and beautiful look.
MyChelle offers a variety of Little Kisses, a true high-shine lipstick that stays on lips but contains no petroleum. These incredible lip colors perform like classic lipsticks, but they also contain a healthy food-grade base. Little Kisses have beautiful glide, luscious lip feel and rich, warm tones that complement every skin tone. Little Kisses can also double as your quick, all-over color.
Catie Wiggy is Innovative Programs Manager for MyChelle Dermaceuticals. She has been working in the skincare industry for over 10 years as a makeup artist and licensed esthetician. She holds several certifications in esthetics and has hands-on experience with chemical peels, microdermabrasions, acne management and anti-aging treatments.