This post is part of the Quick Tips Series.
I've never been a big fan of taking care of my skin. First of all, it's a hassle. Second, I'm lazy. Third, the first two are pretty much the same right? Haha! I'm still lazy now, but I've managed to work my way around it. Plus, it really helps when what you are doing and using do actually work. My oh my, that's all the motivation you need to keep going!
Aside from figuring out which products to try and how to incorporate it to your busy lifestyle/lazy attitude, the best thing I've learned since I started taking care of my skin is that the best time to do everything is at night. Whether you do it from the moment you arrive from work or school, or just before hitting the sack!
Below, I'll list down the advantages of practicing a nighttime regimen:
- It won't make you late for work or school.
- Majority of the products can be left on your face while you are sleeping, and you can wash them off in the morning. No more waiting time for you, plus the products are truly able to work themselves into your skin!
- Your face will look amazing come morning time. Especially when you've cleaned your face properly and the moisturizer has done its job well, all you really need is to splash water on your face and that's it! Well, except if you are fond of wearing makeup. But a great skincare regimen allows for greater makeup application. Eventually, you may not need to amp up the coverage of your foundation, and you can use lesser concealer. It saves you time and money!
- Lastly, if you have oily to combination skin, the summer heat can make your face oily even more. I've honestly stopped using day moisturizer because I'm uncomfortable with the excess sweat and oil due to the extremely warm and humid weather. But my face is still protected from the harsh cold AC in the office because I always moisturize my face the night before. Beat that, AC and sun rays! Hehe.
The only thing that you can never skip in the morning is sunscreen. Prevention is indeed better than cure, and premature signs of aging is no exemption to that. :)