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The 5 Minute Skincare Routine

by Jessika Noda |

So you’ve invested in solid skin care products but now your bathroom sink is getting cluttered, crowded, and in general, overwhelming. More isn’t always less, and there are ways to ensure you’re keeping your skin healthy without over-applying skincare products.How do you pick what products to use when you need to be out the door in 5 minutes? Here are our essentials for an efficient morning.

Skip the Cleanser (depending on your skin type)

We always want to feel clean and refreshed in the morning, however, during these colder months in Fall and Winter, it may not always be necessary. Given you’ve already cleansed your face at night and gotten rid of the dirt, makeup, and excess oil, when you wake up in the morning you skin is generally free of pollutants (wash your pillow!) If you’re on the drier side, cleansing in the morning could potentially strip away extra oils that protect your skin from cold weather. 

Toner

We’re all about efficiency and making things convenient here at Jiyubox, so we love spray toners. It’s no secret we love KODO Collection’s Calm Beauty Water. Spray or mist toners are great because you’re a few spritzes away from your next step. If you want a deeper clean, there’s always the option to use a cotton pad as well. 

Moisturizer

This is a must. No matter what skin type you have, it’s important to moisturize your skin day and night. Moisturizing not only reduces the chances of skin problems, it also helps your skin stay young. The skin on our face is some of the most exposed to the elements, leading them to replace themselves more often than any other part of our bodies. This leaves the skin on our face more vulnerable to dryness and irritation. Using moisturizer daily can give skin the help it needs to repair itself and slow down the appearance of wrinkles.

Face Oil

Since oils penetrate deep into the skin, they help lock in the layers of moisture we just applied and protect our skin from outside toxins. We love SCHMEARnaturals’ Rosehip + Sea Buckthorn Antioxidant Face Oil (get it in this season's box). Plus, oils are a great primer for makeup giving you that natural glow.

schmearnaturals face oil

Sunscreen

Always always finish with sunscreen. Period. Sunscreen is necessary to prevent cancer-causing free radicals and permanent skin damage. Even in the Fall and Winter months when it’s cloudy, the sun’s rays are strong and can still penetrate through the clouds. According to the Skin Cancer Foundation, up to 80% of the sun’s UV rays can pass through clouds. Protect your skin!

Are you as obsessed with efficiency and convenience as we are? Comment below on your go-to skincare routine!



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