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    Updated on Jul 20, 2020. Posted on Jul 13, 2020

    36 Lazy But Effective Ways To Improve Your Skin

    If your greatest wish is to have a lazy routine but still have clearer skin...these just might be able to help.

    We hope you love the products we recommend! All of them were independently selected by our editors. Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales or other compensation from the links on this page if you decide to shop from them. Oh, and FYI — prices are accurate and items in stock as of time of publication.

    1. Heal breakouts before you have time to give up by simply slapping on a Rael acne patch. They're gentler than acne cream, speed up recovery to practically overnight, and do all the ~heavy lifting~ for you.

    Promising review: "I was really skeptical about this product because it seemed like a gimmick of sorts. But I definitely saw, and felt, results after a few hours. I’m not really sure how this sticky dot works but I only put two on for my worst pimples to test it out and it really drew everything out. I’ll definitely need more for when my monthly breakouts come. Will rebuy and recommend." —Lex

    Get a pack of 24 from Amazon for $6.99.

    2. Or! Turn to Avarelle acne cover patches to easily tackle every single breakout that dares to challenge your complexion. They're powered by tea tree oil and calendula oil (all of which are gentle on sensitive skin) to reduce inflammation and absorb pus ASAP. *And* extra-large patches are included for when you need defeat multiple pimples at once...good thing these do all the fighting for you.

    Reviewer holding the extra-large patch with pus on it

    Promising review: "I had fallen in love with the round individual acne patches, but as someone with moderate acne it would take me awhile to put a bunch of the individual ones on before bed. Enter these patches: Slap a couple of these on and you're good to go. Wake up with clearer skin. Also these don't over dry my skin like a lot of other acne products. 10/10. Now they need to come out with a full face version." —Abby Skinner

    Get a pack of eight from Amazon for $8.50.

    3. Determine your skin type so you can minimize your routine to things that actually WORK. This is super important when it comes to choosing toners: Foxbrim's orange blossom toner treats oily complexions ~head on~ by balancing your pH levels and providing the level of hydration your skin needs. But! Mario Badescu's aloe vera toner works wonders for dry skin by soothing irritated complexions with its mild formula.

    A chart to determine your skin type
    The Klog

    Both help to minimize pores, even out skin tones, and smooth your skin!

    Promising review (for the Mario Badescu toner): "This stuff is wonderful! I started having redness in my skin and I researched what works well. This was one of the products. It has definitely decreased the redness in my skin. My skin is very dry — I use this nightly after washing my face. My skin looks great in the morning! I definitely recommend." —Brittany Schnitker

    Get them from Amazon: Foxbrim toner for $17.95 and Mario Badescu toner for $15.

    To learn more, check out The Klog for "Cheat Sheet: How to Determine Your Skin Type". And! See what won best toners on BuzzFeed Reviews.

    4. Wash 👏 your 👏 face 👏! Your pores will thank you once they're no longer clogged. Feeling lazy? This Glossier milky jelly cleanser will both gently refresh your face in the morning, and completely melt away makeup at the end of the day. It's soothing, nourishing, and perfect for sensitive skin — AKA dewy skin is just around the corner.

    The face cleanser

    Promising review: "I have fairly 'normal' skin. It definitely gets dry in the winter. The wash doesn't sud, but you still feel so clean afterwards, even in the hot summer months. There's not the tight pulling feeling of dryness — you will be glowing. My skin is dry in the winter, and this leaves me feeling clean, not dry. Love. Love. Love." —Deann K.

    Get it from Glossier for $9+ (available in two sizes).

    Read more about why someone on the BuzzFeed Shopping team loves this in"Just 9 Glossier Products We Really Love".

    5. Or! Remove everything the easiest way known to mankind — with a makeup-erasing towel. All you do is add some water and it takes off even a full face of heavy makeup, dirt, and oil in minutes. You can do this from your bed for all I care!, Lynzy Billing / BuzzFeed

    Promising review: "HOLD UP. I have wasted so much money on makeup remover wipes for YEARS. Now that I found this, I'll never buy those wipes again! I'm not kidding. This thing makes your face SO MUCH CLEANER than those remover wipes. I just wet it with warm water and take off an entire face of makeup. When I used this the first time, my mom said, 'Wow your face looks way cleaner than normal!'. Plus, if you're like me and can't do laundry super often, this is a good item because you can just apply some hand soap and the makeup comes out pretty easily." —Caroline W.

    Get it from Amazon for $6.99 (available in six colors).

    To learn more, check out "We Tried The Makeup Eraser That Claims To Remove All Your Makeup With Just Water".

    6. Scrub your way to a brighter complexion with an easy-to-use Yes to Coconut two-in-one cleanser stick that's loaded with coconut and coffee extracts to energize, moisturize, and exfoliate your skin — all in just a few flicks of your wrist. Who knew being so lazy could involve *caffeine*?

    Model using the cleanser stick on their face

    The coconut extract moisturizes while the coffee helps stimulate blood circulation, which reduces inflammation and tightens skin.

    Promising review: "I have really sensitive skin that tends to break out with certain products. I bought this to try on my body just to find out what the craze was with the sticks and ended up using it on my face as well. This product is amazing! My skin doesn’t break out from it and it actually cleans deeper into my pores than I expected and it even made my pores look smaller! I have combination skin as well, and my face doesn’t get oily-looking by the end of the day." —Debs

    Get it from Amazon for $4.97+ (available in two formulas).

    7. Fade acne scars and uneven skin tones without any complicated techniques by using Nip + Fab glycolic cleansing pads. It's essentially a one-step solution for gently exfoliating your way to an even skin tone, thanks to their formula of exfoliating 2.8% glycolic acid, hyaluronic acid, witch hazel, and a light moisturizer.,

    FYI, the witch hazel is there to soothe and tone your skin (to balance out the other exfoliating properties). And if you're a skincare obsessive like me, I don't have to tell you how great a deal $10 is for glycolic acid. Bless.

    Promising review: "I am new to the world of AHAs and glycolic acid, so I'm not sure how this product measures up to others similar to it. But I'll never go back to NOT exfoliating. I've noticed my stubborn acne scars fading drastically after only a week of using these nightly. My recurring acne in those areas seem to be dying down, and my overall skin tone seems to be brightening. I am really impressed so far!" —Mitzy McMillion

    Get a pack of 60 from Amazon for $12.95.

    8. Add a simple but rewarding step to your routine with some Biossance squalane oil — its formula is simple, but it can do A LOT all by itself. It deeply hydrates your complexion by locking in natural moisture, leaving your skin feeling softer and smoother. And! Any redness you may have will fade.

    The squalane oil

    Promising review: "I love this oil!. It's amazing for my skin hydration and helps balance too much of my own body oil production (I have dry spots and overly oily spots my body likes to make)." —Biossance Customer

    Get it from Biossance for $32.

    9. Vacuum out clogged pores and tough breakouts with a ridiculously-popular Aztec Secret clay mask. A little of this and apple cider vinegar has conquered thousands of breakouts so there's a good chance that this + an hour of watching TV = an easy solution for you.

    Promising review: "I saw everyone on Tik Tok saying how good this product was so I had to try it myself. I love it! I have acne-prone skin. After using this product one time, I could tell my acne wasn't as red as before I used it. I woke up the next morning and they were smaller! All in all, I love this product and will for sure buy again when I run out!" —Alice Hall

    Get it from Amazon for $10.

    To learn more, check out "This Clay Mask Basically Vacuums Out Your Pores, And BRB I'm Going To Bathe In It".

    10. Double the benefits of your sheet mask while still contributing zero effort. After using the mask for five minutes, lift it to add some serum. The two will work together to give you that "why yes I DID just leave the spa" radiance.

    Chart of model using a face mask for five minutes, adding serum, and using the face mask again
    Beauty Department

    This popular K-beauty mask set ($9.99+ on Amazon) has over 2,652 five-star reviews! It comes with *16* face masks to address every single finicky issue you may run into. You're covered no matter what: the different types are olive, bamboo, milk, bee venom, acerola, red ginseng, strawberry, apricot, wine, cherry blossoms, pomegranate, honey grapefruit, rose, grape, acai berry, and aqua.

    Need a serum? This highly-rated — we're talking 7,138 five-star reviews — vitamin C serum ($19.99+ on Amazon) is packed with hyaluronic acid and vitamin E to improve clarity and brighten skin. It promotes collagen production, while the vitamin C blends with hyaluronic acid and vitamin E to target dark spots and most importantly, ACNE.

    To learn more, check out The Beauty Department for "Between The Sheets: How To Make Your Sheet Mask Much More Powerful!".

    11. Treat your blackheads with something that'll do all the work for you: a pore vacuum. It's just as effective as it sounds — it suctions buildup hidden in clogged pores, exfoliates dead skin cells, and removes excess oil (so they can't come back). Meaning, this'll be productive so you don't have to be.

    Reviewer's before and after of their nose with blackheads and then clear

    Promising review: "I bought this blackhead remover for my T-zone, because I have blackheads on my nose a lot. It really works and I love it!!! I used my facial steamer for about five minutes before using this blackhead remover. It removed so much gunk! It has great suction and gets the tiny blackheads in a pinch! And you can see the oily bits come out stick to the machine heads, but not painfully or with any discomfort." —Viola

    Get it from Amazon for $26.99.

    This is pretty powerful (reviewers say not to keep it on one spot for too long), so if you have super sensitive skin I'd suggest using gentler — but equally effective! — pore strips ($7.49 on Amazon).

    12. Calm broken-out skin from top to bottom with nothing more than a bar of The Seaweed Bath Co. body soap. Its powerful (yet gentle) ingredients like coffee, seaweed, coconut oil, and charcoal tell pimples to clear out so you don't have to do the hard work.

    The bar of soap

    Promising review: "I just LOVE this stuff! It smells like an oatmeal cookie (an actual one, so not too sweet), does a great job of purifying my skin and providing light exfoliation each day, and my skin is very soft after I use it. It's great for drawing out impurities. I have also used it on my face when my skin looks or feels dull, and it has never broken me out (I have sensitive, acne-prone skin) or irritated my skin." —reebs17

    Get it from Amazon for $6.77.

    13. Conquer SEVERAL skincare goals first thing in the morning with some Glossier priming moisturizer and a few swipes of your fingers. This'll control shine, blur pores, and best of all, provide a perfectly smooth base for your makeup. Or! Now your skin will look matte and even without a drop of foundation if you want to go makeup-free.


    Promising review: "I've been looking for a moisturizer to transition to with the weather changing and this has been the perfect solution. It's light and is a perfect base for my face. I haven't been wearing a lot of makeup since social distancing begins and this helps prevent shine during Zoom calls. It's a great fit for Atlanta's humid spring and summers." —Danielle

    Get it from Glossier for $25.

    14. Take little (and very manageable, I promise) steps to avoid too much contact with acne-causing bacteria. Even disinfecting your phone with cleansing cloths can prevent your next surprise visitor from appearing (phone screens = so many gross germs). How long do these steps take? Faster than reading this sentence.

    Chart saying to swap out pillowcase, disinfect your phone, and use a separate towel to dry and clean your face
    Jenny Chang / BuzzFeed

    These screen cleansing cloths ($16.99 from Amazon) disinfect your phone, tablet, screen, and camera lens from icky germs and bacteria all while keeping your screens streak-free!

    To learn more easy ways to improve your skin, check out "Take BuzzFeed's 7-Day Better Skin Challenge".

    15. Fight oily T-zones even before step one of your makeup routine with some The Body Shop tea tree mattifying lotion. Its gentle formula leaves oily skin feeling soft and controls shine all darn day so you can kiss the annoying efforts of blotting and reapplying powder goodbye.

    The face lotion

    Plus it's vegan, non-greasy (SO important for oily skin), and won't clog pores! Tl;dr: this is a shiny-skin holy grail.

    Promising review: "I'm not shiny after five hours of hiking in New Hampshire (very humid there)! This stuff is AMAZING! My face was always very shiny, even when I used a different mattifying moisturizer. I live in an area where the humidity is very high and my face never gets shiny with this stuff. Highly recommend!!" —Jen

    Get it from Amazon for $15.

    16. Cleanse your skin post-workout (or more like it's just super hot outside) to avoid body acne if the shower is so far away, like, from your couch. A few swipes with Goodwipes hygiene wipes will kill sweat-caused bacteria before it has time to make an unwelcome appearance.,

    I will NOT be punished for following through on my annual workout. I did a pushup, I don't deserve to break out. These soothing wipes feature tea tree oil and peppermint to help you feel refreshed even when you, well, weren't a couple minutes ago.

    Promising review: "I work out hard, I sweat hard, and sweat stinks! I also run my own incredibly busy business and have two small kids. Every minute of my day counts and showering early in the day is a luxury that I don’t always get to indulge in! But that leaves me smelling 'straight out the locker room' for a large part of my day before I get to shower — no good! Enter these — they're a game changer! I work out, sweat like a boss, wipe down, and voilà: no longer smelly! In fact, I actually smell and feel fresh! Big fan!" —Anna Palestis Frenkel

    Get a pack of 10 from Amazon for $9.99.

    17. Know how to identify types of acne — different kinds each need their own treatment. Whether yours is more of a whitehead (which needs salicylic acid) or the hormonal type (usually a cyst which needs sulfur-based products), the first step to treating acne — and keeping them away — is knowing what the heck they are.

    Chart of different kinds of pimples

    Need suggestions? We've got you ~covered~:

    Salicylic-acid-based products are best for inflammatory and comedonal acne (aka whiteheads, blackheads, and red bumps). Murad Clarifying Cleanser ($32 on Birchbox) makes fighting breakouts its number one mission. It removes dirt and oil, then *continues* to treat acne for hours after you've rinsed it off.

    Zinc-and-sulfur-based products work well for treating cystic or nodule acne (aka deep infections that don't come to a head). Kate Somerville Acne Treatment ($26 on Birchbox) works overnight to help minimize pimples and calm oily skin — both factors that those of us with hormonal acne are all too familiar with.

    To learn more, check out Birchbox for "Your Guide To Different Types Of Acne".

    18. Address multiple skin concerns with one product to make things unbeatably easy for yourself. Tea tree oil is a super-cheap solution to so many things: rosacea, acne, scarring, and razor bumps — just to name a few!

    Promising review: "I love this product! I mixed it with coconut oil for my son's cystic acne before bed and we were amazed at the results the next morning. Redness and swelling was cut in half. We have tried every OTC product out there and I will definitely keep using this. This is working wonders after two uses." —Sue

    Get it from Amazon for $5.99+ (available in four sizes).

    19. Make acne scars fade faster by protecting your skin from the sun (the UV rays tend to darken scars) with a Neutrogena ultra-sheer sunscreen stick. It's s-u-p-e-r easy to apply (like putting on deodorant), is non-greasy so you won't break out, and has SPF ~70~ so good luck to you, sun.

    Hand holding the deodorant-like sunscreen stick

    Promising review: "I am a pale girl from Michigan. I hate sunblock, but without it I absolutely fry in the sun. I got this after seeing some reviews that it was really helpful and not gross-feeling. I second those remarks. This stuff goes on like a dream and protects even better. I spent the day in Florida in 91 degree heat and left the park with ZERO sunburn. I applied this three times from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. It is so great. Just get it." —S

    Get it from Amazon for $8.97.

    20. Stop pimples in their tracks before you have time to pick at them (ah, scabbing) by dabbing on some drying lotion. Just a drop overnight can kill 👏 that 👏 zit and all you had to do was sleep.

    Promising review: "After I stopped nursing my daughter I started breaking out and it was just getting worse as the months went on. I noticed that I was not only getting annoying red spots and white heads, but I was also getting cystic, painful acne in other places. Getting this was the best decision! I have engagement photos tomorrow and I can say for the first time in about two years I am completely breakout-free! This product is so easy to use and is great for overnight use — by the time I wake up in the morning the product has disappeared on my face, along with my acne." —Megan S.

    Get it from Amazon for $9.07.

    21. Speaking of — STOP PICKING! If you're saying "impossible!" then keep your hands busy with a fidget spinner so you can train your fingers to leave your pores alone without actually trying.

    BuzzFeed / YouTube

    Get a fidget spinner from Amazon for $11.99.

    Check out how a BuzzFeeder kept her hands DOWN in the name of clear skin in "I Tried To Not Touch My Face For Two Weeks".

    22. Don't get mad at me — but you can't pop your zits. I KNOW. So satisfying. But it leaves scars that last for weeks! Instead, gently bring out the whitehead by holding down a warm washcloth while binging Stranger Things. In a few minutes you'll be able to slide the whitehead off with the cloth. No energy. No scabbing.

    Chart of model using warm washcloth to gently wipe away pimple's pus
    The Beauty Department

    If it doesn't work the first time, just repeat holding down the warm washcloth a few more times. As long as it's not a cystic pimple, this will work! Pro tip: use an extra-gentle washcloth to prevent further irritating the inflamed pimple. These bamboo washcloths ($15.47+ on Amazon) are designed for both babies and people with sensitive skin so you'll be extra soothed as you press down and wipe your zit.

    Check out even more from The Beauty Department for "The Only Way To Pop: Blemish Magic Trick".

    23. Personalize your skincare routine so it's a) easy to remember and b) free from trial-and-error. Geologie's skincare kit is customized with you in mind — we're talking cleanser, day cream, night cream, and eye cream all picked based on your skin type and goals. And it's delivered right to your door!

    The skincare kit with morning face cream and face wash, plus nightly face cream and face wash

    You can take a quiz about your routine and set up a trial for 30 days — each kit has four products.

    Get a 30-day trial from Geologie for $30.

    24. Kick dehydrated, chapped skin's butt without *drying* out your bank account or your energy by lathering on Cerave moisturizing cream. It's so thick yet effective that it's earned the National Eczema Seal of Acceptance, so even if you flake on the rest of your routine you're good to go.

    Reviewer's before and after picture of their face with dry patches, and then clear

    Seriously, I did Accutane for six months (an acne medicine that closes your oil glands and makes your skin d r y) — this was the only thing that fully moisturized my face! All in one step!

    Promising review: "I developed a dry, patchy area on the side of my mouth, but figured it was dry skin due to winter. After a week it spread to my chin and other side of my mouth. I thought it would go away on its own but then three weeks passed. I tried so many moisturizers, but nothing worked! I was frustrated by this patchy, scale-y skin on my face! As a last ditch effort I tried Cerave and it worked! It was much better after two days! It's now a month later and its still gone!" —Kathleen

    Get it from Amazon for $16.08.

    25. Using more than one product? AMAZING. Just layer them correctly so your hard work pays off! For example, applying sun protection last is SUPER important otherwise it can't actually work.

    Chart listing order to use skincare: makeup remover, cleanser, exfoliator, toner, serum, eye cream, moisturizer, and spf

    Too lazy to apply sunscreen every day? FINE. This CeraVe moisturizing lotion has SPF 30, but doubles as a moisturizer. So as long as you remember to moisturize, you're good to go.

    To learn more, check out Birchbox for "Skincare 101: How To Layer Your Skincare Products."

    And! Check out why my BuzzFeed Shopping colleague recommends this CeraVe moisturizer in "If You're Looking For An Everyday Sunscreen, Here Are 11 Glowing Recommendations."

    26. Deep cleanse AND exfoliate your entire face in only ~60 seconds~ thanks to the Foreo Luna Mini 2. It gently vibrates (you can pick from eight speeds) so even those of us who wear a full face of makeup are squeaky clean and in our jammies after just a minute.

    Maitland Quitmeyer / BuzzFeed,

    Promising review: "I have very dry skin and when I exfoliate too vigorously my skin gets dry patches. I've been using this regularly for the past four months and I can honestly say, my skin has never looked better. I use both sides for a total of two minutes with a mild cleanser. I've only charged this device once and I'll moderate the intensity as needed. Overall, I love this device and am so happy that I bought it." —Charles and Jenn

    Get it from Amazon for $119+ (available in eight colors).

    To learn more, check out my BuzzFeed Shopping colleague's full review in "This 60-Second Face Cleansing Device Is A Game-Changer For Your Skin Care Routine".

    27. Unleash the power of the snail! Yes, really. This Seoul Ceuticals moisturizer has 97.5% ~snail mucin extract~, along with shea butter, vitamin E, and jojoba oil to make brightening and smoothing your complexion extremely fast and easy. I guess this means even snails are less lazy than we are.

    Hand holding the moisturizer

    FYI, the snail mucin is collected in a cruelty-free environment 🐌🐰.

    Promising review: "I am in love with this snail repair cream! It has my skin looking and feeling amazing. In addition to hydrating my face, it has helped make a noticeable difference in the fine lines across my forehead and around the corners of my eyes. My skin is also noticeably smoother and is so much softer than it was before I started using this. I am very satisfied with the results I’ve experienced so far and will continue to use this cream." —Aimee Weldon

    Get it from Amazon for $16.90.

    28. Maintain dramatically clearer skin by treating breakouts with some Teddie Organics rosehip oil. Just a few drops and quick pats tackle redness, scarring, pimples, and everything in-between. Nothing will get in your way of glowing skin long as you walk to the bathroom.

    Promising review: "I had a friend come over from out of town and her skin in the past was pretty covered with acne, but this time it was glowing and her scars seemed to be mild! She told me she had been using this oil (two drops at night) and she mixed one drop with her foundation in the morning; it has helped her immensely. I can honestly say I am so glad I took the risk — my skin in two weeks has never looked better! I couldn’t go without it again in my routine!" —Ty Azevedo

    Get it from Amazon for $12.95+ (available in two sizes).

    29. Understand that not every mask is for you. In fact, most are designed with a very specific skin type in mind (i.e. dry, acne-prone, etc.). Take our quiz to match your concerns and complexion with the best mask for you! That way you can forget about any...trial-and-error.


    Take this "Tell Us Your Skin Problems And We'll Recommend A Face Mask" quiz to find your match!

    30. Keep things *super* simple if you have sensitive skin to avoid unnecessary irritation/breakouts. This mild Neutrogena cleanser is fragrance- and oil-free, plus it's hypoallergenic! Its main ingredient, glycerin, successfully removes excess oil and deep-cleans pores without ever harshing your vibe. And as we all know, the more basic the routine, the better.

    The face wash

    Fewer steps = the sooner we're back on the couch.

    Promising review: "I have pretty troubled skin because of PCOS. I would get rashes, I'm oily, but I would also have very bad flaking and dryness around my mouth and laugh lines. One month of this and I basically never think about my skin anymore. I use it daily and just put on any lotion I have after cleansing, and my skin's texture and tone is SO much better. The only thing I hate is that I didn't use this 10 years ago!" —Mother Confessor

    Get it from Amazon for $6.62.

    31. Brighten your skin like never before in one easy step with some Skin Food pineapple peeling gel. It gently exfoliates away dead skin so your skin is left positively ✨glowing✨. It's even great for clearing up breakouts — all in one product! Color me impressed.,

    Promising review: "Using this once or twice a week significantly improved the texture of my skin, and got rid of acne scars. It zapped the milia situation happening on my neck and collarbone. I also successfully used the pineapple peel to reduce the appearance of body scarring, although it takes longer to see results with body scars than it does with acne scars on the face." —Chromeheart

    Get it from Amazon for $12.

    32. Remove your makeup even after a late night by keeping a pack of Aveeno makeup-removing wipes by your pillow. These wipes don't just take off makeup — their gentle formula soothes and evens your complexion, too (particularly if you have red, acne-prone skin)! Who knew doing so little could be so rewarding?

    Chart that says to leave makeup wipes on your pillow
    Lauren Zaser / BuzzFeed Life

    Promising review: "This product is the most gentle and pleasant makeup remover wipe I have ever used. I wore a full face of glam today, and it all came off with one wipe and easy gentle swipes, no hard rubbing required even for my waterproof mascara and heavy eye makeup. The smell is amazing and the texture of the wipe is SO gentle on the skin. I have acne prone combination skin and so far they're amazing!" —Rose

    Get a pack of 25 wipes from Amazon for $5.98.

    To learn more easy ways to improve your skin, check out "Take BuzzFeed's 7-Day Better Skin Challenge".

    33. Clear acne and rough skin ALL over (not just your face) with some CeraVe salicylic body wash. It needs only a few ingredients to cancel bumpy skin: essential ceramides to restore natural hydration and salicylic acid to exfoliate and soften. The best part? It's all achieved with a few good lathers in the shower.

    The body wash

    Promising review: "I recently moved and the climate change was wreaking havoc on my skin. I had bumps on my skin from the heat and dryness and my keratosis pilaris was resurfacing for the first time in almost 10 years on my arms and back of my legs. No moisturizer or 'hydrating' body wash was working. I was truly miserable. I decided to buy CeraVe SA body wash and have never looked back. It's light, fragrant-free, and literally worked after two showers. I love this stuff!!! In all seriousness, this stuff worked for me and it might work for you. For the price you can't go wrong." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99.

    34. Treat dark, puffy under-eyes right from your couch by slapping on some 24K gold eye masks. They'll reduce puffiness, hydrate your skin, and add shine to dull skin all before your movie is even over — but you'll still get full credit.

    Reviewer's before and after picture of their puffy, dark under-eyes and then smooth, brighter under-eyes

    Promising review: "When you put them on, they have an amazing cooling effect on the eyes and make me feel really relaxed. As soon as you take them off, you can instantly see the results! You can see brighter, clearer skin under my eyes that last for the day, sometimes longer, depending on how tired I am that week. Before using this product, I had really dark circles but after using it, I can clearly see a difference. It's an A+ product!" —Amazon Customer

    Get a pack of 15 from Amazon for $17.97.

    35. Continue improving your skin even when you go to sleep! A Burt's Bees overnight mask will bring mornings of radiant skin by using avocado oil and prebiotics to replenish moisture while you catch up on your zzz's. Even more reason to hit snooze.

    The face mask

    Promising review: "I have had a stressful winter and my skin is showing the wear-and-tear of the weather and the poor eating from stress. This does seem to leave my skin looking and feeling healthier and brighter, which is what I was hoping for. I would recommend it." —Solana

    Get it from Amazon for $12.74.

    36. Load up on skin-loving food like salmon and kale (yeah) to work on clearing your complexion from the inside out. Good news: you're having dark chocolate for dessert — which you can totally have while watching TV in bed (is there any other way?). Tbh this solution isn't exactly immediate, but it sure freaking helps.

    BuzzFeed header for "17 Delicious Foods Your Skin Actually Wants You To Eat"
    Jenny Chang / BuzzFeed

    Promising review: "It's Ghirardelli's and it's fantastic! One or two of these easily satisfy my chocolate craving — smooth and flavorful, they melt in your mouth!" —Jean

    Get a pack of Ghirardelli mini dark chocolates from Amazon for $14.98.

    To learn more, check out "17 Delicious Foods You Should Be Eating For Better Skin".

    Your skin to you when you start to fall asleep with makeup on:


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