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30 Lazy Ways To Improve Your Skin
Some of these you can actually do from your bed — AND you still get clear skin?! We are truly blessed.
1.Heal breakouts FAST by simply slapping on an acne patch. They're gentler than acne cream, speed up recovery to practically overnight, and do all the ~heavy lifting~ for you.
2.Remove cosmetics 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!
3.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.
4.Fade acne scars and uneven skin tones without a complicated routine by using Nip + Fab glycolic cleansing pads. It's essentially a one-step solution to 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.
5.~Sleep~ on dry and uneven skin by applying some Alba Botanica night cream before bed. It'll pick up the night shift so you don't have to by fighting discolored pigmentation and deeply moisturizing so you wake up with a bright, supple complexion.
6.Remove excess oil and detoxify your pores by toning. Don't worry, this Milk Makeup matcha toner comes in a stick so your skin is balanced in one, two, swipe. Fancy-feeling skin care has never been easier, bless.
7.Cleanse your skin post-workout (or if it's just hot AF 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.
8.Vacuum out clogged pores and tough breakouts with a ridiculously-popular Aztec Secret clay mask. A little of this and apple vinegar has conquered thousands of breakouts so there's a good chance that this + an hour of watching TV = an easy solution for you.
9.Calm broken-out skin from top to the bottom with nothing more than a bar of Shea Moisture African black soap. Its powerful (yet gentle) ingredients like aloe, vitamin E, shea butter, and plantain extract tell pimples to clear out so you don't have to do the hard work.
10.Identify your zit so you know how to properly treat it, because going through the effort to get rid of your face's guest without actual success is just the worst. You deserve to have it GONE.
11.Address more than one skin concern with one product to make things unbeatably easy for yourself. Tea tree oil is a super-cheap solution to so many issues: rosacea, acne, scarring, and razor bumps — just to name a few!
12.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.
13.Make acne scars fade faster by ensuring you protect 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.
14.Tackle hard-to-reach body acne with just a few spritzes of Klavuu tea tree body spray. It's formulated with tea tree oil and salicylic acid to easily fight breakouts on your chest, back, or any other area that you want to clear up with minimal effort.
15.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.
16.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.
17.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.
18.Speaking of — STOP PICKING! If you're saying "impossible!" then keep your hands busy with a fidget toy so you can train your fingers to leave your pores alone without actually trying.
19.Reap the skin-boosting benefits of masking in just ten seconds — literally! Skinfood's water splash mask gives you a speedy and effective facial right in the shower by combining black sugar and PHA to remove dead skin cells and restore your complexion's pH balance. Just, you know, motivate yourself to get INTO the shower. I believe in you!
20.Brighten your skin like never before (I am not kidding) in one easy step with some Dr. G 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.
21.Don't get mad at me — but you can't pop your zit. 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 GoT. In a few minutes you'll be able to slide the whitehead off with the cloth. No energy. No scabbing.
22.Streamline your routine and win the best of both worlds in a single jar of Body Merry retinol moisturizer. You get powerful hydration (hello green tea, vitamin E, and shea butter) plus a natural glow courtesy of 2.5% retinol. And, of course, you get in bed faster, so WIN.
23.Upgrade your routine without any actual work by implementing inexpensive face oils. They come in six formulas for different goals (i.e. Moroccan argan oil to improve skin tone and Marula oil reduce redness and chapped skin) and are super easy to apply thanks to their helpful pumps. They basically do all the work of an inexpensive facial, but you thankfully don't leave the house.
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.
25.Remove your makeup even after a late night by keeping a pack of makeup removing wipes by your pillow. Steps: lay down, wipe, go to sleep. And don't let the bed bugs bite.
26.Get professional results straight from your bathroom (as if we'd be outside our house anyway) with Dr. Dennis Gross daily peels. These little pads pack a big punch — they're a safe at-home version of pro peels (a technique to get bright, clear skin) that require just a few flicks of the wrist.
27.Break up makeup and oil with an easy-to-use Daily Skin oil cleansing stick. Ingredients like mango seed butter, conditioning argan oil, and sunflower oil freshen your complexion on-the-go with the same energy it takes to put on lip balm.
28.Feed your skin ultra-healthy superfoods (you know, all that kale we swore we'd eat one day) with a Youth To The People Superfood Mask. Described as your skin's "reset button," it helps balance and restore even finicky complexions. Yes, you can lay in bed and eat ice cream while wearing this.
29.Treat and prevent back, chest, or shoulder breakouts without working yourself into a ~lather~. This Neutrogena body wash uses salicylic acid, vitamin C, and grapefruit to say adieu to acne and smells FANTASTIC (hello, citrus) so you can use it as a one-and-done product in the shower.
30.Using more than one product? AMAZING. Just layer them correctly so your hard work pays off! For example, applying SPF last is SUPER important otherwise it can't protect you fully from the sun.
Your skin to you when you start to fall asleep with makeup on:
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