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    36 Lazy But Effective Ways To Improve Your Skin

    Some of these you can actually do from your bed — AND you still get clear skin!!!

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    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.

    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.

    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.

    4. 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.

    5. 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*?

    6. 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.

    7. 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.

    8. 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.

    9. 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.

    10. Boost your complexion's ~health~ with a Winky Lux matcha face mask. You don't even need water — rubbing this onto your face with your fingertips transforms the powder into a moisturizing mask! This definitely means you can use this to brighten and soothe your skin mid–Big Little Lies episode.

    11. 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.

    12. 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!

    13. 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.

    14. 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.

    15. 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. Whether yours is more of a whitehead (which needs salicylic acid) or the hormonal type (usually a cyst which needs sulfur-based products), knowing right away how to treat it will mean so much less energy.

    16. 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!

    17. 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.

    18. 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.

    19. 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.

    20. Spritz away dull, tired skin with nothing more than a little Apto pomegranate face mist. Its gentle yet powerful mix of collagen, rosemary, rose, and pomegranate rebalances your complexion so it looks and feels refreshed. And all it took was a push of your finger.

    21. 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.

    22. 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.

    23. Discover the benefits of oils by using a Kose cleansing oil to bring all the perks of (usually tedious) double oil cleansing, even if you use this alone. It'll work overtime to remove stubborn makeup, unclog pores, and get you squeaky clean without the need of a second cleanser. Aka as long as you're consistent about washing your face (PLEASE), your skin will be happy.

    24. 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.

    25. 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.

    26. 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.

    27. 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.

    28. 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.

    29. 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.

    30. 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.

    31. Feed your skin ultra-healthy ingredients (you know, all that kale we swore we'd eat one day) with a Youth To The People superfood cream. Described as your skin's "reset button," it uses a blend of kale, spinach, and green tea to balance and restore even finicky complexions. Yes, you can lay in bed and eat ice cream while wearing this.

    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 exfoliating formula *brightens* and evens your skin tone, too! Who knew doing so little could be so rewarding?

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

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

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