9 Timesaving Beauty Tips That'll Make Life Easier
Have way too much on your plate these days? With these simplify-your-life tips, your beauty routine is one less thing to worry about
Tip No. 1: Consolidate your skin care productsEver feel like you don't have the energy to face your makeup-removing, skin-cleansing, anti-aging nighttime routine? Skin expert Dr. Heidi Waldorf says the key to simple skin care is using multi-tasking products. She recommends using a cleanser that is "non-foaming and hydrating like DCL Non-Drying Lotion Cleanser, $15 or CeraVe Hydrating Cleanser, $12." You can exfoliate with the same cleanser by using a sonic brush with it like Olay Professional Pro-X Facial Cleansing Brush, $29.99.
"Next, add an antioxidant in the morning and a retinoid at night. To save time, find combination products. One of my favorites is SkinMedica TNS Essential Serum, $148, which combines antioxidants, growth factors, and peptides -- one pump covers the face and neck and absorbs quickly so a moisturizer containing sunblock will go over it easily," she says. And "unless your eyelids are particularly sensitive, skip the separate eye cream and use your facial products there too -- you may just need to reduce the frequency of a product containing an irritating ingredient like a retinoid."
SEE NEXT PAGE: Tip No. 2: Use a tinted moisturizer instead of foundation and bronzer