Everyone will tell you, anything worth doing, takes time and patience. This is especially true for your skin. If your daily skin routine doesn’t take at least 45 minutes – you’re doing something wrong. Fortunately, we’re realistic enough to know that sometimes we just don’t have that kind of time. Here are some quick hacks that’ll give your skin the boost it needs without the 8-step routine.
Putting your face over a bowl of boiling water for 2 to 3 min will instantly give your skin new life. Steam causes blood vessels in your skin to dilate allowing more blood to flow to the skin of your face while simultaneously clearing your skin of dirt and other toxins. This will leave your skin looking rosy and refreshed. Not to mention the steam will soften your skin and allow for better absorption of your serums and creams. Just be very careful when using hot water.
To reduce the bags under your eyes, soak a tea bag in cold water and place it over your eyes. Caffeine from tea, such as black tea and green tea help reduce the inflammation and puffiness from your eyes. Green tea will also help if your eyes are red and sore. Some people with Rosacea will even apply the green tea cold compresses on the face to sooth the skin and reduce the redness.
Applying a face mask for 15-20 minutes is the best way to instantly give your skin a healthy glow. Face masks are soaked with hydrating ingredients and applying the mask to your face saturates your skin leaving your face looking radiant. Not all face masks are created equal, however good face masks are a serious game changer. Our busy daily lives should not prevent us from taking care of our skin and these quick hacks will help to limit our excuses.