Ok, hands up whoever has faced this problem of laziness before. Picture this.
You come home late from either a long day at work, or a party, or a meeting, or you just feel lazy that evening as you stare at your skincare arsenal, thinking of the multiple steps you have ahead of you. All that spritzing, massaging, lotions, potions…. When all you want to do is to just shower and get into bed and let Mr. Sandman do his job.
What do you do?
Do you drag yourself up, tell yourself that you can’t afford to be lazy, and go through your whole skincare routine? Do you think “Oh sod all this!” and just crawl into bed and hope for the best?
What will YOU do in this beauty scenario?
I get those days you know. Look, I’m no saint! LOL 😀
I get those days when I don’t really want to go through my whole skincare routine. It might not be very long, but it’s just 5 minutes too long for me. Some days, I just want to say “Sod it!” And I do.
Well, not 100% of course. I will do the basic minimum which includes double/triple cleansing and taking a nice hot shower. No matter how tired or exhausted or how late it is, I never ever skip the cleansing bit. Nor a shower.
But what comes after that, I cheat. I call these my “cheat days” – those who are on some diet or another will have their cheat days right? Well, I have my skincare cheat days.
On my cheat days, I usually head straight for a leave on mask.
The most regular cheat days I have are on days when I use the Alpha-H Liquid Gold which is on almost every alternate day. I’m on my 2nd bottle and it’s almost nearing the bottom of the bottle, so I’m going to have to replenish this soon. I’m happy with it because it keeps my skin happy. Liquid Gold is a leave on product that doesn’t need anything else to go over it, so Liquid Gold days are happy days! 😀
But sometimes I skip on the Liquid Gold and on really lazy days, I pick up one of 2 sleeping masks I use most frequently. I’ll have a review of the new Laneige Water Sleeping Mask coming up soon (or you can read the one on the previous formula), but in a nutshell, it’s one of the better hydrating masks I’ve used still. So, I still reach for it when I’m too lazy to run my skincare routine, but want a boost of hydration. This gives me that boost.
But when I’m feeling tired (and it shows on my skin) then I invariably reach for the Sulwhasoo Overnight Revitalizing Mask which does wonders for my tired skin. A thick layer of product goes on my skin, I collapse into bed and wake up looking rested. This is my “secret weapon” which isn’t much of a secret anymore is it? I whip it out on days when I look like crap and feel like crap and the good thing is that I don’t wake up looking like crap, which is one level of crap better LOL!
Another “secret weapon” I have is the Pai Bioregenerate Rosehip Oil, which I use in conjunction with a rose floral water. I spritz the floral water all over my skin, then apply a generous amount of rosehip oil while my skin is still damp, and massage it in. This is a little messier and takes a little more effort than the Sulwhasoo mask, but gives me a wonderful result in the morning. My skin feels softer and looks better. I’ve got the lowdown on how well this works for me if you read the review so I won’t repeat it here.
Do you have skincare cheat days and what do you use for your lazy skincare routine?
Suffice to say that yes, I do have skincare cheat days, but they aren’t bad for my skin. In fact, I think that sometimes, these cheat days actually HELP my skin 😀 Now come on, share your lazy skincare routine. I’m sure you have one! 😉
Beauty Scenario is a series of discussive posts where I invite you to share your thoughts on what you’d do in a beauty related situation. If you have a scenario you’d like to share and gain some insights from the MWS community please feel free to email me at [email protected] and I’ll pose it!