Busy Women's Guide To Perfect Skin

Written by Lopa KJul 18, 2024
Busy Women's Guide To Perfect Skin

Carrie Bradshaw may have effortlessly managed to look glamorous while maintaining a busy schedule. But in real life, we busy women and workaholics need more practical beauty solutions. 

Thankfully, the beauty world seems to be catching up with modern needs, with more multi-tasking products and skincare-makeup hybrids entering the market—all aiming to save us precious time.  

Keep scrolling to learn all the quick skin care tips and makeup hacks to achieve luminous skin on a tight schedule. 

Essential Skin Hacks Every Busy Girl Should Know About 

Want perfect-looking skin with minimal effort? Here’s what you can do... 

1. Embrace Skinimalism 

Gone are the days of meticulous 12-step beauty routines. Over the past few years, our approach to makeup and skincare has been changing. Enter: skinimalism—the beauty trend that encourages us ditch maximal routines and strip our skincare back to the essentials.  

2. Simplify Your AM and PM Routine 

Our best skin care beauty tip? Keep it simple. On a daily basis, all you need to do is cover the basics: cleanse, moisturise and wear SPF. Adapt your routine to your specific skin type and concerns, rather than going after every viral product.   

Look for products that do more than one job—exfoliating cleansers, ultra-hydrating sunscreens and multi-tasking serums that address your skin’s various concerns.  

Here are some more daily skin care tips to keep your skin energised and healthy: 

3. Load Up on Hydration 

Hydrated skin is happy skin. And that’s true for all skin types—not just dry skin. Dermatologist Dr Sam Bunting shares that “dehydration is something that can affect anyone…More often than not, when it comes to dehydrated skin, I see patients who were just doing too much, they’re addicted to their [skincare] products.”  

And when dehydrated, your skin loses its elasticity, looks dull and matures faster. So, minimise products that strip your skin of moisture and look for ones with hydrating ingredients like hyaluronic acid and glycerin.   

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4. Don’t Forget to Exfoliate 

Exfoliation is another step you shouldn’t skip, no matter your skin type. It helps keep your skin tone even and your skin texture smooth. Thankfully, it’s not a tedious everyday task—exfoliating once or twice a week should suffice. Look for toners and serums that contain exfoliating AHAs like glycolic and lactic acids and BHAs like salicylic acid (especially for oily skin types). 

5. It’s All About That Base 

The trick to achieving perfect-looking skin? Apart from adopting the right skincare routine, it’s all about using the right base products. We’re talking about hydrating, lightweight tinted moisturisers and CC creams that even out the skin tone, while also letting your real skin shine through. These usually work best blended with just fingers—no extra tools need. For any extra coverage, reach for concealer! 

Need some inspiration for an office-appropriate makeup look? Watch:  

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5. Say Yes To Multi-Tasking Products 

When you’re short on time, there’s nothing better than makeup that multitasks—tinted serums loaded with hyaluronic acid and UV filters, moisturising creams that double up as highlighter, cheek tints that can also be worn on the lips and body lotions with shimmer particles, for hydrated skin that glistens. When you’ve got the right tools, achieving perfect skin takes only a few steps, and fewer products. 


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