It’s the end of the year which means your schedule is packed with parties and festive events. Although this is the most exciting time of the year, it is also super stressful since there is a lot to do (cue: never-ending shopping lists) in so less time. All of this stress and running around also takes a toll on your skin and the worst thing is you don’t have the time to even take care of it properly, let alone pampering it.
But obviously, you can’t show up at parties with dark circles, stress acne or dull skin, no matter how pressed for time you are. Here’s what you can do. You can commit to easy and low-maintenance skincare tips and tricks that make sure your skin is spotless and gorgeous for the party season.
Take a look at 5 skincare tips and tricks that can fit right into your pretty arduous schedule with ease.
- Mix up your SPF with moisturiser
- Wash your face with cold water
- Get petroleum jelly to do triple duty
- Place cucumber slices on the eyes before bed
- Keep your skin well-moisturised
Mix up your SPF with moisturiser
You need to keep up with your SPF routine, no arguments there, please. Even when you’re literally rushing, make sure you have sunscreen on to protect your skin from radical damage, ageing signs and sunburn. However, if it feels like an added step, mixing it with your moisturiser and slathering it on can save you some time and give you a layer of protection and hydration in one step.
Wash your face with cold water
This one won’t need another step or skincare product and yet give you a healthy glow and blemish-free skin. Instead of cleansing your face with warm water (we know it’s winter, but trust us on this), use cold tap water. It will close your pores and keep bacteria and germs from entering your skin and inviting breakouts. Plus, it will add a natural glow to your skin. Two birds, one stone!
Get petroleum jelly to do triple duty
Your lips, nail beds and feet are the first ones to fall victim to the dry winds in the dead of winters which look anything but glamorous. Since you don’t have the time for a mani, pedi or three-step lip care, you can rely on petroleum jelly to defeat winter dryness in a jiffy. Simply rub some Vaseline Original Skin protecting Jelly on your lips, nails, elbows and feet to keep them hydrated and soft.
Place cucumber slices on the eyes before bed
It may have taken you one sleepless night to get pesky dark circles but it sure takes forever to go away. Here’s a trick to get rid of the dark circles without spending much of your precious time. Keep two cucumber slices in your freezer and right before you sleep, keep those on your eyes. It will help de-puff and calm your tired eyes and reduce the stubborn dark circles.
Keep your skin well-moisturised
Dry skin is the cause of umpteen other skin problems like acne, dullness and irritation. Plus, the heavy-duty party makeup doesn’t help. Use hydrating products like a moisturising cleanser, face serum and nourishing face cream. Also, apply your moisturiser on damp skin and massage it in upward strokes for a bright and glowing complexion.