After spending a year indoors, waking up at 9.45 for a 10 o’clock meeting and sitting in pyjamas for a Zoom meeting, going back to the office feels like a lot of work. Your skincare routine also went out the window during this time and since you were indoors most of the time you may not have experienced any skin problems.
However, now that you are stepping out, it is necessary to build a morning skincare routine to stay protected. We know you are too lazy to go back to an elaborate one, don’t worry we are here to help you establish a quick morning skincare routine.
- Step #1: Moisturise
- Step #2: Sunscreen
- Step #3: Hydrating body lotion
- Step #4: Lip balm
- Step #5: Deodorant
Step #1: Moisturise
A moisturiser is an absolute must for every skin type in every season. Using a moisturiser protects your skin from environmental aggressors like dirt and pollution from entering into your skin by forming a protective layer. Make sure you use a heavy, cream-based formula in winter so your skin is thoroughly hydrated.
BB picks: Lakmé Peach Milk Soft Creme Moisturizer
Step #2: Sunscreen
You may have skipped sunscreen for months when you were indoors but now that you are facing the harsh sun again don’t forget to slather on sunscreen to stay protected. Pick a broad spectrum, non-oily sunscreen to prevent greasiness. To save your time and efforts, invest in a tinted sunscreen. It will even out your complexion while protecting your skin from UV rays.
BB picks: Lakmé Sun Expert Tinted Sunscreen 50 SPF
Step #3: Hydrating body lotion
Just like your facial skin, the skin on your body too needs to be moisturised all year round. Pick a nourishing body lotion that will get quickly absorbed into the skin and not make your skin feel greasy. We suggest using a nourishing body to keep your skin thoroughly protected from harsh winter temperatures.
BB picks: Vaseline Healthy Bright Complete 10 Body Lotion
Step #4: Lip balm
If you have given up on lipsticks all together because it seems pointless, we get it. There’s no point perfecting that pout when it's going to be hidden behind a mask right? But your lips still need to be moisturised, the hot and humid weather can dehydrate your lips and make it dry. So, don’t forget to apply and carry a lip balm with you.
BB picks: Vaseline Lip Therapy Tins - Aloe
Step #5: Deodorant
Do yourself and everyone else a favour and DO NOT forget to wear a deodorant or roll on. After staying home for several months, it is natural to forget to wear a deo but don’t, in fact keep one in your bag, just in case. Use an alcohol-free deodorant or roll on to prevent itching and underarm darkening.
BB picks: Rexona Aloe Vera Underarm Odour Protection Roll On
Written by Sanya Hamdani on Nov 11, 2021
Sanya Hamdani is a skincare enthusiast and lipstick hoarder, she truly believes no two red lipsticks look exactly alike. With a Master's degree in Communication & Journalism and 5+ years of digital writing experience up her sleeve, Sanya has some of the biggest beauty experts in the country on her speed dial. When she's not swatching products or writing about the latest trends in beauty, you will find her watching F.R.I.E.N.D.S. or cooking up a storm in the kitchen.