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3 Skin Care Routines for When You’re Running Late

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3 Skin Care Routines for When You’re Running Late Bookmark this beauty cheat sheet!

Let’s face it. Your bed is your hardest goodbye in the morning, and you can’t help but hit the snooze button for the nth time just to get a few more minutes of sleep. Once you do wake up, you’re already running late! But girls, even if you dare to face the world barefaced without makeup, this doesn’t mean you should skip your skin care routine.

Here, we present the best beauty regimen you can do for your skin when you only have a few minutes left before heading out. As a general rule, remember to start with the lightest-feeling products and end with the heaviest. Meaning, toners and other facial treatments come before moisturizers. Let your skin absorb water-based products first before applying thicker products that may get in the way.



If you have at least 15 minutes for vanity, put everything on. Don’t skimp on taking care of your skin. Start with cleansing your face, applying toner, and then use an essence and serum for a dewy finish. After which, put on some eye cream to get rid of the tiredness around your eyes then moisturize and protect your face.


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Skip the essence and serum and go straight to essentials. Eye creams are important because early signs of aging show around our eyes.


For those days when you’re really running late, strip to the bare essentials. Toner, moisturizer, and sunscreen are your skin’s non-negotiables! Start a simple skin care regimen like this especially if you like to put on makeup. Remember that good skin can't be achieved with layers of BB creams or concealers.


Illustrations by Jessica Alberto

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