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Skincare Shortcuts For Busy Girls

Taking good care of your skin isn't THAT hard, you know.

The only way to get better skin is to actually put some effort into it—and these time-saving beauty products will help you get a ~*flawless*~ finish every single time.

1. Get a do-it-all primer.

Before applying foundation, smooth on primer that will blur fine lines and imperfections, fill in your pores, while moisturizing your skin. Remember, no one wants to deal with patchy makeup midday.

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Try: The Body Shop Drops Of Youth Wonderblur Primer, price available upon request, SM Megamall

2. Cleanse your face, even without water.

The cardinal rule of skincare is to ALWAYS clean your face at the end of the day, no matter how tamad you are. To save yourself the tedious trip to the bathroom, keep a bottle of micellar lotion on your bedside table along with some cotton pads. Soak your pad with the product and gently wipe away dirt, oil, makeup, and other impurities from your face. Absolutely no rinsing required!

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Try: Avene Micellar Lotion, P735, Watsons

3. Be smart with your facial wash

If you have combination skin—meaning your t-zone is oily but you have dry patches on your cheeks—experts say it’s best to use multiple products to target each area. To save time and money, invest in one facial wash that will take care of your oily and dry areas easily.

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Try: Origins Checks and Balances Frothy Face Wash, P1,150, SM Megamall

4. Get yourself an all-around oil.

Instead of buying bottles of creams to moisturize your skin, use an all-around plant-based dry oil on your body, face, and hair. P.S. It's the only thing you need when traveling!

Try: NUXE Dry Oil Huile Prodigieuse, P1,750/100mL, Rustan’s Shangri-La

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5. Don’t skip exfoliation.

Use a purifying scrub on your elbows, heels, and ankles once a week to score smoother and brighter skin.

Try: Human Nature Purifying Facial Scrub, P100, Beauty Bar

6. Make the most out of your eye cream.

Eye creams are packed with anti-aging ingredients that deeply penetrate into the skin. It's so effective, you can use it on areas other than your under eye. Korean women like applying it on their faces—on the lips and areas where laugh lines show.

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Try: Pond’s Age Miracle Cell ReGEN Dual Action Eye Cream, P495/20mL, Watsons

7. Use a hardworking moisturizer.

Ditch layering several products to repair your skin and get yourself one that can do it all. Use a moisturizer that contains vitamins, antioxidants, and SPF.

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Try: Olay Total Effects 7 in One Day Cream Touch Of Foundation, P789/50g, Watsons

8. Be smart about your base.

For daily use, try using a lightweight BB or CC Cream to even out your skin tone, hide imperfections, and protect your face from sun damage. These types of bases aren’t as heavy as foundations, so you’re left with dewy and glowing skin.

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Try: Clinique Moisture Surge CC Cream SPF30, P1,950, Rustan’s Makati

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