Beauty routine often calls for 5-7 steps to achieve a “glow”. But who really has the time? For the rest of us mere mortals, saving time by decluttering your beauty routine (without sacrificing the quality of your skincare) is essential.
Simplifying your beauty routine is smart
Let’s face it: Everyone is busy. Work hours are getting longer. Maybe more of your friends are getting married this year and you have more events to attend. Perhaps you have taken on more responsibility at work as you climb the career ladder. Impressing the boss requires you to head to work early and stay late.
Pair that with all your hobbies, personal goals, gym time and social obligations (hey, no one wants to miss out on brunch with the girls or a weekend getaway), and that leaves little time leftover for complex beauty routines.
Paring down your beauty routine
How do you streamline your beauty routine without skipping steps to keep your skin glowing?
Choose products that multitask
Botanical Republic knows that few people have 20+ minutes to spend on their daily skincare routine. Heck, some of us even hit the sheets without washing our face now and then. After a long day at work, it can be tempting to skip the lengthy beauty regimen you've seen on Instagram and/or YouTube. Ergo, all those pricey skincare products you bought go to waste, and your skin looks no better than when you started.
Choosing beauty products that combine multiple benefits is a smarter beauty investment. (It also helps reduce the number of bottles that end up as landfill.)
What you need are beauty products that kill two birds (or more!) with one stone. Botanical Republic products are designed to give you a flawless complexion with as few products as possible.
Less is more when it comes to skincare. The simpler your beauty routine, the more likely you are to commit to it. That helps put beautiful skin within reach since you don’t have to move mountains to achieve it. With Botanical Republic’s skincare line in your arsenal, you can’t go wrong.
For example, this genius cleansing oil works as a makeup remover, cleanser, hydrator and shave oil in one.
Splurge for high-quality ingredients… not brand names
Water is a cheap filler ingredient that does little for skin. Products that don’t list water as a main ingredient give more bang for your buck, and also help your skin look and feel better.
When you go shopping for skincare, looks can be deceiving. Beautiful packaging and a higher price tag doesn’t always equate to better ingredients. Often, high-end pricing and packaging are just marketing gimmicks. Many luxury beauty brands water down their products, just like drugstore brands. Always check the official ingredients list on the back of the box to be sure, since the front label can be misleading.
We don’t use water as a filler ingredient at Botanical Republic, even though it costs us more to do so. That means your skin benefits from nourishing botanical ingredients that truly enhance the efficacy of your skincare. It also means you need to use fewer products to get results.
Get rid of products you don’t use anymore
In the words of Marie Kondo, if it doesn’t “spark joy”, get rid of it. Decluttering your beauty shelf is pretty darn freeing. Imagine stepping into a neatly-organized bathroom where you have only the products you need on hand. Oh, the zen!
Opening your bathroom cabinet is overwhelming when you have a bunch of old junk lying around. If you are the type of person that has a drawer full of half-used beauty products (think old nail polish, expired eye cream and scented hand lotion gifted from your aunt last Christmas), it’s time to let them go. Dive into the abyss and nix what you don’t need. It only takes 10 minutes.
Dispose of products responsibly
Instead of tossing unwanted products in the bin, consider having a giveaway. If you are lucky enough to have siblings, they’ll probably be happy to take that high-end face cream that you didn’t love the scent of off your hands. Friends are great for this purpose, too. And who knows — Just because you didn’t care for a skincare product, it could become their new favorite. I know I have discovered a few holy grail products when my own sisters gave their unwanted stuff away.
If you can’t find any takers, be sure to toss unwanted items in the recycling bin. Placing items in the trash rather than the correct receptacle is the lazy way out. It contributes to landfill waste and climate change. If you’d like more sustainable beauty tips, check out this link.
Maximize your “me time”
While self-care is key to a happy life, it’s not always easy to find the time. Making the most of your me-time is essential. When it comes to your beauty routine, think about what you really want to achieve. Is it a healthy glow you’re after? Choose products that enhance the effect. Replenish Antioxidant Moisturizer is our top choice for making your skin look lit from within the natural way.
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