It seems like there is a new step or a new product to try every day. Like it never ends. And with so many bottles of toner, serum, essence, lotion, emulsion, and whatever else I have on my vanity cause a beauty guru told me I needed it. (I know you guys feel me. I mean who else’s vanity is cluttered with #youtubemademebuyit?)
Anyway, where do I even start? What exactly goes on my face first? Because on days that I wear makeup, it feels like I’m putting everything except the kitchen sink on my face. But that’ll probably be a new DIY mask coming soon! Am I right?
Well, this is the no-fuss skincare routine for all my lazy girls out there. I love the Korean Skincare routine but there are days (sometimes weeks, possibly a month) where I just need to be done in five minutes flat. So, here we go…
What’s the Best Time to Moisturize?
Well, the best time to moisturize is when the clock is exactly 11:11:11. (LOL just kidding) There isn’t literally a time, but there is a place for it in your skincare routine.
If you are a true believer of the three step skincare system then, the time to moisturize is right after your cleansing or exfoliating. Because once your face is clean of the junk and grime it accumulated through the day, then it’s ready to be nourished and pumped back to life.
BUT before you moisturize, use a hydrating serum to really protect your newly cleaned pores and hydrate the skin. Personally, I’ve been trying out the Hyla3D from Jan Marini for the passed month. The serum hydrates my face and gives my skin a nice dewey glow. Because I have combo skin and don’t want to look like an oil slick in the day, I only use the Hyla3D serum at night.
The Jan Marini serum has a loose gel-like texture. It doesn’t really have much of a scent, which makes the serum great for people with sensitive skin. When you first apply it to your face, it feels slightly tacky. But after rubbing the product in, that tacky feeling completely goes away, leaving your skin feeling baby smooth.
Then, when you’re ready to moisturize your moisturizer is sealing in all that prep work, so your skin stays plump and radiant with just three steps.
The Three Step Skincare System
So, I’ve been a firm believer of the Korean 10 step skincare for almost a year now. And I can honestly say that I’ve seen improvements in my skin. However, exam week has recently killed my buzz and desire to do a lot of things like facial masks, essences, and toners. I’m tired and I just don’t want to.
For the passed month, I’ve been trying out my newly invented three step system:
- Apply Serum
I’ve been using a gently exfoliating cleanser as my daily cleanser because I love a dual-working product. Plus, with this cleanser I can skip exfoliating and give myself another five minutes in bed. Because when you only sleep about an hour, five more minutes is much needed.
At night, after my double cleansing and exfoliating, I apply serum and finish off with moisturizer.
For the day, I apply serum and a CC cream after cleansing.
Through this whole post, what I’m trying to say is that the best time to moisturize is right after washing your face because applying a moisturizer over clogged pores and oil is not good for your skin. It’ll only make matters worse because you’re sealing in the dirt with a moisturizer. GROSS.
The next time you ask yourself, “When’s the best time to moisturize?” After cleansing and as the last step to your skincare. Just remember that moisturizer is the icing on the cake.
**Disclaimer: I received the Jan Marini Hyla3D serum free for reviewing purposes.
All opinions expressed are my own.**
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