The Best Skincare Routines for a Busy Lifestyle
Balancing a hectic lifestyle and keeping up with your own self-care can sometimes feel like a juggling act. Between having a busy schedule, trying to remember your to-do-list and putting your best face forward at work- it is easy to neglect your skincare routine.
We are here to explore skincare regimes that prioritise simplicity without compromising on the results. Discover below our top skincare routine steps that will nourish, protect and further enhance your skin’s glow, during your busy day-to-day routine.
One of the most important steps when looking at skincare routines is cleansing the face. It is important to ensure it isn’t skipped or missed as our skin accumulates environmental dirt, impurities, sweat, bacteria, makeup residue and more. This can cause clogging of the pores which leads to our frenemy- breakouts.
Cleansing with a face wash suitable to your skin type, allows breathing of pores and absorbing of beauty products more effectively. When choosing the right face wash for your skin type, consider using gentle, pH balanced formulations that will avoid stripping the natural moisture barriers within the skin. It is also beneficial to go for products that contain high moisturising ingredients like, hyaluronic acids and ceramides that restore and maintain optimal balance to the skin.
Save time removing makeup and washing your face afterwards using AXIS-Y Quinoa One-Step Balanced Gel Cleanser. It is a one-step facial wash that effectively removes makeup and impurities in just one step, including water-resistant or point makeup. Made with quinoa, Centella asiatica and green tea extract, this gel-type cleanser provides deep, effective, yet gentle cleansing without stripping away excess moisture.
On the go but need to cleanse your skin? MANYO Pure Cleansing Tissue is your best friend! Formulated with fruit-derived AHAs from apples and pomegranates as well as hyaluronic acid and Centella asiatica, this skin-friendly cleansing tissues will remove makeup easily without the need for water. Although cleansing tissues or wipes are convenient, we still recommend washing your face with a cleanser to really get rid of any leftover impurities, sebum or dust trapped within the pores.
A well-rounded Korean skincare routine is never complete without a facial toner. Toners are designed to restore oil-water balance of your skin after cleansing, remove any leftover impurities and prepare your skin to effectively absorb any product that you apply, thereby increasing its effectiveness. Toners with multifunctional offerings, with benefits such as exfoliation, calming effects and deep hydration, are best when looking to save time.
Skip the hassle of applying your skincare layer by layer, using a spray type toner like COSRX AHA BHA Clarifying Treatment Toner. The mess-free, easy to use spray bottle disperses the product evenly onto your skin in just a few seconds and all you have to do is gently tap to allow for better absorption. Follow with a face cream of your choice to seal in the hydration.
On the other hand, if your skin tends to be dry or dehydrated, here is a revolutionary product you must try from LANEIGE. LANEIGE Cream Skin Cerapeptide Refiner softens your skin like a toner, and hydrates like a facial cream that can simplify your beauty routine. Made with white leaf tea water and patented Cerapeptide complex, this toner works by soothing, protecting and nourishing the skin, leaving it moisturised for long hours. You can apply this toner in a few layers, then follow with your choice of face cream for an instant boost of moisture.
Alternatively, if mists and facial sprays are your 'thing', DR. JART Ceramidin Mist is one to add to your routine! Delivering deep, long lasting moisture and repairing abilities to nourish dry, sensitive and flaky skin, it can give your skin the moisture it needs throughout the day in just a few quick sprays.
In the quest for healthy, radiant skin, moisturising is a step that will ensure our skin stays adequately hydrated, plump and youthful. The skin is exposed to external environmental stressors on a daily basis and more which is why we always highlight protecting the skin with moisture, to help maintain and achieve your skin goals! If you have oily skin we recommend gel-type consistency that is hydrating and lightweight. For skin that tends to be drier and requires extra hydra love we would suggest a deeply moisturising and creamy consistency.
Impatiently waiting for your moisturiser to absorb into your skin? We can fix that! Meet our newest addition to our facial cream collection - FRUDIA Green Grape Pore Control Cream! This lightweight cream has a unique, whipped sherbet texture that turns into a fast absorbing, water drop finish upon contact with the skin. Using cold-pressed green grapes instead of water, this moisturiser does not only recharge hydration, but also refines enlarged pores for a silky-smooth, ‘primed’ finish that will look flawless underneath makeup.
A great all-rounder moisturiser that is loved by many K-beauty enthusiasts is I’M FROM Rice Cream. Made with premium quality rice extract, this nourishing face cream works by rebuilding and strengthening skin barrier, boosting elasticity to fight fine lines and wrinkles, as well as brightening dull complexion. Perfect for both day and night time use, this rice cream can be easily combined with any other skincare product including vitamins and active ingredients!
Incorporating a Skincare Routine on a Busy Schedule
Set your tone for the day right with a well-crafted skincare routine, to nurture your skin’s health and vitality throughout your busy day! Gone are the days of cluttered bathroom counters and elaborate routines, because here we will stick to a quick skincare routine that you can easily commit to.
Importance of Sunscreen
We tend to forget the importance of wearing sunscreen all year around. They say wearing sunscreen on a cloudy day seems to be more important as the sun seeps through the clouds and has stronger UV. Not only is it a safe guard for your overall health, however it is an anti-aging protector to the skin, reducing the rate of wrinkles which form from sun damage, giving your skin a youthful glow.
Multi-purpose Skincare Products
When it comes to skincare, the philosophy of multitasking for efficiency and productivity finds its perfect match in multipurpose products that offer an elegant solution for the modern beauty enthusiast. Whether you are racing against the clock to get to work, or always on your feet, multi-purpose skincare products like makeup remover wipes, toner pads, facial mists or tinted sunscreens can really give you those extra minutes you need while keeping your skin’s radiance in check.
Simple Steps to Follow
Start your morning skincare regime with a gentle face cleanser, then move to a toner, serum, moisturiser and of course SPF. You can now streamline your K-beauty skincare routine with a moisturiser infused with SPF, tinted sunscreen or BB cream which also reduces the number of steps required for your makeup routine.
Night Time Routine
As you get the chance to take in a deep breath while the world quietens down, it is the perfect time to indulge in some self-care, including a night K-beauty skincare routine, which will nourish and rejuvenate your skin while you sleep.
Importance of Night Time Skincare
Whilst we sleep our skin goes into work mode. This is when it starts to heal and renew itself. This is why it is important to have a night time skincare routine, as it further enhances and boosts the skin's natural process allowing for a fresh and glowing complexion for the following morning.
Efficient Products for Night Use
Efficiency is key when it comes to night time skincare, as we want our K-beauty products to work hard while we catch up on beauty sleep. Some of the best night time skincare products include facial ampoules and oils that are supercharged with a hefty dose of antioxidants and nutrients to repair skin, improve elasticity and target different skin concerns. In addition, overnight mask packs are convenient and efficient to lock in moisture overnight for plumper, refreshed skin the next morning - which can speed up your morning beauty routine too!
Simple Steps to Follow
A peaceful slumber begins with properly removing your makeup with a gentle, oil-based cleanser, then followed with a face wash to refresh your skin. Next, apply facial toner, serum, eye cream and moisturiser of your choice. Consider using a leave-on treatment like overnight masks that do not require rinsing, so you can glow to bed with comfort and wake up the next morning with a rejuvenated, plump complexion!
What is Slugging in Skincare?
Before you jump to any conclusions at the thought of slugs, here us out! No slugs or gastropods are involved in the slugging skincare process. The trending skincare routine is known for its time-saving skincare technique that many beauty trend setters swear by.
So, what is slugging in skincare? The term slugging is a beauty trend where we apply a thick layer of occlusive product, typically facial balms, petroleum jelly or any other moisturiser with thick consistency, as a final step of our skincare routines. The idea behind it is to create a barrier that will lock in moisture and nutrients, prevent water loss while we sleep, resulting in a hydrated, plump and fresh complexion the next morning!
Benefits of Slugging
While your nighttime skincare routine might become slightly longer, you can feel the benefits of your effort the next morning as it can reduce the time spent on applying your skincare routine the next morning.
How to Incorporate Slugging into Your Night Time Routine?
To incorporate slugging into your routine, simply add a generous layer of overnight mask pack, facial balm or oil after applying your night time moisturiser. In the morning when you wake up, simply cleanse your face as usual and continue with your usual daytime K-beauty routine.
Other Time Saving Skin Hacks
In today’s fast paced world, finding ways to streamline our daily Korean beauty routines is essential to maintain a healthy, glowing complexion without sacrificing precious minutes from our busy schedules. Multitasking products, such as moisturizers with added sun care or tinted sunscreens, allow us to combine multiple steps into one. Pre-soaked facial pads that combine toning and exfoliating simplify our skincare routine with a single swipe. For those on-the-go, cleansing wipes efficiently remove makeup and impurities without the need for water. In addition, you can also simplify your routine by using products that have proven to work well for your skin because experimenting with too many new products can be time-consuming.
By adopting these time saving skin hacks, we can achieve a simplified yet effective routine that supports our skin's health while fitting seamlessly into our busy lives.
Simplify Your Skincare Routine with BONIIK
While there is no single magic skincare routine that everyone can follow, what’s most important is using the right ingredients and formulation for your skin type, as well as something that your skin can tolerate well. It is important to remember that even with an easy skincare routine, consistency is key when your goal is to achieve radiant, youthful and healthy complexion! Dedicate a few minutes each day to care for your skin and it will thank you with flawless-looking skin without the need for makeup, even amidst a busy lifestyle.
At BONIIK, we want to help you adopt a minimalist approach in selecting effective Korean beauty products that suit your needs and busy schedules, without sacrificing the results you desire. Please feel free to visit our store in Sydney or reach out to our customer service team to assist you in building a well-rounded, consolidated skincare regimen that will feel effortless and enjoyable.