Have Ten Minutes? Try This! How to Take Care of Your Skin in less Time

Sometimes thinking about a skin care routine (either creating a new one or updating an old one) can seem daunting. Feeling like you must buy a ton of products and also spend hours washing, exfoliating, and moisturizing can send some people into a tizzy. Having a daily skin care routine is a necessity for men, women, teenagers, and children of all ages. Your foundational regimen doesn’t need to be extensive though – a few simple steps are all you need to keep your skin looking and feeling fresh and healthy. Really, all you need is ten minutes, twice a day!

Morning Routine – 10 minutes

Take two minutes to cleanse. Wash your face with a gentle, fragrance-free facial cleanser to remove dirt, makeup, and excess oils.

Take five minutes to moisturize. Apply a soothing moisturizer daily to maintain soft, smooth skin. The best time to moisturize is right after a bath or shower when your skin is still damp. The dampness will help lock in hydration under the skin. The reason this is labeled as a “five-minute activity” is because you should let your moisturizer dry for five minutes before moving on to the next and final step, sunscreen.

Take the final three minutes to apply sunscreen. By wearing sunscreen every single day, you can protect your skin from sun damage and premature aging. Make sure to choose a broad-spectrum sunscreen with SPF of 30 or higher.

Evening Routine – 10 minutes

Take one minute to remove sunscreen and oil/dirt. You can take a cotton pad with cleansing water and wipe your face down or use a gentle pre-moistened face wipe to remove the top layer of the day’s impurities.

Take two minutes to cleanse. Just like in the morning, use this time to wash your face with a gentle, fragrance-free facial cleanser to remove dirt, makeup, and excess oils.

Take five minutes to treat your skin. Depending on your skin type, you may experience breakouts, dry skin, wrinkles, and other skin conditions. During these five minutes before bed, choose and apply specialty products that will help you relieve some of your symptoms. For example, if you suffer from redness and sensitive skin, try applying a non-comedogenic soothing serum all over your face. If you have acne, another example would be to apply a spot treatment to active blemishes.

Take the final two minutes to moisturize. Just as mentioned above, you can take your moisturizer from your morning routine and apply in the same way. You might want to opt for a recovery moisturizer that works better at night for cell turnover and rejuvenation if your budget allows.

Take a few minutes for the extras: Along with continuing your basic skin care routine, consider adding a regular exfoliating treatment. Exfoliation helps shed dead skin cells from the outer layer of skin and promotes cell turnover. You don’t need to exfoliate every day for fresher, smoother skin, but try once or twice a week with a chemical or physical exfoliator. If you have sensitive skin, a chemical solution is gentler and less likely to cause skin irritation. This might add an extra two minutes to one of your skin care schedules, so choose to work it in when you have a few additional minutes to spare.

Final Words

Having beautiful skin doesn’t have to be difficult. It also doesn’t have to be timely or expensive. It’s about finding what works for you and sticking to it. If you have ten minutes to spare, twice a day, you can have a successful skin care routine.

Contact FLDSCC for All Your Skin Care Needs

At Florida Dermatology and Skin Cancer Centers, our skilled team specializes in diagnosing and treating hair, nail, and skin conditions. Contact us today to schedule a consultation at the clinic nearest you. For more information about services that Florida Dermatology and Skin Cancer Centers provides, or to make an appointment for a skin exam, visit www.fldscc.com or contact us at (855) FLD-SKIN.




2022-09-28T16:02:06-04:00 September 28, 2022|