If you’re like us, then you’re all too familiar with being wicked busy. From trying to fit in a sweat sesh when you work long hours to balancing time spent with friends and family, it’s not always easy to do everything that you want to do—if only there were more than 24 hours in a day, right? When it comes to your skin care routine, you can make things easier on yourself by multitasking—that means using skin care products that can do double-duty, so you can free up more time to knock things off your jam-packed to-do list! Here, find our six best double-duty skin care products, including micellar water and moisturizer with SPF.
1. micellar water: remove makeup + cleanse
No time to spend at the sink washing your face? Don’t worry about it! Micellar water is a no-rinse, gentle cleansing option. It’s no wonder that it’s been beloved by Parisian women for years! Micellar water is powered by tiny micelles—oil molecules—that act like a magnet to lift dirt, oil, and makeup up and away from your skin. The L’Oréal Paris Micellar Cleansing Water Complete Cleanser for Normal to Oily Skin purifies and mattifies, the L’Oréal Paris Micellar Cleansing Water Complete Cleanser for Normal to Dry Skin hydrates and soothes, and the L’Oréal Paris Micellar Cleansing Water Complete Cleanser Waterproof – All Skin Types intensely purifies. All you have to do is saturate a cotton pad with the micellar water of your choice and wipe the pad across your face to take off your makeup and cleanse your complexion. Who knew cleansing could be simplified like that?
2. face mask: clear + soothe
Over time, harsh cleansing can be drying and sensitizing, leaving skin feeling uncomfortable. As a result, skin needs cleansing that is effective yet gentle. The L’Oréal Paris Pure-Clay Clear & Comfort Face Mask addresses your skin care concerns for balanced, comforted, and perfected skin. It draws out the buildup of impurities, dirt, and oils, reduces the look of imperfections, clears the look of congested pores, and gently cleanses stressed areas. Twice a week, apply an even layer of face mask to clean, dry skin, leave it on for 10-15 minutes, then rinse off thoroughly with lukewarm water and pat dry.
3. moisturizer with SPF: HYDRATE + PROTECT
If there was one skin care step we’d urge you never to skip, it’d have to be applying sunscreen daily. Prolonged exposure to the sun’s harmful UV rays sans protection can lead to skin damage and more. Of course, you’re not always going to have the time or energy to layer on so many different skin care products. That’s where moisturizer formulated with broad-spectrum SPF comes in! The L’Oréal Paris RevitaLift Bright Reveal Brightening Day Moisturizer SPF 30 is formulated with glycolic acid, vitamin C, Pro-Retinol, and broad-spectrum SPF 30. Apply as directed—and make sure to take additional sun protection measures, including limiting your amount of time in the sun, seeking shade, and wearing long sleeves, pants, a broad-brimmed hat, and UV-blocking sunglasses.
4. cica cream: strengthen + repair
Haven’t used a cica cream yet? We have a feeling you’re going to want to once you learn what it can do. The L’Oréal Paris RevitaLift Cicacream Face Moisturizer Pro-Retinol & Centella Asiatica is a lightweight cream that helps strengthen and repair skin barrier to help resist visible signs of aging that a weakened barrier can accentuate. Immediately, skin feels softer, smoother, and suppler, while firmness and tone look improved. Plus, the appearance of fine lines of wrinkles is reduced with continued use over time. Smooth the cica cream over your skin morning and night until absorbed.
5. overnight moisturizer: smooth + brighten
According to the American Academy of Dermatology, your skin repairs itself why you sleep—which is why nighttime is a great time to pamper your complexion! The L’Oréal Paris RevitaLift Bright Reveal Brightening Dual Overnight Moisturizer is a dual-action anti-wrinkle + brightening treatment. It features an exfoliating concentrate formulated with glycolic acid to help remove dead skin cells from the surface of the skin, plus a brightening infusion formulated with vitamin C and Pro-Retinol. Your skin will look more radiant and feel hydrated the next morning, while the appearance of wrinkles and dark spots will be minimized with continued use over time. Smooth gently over cleansed skin every night. Since alpha hydroxy acids like glycolic acid can increase your skin’s sensitivity to sunlight, make sure to apply a broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher in the morning and take additional sun protection measures.
6. face scrub: purify + unclog
Last but not least, we have the L’Oréal Paris Pure-Sugar Purify & Unclog Face Scrub! Formulated with brown, blonde, and white sugars, kiwi seeds, peppermint oil, and lemongrass oil, this face scrub melts into skin for gentle, yet effective exfoliation. Post-scrubbing, skin is purified, dull skin is polished away, and pores are unclogged. Pores will look tighter and less visible while skin will look more radiant with continued use over time. Two or three times a week, smooth a small amount of face scrub over dry skin, then massage it in with wet fingers and rinse off thoroughly and pat dry.
For more multitasking beauty tips, here’s The Lazy Girl’s Guide to Skin Care.