Healthy Living, Skin Care, Skin Care Routine

By My Bedside: Skin Care for Hard Days

Did you know that September is skin care awareness month? I very firmly believe that skin care is vital self care. I share this as someone who has struggled with depression and knowing my self worth. I do not take very good care of my self when I am struggling most, and so time spent washing my face is actually very import to keeping me from falling too deep into the abyss.

I wanted to start September with skin care with tips on how to take care of your skin on the days that are hard. Maybe you are super busy with work or family and just want to crawl into bed at the end of the day, or you are facing health challenges that leave you completely drained. Whatever the reason for not dragging yourself to the bathroom to wash, you can still give your skin (and yourself) a little love before falling asleep.

I keep few skin care products by my bed so everything is within reach. They are:

  • Cotton Rounds
  • Eye Makeup Remover
  • Micellar Water
  • Toner
  • Eye Cream*
  • Night Cream*

Then I just go through a waterless routine. First, I remove any eye makeup I might be wearing, although I don’t usually have makeup on on the hard days. Then with a clean cotton pad or two I use the micellar water all over my face working down over other bits as needed (like underarms).

I LOVE being able to clean up without the sink, but do find that the micellar water sometimes leaves me feeling a little sticky so I follow it with a toner as needed.

Then I finish up by moisturizing and I am ready to stare at the ceiling listening to my husband snore softly sleep. I use an eye cream and a night cream to moisturize, but depending on your age and regular skin care routine you may use just a basic facial moisturizer.

That’s it. It’s not a long term skin care routine. But it gets me through the days that life is really beating me up without completely abandoning myself to the depression.

I hope you find this guide helpful, but for best results speak with someone trained to help you find the right products and get the most from them. Your local Independent Beauty Consultant has an abundance of products to specialize your skin care and makeup to meet your specific needs. Don’t have an Independent Beauty Consultant? Ask your questions here!

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