My lazy girl three-step skincare routine

Some days, I have a big 24 hours ahead of me and need to feel ready to conquer the world. On those days, I prep myself with an intense six-step skincare regime.

But more often than not, I’m only out of the house for a couple of hours and find myself stuck in this lazy girl mode. In fact, sometimes, I’m so lazy that I forego my skincare routine entirely. And that’s okay.

I simply make sure to get these three products on my face on mornings where I do feel just the right amount of lazy.

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1. Skin Peeling Gel

I used to suffer from the constant flakiness that comes with combination-dry skin until I discovered the magic of a quality skin peeling gel.

I kept asking myself, 'Why the hell is this not going away?!'
combination dry skincare peeling gel
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Come to think of it, it only made sense. After all, no amount of moisturiser or face serum has the ability to make already-flaky skin disappear into thin air.

If you have dry skin as I do, this first step helps create a blank, texture-free canvas for the day.

2. Facial Cleanser

acne skincare cetaphil face wash
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Though my acne issues aren’t too prominent, they still resurface from time to time, which is why I swear by this Cetaphil foam wash for acne-prone skin.

It helps to control the oil levels in your skin while being extra gentle, which is what I find to be most helpful.

3. Moisturiser

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Anyone who gives two hoots about skincare would know of the cult-favourite Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Cream. I used to gawk at the idea of paying a whopping $50 for a tiny tub of moisturiser, but I haven’t looked back since.

Of course, I’m not implying you must go out and impulse purchase this right this moment – any water- or gel-based moisturiser you have lying at home should do the trick.

Tip: It's also important to get a moisturiser that is targeted to your specific skin type (e.g. sensitive, oily-combination, etcetera), and not just a moisturiser that any random influencer recommends.