Time, such a valuable commodity. I love the days I wake up early filled with energy, motivation and the time to spend lavishing over my morning skin care routine, but to be honest sometimes that’s not the case. So if I haven’t really bothered with my skin for a few day’s and now (help) need a quick fix, a late night or just running late. Here’s the 4-minute routine I use to get my skin looking radiant.
Cleanser: In this routine your cleanser must be gentle, nourishing and calming if possible (even if you have oily skin no harsh cleanser). I’m using the Ole Hendriksen Pure Truth Melting Cleanser which I adore it never fails to give amazing results, other lovely suggestions would be the Moringa Cleansing Balm by Emma Hardy or a more affordable gentle cleanser such as the Physiological Cleansing Milk by LA ROCHE-POSAY.
Brush: I personally I love mechanical cleansing brushes everything has its place, and if used properly they give amazing results. The head on the Spin For Perfect Skin Cleansing Brush* is really soft akin to a foundation buffing brush so it just gently clean’s and swirls massaging as it goes providing a gorgeous deep cleanse, no more than one minute is needed to cleanse the entire face (remember to go under the jaw line and sides of the nose trying not to go over the same area of skin twice) cleansing/sanitizing your brush before the next use.
What I like about this brand: Most importantly the brush is uber soft it does come with an exfoliating brush but even that is not too harsh in my opinion, it’s affordable and has another two attachments (that you don’t have to buy!) one pumice stone for touching up your pedicure and one large body brush for body brushing/exfoliating or as I have been using it for, exfoliating toes, ankles, fingers and elbows before you fake tan (which is key to an even streak free finish).
This lovely LA based brand is offering Abracadabra Girl readers an amazing 70% discount on this and other brushes (usual price $100- aprox £65 with the code ABRACADABRA at check out $30 – aprox £20) Yep I told you it was a good one, so be sure to treat yourself! (plus no nasty custom’s charges as although it’s a US website order’s are filled via Europe, so clever I wish some other American brands would start doing that ….) I’ve used many facial brush brands professionally but for home use I can highly recommend this one.
2 Minute Mask: (a.k.a the Hollywood facial/ the product that famously launched her brand) Exflolikate is the latest wonder I’m really excited about from Kate Somerville, it’s for use once or twice a week (or as I like to use it for occasions like above) when I basically need a mega boosting fix of radiance fast! It contains papaya, pineapple, and pumpkin enzymes (fruit acids) with micro beads combined with honey, vitamin A and C (as antioxidants) and finally aloe vera to soothe. It’s a potent little cocktail you do actually feel a very slight tingle with this mask. If you have sensitive skin the original one is not for you Kate has Exfloikate gentle or Exflolikate Acne.
So that’s my 4 minutes to radiant morning skin routine (obviously it’s not designed to replace your normal skin care routine) which I will cover in-depth, in next week’s post. A step by step how to guide for a complete at-home facial, double cleansing, double masking, serums and more.
What do you think of my 4 Minutes To Radiant Morning Skin routine or what’s your favourite quick fix product let me know?