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Friday Fast Five: 5 Must-Do Skincare Steps

Friday Fast Five: 5 Must-Do Skincare Steps

You probably have a skincare routine you stick to religiously...unless you're tired. Or you're on vacation. Or it's Wednesday. Sometimes our good skintentions (see what I did there?) get put on hold when real life gets in the way. And that's totally fine. 

We asked Lisa, one of Soon Skincare's founders, what she does when she's too tired or too busy for a full skincare routine, and she told us her 5 essential steps. Read on to learn the five things you absolutely can't skip to keep your skin in sublime shape:

1. Remove your eye makeup

Not removing your eye makeup can lead to infections, clogged pores, and premature signs of aging. Because the area around your eyes is so sensitive Lisa suggests using the the Sweet Relief Makeup Remover Cloth to gently remove harsh makeup.

2. Wash your face

"Wash your face morning and night, no matter how tired you are," says Lisa. Washing your face removes oil, sweat, dirt, and other debris that can clog pores and make your skin look dull and can contribute to fine lines and wrinkles. 

3. Exfoliate

Lisa exfoliates every other day, but recommends starting off a couple of times a week to see how your skin adjusts, then increasing or decreasing frequency as needed. Exfoliating sloughs dry skin off the surface of your face and unclogs pores. You'll see more radiant skin and you'll encourage cell turnover. The Polish Pack Exfoliating Washcloth and Mitt Duo is great for physical exfoliation. Use the Korean Exfoliating Washcloth for full-body exfoliation, and use the Korean Exfoliating Mitt to gently exfoliate your face.

4. Hydrate

"Our Mermaid Marine Collagen Serum is wonderful for this," says Lisa. That's because it contains marine collagen—the most absorbable form of collagen—to help to prevent water loss. It also contains hyaluronic acid for added hydrating powers. Use Mermaid Marine Collagen Serum within five minutes after showering and press a dime-sized amount of the serum into your face. Regular hydration keeps your skin healthy and plump-looking.

5. Mask regularly

Refresh and renew skin by regularly sheet masking. "Treat your skin to a sheet mask a couple of times a week for an added boost. It is worth the time and the money for the masks—you only have one face, and you want to take care of it!" Sheet masks cling to the curves your face and press serum deeper into the skin, where they can hydrate, strengthen the skin barrier, and provide other benefits depending on the sheet mask's serum ingredients. 

While you may be too tired for a full skincare routine, be sure not to skip these five must-do steps. Your skin will thank you, and you'll have fewer skin problems to correct with proper skincare.