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Skin Care On The Run Quick Fix Skin Care Tips

By Marilynn Syrett Published 10/27/2009 | Beauty
How many times has it happened that you hit the snooze button far too many times and you end up getting up too late in the morning? Quite unconsciously you end up compromising on your morning skin care regimen. Then you have to sport greasy hair and a puffy face when you go outside.

Here are some useful tips that will help you speed up your beauty routine when you are running late. However, don't forget to treat your skin well when you have the luxury of time.

Choose Multi-Purpose Skin Care Products

Skin care products that serve multiple purposes save you a great deal of time and effort. Searching for different products for different needs can be very time consuming. This way they remove the extra steps and simplify your morning skin care routine. There are several multi-purpose skin care products available in the market today. You can find cleansers with toning benefits, cosmetics and make-up with moisturizers, moisturizers that double up as sunscreens, cleansers that help remove make-up and so on.

You can also consider using tinted moisturizers. They not only moisturize your skin but also help to illuminate your complexion. Use a tinted moisturizer and you can skip the use of foundation in the morning. This also comes in handy as a quick-fix solution after mid-day gym visits. However, make sure you cleanse your face thoroughly and remove all the sweat, dirt and debris before using a tinted moisturizer.

Product Suggestions:

Obagi C-Cleansing Gel
It is a gentle cleansing gel that combines the benefits of both prescription strength Hydroquinone and potent Vitamin C in one single pack. It gently conditions the skin with Vitamin C and also removes all signs of make-up along with oil residues and accumulated impurities leaving your skin fresh and clean.

La Roche Posay Anthelios SX
This is a non-greasy moisturizer that provides efficient sunscreen benefits. It moisturizes the skin gently and offers broad spectrum (UVA/UVB) protection as well. It contains Mexoryl SX which is photostable against UVA rays so it does not breakdown and lasts longer than most sunscreens. Is is also the first sunscreen approved by the FDA! It does not contain any artificial fragrances or parabens and thus is safe for all skin types.

Keep a Moisturizing Cream Handy

A moisturizing cream can be a life-saver! It offers numerous time-saving benefits whether you are in the confines of your home or outside somewhere. You can just keep a box of Vaseline handy and use it for a number of beauty and skin care purposes like:

Taming Eyebrows
Just a dab of the moisturizing cream is all you need to apply over your eyebrow strands and align them to perfection.

Softening Eyelashes
If your eyelashes feel rough and brittle, just smooth them with some cream and they will be smooth and glossy instantly.

Moisturizing Lips
Forgot to put your lip balm in your bag? Just get hold of some cream and rub it over your lips to get smooth and shiny lips. It may not last long and would require re-application but it is better than nothing.

Plan your Make-Up

You will be surprised to realize how much time you can save by simple planning your make-up before hand. Instead of spending precious time to search for the right shade of lipstick or eye shadow just set out your make-up the night before. And if you don't have time to plan what you are going to wear the next day, just line up your cosmetics and products in a sane order. This will make it easier for you to get hold of what you need.

Grab the Beauty Basics

Here is a list of basic beauty products that you would need when you are running late. You can apply them in minutes and even on the go, if required.

Concealer
It helps to hide blemishes and dark spots and even out your skin tone.

Eyeliner
Just a whip of eye-liner on your eyes can instantly brighten up your eyes and make them look fresh and beautiful. This comes especially handy if your eyes look like you have just got out of bed.

Lip Gloss
Even if you don't have time to line your lips and apply lipstick, a lip gloss will do the trick. Simply apply the gloss and you will have smooth looking lips.

Dr. Marilyn Syrett is a professional physician and skin care expert. She advices women on various nuances of skin care and offers them tips to buy skin care products online. She has written articles and reviews about a range of Obagi skin care products.