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The amount of times I’ve woken up way past my alarm clock back in college is deplorable. There’s nothing quite like the panic of barely having the time to put on clothes and make your way to class. I will admit that early on in the semester I’d wake up about an hour earlier just to look cute but as weeks and months go by, I’d be too tired to wake up that early and prefer sleeping in. I’ve learned to do a super quick morning routine– one that lets me look effortless and alert without taking up so much of my time. I’ll be using Neutrogena for this routine because they have products that cater to my oily/sensitive skin. Also, they’re available at Target— yes, that store that I spend 3 days out of the week in. Don’t we all?
You probably can’t read it behind me, but Target’s offering buy three Neutrogena products, get one free facial care (valid through 9/12/15). They also have a Cartwheel deal that gives you 10% off Neutrogena Cosmetics until 8/29. Score!
There are three components to this 5-minute morning routine: Scrub, Moisturize, and Mattify. As I mentioned earlier I have oily skin, but I hardly had time to retouch my makeup in college so I tried to put on light but lasting makeup as much as I could. If you have a different skin type, go ahead and take this quiz so you can pick out the right products for you!
Walking around campus all day can’t be good for your skin. There’s also stress from midterms and if you’re involved in extracurricular activities, then that’s even more pressure than a typical college kid can handle. I for one was on dance team and I would always be sweat-laden in between classes and dance practice. Not good! Scrubbing guarantees that the dirt and grime don’t get stuck in my pores, basically giving me a clean slate of a face every morning. The Neutrogena Oil-Free Acne Scrub Pink Grapefruit is a great one to use because it’s not too drying on the skin!
After you scrub, you will then need to moisturize. I mean you did just slough off the dead skin on your face, so make sure you give your freshly cleaned skin some love. I love that this is Neutrogena Acne Moisturizer Pink Grapefruit is oil-free just like the scrub– if I already have oily skin, I don’t really need to prep with oily products. It leaves your skin soft but not greasy, not to mention it smells good! The bright grapefruit smell even helps you perk up in the morning!
Sealing your makeup/bare face with powder is a great way to keep shine at bay. I usually only had about 10 minutes in between classes and for the most part I’m snacking while walking to my next class. I definitely didn’t have time to go to the restroom and retouch my makeup! Using Neutrogena SkinClearing Mineral Powder will help you last all day while helping your skin! If you’re in a rush, just buff on some of this powder, add mascara, lipgloss and head out. Simple!
Hopefully you find this 5-minute morning routine helps you get through the week. This actually still helps me post-grad since I’m always on-the-go. What does your quick and easy skin care routine consist of?