5-Minute Skincare


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For many of us, mornings can feel rushed before we make it to the office, to school, or wherever the day may take us. In the evening you can be too exhausted to even brush your teeth! Being pressed for time doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice your skincare routine. We never want you to neglect your skin. Even with an advanced skincare routine, you can get it all applied and get on with your life in just five minutes by following these simple steps.

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Organize Your Products

Keep your essential skincare products organized in a drawer or a tote, including cotton pads and cups to put your products that don’t stand up on their own all together. This will help you move through your routine quickly.

Relegate products you use less regularly to the back in a separate area so they don’t get lost in the mix of your morning and evening routine. The goal is to minimize clutter because having to fish through products will slow you down.

Don’t Wait Between Steps

Depending on your skin type and skincare concerns, it will take several products to address all those needs. What most people don’t realize is you don’t have to wait for each product to absorb before you apply the next. For example, in the morning you can follow Paula’s speedy approach to her skincare routine.

Use one of our gentle cleansers and then apply one of our skin-replenishing toner (don’t skin this step). Right after that, you can apply one or of our boosters or targeted solutions (again depending on your skin’s needs) and then directly after that a serum. Then apply your eye cream.

At night, without waiting, finish with your moisturizer or during the day, your daytime moisturizer with SPF (all our Paula’s Choice Skincare sunscreens are multi-tasking and provide sun protection and anti-aging, hydrating ingredients!).

Stock Your Bedside

Another option for night that Paula likes to do is keep some of her key products on her nightstand. Paula applies her LIP & BODY Treatment Balm and her RESIST Weightless Body Treatment with 2% BHA just before the TV and lights are turned off. A great way to finish the evening.

Now you’re a dream away from radiant skin and soft, supple lips!

Time-Saving Multi-Taskers

Last but not least, multitasking products can be your time-saving secret weapon. Here are few to consider:

The Best Skin of Your Life Starts Here: The same type of research used to create this article is also used to formulate Paula’s Choice Skincare products. You’ll find products for all skin types and a range of concerns, from acne and sensitive skin to wrinkles, pores, and sun damage. With Paula’s Choice Skincare, you can get (and keep) the best skin of your life! Learn more at Shop Paula's Choice.

About the Experts

Paula Begoun is the best-selling author of 20 books on skin care and makeup. She is known worldwide as the Cosmetics Cop and creator of Paula's Choice. Paula's expertise has led to hundreds of appearances on national and international television including:

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The Paula's Choice Research Team is dedicated to busting beauty myths and helping you solve your skincare frustrations with research-supported expert advice—so you'll have the facts you need to take the best possible care of your skin.

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