If you’re a beauty professional, skin therapist or just so darn beauty obsessed you wouldn’t think of cutting corners on your skincare or beauty routine, then this post is not for you.
This new series is for those of us who are too flat out finding five minutes to read something other than our Twitter feed to devote hours to an ongoing quest aimed at looking halfway presentable.
It’s about priorities, cutting corners and being smart … well, in a lazy, hazy kind of way
I’m not saying that you should take the shortcut every time but I really do think a few shortcuts are what we all need when there are other things needing our attention. Important stuff. Like ensuring you have sufficient champagne supplies in the house.
My logic in the skincare department is that if I at least do SOMETHING everyday, then that’s got to be better than nothing.
Which is why, my fellow lazy girl beauty-fulls, today’s shortcut topic is cleansing. Specifically with wipes.
There is a whole category of beauty products I never owned before kids. And wipes wipes fall into this category, or should I say … cabinet. You’ll find them there, in my handbag and my travel bag … whenever you so care to take a peek at my beauty bits.
It’s not that I wasn’t aware of cosmetic face wipes pre-kids. It’s just that I was more time rich (heck, back then I was a millionaire in the time department, just didn’t know it!) and thought nothing of spending 20 minutes on my nightly makeup removal and cleanse routine. Oh, who am I kidding. I DIDN’T nightly cleanse AT ALL because I hadn’t yet given birth, so my skin was still youthful and fresh and seemingly unwrinkle-able. I know that’s not a word but you know exactly what I mean, don’t you?
BUT. And it’s a big but. When you have babies, you are lead down the baby wipe path with much mothers’ group debate over which brand you are going to let near your baby’s bottom.
And you get used to carrying around these sachets of genius, whipping them out for bottoms, faces, hands, spilt unmentionables on your new top, or just to freshen yourself up after a morning in the park before you go searching for that much-needed champagne.
And when you babies all grow up and no longer appreciate you wiping their faces, you’re strangely drawn to the supermarket or pharmacy aisle where there are face wipes designed just for you. You take them home, try them and really, really wonder how your life was ever complete without them.
Or maybe that’s just me … maybe I AM the laziest beauty girl of them all?
For me, face wipes are my bare minimum nightly get-the-gunk-of-the-day-off-my-face routine. It means I have no excuses. Ever. To go to bed with my makeup on.
Here are five that I love:
1. Yes to Blueberries Brightening Facial Towelettes $9.95 | 2. Burt’s Bees Facial Cleansing Towelettes $9.95 (NEW) | 3. WOTNOT Naturally nurturing face wipes for sensitive skin $9.95 | 4. NIVEA Gentle Face Cleansing Wipes $7.50 | 5. Garnier Skin Naturals Express Cleansing Wipes $7.95
Do you use face cleansing wipes? Do you have a favourite? Would you like more lazy girl beauty tips?