Some nights you want to give your skin the ultimate treat, pampering it with love and attention, taking your sweet time going through each step of your elaborately long and fancy skin care routine. Doing so helps you unwind for the night, bringing about peaceful slumber. This kind of self care every so often can really give your mood an instant boost, helping you feel more confident.
However, let’s face it, one doesn't have enough time to go through ten to twelve steps each night. For many of us, even the simple act of taking off the day’s makeup can seem like a cumbersome task. And rightly so. After a long and hectic day at work, or taking care of the kids all day can really make one feel exhausted by the end of it all. You want nothing but to crash in bed. And we can completely understand.
But not taking off the dirt, grime and sweat of the day and sleeping with makeup on can wreak havoc on the skin. So that’s a no-no! Therefore, today we’ll tell you about the shortest, yet extremely effective skin care routine.
We call it the Leovard Two Step Minimalist Skincare Routine. It’s a shorter version of the Leovard Daily Seven Step Minimalist Routine that gives you all the anti-aging benefits your skin needs. However, this one hardly takes five minutes, gets the job done quite well, and leaves you with clearer, smoother and more radiant looking skin.
So on days where you don’t even have time for the seven step routine, you can follow these two steps. So let’s jump into it, shall we?
Step#1: Cleanse, cleanse, cleanse.
Every skincare routine starts here; cleansing. Without cleansing your face of the accumulated dirt and impurities, you can't apply any skincare product. The Leovard Multicleanser is a gentle yet effective cleanser, helping you to slough away not only dirt and sweat, but also excess oil, makeup and dead skin cells. It is made up of one hundred percent natural ingredients and proprietary herbal extracts, making it perfect for all skin types, including those with sensitive skin.
It contains several antioxidants including papaya extract, organic ginger, organic oat kernel and organic ginger tea. Papaya is a gentle exfoliant, helping to remove dead skin cells, giving the skin a radiant glow. Ginger helps to even out the skin tone by helping to fade any blemishes and hyperpigmentation. Oat kernel and green tea help to soothe and moisturize the skin.
It also contains several botanical oils including jojoba oil, olive oil and sunflower oil. The gentle formulation of the Multicleanser ensures that the skin is not stripped of its natural oils, and in case the skin feels dry or pulled, these botanical oils help to replace them helping to maintain the softness of the skin.
Other ingredients include salicylic acid, lactic acid and hyaluronic acid. While the salicylic acid is great at keeping acne and its blemishes at bay, along with soothing inflammation of the skin, lactic acid helps to balance the skin’s pH levels. This ensures that the skin does not feel agitated and irritated. It also stimulates the production of collagen, helping to fight wrinkles and fine lines, giving the skin a smoother and firmer look. Last, but not the least, the hyaluronic acid helps the skin retain moisture, making it look and feel hydrated, soft and supple.
Step#2: Optimize the skin.
Now that the skin is cleansed, much like a fresh canvas, it’s time to put some goodness back into the skin. The Leovard Elixir contains several antioxidants and anti-inflammatories which make the skin clearer, smoother and more radiant.
The antioxidants include green tea, matricaria flower extracts, ginger, witch hazel and aloe vera. Not only do these fight early aging, they help to soothe the skin, reduce blemishes and moisturize dry and flaky skin.
The anti-inflammatory ingredients include salicylic acid, lactic acid, glycolic acid, willow bark, tea tree oil, vanilla, ginger and camphor oil. All these ingredients work together to reduce inflammation of the skin, helping to fight acne, pimples and blackheads. They also helps to reduce ingrown and razor bumps, giving the skin a smoother and clearer appearance.
After cleansing the skin using even the gentlest of cleansers, it’s natural for the skin to feel irritated. Peppermint oil and piper methysticum, along with ginger and camphor oil help to provide a cooling sensation to the skin, while the vitamin E provides hydrating and healing properties, making it the perfect product to use post cleansing or even after shaving and waxing.
We all have days where we can barely manage the bare minimum, and the Leovard Two Step Minimalist Skincare Routine is perfect for those days. It’s short and simple, but effective nonetheless, helping you take care of your skin, even if that’s the only thing you do that day.