It happens to the best of us. Work gets crazy. Family comes to visit. Depression sets in. Whatever it is, life comes between you and your beauty routine. At first, the feeling is overwhelming, but the longer you go, the more guilt you feel over shirking your personal responsibility. Sound familiar?
Skipping your routine isn’t the end of the world. Here’s what really happens.
- Forgetting face wash.
Forgetting to wash your face is classic. You drank too much or stayed up too late working. You tell yourself one day won’t hurt your skin or your routine. Well, here’s the truth. One of our largest organ’s many functions is to excrete waste in the form of sweat and oil. So, in a sense your skin will do a little self-cleaning. It does, however, need your help removing makeup and environmental debris. Skipping one day won’t lead to acne breakouts, just don’t make it a habit. More importantly, change your pillowcase after you’ve slept in makeup, otherwise your face washing routine is a waste.
2. Forgoing the toothbrush.
It’s gross, but we’ve all done it. Sometimes were in too big a hurry, or our roommates are in the bathroom so our teeth get ignored. Here’s the good news–it takes an average of two days for calculus–the white buildup that dental hygienist have to remove–to settle in, so one day isn’t going to ruin your perfect smile.
3. Taking a makeup break.
Is resting your skin for a day really worth it? It’s better for your self-esteem to remember, during the day, what you look like without makeup. If the rest of your routine is on point (cleansing and moisturizing) then choosing to wear or not wear makeup makes no difference.
4. Skipping sunscreen.
Just don’t. It’s stupid. Keep some in your bag, on your desk, or in your car. UV rays don’t get lazy, neither should you.
These are just a few routines that are easy to forgo for a day or two. Don’t beat yourself up about it, tomorrow is a new day.
Peace. Love. and Bobby Pins.