10 Minute Weekly Skincare Routine for Busy Women

  • October 25, 2023
  • 6 Minutes

Last updated on 10/27/2023 by Souhela Ferrah

Is it just me, or is the world accelerating more and more each day? Developing a 10 minutes skincare routine is a true necessity nowadays. What a couple of years ago was 24h, it now feels like 12h. Balancing between the revamping of Fields of Yarrow and our new product line, my life as a mom, wife, and daughter, and my personal time is getting harder and harder. This pushes me to reduce my personal time to be able to do everything that I need to do daily. I’ve reached a point where efficiency has become a necessity. If you’re like me and have little time for yourself, below you’ll find tips on a skincare routine that you can do in 10 minutes or less. Being busy does not have to mean giving up on taking care of your skin.

The Beauty of Consistency

Between all the commitments I juggle daily, I need to recognize the immense value of maintaining a consistent skincare routine. Just as we prioritize work deadlines, kids’ doctor appointments, and social engagements, our skin also deserves our constant attention. Consistency amplifies the transformative potential of each skincare step, leading to a complexion that radiates natural brilliance.

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The Bases of a Skincare Routine

First, let’s quickly go over the primary points of a skincare routine according to Dr. Heather Rogers, a board-certified dermatologist and dermatologic surgeon:

  • Skincare is not like multiplying. The order in which you apply the products matters. A great rule of thumb is to apply the products according to their consistency. This means from thinnest to thickest or from liquid to cream. Cleanser → Tonic → Serum → Treatment → Eye Care → Moisturizer
  • Simplicity goes a long way. A highly complex skincare routine with many steps and multiple products requires you to consider the time it takes to absorb the product. A simpler routine allows you to skip these precious minutes of waiting.
  • Listen to your skin. You are unique, and so is your skin. No matter what experts say, you must find out what works for you.

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The Weekly Skincare Routine

Integrate your daily skincare routine with your selection of weekly treatments. I personally use these:

Mastering Your Daily Routine

As we said, a Weekly Skincare Routine works together with your daily skincare routine. Here’s what I do daily.

Keep in mind that the steps I list below are the steps that I do every morning and night. Once you get used to it, it becomes a relatively fast routine.

  1. Cleansing: A fresh start for radiance with the Spirulina & Moringa | Clarifying Cleanser
  2. Toner: Revitalizing and renewing with the Bulgarian Rose | Soothing Toner
  3. Serum: Get a booster of skin-loving nutrients with the Basil & Cassia | Antioxidant Face Serum Stick
  4. Eye Care: Rejuvenate and brighten the area with the Ginseng, Camellia, & Peptide | Revitalizing Eye Serum→ If you suffer from panda eyes, check out my Guide On How to Get Rid of Eye Bags.
  5. Hydration: Nourish in a flash with the Wild Rose & Geranium | Illuminating Face Oil
    1. If you have really dry skin, there are other natural products that can help. Check out my Guide On How to Choose the Right Moisturizer for Dry Skin.
  6. Sun Protection: Shield and Shine. It’s important to wear SPF if you have to spend time outside between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. During these hours, the sun is at its strongest, and protection can make a difference in a process called photoaging (when you’re skin shows signs of early aging due to the harm that UV rays cause)

 

Here are the products that I’ve developed to multitask and solve most of the needs of any busy woman who needs a fast skincare routine. These natural skin care products are to be used at your will, depending on your established routine and the specific needs of your skin.

Elevate the efficiency of your skincare ritual through mindful techniques:

  • Preparation: Arrange your products in sequence for effortless access during application. I have my products arranged by the order in which I will use them in an easy-to-access place in my bathroom.
  • Multitasking Products: Opt for products with multitasking formulations, joining steps without compromising effectiveness. A great example is a moisturizer with SPF for the morning. Two steps in one!
  • Little Does It: Dispense recommended product quantities – a modest measure is enough for splendid outcomes.

Explore the entire new and improved repertoire of Fields of Yarrow’s organic skincare offerings here.

FAQs

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What is glycolic acid, and how does it benefit my skin in a weekly skincare routine?
Glycolic acid is an alpha hydroxy acid (AHA) that exfoliates the skin. Using it once a week can help remove dead skin cells, improve skin texture, and promote a brighter complexion.

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What are natural peels, and how often should I use them in my skincare routine?
Natural peels often contain ingredients like fruit enzymes. Using a natural peel once a week can help with gentle exfoliation, making your skin smoother and more radiant.

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What is niacinamide, and when should I incorporate it into my weekly skincare routine?
Niacinamide is a form of vitamin B3 that can improve skin texture and reduce redness. It's safe for daily use, making it a great addition to your weekly routine for improved skin health.

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How can hydrating masks benefit my busy weekly skincare routine?
Hydrating masks can provide a boost of moisture, perfect for women with busy schedules. Use them once a week to rejuvenate and hydrate your skin, combating dryness and fatigue.

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What is ascorbic acid (vitamin C) and how often should I use it in my skincare routine?
Ascorbic acid is a powerful antioxidant that can help brighten the skin and protect it from environmental damage. Use it 2-3 times a week to maintain a healthy glow.

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What does salicylic acid do, and when should I use it in my weekly skincare routine?
Salicylic acid is a beta hydroxy acid (BHA) that can help with acne and blackheads. Incorporate it once a week to keep pores clear and minimize breakouts
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How can retinol benefit my skin, and how often should I use it weekly?
Retinol is great for reducing fine lines and improving skin texture. Start with once a week and gradually increase the frequency to avoid irritation, especially if you're new to it.

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Can I use multiple of these ingredients in one skincare routine, or should I alternate them?
You can combine some of these ingredients, but it's essential to introduce them gradually and patch-test if you're unsure about how your skin will react. Alternating them can be a safe approach.

About the Author

Souhela Ferrah
Souhela Ferrah

Researcher, mom and founder of Fields of Yarrow

Growing up in the south of France, Souhela Ferrah was surrounded by flower fields. As the daughter of a pharmacist, and with her educational background as chemist, she grew up with a strong affinity with nature and understood its power very well. Thanks to her family, her hometown and her travels around the world, she found inspiration in natural healers, herbalists and nature itself. And this was enough to motivate her to start the awarded honest skincare brand, Fields of Yarrow.
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