Simplicity is the key to an easy life. Think how much time you could gain in the morning to have a special breakfast, take up exercise, or just lie in and enjoy being in bed if you could shave an extra 5 to 10 minutes from your morning cleansing routine.
The most effective time saver is to use products such as handmade soap which are multi purpose to speed up your cleansing routine, and make life easier as well as nurturing and moisturizing your skin.
You'll discover many little time wasting steps to eliminate in your routine and they add up. Just think how much time it takes in the shower to open, use and close your gels or cremes for example. Simple, easy to use products like Handmade soap work straight from the bar to your wet skin or sponge which will make cleansing so much quicker.
Where it saves the most time is in the ability to be a one stop, multi purpose cleanser, gaining you extra minutes, and reducing your routine from 5 or 6 steps to only 2 or 3.
How to set up your routine
First look for a good brand of Handmade Soap with a high content of moisturizers and essential oils. Three bars are necessary for a quick start to your day, a pampering bar rich in essential oils with a fragrance you'll enjoy, a bar containing exfoliation such as Poppy Seeds or Sea Salt and a bar that has Lemon or other essential oils for extra antibacterial cleansing.
Go straight to your bath or shower and a choose a soap, energetic people will want a Lemon or other antibacterial soap to be their everyday cleanser. Most will only need a bar with natural cleansers and moisturisers such as Shea butter.
Once or twice a week use an exfoliating bar on your skin, it reveals young skin cells that absorb more essential oils and active ingredients.
Cleanse your face first. You may want a higher level of replenishment for face cleansing, look for bars that are gentle on your skin, like Rose, or Ylang Ylang for combination skin.
Shower as normal. The natural moisturizers in handmade soap penetrate your pores with a greater quality of ingredients, meaning you'll need to moisturize much less often. It's a great time saver, gaining you extra minutes normally used applying expensive body creams.
Moisturizing your face is the final step, your freshly prepared skin will already be soft and smooth, so it should absorb any moisturizer more quickly and easily.
There, you're done, and with an extra 5 or 10 minutes in the morning you could even plan how to make the rest of your day as quick and easy as your cleansing routine.