4 Minute Morning: My Quick 6-Step K-Beauty Routine
How long does it take to do a multi-step Korean beauty product routine? A lot less time than I thought, as it turns out. Gone are the old days of lazy 20+ minute AM routines, where I could leisurely apply layers of products between answering emails and sipping my coffee.My AM routine now consists of potty dancing in front of my mirror as I slap on products while my puppy chirps and whines to be let out of her crate. It’s easy to slap on a bunch of products as fast as possible, but it’s trickier to have them absorb in time for your sunscreen to safely adhere to your face.It’s fast, it’s fervent, it’s done on a full bladder: it’s my 3 minute and 47 second K-Beauty morning routineIt’s also as hot and humid AF right now, which means my sunscreen wants to slide into my eyes as soon as I step out the door, resulting in me staggering around my yard trying to wipe my burning, streaming eyes like a freshly maced frat boy. I need my products in place and locked down against the summer heat, and that’s a lot harder to do in the time it takes for the puppy to lose patience and start chewing her bed.
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It’s all in the timing; a simple change made a big differenceWhich 6 steps are necessitiesA full face with +2 minutes extraTrying to get all this stuff done in stages, in between her AM potty break and AM playtime, just wasn’t working for me. Instead of popping outside in a hat, doing the thing, and zipping back indoors for my next step, anything less than a fully ready face resulted in me chasing her around the yard trying to dig rocks, sticks, and occasionally my shoe out of her mouth, without sun protection. Hat + chasing down a speedy tinydog = unplanned sun exposure.Necessity was the mother of inventing a workable AM routine so fast I decided to time it to see just how long it took for me to roll out the door, ready for puppy potty & playtime in the summer sun.Read more »