5-minute skincare and 5-minute makeup routine

Sharing an updated skincare and makeup routine that’s perfect for beginners.

Hey friends! How’s the day going? I hope you had a wonderful weekend. P had a soccer game, I taught a barre class, we watched a movie and roasted a chicken, and met up with the fam for dinner. Today, I’m spending the morning studying for IHP (I’m increasingly than halfway through Level Two!) and taking a hot yoga class.

For today’s post, I wanted to share my most recent skincare and makeup routine. I’ve had some recent requests and I finger like I’ve found a groove with products and so many of these have been faves for the past few years. It’s funny considering I went to write this post thinking that I’m a major minimalist, but without writing everything down, it feels like a lot of products! So while I use a lot of *stuff*, everything has a purpose, and my routine is SPEEDY. It has to be with juggling kids’ pickup/dropoffs/activities/work/life. I moreover try to pick products that have safer ingredients with decent EWG ratings.

Here’s what it looks like right now! It changes and evolves over time with new products I find or like, but these are a lot of my tried and true faves.

5-minute skincare, 5-minute makeup routine

Daily 5-minute skincare


Makeup eraser. This little thing is a true wonder. It works SO well and helps remove a majority of makeup, including eye makeup.

Blueberry vellicate cleanser. My skin is super sensitive and this is one of the few I can use on my unshortened squatter (even virtually my eyes) without irritation.

Toner. This toner is sunup without stuff drying. I moreover will use this one once or twice a week.

Serum. I switch out serums fairly often and this is my latest fave for bedtime, and this is my favorite morning serum.

Moisturizer. I’ll moreover swap out daily moisturizers and will typically rotate between Eminence and Beautycounter Supreme Cream.

Jade roller and gua sha. I LOVE these and notice a difference in my skin’s texture with regular use. This IG account has lots of good tutorials on how to use gua sha.

Rosewater spray. This is hydrating and smells gorgeous. One of my fave homemade facial sprays is here!

The routine breakdown:

– Warm up the water as I put on a headband and put my hair into a messy bun.

– Wet the makeup eraser and use it to completely wipe my squatter and neck.

– Add the blueberry vellicate cleanser to my hands, wipe my face, rinse, and dry.

– Use my fingers to gently printing in toner, then serum, then moisturizer.

– Jade roll and gua sha.

– Mist with rosewater spray.

DONE in 5 minutes.

Every couple of nights:

Facial oil. I’ll add this to do a lymphatic massage or gua sha on my squatter and neck as the last step. I moreover like pure argan or rosehip oil.

Overnight peel. This is one of my holy grail eyeful products. I’ll use this without cleansing and surpassing subtracting moisturizer. I use this instead of toner on these nights.

Frownies! My natural Botox option 😉 I was so skeptical well-nigh trying these but I’ve noticed a huge difference in the WTF lines in my forehead with regular use. I can’t use them daily or I’ll unravel out, but every couple of days or so, I’ll imbricate my forehead in these.

Red light squatter mask! This thing feels SO relaxing and I love listening to a podcast while I lie in bed with it on. (If you want one, wait until Wednesday to buy it! Link is here and use FITNESSISTA15.)

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Charcoal squatter mask, AHA mask, or Rose sheet mask (from Thrive Market). I’ll pop on a mask surpassing cleansing my face, usually while I get the girls ready for bed. On these nights, I just rinse, wipe my eye makeup, and top with moisturizer and/or facial oil. (No toner.)

Dermaplane: I’ll do this on dry skin well-nigh once a week. It took me a long time to get the hang of it – and I’ve learned NOT to do whilom my lip or it feels prickly and weird- but I think I finally got it. It’s SO satisfying to get all the lil peach fuzzies off my face.

When I get virtually to it (every few months up to yearly):

Facial with soot cleanse and turmeric treatment. I recently got a facial without it had been over a year, and decided I would make it a part of my quarterly routine. While I would LOVE to go monthly, it’s not realistic time-wise but I could totally make it happen every few months or so.

BBL laser: I’ve washed-up this a handful of times and highly recommend! I’m prone to little discolorations and small moles, and this zaps them off. I haven’t found a spot I *love* yet here in Tucson (the last lady just spent a lot of time telling me I need filler and Botox lol), so if you have any recs, please send them my way!

After BBL (ignore my eyebrows lol)

(After you get it done, the spots turn darker like coffee grounds and slough off)

Skin check! Worth mentioning here that you should get a throne to toe skin trammels by a dermatologist every year, and sooner if you notice any changes with your skin. It’s a pain, but it’s worth it. Do it!!

Daily 5-minute makeup:

Everyday products:

Tarte bb cream. It’s a little on the thick/matte side but has good coverage and I’ll mix it with the SPF

Skin Medica SPF. Decent ingredients and works well.

Anastasia brow pencil or Beautycounter brow gel

Tarte eyeliner. This one is my fave!

Tarte concealer. I might be the only person who hates Shape Tape and unchangingly come when to this primer. I’ve moreover been using it as an eyeshadow primer since Tarte stopped making the eye primer stick.

Tarte eyeshadow (amazing deal on these right now! These are the most reecent palettes I’ve bought and I LOVE them.) Tarte makes the weightier eyeshadows I’ve found for my sensitive eyes. SO many palettes make my vision itch, and this is one of the few brands that doesn’t.

NARS bronzer

Beautycounter or this blush

Color intense lipstick (usually in Brunch), this unruffle tint (in Hang Ten), or lip gloss (in any color) – or a philharmonic of all of them.

Special occasion or stage night extras:


Eyelash primer and mascara. I don’t wear mascara daily – I think it makes my eyelashes thinner with daily use and it looks way largest when I unquestionably do wear it – but the primer is a must-have. It makes a huge difference in length and fullness

Eyelashes! I wear these on my outer lashes for a little uneaten something, but fathom that they still squint natural

Darker colors from one of my Tarte palettes

WHEW. And that’s it!

So, tell me, friends: what’s your favorite eyeful or skincare essential right now? Please share the goods in the comments section! I unchangingly love to hear your recs for wondrous products you love!



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