I have a secret strategy for good skin, one that I suspect I share with moms around the world. It is called I somehow find time to wash my face.
Once in a while I exfoliate, usually in the shower so I can multitask. Rarely, I’ll put on my mask, and it’s typically more for the purpose of entertaining my children than getting a glow (“Mommy is a ghost! Mommy is a ghost!”). The truth is, taking care of my skin isn’t up there on my endless list of to-dos.
Happily, as it turns out, there are some no-brainer strategies for getting amazing skin, the kind that looks as if you regularly get lots of sleep, shop at Bergdorf Goodman, and lounge at The Beverly Hills Hotel pool with Jennifer Aniston. Nobody knows this better than my friend Andrea Pomerantz Lustig, a beauty editor, columnist for Glamour and author of the new book How To Look Expensive: A Beauty Editor’s Secrets To Getting Gorgeous Without Breaking The Bank.
The book is packed with makeup, hair and skin tips and product picks, recommended by celeb pros and tried-and-tested by this working mom. “Despite all the products I try, I’m surprisingly low maintenance when it comes to my skin,” Andrea says. “I have three kids to get out of the house in the morning, so I’m all about quicky, easy, efficient skincare that really works.”
Here, adapted from the book, are Andrea’s simple, low-cost strategies for getting soft, smooth, glowy, fancy-lady skin.
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