While we spend every morning and night taking care of our skin through our daily skincare ritual, it’s easy to neglect taking care of our skin during the middle of the day. After all, sitting inside a dry-aired office for hours or running around the city busting your butt is bound to have negative effects on your face. Here’s our recommendation on what to do so you can keep your skin feeling fresh & supple all day long:

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ABSORB THE GREASE — This is for all my fellow oily ladies. Before you get on with the rest of the recommendations, the first thing you should do is absorb the excess grease. If you have a layer of oil covering your face, the products will have nowhere to go and it’ll just sit on top of your oil instead of being absorbed into your skin. I recommend using whatever you have—whether it’s your blotting paper or one of those disposable toilet seat covers (a little weird, but free).

SPRITZ AWAY — This is my favorite part, IMO. Not only is it super refreshing, but it provides your skin with some much needed hydration. Grab your favorite mist and mist evenly throughout your face! Make sure to take a moment to breathe and relax while the mist soaks in. Our current favorites are Soroci’s Morning Drizzle Bucket Mist and Benton’s Honest TT Mist.

SHIELD AND RE-SHIELD — This is probably the most important part, IMO. A lot of us apply sunscreen in the morning but forget to reapply in the middle of the day. Sunscreen loses its affect after 2-3 hours, so a mid-day reapplication is a must.

TOUCH UP THAT CAKE — If you wear face makeup/foundation, it’s common for it to look a bit dull and smudged in the middle of the day. No worries—just touch it up with some cushion foundation. Just grab a small amount on the puff and tap, tap, tap—totally hands-free and it’s fun! What’s also great is that most K-beauty cushion foundations contain SPF so you get double the protection. Our current favorites are Klairs’s Mochi BB Cushion and A.True’s Real Black Tea True Active Cushion. Next, grab your favorite lip balm (maybe with a *tint*) and replenish the moisture lost from drinking all that coffee. We love to use 3CE’s Bebe Color Lip Balm, which comes in three mood-lifting colors!

HYDRATE FROM WITHIN — Yes, you heard that right. Get out of your chair and go get yourself a glass of ice cold water. It doesn’t matter how glowy you look from the outside when your body is dehydrated. The more you are hydrated from the inside, the healthier your face will look.

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So do you think it’s time for your mid-day touch up? If you have any other suggestions on taking care of our skins during the day, please let us know down below.

Thank you for reading, and I’ll catch you in the next post.

With love,

Jenny from Cupidrop