Low-maintenance doesn't mean that you don't care about your appearance. You actually do, except that you find overly tedious routines (like what most of our Korean beauty idols do) are too extravagant for your easy, typically steady lifestyle. You prefer low-key regimens that won't take up too much effort, time, or money yet yield great results. If that's the case, then below is a beauty routine you can live with:
If you find layering anti-aging potions too much for you, invest in a facial wash, a firming moisturizer made for your skin type, and sunscreen to keep your complexion clear and supple.
Try: Esteé Lauder Revitalizing Supreme Light Global Anti-Aging Oil-Free Moisturizer, P6,700, at Rustan's branches, SM Megamall, and SM Aura
Makeup is all about enhancing what you are born with, so owning essentials to ace the no-makeup look is all you need. You're good to go with a brow pencil or gel, mascara, face powder, an MLBB lipstick, cheek tint, and maybe a bold-hued lipstick for special occassions.
Try: Avon Belle in Bloom Oil-Control Pressed Powder, at Avon dealers nationwide; Measurable Difference Brow Amplifying Tint and Lift, at SM Beauty at SM Makati; Maybelline Rosy Matte Lipstick in Rosy Peach, P299, at department stores
Your hair can survive on shampoos and conditoners that are hiyang on your hair. Pick one that suits your type—and the brand doesn't need to expensive to be effective! And if you feel like styling your hair, messy 'dos are pretty easy to ace.
Try: TRESEmmé Platinum Strength Shampoo and Conditioner, P230 each, at department stores
A fragrant bar soap, a reliable deodorant, and cologne are your arsenals to smell fresh all day. We know this may sound a bit too much, but we recommend that you incorporate body lotion (one with SPF for day and one moisturizing for nighttime) in your routine to avoid scaly and aging skin.
Try: Aveeno The Daily Moisturizing Body Lotion, P649.75