How long do you spend on your skincare routine, on average, each day?

My routine takes 5 to 10 minutes in the morning and closer to 15 minutes in the evening when I need to remove makeup!

— Christine


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Moxie Avatar

Anywhere from 30 minutes to an hour, depending on whether I skip steps or not. It’s my time to make my breakfast and wake up with my puppy while various things absorb and do their thing.

15 minutes just to let sunscreen absorb before I go out is a must, regardless of anything else.

Ana Maria Avatar

5 minutes in the morning (I don’t count the time I leave SPF to sync in before applying makeup), 5 minutes to take makeup off before my evening run or workout (and apply SPF if I go outside), 10 minutes for the nighttime routine (which is the bulk of my actives)

Mariella Avatar

Usually about 15 minutes or so.

What’s crazy, crazy and serendipitous is that you’ve got that photo of the Origins moisturizer with SPF illustrating this thread. I’ve used it for several years and thought it had been d/c’d here at Sephora but found out, after you last posted about it, that it’s still available. It’s $63 here in Canada and in my opinion, well worth it. BUT….today I went to Winners for something totally different and managed to score a jar of this (which doesn’t expire until October 2024) for $29. Talk about a great price for a great product.

Nancy T Avatar

Early in the day, probably just 5-6 minutes.
But at bedtime? It’s a literal ritual! And that’s because I have to wait for each serum or treatment to sink in before the next one. If I take the waiting time out of the equation, then probably 15-20 minutes on makeup removal nights and probably 10 or so minutes on non-makeup days, I guess?

Genevieve Avatar

Generally about 5-10 minutes in the morning, depending on whether I am using sunscreen and primer first (which I don’t always do in winter) and in the evening about 10 – 15 minutes. After my nightly shower I apply The Ordinary’s Argon oil and let that soak in, then The Inkey’s HA serum. Before I go to bed I am currently using the A’kin’s Day and Night moisturising cream – so the whole evening skincare routine is broken up into two sections.

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