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The Under 5 Minutes Beauty Routine to Get Flawless Skin

From makeup tricks that instantly perk up your face to beauty products derms swear by, here's the beauty tea, sis!

We get it. As busy girls-on-the-go, it can be difficult to adhere to an extensive 7-10 step skincare regime. So, if you are looking a short and sweet beauty gig that gets the job done (aka leaves you looking flawless and oh-so-fabulous), here's help.  

People with great skin (who are also beauty experts!) tell Cosmo some of their good skin habits that can be done to instantly pep up your skin.

Paula Begoun, former investigative cosmetic journalist and founder, Paula's Choice

"For day time it never takes me more than 5 minutes to get my makeup on, but for going out at night to a fancy party and I’m wearing an evening outfit then I do everything and it takes a lot longer than 5 minutes! Putting on my eye design along (which for me includes false eyelashes) takes at least 5 to 10 minutes!"

Dr Geetika Mittal, dermatologist and anti-ageing specialist, Isaac Luxe

"I think some of the changes that can dramatically improve your skin could include something as simple as icing your face before applying your makeup to reduce the appearance of pores. Taking 5 minutes out to use a jade roller (properly) helps lymphatic drainage and boost blood circulation. A shot of aloe vera and amla juice or a functional food like apple cider vinegar go a long way too."

Dr Simal Soin, dermatologist, AAYNA Clinic

"I advocate using gentle cleansers and sticking to the regime: Hydrate, Moisturise, Sunscreen. Always remove makeup before going to bed."

Dr Kiran Sethi, dermatologist, Isya Aesthetics

"The product that I just can’t live without is my Copper Firming Mist by iS CLINICAL. It's just so relaxing and helps keep my skin cool, calm and dewier! Sticking to my personal skincare routine also helps. 

Morning: I am using Embryolisse Lait Cleanser. 

iS Clinical Copper Firming Mist 

La Roche-Posay Hyalu Hyaluronic Acid Serum and Anti-Aging Concentrate with Vitamin B5 Firming Mist 

SVR Cicavit+ Cream 

Beyond sun SPF.

Evening: As a cleanser, I use Bioderma Sensibio H2O Biodegradable Soothing Cleansing or micellar water

Bakuchiol Serum by Herbivore Botanicals 

Dr Jart + cicapair Cream