Most gorgeous skin ever — in just 10 minutes a day!

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Our skin is the first thing that every notices, and yet it one of the most neglected areas of the body. Did you know that if you can dedicate just 10 minutes a day for your skin, preferably before going to sleep, you won't need the dreaded anti-ageing cream. The following story on Shine tells you just that.

Remember, only 10 mins can make a difference. Trust us.

Manhattan dermatologist Eric Schweiger M.D., says an evening skin regimen is actually much more important to maintain. These four easy steps will help you achieve a flawless face in next to no time.

Step 1: Cleanse

Dr. Schweiger says there's no need for a fancy, expensive makeup remover, so cut down on time and your beauty budget by thoroughly washing with a gentle cleanser that removes products and oil but doesn't over-dry.
Time spent: three minutes

Step 2: Moisturise

No matter what your skin type, you should slather on a light lotion to your face and neck every night. For this, Dr. Schweiger says to look  for oil-free products that are also fragrance-free.
Time spent: two minutes

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Step 3: Apply retinoids

"Of all the anti-aging and photo damage correction products on the market, retinoids have the most scientific evidence," explains Dr. Schweiger. He says retinoid creams, either prescription or over-the-counter, can be the most beneficial. "Retin-A, Renova, and Tazorac have been shown, in one month or two, to decrease fine lines and wrinkles." Three times a week use a pea-size amount on your face, and once or twice a week apply the cream under your eyes to banish those dark circles. Retinoids should always be applied at night since they can make your skin more sensitive to the sun.
Time spent: three minutes

Step 4: Hydrate

"Toners are not necessary—they over-dry the skin and can actually increase oil production, and then the cycle is hard to break," says Dr. Schweiger. But he does suggest a final application of moisturizer after the retinoid cream to prevent redness and flaking, especially in the winter when skin is drier.
Time spent: two minutes

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Really, that's it! Ten minutes of devoted attention is all your face needs before bed. If you follow these steps every evening, an a.m. quick rinse with face wash and a light SPF will get you out the door and on your way to a gorgeous glow.

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