We all want to look our best each morning as we head out to the office, school or daily errands. Unfortunately, time management isn’t always practiced and we can often feel rushed. Instead of gripping about how you don’t enough hours in the day to get ready, try a few simple tricks to make your beauty routine so simple you’ll be able to look fabulous each day in record time.
Skincare continues to be an intimidating factor for many people. Most consumers tend to get wowed by the flashy commercials on television and the promises of youth and beauty trapped in fancy and intricately designed bottles on the shelves. But what skincare products do you actually need? Is it really necessary to buy an entire kit filled with various types of special lotions and exfoliants?
The first thing to keep in mind is to only buy skincare products that you actually need and will use on a daily basis. Keeping that in mind, the essential building blocks of all skincare lies in having a cleanser, toner and moisturizer. Your skin type will dictate what type of products you need and which ones will be the most useful. Some people don`t use toner, while others swear by it. If you have oily skin, you may skip out on moisturizer whereas dry skin types can`t live without it. Talk to a dermatologist or skincare specialist to find out the bare minimum your skin can get away with.
Remember, all skincare products have expiration dates so if you’ve got a sink full of different types of items, check the dates and toss them if you know you won’t use them and your skin doesn’t need them. When you have all of your necessary skincare items displayed in your bathroom that eliminates the need to go through your collection to find just the right cleaner or moisturizer.
When it comes to your morning makeup routine, it helps to plan ahead by doing so in the evening. After choosing what outfit you’re going to wear, decide the night before if you want to wear makeup. If so, choose your color palette and lay it out neatly on your bathroom counter. This cuts down on the minutes normally used to figure out what shade and which type of lipstick or mascara you want to use. Be sure you know where all your makeup is ahead of time as well.
Organization is key when it comes to time management and your beauty routine. Expedite your beauty ritual in the mornings by keeping all of your makeup in one or two well-known places. Tossing your lipsticks in your purse and having your mascara on top of a dresser somewhere while your foundation is in your car can make life a lot more difficult than it really needs to be.
For hair matters, keep things simple by trying out hairstyles that can be put together the night before. Braiding your hair overnight can give you a cascade of natural waves in the morning. All you have to do is unbraid and tousle your hand with your fingers and you’re good to go! If you usually curl your hair in the mornings but find that it takes a lot of time, try using preset heated rollers the night before or regular rollers. If all else fails, put your hair up in a fashionable ponytail with a few hair accessories to keep it from being bland or use a large butterfly clip to secure your hair tightly and neatly.