We know it’s a bit of a modern-day problem, but no matter how early we set the alarm on and drag ourselves out of bed, we’re always, always pushed for time in the morning as we desperately try to get ourselves looking like a million bucks. Perfection takes time. We all know that. Unfortunately, very few bosses will accept this as a legitimate excuse when you show up late, their eyes performing a slow roll as you strut through the office doors feeling fantastic.
It’s a problem we girls have to face six-times a week, sometimes more. So, in an attempt to help you speed up your morning beauty routine, I’ve pulled together some amazing tips and tricks to get you out the door a little faster and still looking drop dead gorgeous. Now that’s the dream, right there.
1. Hands-On Haircut
Nothing takes more time to perfect than our hair. It doesn’t matter what you are hoping to do it, nothing eats up the minutes like a quick hairstyling session in the morning. That’s why you should invest in a haircut that is a dream to manage and simple to upkeep. You want something that’s simple, fast, easy to repeat each day and still wow; something like a ponytail, or a bun or simple part; something both professional and pretty.
2. Indulge Your Hairs Needs
Like a fingerprint, everyone’s hair is different and that means they all respond to different products and maintenance. Finding what’s right for you is no easy feat, but it’s so worth going on the hunt to find your hair’s dream routine. Try out different products for different hair textures, (like biracial hair products), wrap your curls in a microfiber towel after washing, try using dry shampoo before you go to bed, dabble in nighttime braids, or rock rollers while asleep. Once you’ve found the perfect routine, rock it every day and you’ll find you save yourself so much time.
3. Multitasking Skin Products
We love nothing more than seeing the benefits of serums and toners do their thang each morning, but when you’re pushed for time it makes so much more sense to use moisturizers and cleansers that double-up to help you shave a minute or twelve when in a rush. The trick is looking for a moisturizer that boasts the same ingredients as your serums, such as a moisturizer with lots of vitamin C and hyaluronic acid.
4. Use Skin & Hair Products
One of our favorite time-saving hacks is to use a vitamin D elixir on my skin and then run it through my hair too. Not only does this stuff brighten up my face and firm my skin, but it also thickens hair and leaves it looking silky smooth. But here’s the best bit: vitamin D is actually a happy hormone and nothing looks sexier than happiness.
5. All-In-One Make-Up
One of the most wow-factor looks you can rock is the “no makeup” makeup look, which is so enviable when you pull it off. Well, to perfect this, try using an all-in-one product like a CC cream or even a slightly tinted moisturizer. Then, once you’ve gently rubbed it in, drag a bit of bronzer across your cheekbones and eye creases, add a dollop of mascara and, voila, you're done.
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