It’s tough to drag yourself out of bed in the morning and get ready for school or the office, especially if you’re not a morning person. I’m always craving those last ten minutes of warm snoozing, but I also want to look my best. What to do? Well, here are five beauty tricks that will save you valuable time and money.
· Shower Hacks
Unless your hair is long and a bit unmanageable, you can skip the waiting time and wash off your conditioner immediately. Who’s got time for what isn’t essential, like moisturizing in the shower? I go with whatever body lotion or oil I have and give my skin a quick once over before getting out.
If you don’t have much time, wash your hair in the sink. Because your hair is usually the first thing people notice, you can skip a few daily steps if you keep your hair clean and glossy. If you’ve got a little time, here are some other quick tips to save your skin and a little cash.
· Prep your Skin with Toner
To remove any sebum formed overnight, use a toner before applying your moisturizer. A toner will eliminate any residual dirt from your skin, allowing your moisturizer to enter more deeply. Following your toner with a brightening moisturizer will provide your complexion with the much-needed pick-me-up it requires on busy mornings.
· Use a Tinted Moisturizer
Compared to bare skin, a natural tinted moisturizer allows the skin to relax while keeping makeup looking natural. When it comes to tinted moisturizer vs. foundation, the former will give deeper nourishment and a light texture, which is ideal when you’re rushed. You can also save time by using BB cream in the morning instead of a full face of makeup. It moisturizes, protects, and evens out skin tone.
· Multi-Purpose Lipstick
Lipstick isn’t just for your lips. Most have a rich, creamy texture that is wonderful for a little reddish tint on your cheeks, and they blend easily enough to be a subtle color for your eyes. When you’re short on time, your lipstick can also serve as a long-lasting creamy rose blush on your cheeks.
· Hairstyle on the Go
It may be tempting to dry your hair immediately after getting out of the shower in the morning. But you have to resist; by drying your hair last, you give it a chance to air dry a little, reducing drying time significantly. If you haven’t yet embraced the headband trend, I strongly advise you to do so!
Headbands can tie a whole outfit together while covering any greasy hair blunders. Another simple beauty trick is to make a loose braid of your hair before going to bed so you can wake up with wonderfully wavy hair. It’s also a good hack for skipping the wash in the morning, and the damaging hair-drying can cause to your beautiful locks!