We all have those bad mornings when you wake up, a little bit too late, struggle to get ready as fast as you can to go to work. These mornings usually require some sort of sacrifice and it’s usually our beauty routine. But, with tips and tricks from this article you won’t need to sacrifice your beauty routine anymore and you won’t even be late for work.
1. Use in-shower moisturizer
If you don’t have the time for your standard routine that involves taking a shower, patting your skin dry, and applying moisturizer you can cut this part in half by applying in-shower moisturizer. The warmth and humidity of the shower will open up your pores and allow moisturizing ingredients to be absorbed into your skin quickly and when you get out of your shower and pat dry your skin with towel, it will still remain soft and nourished.
2. Wash hair with cleansing conditioner
When you’re in the hurry, you can also save some time by washing your hair with cleansing conditioner. These products are sulfate-free and even hair color-friendly. Cleansing conditioners have properties or shampoo (one-fourth) and conditioner (three-fourths) which means they cleanse your skin and nourish it at the same time. You should purchase cleansing conditioner just for this purpose.
3. Moisturizing sunscreen
Dermatologists advise you should always wear sunscreen. However, when you’re in the hurry and you still want to protect your facial skin from sun’s harmful UV rays moisturizers with SPF properties are ideal. Sunscreen for face with moisturizing properties will not only protect your face but also provide nourishment, hydration and smoothness. For this purpose, Solvaderm invented Dermaxsol sunscreen cream which provides all-day hydration and creates a healthy barrier to better resist irritants.
Benefits of Dermaxsol include:
- Great for all skin types
- Fast-absorbing without leaving greasy residue
- Protects skin from photo-aging (aging caused by sun)
- Excellent make up base
- Reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
- Defend against sunburn
- Skin becomes soft and smooth
- Waterproof formula
- Doesn’t contain alcohol and other substances that irritate your skin.
The product should be applied directly to your face until a thin film forms on the surface of your skin. Ideally, you should apply it before sun exposure as the last step of your morning skin care routine.
4. Use a foundation with multiple properties
Foundation is the basis of your beauty routine and this is why it should be versatile. According to LA-based makeup artist Joanna Schlip you should choose the product that targets your skin care needs and gives the coverage you need. And today’s market is swamped by various foundations with many different purposes. For example, you can choose foundation rich in vitamins and antioxidants that will protect your skin from free radicals; foundation that leaves a soft-focus, or if you have oily skin you can choose foundation that controls oil with white willow bark extract.
You can also go for BB creams that act as foundations and tackles imperfections caused by blemishes.
5. Skip eye shadow
You’re in the hurry and during the day you don’t need full makeup anyway. Therefore, you can skin eye shadow but still accentuate your eyes with eyeliner pencil and quality mascara. This way, your eyes will “pop” and still look natural at the same time.
6. Use same product on cheeks, and lips
The key to getting ready fast is to become practical. For example, if you like blush but don’t have enough time for everything, you can just apply a little bit of lipstick on your cheeks and dab it in to look natural.
7. Lipstick is the key
Bold lipstick makes a statement and it is a great way to get ready fast and still leave your home with some makeup on. Red lipstick is sophisticated and sends a powerful message. Moreover, the golden rule is if you make your eyes stand out you should go easy on the lips, and it applies perfectly for this situation. Making your eyes pop requires a lot of time which you don’t have when you’re in the hurry. That’s why; red lipstick (or any other lipstick that makes your lips stand out) is perfect.
8. Braid your hair the night before
Braid your hair into two loose braids before bed in order to get luscious locks in the morning. All you need is hairdryer or flatiron to set desired volume or intensity of the locks and you’re ready to go.
9. Use concealer instead of highlighter
Using highlighter to cover bags and dark circles under eyes can be time-wasting, especially when you’re in the hurry. In order to cover your imperfections fast and get ready fast, use concealer. They are easy to apply and very effective.
With useful ticks and trips from this article, now you won’t have to skin your beauty routine when you’re in the hurry. All it takes is to make a few adjustments and you’re good to go.
About the Author:
Elena Shephard (@ElenaShephard) who lives in New York, Albany, USA. She is an independent researcher by profession who loves reading latest lifestyle news, writing and hanging around with friends. In her spare time, she enjoys doing research and write certain health and beauty related articles for online websites, journals, etc. The best part of her job is generating awareness about the many remedial factors one can carry out from his/her daily life practices, with the help of her writing skills. Get in touch with her on G+, Facebook and Pinterest