Ways to Simplify Your Morning Beauty Routine
Mornings are always a rush in my household, as I’m sure most of you can relate to. Although I’d love to have a full hour to leisurely get ready while sipping hot cocoa and trying out the latest Pinterest makeup trend, that’s unfortunately not an option. So today I’m sharing four simple steps I’ve taken to streamline my morning beauty routine, that help prevent rushing and reduce unnecessary stress.
Pick Out Your Outfit the Night Before
While dressing according to your mood may work for some, it can easily add an extra 15 minutes of indecisiveness to the morning routine. I try to always pick out my clothes, shoes, and accessories the night before, and will sometimes even try it on to make sure I love it. Doing this ensures, time isn’t wasted trying on 4 shirts before picking out the “right” one. I always hang my clothes on the front of my closet, and make sure to cool iron out any wrinkles the night before (if necessary).
Create a “Daily Routine” Makeup Bag
Although we all have extensive makeup collections, there’s certain products that we continually use on a day to day basis. In order to avoid spending five minutes trying to find items amidst all the shuffle, I’ve dedicated a specific makeup bag for my daily routine. This saves so much time in the long run and helps keep me more organized when getting ready. I can simply reach for what I need, put it on, and go.
Use Double-Duty Products
More products=more time spent getting ready. Instead of adding yet another product to the routine, I like using products which offer multiple uses, such as tinted moisturizers. I’ve mentioned it before, but one of my favorite daily foundations is the 9-in-1 Skin Perfecting BB Cream by Rimmel. Not only does it have great coverage, but it also contains SPF 25 sunscreen, which helps protect my fair skin. I’ve also really been loving the Pixi Multi-Balm Sticks which can be used on both the lips and the cheeks.
Style Hair Before Bed or Overnight
Styling hair can be a tedious process that takes time. In order to minimize time spent on styling it in the mornings, it make sense to do the majority of styling right before bed. If I’m going for a straight look, I’ll run my hair through the straightener and make sure it’s completely dry so it’ll maintain the look. If I’m going for a curly look I’ll use my beachwaver curling iron (absolute best curling iron!) and spray it with an extra hold hairspray like Garnier Anti Humidity Hairspray. Another option I like to use is throwing my hair up in a messy bun after taking a shower, and sleeping on it overnight for a voluminous, wavy look. The next morning, if I need to add touch-ups to any area of the hair, it only takes 2-3 minutes, compared to 10-15.
So there you have it! By using these tips I’ve been able to significantly reduce time spent getting ready in the mornings, which in turn puts me in a much better mood and mindset to tackle what I need to for the day.
What other tips would you add to this list, and what are some things you do to simplify your morning beauty routine?
Thanks for stopping by!-Cara