Some ladies are well and truly beyond saving when it comes to the daily beauty routine (I can be part of this group believe me.)
They wake up and it’s like they have a factory line of processes to get them ready for the day an hour or two later. It’s important to feel confident in your looks.
But if you fear that you’re starting to veer dangerously toward those extensive and excessive rituals, it’s time to pull yourself back from the brink. Here are some very important tips for making sure your beauty rituals are an easy start to the day, not a whole morning ordeal.
Less is sometimes more
First, you have to ask yourself if everything that you do really is essential. For instance, one “tip” that women can immediately ignore is the idea of doing the whole face cleanse in the morning.
A quick wash is enough. Why? Because cleansing actually drains your face of some useful oils and dehydrates it, meaning you’re much more likely to get those dreaded pimples.
Be willing to take a shortcut here and there. Use dry shampoo instead of having to wash your hair more often. No, most modern dry shampoos do not coat your hair and make it less healthy.
Streamline your mirror cabinet
One of the biggest issues that adds more work to your morning routine is opening up your bag or your bathroom mirror to a whole plethora of goodies staring back at you.
It can take as much time to find your mascara as it can take to apply the damn thing. The point is that simply organizing all your goodies can save you a lot of time and effort.
Find the beauty products that you use every day as part of the ritual. Prioritize their placement and order them neatly so you can quickly pick up and put back as you need.
The others can be pushed to the back, to the sides, to a different drawer, so long as they’re not muddling up the system.
You can also save time, money, and precious storage space by using the products that do a lot more for you.
Powder pigments, for instance, can be used alone or with other makeup tools that help you differentiate your look without needing a whole other makeup kit.
Certain hair and scalp tonics can be used to take care than more of your head. They can also be used to polish your nails and strengthen them, clean your face, or apply after a shave.
Some mascaras can be layered out to add a little eyeshadow instead of having to use a whole different tool for it. Look up the best multitasking beauty products and see how you can immediately streamline your makeup bag, your cabinet, and your ritual even better than organizing them would.
Be picky with your tech
A lot of women get specific pieces of tech to help them save a lot of time and effort in their beauty rituals. That’s not a bad idea, but you have to make sure that you’re getting tech that’s going to be reliable.
If you want to take the hassle out of hair removal, make sure you look up the best electric shavers for women. Picking the first thing that comes your way, or particularly low budget models, are going to give your more headaches than ease of mind.
You might spend a lot more time every other morning trying to get the darn thing to work rather than using it.
Give yourself less to do
Of course, sometimes it’s worth making sure that you’re not giving yourself too much work, to begin with. If you don’t like shaving so often and you have the budget for it, laser hair removal can cut the task out of your day immediately.
It’s not an option for everyone, however. Similarly, you might choose some of the most low-maintenance haircuts available so that you have much less curling, straightening, teasing, and fussing to do every morning.
There are plenty of cute styles currently on trend that require much less of your time. With these tips, your mileage may vary, of course. Some women aren’t going to sacrifice their style for the sake of ease. So long as you know what you’re in for, that’s all well and good.
Be inventive and look at how else you can use certain products beyond their immediate purpose, or keep an eye out for extra bits of tech that could make things much easier for you. A creative mind is the best time and effort-saving tool there is.