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Between all the things a working mom has to do in the morning and regardless of how early she wakes up, there somehow never seems to be enough time to get fully ready, do the makeup, hairstyle, get dressed and enjoy the first morning coffee. If you’re dealing with the same problem, let me tell you something – you have been doing it wrong.
Believe it or not, there are some simple ways you can use to get ready in no time. Speeding up your beauty routine in combination with some useful anti-aging tips and secrets, you’ll be able to achieve a glamorous look, looking like you just got out of a salon.
1. Create a Go-To Look
When speaking about how to speed up your beauty routine, the first thing you need to understand is the need for a signature look. This is essential in terms of simplifying your makeup routine.
You probably already know what works for you, so don’t complicate and stick to that look. Having a routine helps you speed up the process of getting ready. Of course, that doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t experiment at all – leave this for mornings when you have some extra time on your hands.
2. Use Multitasking Products
Using several products at once slows your routine down. So, what you can do is use multitasking products to avoid using too many products, which will take more time. These products usually have two to three uses.
For example, some of such popular products are a cleanser and a moisturizer in one product, a tinted moisturizer with an SPF protection factor, BB or CC cream that works as a primer as well, among other things – you get the gist.
3. Consider Semi-Permanent Brow Options
Taking care and shaping our brows takes up a lot of our time while getting ready. And yet, we can’t skip them as they are an important facial feature.
Nowadays, many women opt for a semi-permanent solution that includes getting an eyebrow tattoo. This is a great option as you have the perfect brows as soon as you roll out of your bed and it is one thing less on your getting ready list.
The effects of this kind of tattoo last from about 12 to 18 months, depending on a few factors.
4. Opt for Lash Extensions
Another semi-permanent alternative for your lashes includes getting lash extensions. These extensions are done in one appointment and you can choose the type, from some natural to dramatic lashes. However, the effects last less than with brows – you’ll need a new appointment for the correction in about 3 to 5 weeks.
This procedure can also save you precious time in the morning as you have your lashes done and you’re in no need of mascara.
5. Concentrate on the Basics
Don’t go overboard, just concentrate on the basics – we’ve already covered brows and lashes, so you need some kind of foundation, bronzer and blush as well as a lipstick. And that’s it, no need for other things.
6. Multitask Within Your Routine
It’s important to know how to multitask. For example, first, prepare your hair, put some rollers on and then while that’s sitting, focus on your doing your makeup. Try to multitask at all times as it will save you a lot of precious time.
7. Purchase a Microfiber Hair Towel
If you don’t already have one, purchase it by all means. A microfiber towel has many advantages over a regular cotton towel. The fibers that it is made of absorb twice as much water and twice as fast, which is essential for you as it saves you some drying time.
8. Set out the Products in the Order You’ll be Using Them
This is a helpful tip. Use the evening before to prepare the products you’ll be needing in the morning, in the order you’ll be using them. It will certainly speed up the process.
9. Remember that Dry Shampoo is your Friend
We should use all the advantages of modern times. One of those advantages is definitely a dry shampoo. It is our best friend when we lack the time to wash our hair and style it. It gives an instant boost to your hair. However, remember that is only a last resort solution to be used in case of an emergency.
10.Keep the Tools to the Minimum
The more tools you need, the more time you’ll waste – that’s usually how it works. So, make sure that you use minimum tools. That means instead of using multiple eyeshadow brushes, use your fingers.
If you organize yourself well and apply some of these handy tips, you can decrease the time for getting ready in the morning considerably.