It can be difficult to establish a sustainable beauty routine. Most beauty stores offer a range of products that are advertised to work miracles, but not all are necessary for your everyday lifestyle and look. This is not to say that you should do a complete overhaul of your beauty products, but there are some ways to save your time and reserve your skills for the routines that really matter. Here are a few to try.
Washing your face in the morning is an unnecessary first step in your beauty routine. So long as you’ve removed your makeup and washed your face before bed, there is no need to wash off all of the moisturizer that’s amplified the beauty element of your beauty sleep. Not only will this adjustment to your morning routine save you time, but it will help your skin maintain its balance and prevent blemishes. When you constantly have a clean face, your skin will be prompted to overproduce oils that will result in greasiness and clogged pores. Exfoliation will also scrub off the protective layer of the skin and will increase your risk of sun damage, which leads to wrinkles and sun spots. An alternative approach for the morning would be to quickly splash some water on your face without taking off too much of the moisturizer you applied the night before. Your skin will look supple and fresh — a clean canvas ready for your makeup.
The contour craze is booming, however, this makeup technique requires a significant investment of your time. To reduce the length of your makeup routine, stick to the basics that will help you look fresh-faced and give you that enviable glow. Essential makeup products to keep handy are toner, concealer, foundation, blush and sometimes bronzer. The application of these five products can take as little as 10 minutes to apply. Less is better when it comes to your foundation. With the five staples listed above, you’ll be able to achieve the natural looks of Jessica Biel, Gwyneth Paltrow, Margot Robbie, Mila Kunis, Jennifer Lopez and Gabrielle Union.
Don’t mess with clumpy mascara or heavy eyeliner when you’re on the go. Choose the long-term solution of eyelash extensions. Eyelash extensions will provide you with voluminous lashes that highlight the beauty of your eyes. They achieve the same look as mascara, without the worry of clumps, running or flakiness. Extensions take around an hour to apply and will last for six to eight weeks. Light lash extension aftercare will help maintain a full and luscious look for longer.
When it comes to your lips, keep it simple. Don’t mess with products that take up precious time and won’t actually last throughout the day. Instead, carry with you a tinted lip balm that provides a long-lasting hue. Choose a balm that includes an SPF that will protect your sensitive lips from sun damage and keep them moisturized all day long.
Maintain the moisture of your hair by minimizing how frequently you wash it. When you wash your hair every day, it strips your hair of moisture and results in flyaways, frizz and split ends. You can save ample time in your daily routine by switching from liquid shampoo to dry shampoo. Dry shampoo will combat any greasiness without damaging your hair.
Take care of yourself and achieve the look you want, without investing all of your precious time into your beauty routines. You can switch up your daily routine simply by switching up the products you use, trying out time-efficient techniques and simplifying the steps it takes to look fabulous.