When you’re crunched for time, you may be tempted to ditch the pampering from your morning routine. But no matter how quickly you have to rush out the door, you can always find shortcuts to your daily beauty regimen that will still allow you to look and feel your best. Use these five time-saving tips and give your body the TLC it deserves, even when you’re pressed for time:
1 - Be a multi-tasker. You can do two things at once to save time, such as applying a face mask or wash before brushing your teeth or letting a deep-conditioning hair mask work while you shave your legs. Letting the face wash sit on your skin while brushing allows you to get more of the skin care benefits without the added time, and pinning up your hair in the deep-conditioning mask while shaving will help your hair feel softer and more hydrated after rinsing it out.
2 - Keep up with conditioner. You may find it tedious, but hair care is no place to cut corners. Keeping your hair well-conditioned helps keep it healthier in the long run. Healthy strands are easier to detangle and style, which ultimately saves time. Use an all-in-one shampoo and conditioner for those days when you simply can’t do both. You’ll also save time while detangling your strands by using a wide-tooth comb in the shower.
3 - Use products that do double-duty in the shower. Using a multi-benefit body wash can give your skin and senses needed nourishment in the shower. One example is the line of Softsoap Luminous Oils Body Washes, which contain a touch of luxurious oil, essence of peony or iris and an alluring fragrance. The sheer, non-greasy formula will leave your skin feeling radiant and soft.
4 - Master a few simple hairstyles. Whether your hair is long or short, experiment with a few go-to styles you can rely on when time is short. Sleek ponies and messy buns can disguise a hectic morning. For shorter cuts, look for styles that allow your hair to naturally air-dry for a carefree tousled look.
5 - Lighten up when it comes to cosmetics. You may be surprised by how pulled together you appear with a minimalist approach to makeup. Use a tinted moisturizer with sunscreen to even your skin tone, then use natural shades to enhance your best features. Save complex eye makeup for a less rushed day and stick to the basics: mascara, a dusting of blush for color and a pretty gloss in nude.
Photograph by Sora Shimazaki
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