10 Beauty Tips For People Who Don’t Have A Lot Of Time
Let’s be real, not everyone has the time, energy, or even desire to dedicate a part of their day to hair and makeup. Despite that, I think we all like to feel put together when we leave the house. I have found that with a few easy additions to your beauty routine, and a little forethought this can be done daily with minimal time and effort.
Here are my tried and true beauty tips for people who don’t have a lot of time. They’ll have you looking and feeling great without having to dedicate a lot of time or money.
Beauty Tips For People Who Don’t Have A Lot Of Time
Clean Out Your Beauty Cabinet
An easy way to cut down on time is to sort through your makeup bag and beauty products. Remove anything old, or anything you haven’t used in the last six months. Chances are you won’t be using it again. You can cut down on a lot of time when you don’t have to sift through a large assortment of products looking for the same few items that you use daily.
Never Skip Face Moisturizer
It doesn’t matter if your skin is dry, normal, or oily. Everyone needs a good face cream. When you’re skin is dry, any fine lines and wrinkles are accentuated, making you look older than you are. Keeping your skin properly hydrated also helps prevent premature aging. If you aren’t sure what type of moisturizer to use, an expert at your beauty store can help you pick one out for your specific skin concerns.
Master The Five Minute Face
Doing your makeup every day doesn’t have to take a long time. Mastering the 5-minute face is super quick and low maintenance, but still polished. Use a tinted moisturizer with SPF for sun protection and evening-out skin tone. Then swipe on some mascara to open up the eyes. Last dab on some lip and cheek stain for some color. Done!
Pick A Couple Of Favorite Products
If 5 minutes is more time than you want to spend, chop that time in half with only two products you feel you can commit to. Maybe it’s mascara and lipstick, brows and concealer, or eyeliner and blush. One product for your eyes, and one for your face.
I am a big fan of dermaplaning. It only requires about 10 minutes of time once a month, with no downtime. The peach fuzz and top layer of skin are removed leaving behind skin that is baby soft, luminous, and more even-toned. It can also help prevent breakouts, skincare products will be able to absorb more efficiently, and makeup will go on smoother. The razors only cost a couple of bucks for a pack of three and you can do it yourself at home. With so many benefits, the time and money it costs are definitely worth it.
Find A Signature Scent
Spritzing on your favorite fragrance will instantly have you feeling more put together. Even if you’re wearing sweatpants and a pair of slides. Comfort over everything right? There’s really no need to have bottles and bottles of perfume on your shelf. Just find one fragrance that you really love and stick with that. If you don’t already have a favorite scent, spend some time sampling perfumes at your favorite beauty store. When you find one you like, spritz it on your arm and go for a walk. It’s important to wait and see how the perfume will settle on your skin. And if you’re unsure, most stores will make you a small sample bottle for you to take home and try out for a few days.
Low Maintenance Hair
Before making any hair changes, consult with your hairstylist so you can know exactly what it will take to maintain your cut and color. Some people think short haircuts are much easier less time-consuming, but that usually isn’t the case. Short hair requires more frequent trimmings, and if you have curly or wavy hair, you’ll probably have to style it daily. Obviously, hair that hasn’t been colored will require the least amount of maintenance. But if you do like to change up your color, choose a color that is only a few shades off from your natural hair. This way the regrowth won’t be so noticeable. Or go for an ombre with your natural color as the base. That way you can go for a very long time between salon visits.
Go-To Hair Accessories
If you don’t have the time to curl your hair before going out, no problem. Headbands and embellished hair clips are a super-easy way to add some glam to your look with very little time and effort.
Update Hair And Makeup Every Few Years
Styles and trends are always evolving. If it’s been years since you last updated your hair and makeup, now’s probably a good time to make a change. Hair and especially makeup should be updated at least every two years. Going longer than that without making any changes can make you look older than you are. And when I say update, I don’t mean a complete overhaul. It could be as easy as picking out a new shade of lipstick, blush, or perhaps adding some layers to your hair. Keeping up with trends will make you look younger and modern, without a lot of added effort.
I know this last tip isn’t related to makeup or beauty products at all. But never underestimate the power of standing up straight. Correcting your posture is the quickest adjustment you can make to your appearance. It’s better for your back, and your clothes will drape better. But perhaps most noticeable, will be your confident appearance, which will actually help boost your own confidence.
When I’m short on time or low on energy, the first thing that gets nixed in my day, is the time I spend putting on makeup. And with a wild three-year-old and a relatively busy schedule, that happens more often than I can say. These beauty tips get me through the day when I don’t have a lot of time. And I hope they can help you too!
Let me know in the comments below what your go-to beauty tips and tricks are.