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A Busy Girl's Guide to a Beauty Routine

Maneuvering our personal and professional lives can be challenging, especially if we want to excel at what we're doing.

With all our errands, chores, and long working hours, we can hardly get all our work responsibilities and all our chores done around the house, leaving little left for our beauty routines. 

But don't worry, there are still ways you can look your best, even if you're short on time.

Here are a few easy-to-follow tips that can fit into your beauty routine effortlessly, no matter how hectic your life is.

Get Prepared Ahead of Time

A little bit of preparation ahead will save you loads of time and free up your daily morning rituals from some of the tasks. Even though shaping your own eyebrows may seem simple enough, they still need maintenance now and then, so consider having them done by a professional.

Unless you're naturally blessed with fluttery lashes, tinting your eyelashes is another huge timesaver. Especially if your lashes are naturally light or blond, the lash tint will make them look darker and intensified, and when combined with a lash lift, you will not need any mascara at all.

Keep Everything Within Your Reach

Whatever products you use in your skincare routine, ensure they are always within your reach. There is nothing worse than having to chase your cleanser of SPF when you're rushing in the morning, so you will make things much easier if you keep everything well prepared and organized.

Pick a shelf to line up all your products and have jars, brush holders, organizers – anything you might need to keep things in the proper place.

Simplify Your Morning Skincare Routine

Simplify your morning beauty routine by doing a thorough cleanse of your skin in the evening before bedtime. After you've removed your makeup, use a gentle cleanser to get rid of any dirt that is still on your skin. This way, you can rinse your face in the morning with warm water, and quickly move on to applying other products such as a serum and your moisturizer.

Use a Good Skin Serum

A skin serum is a great product for having radiant skin without too much of a hassle. It is a targeted and powerful treatment that penetrates your skin deeply, and that will make your face look fresh and glowing in no time.

When choosing a serum, decide for the one that will nurture and replenish your skin the most. My personal favorite is Antipodes Apostle Skin-Brightening Serum as it targets pigmentations, brightens the skin, and restores an even tone so that the skin looks renewed and fresh.

Use the serum after you've cleansed the skin and before you apply the moisturizer.

Make Use of Multi-Purpose Products

You can save some of your time by opting for multi-purpose products. You know that you can't leave the house without putting on moisturizer and sunscreen, so make things simple and choose multi-purpose products that can both hydrate your skin and protect it from the sun.

There are some really great moisturizers with sun protection on the market. Still, products such as BB creams, tinted moisturizers, or sunscreen sprays that can be used on the lips and around the eyes will make your beauty routine much easier.

Skip a Wash Cycle

Many girls skip a hair washing cycle now and then, and still manage to have their hair looking great.

If your hair is on the dry side, washing it twice a week may be enough, but if your hair is oily, you may need to shampoo it every other day.

However, if you use dry shampoo to soak up the oils and sweat from your hair, your hair can look clean and smell nice even during those no-wash days.

Focus on Your Strengths

To perfect your beauty routine, you have to be aware of your strengths so that you can put them to good use. If you think your eyes are your greatest asset, perfect the way you can make them pop in no time. If it is about the lips, go for a bold lip and get everyone's' attention.

So, when you're in a hurry, don't try out the smokey eyes, or the winged eyeliner, unless you have perfected that look already. Have a go-to routine that you can get through in a few minutes, and stick with it.

There is a truth in the saying that beauty comes from within, and this is true not only when it comes to one’s moral values.

How beautiful you are on the outside depends on how healthy you are on the inside. Besides following the tips above, make it a habit to treat your body well, consuming healthy and nourishing foods and drinks, and allowing it to repair and refresh itself with eight hours of sleep every night.


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