4 Beauty Tips to Get You Out the Door in Less than 10 Minutes
While it’s nice to be able to go through your beauty routine at your own pace, sometimes you jut need to get out of the door…fast. You overslept, you forgot about that appointment you made months ago, or you were just procrastinating. Either way, you have somewhere to be, and only have ten minutes left to beautify yourself. Don’t fret! We’re sharing four beauty tips that will have you out the door on time!
Tip #1: Be Strict with Your Bedtime Routine
Half the battle when it comes to being quick in the morning happens before you even wake up. How much time you’ll need to get ready is largely dependent on how well you prepare the night before. If you’re already packing leftovers for tomorrow’s lunch and laying out an outfit prior to hitting the pillow, there’s still more to do. Better at night than tacking on extra time in the AM, taking away from precious, precious sleep.
Shower at Night
Think fast, what can you easily cut out of your morning routine? If you typically shower in the morning, that should be the first thing to go. Not only can you reallocate the time it takes you to shower, but you can also let your hair dry overnight and avoid blow drying in the morning.
Sleep in a Face Mask
When you’re ready to slip between the sheets, smooth a sleeping mask on. No, not the ones that cover your eyes. We’re talking about a face mask for your skin—that you can sleep in. Basically, you apply a mask like the Lancôme Energie De Vie Nuit Overnight Recovery Mask before bed, and everything else is taken care of while you’re asleep. The lazy girl’s dream.
Catch Enough Shut-Eye
We’re all guilty of staying up too late from time to time, and while it feels worth it in the moment to catch an extra episode of your latest binge watch, you likely aren’t considering the impact it has on your skin. Also, the less sleep you get, the more likely you are to push the snooze button one too many times, and the less time you’ll have to dedicate to your morning skin care.
Tip #2: Cleanse with Micellar Water
One of the easiest ways to speed up your skin care routine is to pick a cleanser that allows you to step away from the sink. Micellar waters, a French drugstore favorite, are a simple yet effective no-rinse cleansing option. Simply saturate a cotton pad with your formula of choice (we love Vichy Pureté Thermale 3-in-1 One Step Solution), and swipe it across your skin until completely clean. Seriously, that’s all it takes. Then you’re ready to move on to your next step.
Tip #3: Pick Products that Work Overtime
When you’re under a time crunch, but don’t want to compromise your complexion, your best bet is to use double-duty products. These are the handy beauty essentials that do the work of more than one product, allowing you to skip a few steps in your routine. No more packing your purse with products you ran out of time to apply. Add the three items below into your regimen and you’ll be good to go!
Moisturizer with Broad Spectrum SPF
If you asked our editors to name two must-haves in skin care, you’d quickly hear a chorus of the same answers: moisturizer and sunscreen. After all, it’s hard to top the importance of helping your skin stay both hydrated and sun safe. That’s why it’s ever so convenient that the two are often offered as a combo. We recommend La Roche-Posay Anthelios Daily SPF 15 Moisturizer because it provides UVA protection and all-day hydration. Check, and check.
Color Correcting Primer
Primer may be a popular pick when looking for products you can ditch, but it wouldn’t be our choice. We mean, everyone wants the rest of their products to last and then last some more, right? That proves it, primer is a must. To make it more worth your while, opt for a color-correcting variety like the Urban Decay Self-Adjusting Complexion Primer. Not only will you extend the life of your makeup, but the color-correcting formula features encapsulated pigments that adjust to your skin tone. Practically personalized!
You can’t talk about hybrid products without mentioning BB cream. It’s a cross between skin care and makeup, and it doesn’t get much better than that. Look for one that hydrates, primes, perfects, and corrects for a flawless bare finish. All your beauty needs in one.
Tip #4: Coat Your Lips in Color
You’re almost ready to leave, with a minute to spare—aka just enough time to finish your look with a splash of color. Reach for a tinted lip balm (we’re all about the Maybelline Baby Lips Moisturizing Lip Balm in Pink Punch), swipe it on your pout, and then pop it into your purse for daily touch-ups.