We live in a world where every second matters. Time seems to fly faster and faster, giving us the feeling that we just cannot manage to finish all the tasks delegated for that day, so saving some extra time on things such as preparing breakfast, putting on makeup and drinking our morning coffee is quite essential. If you spend more time on your morning routine than you want to, take a look at this step-by-step guide to a perfect morning routine. Why perfect? Because it’s short and effective, and basically, everything you need is included!
1. Prepare your hair the night before
Time saved: 15 minutes
You definitely don’t want to think about your hairdo in the morning, as it can take even an hour if you’re not sure which one to rock that day. Before going to bed the night before, make sure to know how you will wear your hair the following day. If you want locks, make them then, and use 5 minutes in the morning to fix them. Straightened hair is also better done the night before, as you will not need a lot of time the following day to fix it. If nothing works out, you can always wear a ponytail or a bun – they are fashionable and look very nice.
2. Wake at the same time every day
Time saved: 10 minutes
Waking up at exactly the same time every day can help you get up from your warm bed much easier. If you teach yourself to wake up and get up at least an hour before you set off to work, you’ll have plenty of time for your morning routine. In the long run, this can save you at least 15 minutes daily – the time you spend snoozing and turning in your bed wanting “5 more minutes”.
3. The face essentials
Time saved: 5 minutes
Now it’s time for the most important part of the morning routine of any girl. Even though it will not save you a lot of time, knowing exactly what to do can save you up to 5 minutes. The first thing you should do is wash your face, and then start from there. Moreover, make sure to use a very good face wash to cleanse your face – this way you’ll make sure to remove any leftover dirt and oil and prepare your face perfectly for the makeup. Finally, use your moisturizer to prevent dry skin and keep your face hydrated. Basic skincare is there to ensure our complexion always remains smooth and radiant.
4. The makeup process
Time saved: 10 minutes
As far as the makeup is concerned, start off by wearing a foundation in order to even out the tone of your skin. If you don’t need foundation, you can always just use a good concealer to correct any imperfections. Furthermore, use a bronzer to draw all the attention to the centre of your face. Make sure not to shape your face with blush – use this only on the apples of your cheeks. Once you’re finished with this, it’s time for the eyes. Apply mascara and eyeliner in the way that you want. If you’ve been using eyeliner for a long time, then you probably have no problem applying it. However, if you’re new at this or simply struggle with it since the first time, some exercising the night before might save you some time in the long run.
5. Finish off
Time saved: 1 minute
Finally, it’s time for the last punch – the lipstick. Line your lips first if you want to, but make sure to line them while they’re softly together, not wide open. Then use the lipstick that you want to rock that day.
6. Drink green tea
Time saved: 0 minutes
Even though this won’t save you any time, it could be a great idea to substitute your morning coffee with green tea. It has a lot of health benefits, and you’ll be able to drink your first cup of coffee the moment you get to work. That way you’ll kill two birds with one stone!
So, if you paid attention to this article, now you know what the most essential steps of a morning beauty routine are. Moreover, since you’re a busy little bee, you saved approximately 41 minutes! Great job!