One of the most fun parts of being a woman involves being beautiful. Women are visually captivating in a way that men can only dream of. In addition to being gorgeous creatures, most women take full advantage of the beauty industry’s offerings to enhance that beauty. So, women will stand in the mirror to curl eyelashes, add pounds of hairspray and coat the lips with that perfect shade of red in the morning. This is all in an effort to enhance the look and polish the appearance of the day. Yet, that all takes a lot of time, which is why it’s important to cut down your morning routine.
The last thing a woman wants to do is be late to work, a social event or whatever she happens to have going on because she just spent hours in the mirror. If you’re a woman that struggles with figuring out how to cut down the morning routine, consider these four tips to solve your problem.
Choose a Simple Hairstyle
One of the biggest ways to cut down your morning routine is to alter the reason as to why it’s taking forever in the first place: your hair. It’s always fun to experiment and try new styles. However, the hair is often the part of the beauty routine that can take longer. One of the components that can take the longest involves going against what your hair naturally does. For example, if your hair is naturally straight, don’t use this as the time to use the curling wand to add bouncing curls. If your hair is naturally curly, this isn’t the time to pull out the flat iron to press the hair. Make things simple by slicking the hair back into a bun with gel. You can leave the hair loose and free. The last option involves adding a fun part. These options are simple yet stylish. Experiment when you have more time.
Cut Down Drying Time
If you’re a woman who has to wash her hair in the morning, use a microfiber towel to cut down on drying time. Once you step out of the shower, immediately put the microfiber towel on your head. Put on your lotion, perfume, makeup and more. Then, take off the towel to blow dry your hair. This way, while your hair is drying, you can multitask and get other things done. If you know that it’ll take a little longer to dry, wake up early to shower and wash the hair first. Put on the towel and then eat breakfast, pull out the clothes and finish other tasks to buy more time.
Do Major Skin Treatments Later
Most women want to enter the world with fresh, dewy face. In many cases, some women will wake up and apply face masks, serums and peels. All of that is precious time! Unless you wake up earlier to get these beauty treatments done, it’s best to save them for after work. Besides, it’s a nice way to end the day and involve a little pampering. On average, women spend a lot more time getting ready on Mondays than they do on Fridays. Some of these women might have put on skin treatments to recover from the weekend. Instead, cut down your morning routine by applying the treatments the night before.
Simplify the Makeup Application
The makeup routine can be understandably extensive. Between eyeshadows, eyeliners, mascara and eyebrow pencils, a woman can easily spend a ton of time on the eyes on their own. Instead, it’s better to skip a few steps. For a bold pop on the eyes, use an eyeshadow and mascara or winged eyeliner and mascara. Don’t use everything all at once. Instead of meticulously applying lip liner, lipstick and lip gloss, choose one option like lip liner and add a lip gloss, like those featured on Nu Skin‘s Flickr page, throughout the day when you’re already on the move.
Contrary to popular belief, being fashionably late really isn’t a good thing. It’s even worse if you’re late because you were taking too long to get ready. There are ways to cut down your morning routine and get out the door sooner. If it helps you to focus more, consider turning off any music. Some people sing and dance to music when they’re getting ready and end up taking even longer to get ready. If this is you, do your best to avoid this type of situation by utilizing these tips. The average person spends a third of their life asleep. Don’t let it be said that you’ve spent another third primping in the bathroom.
About the Author
Hannah Whittenly is a freelance writer and mother of two from Sacramento, CA. She enjoys kayaking and reading books by the lake.