Use this morning beauty routine to enjoy a little pampering before you have to get out the door in the morning with the kids. Be ready in 30 minutes or less!
Wondering how working moms can put together a quick and easy morning beauty routine?
If you are a working mom, you know how limited your time is. This is especially true in the morning when you have to get the kids ready for school and still look presentable for work. So, if you are going to achieve everything you want in the morning, you need to establish a beauty routine that is quick and easy. Here are some useful recommendations to help you save both time and energy.
#1 Prepare everything the night before
Stress can be quite damaging to the skin, so you certainly do not want for it to affect your morning appearance. So, if you want to have time for yourself in the morning, try to prepare as much as you can the night before. Lay out your clothes and also the ones for the children. Arrange everything you need for breakfast. You can even organize your calendar, cross things off your to-do list, and eliminate a lot of stress.
#2 Drink a glass of water to start the day
First thing in the morning, when you open your eyes, drink a glass of water. This will allow you to find energy for all of your morning activities, including your beauty routine. It is a known fact that the body is dehydrated after a night of sleep. Drinking that glass of water will re-active the inner organs and hydrate the body, allowing the skin to look plump and fresh. Plus, it will protect you against eyelash loss, one of the many consequences of dehydration.
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#3 Set some time aside just for yourself
When you calculate the time necessary to do everything in the morning, take into account the need for personal time. Instead of sleeping a little bit longer, use that time to get a good jump start on the day. You can enjoy your beauty routine in peace before the day starts and you have to prepare the children for school. If you have a little bit of time left, you can listen to music or check your calendar for the day. This is a good way to start off and it will show on your skin.
#4 Care for your teeth
Your teeth are part of your beauty routine. Did you know that proper brushing takes at least two minutes? Most adults do not come close to brushing that long. Colgate recommends:
To properly brush your teeth, use short, gentle strokes, paying extra attention to the gumline, hard-to-reach back teeth and areas around fillings, crowns or other restoration. Concentrate on thoroughly cleaning each section as follows:
Clean the outer surfaces of your upper teeth, then your lower teeth
Clean the inner surfaces of your upper teeth, then your lower teeth
Clean the chewing surfaces
For fresher breath, be sure to brush your tongue, too
#5 Use a simple makeup routine
A morning beauty routine does not mean you have to spend hours putting your face on. Choose simple makeup products and you won’t have to spend a lot of time working on it. Clean your face, apply toner and finish with a moisturizer (preferably with SPF). Then, apply eyeliner, mascara, blush, and lipstick. All done and within a couple of minutes!
These suggestions will help you put together a quick and easy morning beauty routine. The important thing is that you are prepared and organized, taking every morning activity step by step. And, remember, it is always a good idea to save a little bit of time just for yourself.
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Author Bio: Meighan Sembrano has a Mass Communication degree. In her free time, she likes to write about health, lifestyle fitness, world news, and beauty. She has been an author at Consumer Health Digest since 2012. To learn more about her, follow her on Twitter and Pinterest.
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