5-minute beauty tips are lifesavers if you have zero time to get yourself looking presentable in the mornings or if you just don’t like to fuss around with getting ready. And for new moms, 5-minute beauty tips are always welcome! I’ve thrown together ten of my favorite 5-minute tips, so that no matter when you have 5 minutes to spare, morning, noon, or night, you can be ready for anything!
1. Lay out Your Necessities
Mornings can be my absolute worst enemy sometimes. No matter how early I get out of bed or how much rushing I do, I seem to be late or running behind every day! If you are in the same boat as I am, the best 5-minute beauty tip I can offer to remedy this situation is to always lay out your necessities. It only takes 5 minutes to choose an outfit for the next day, and lay it out with your accessories and the items you use to get ready in the mornings. If you have a little extra time, grab your lunch, books, coat and other items you will need and have them ready by the door. No rushing around for this gal in the morning!
2. Use Shower Time Efficiently
Here’s a 5-minute beauty tip I learned a long time ago and it has saved me so much time. I struggle with adult acne, so I use a weekly mask. Waiting 10 minutes for it to dry and then washing it off isn’t always ideal, so I started slathering it on in the shower! It never dries completely of course, but the steam helps the mask to get maximum penetration so it still works. Wear it for five minutes while you shave or condition.
3. Dry Shampoo
Oh, dry shampoo, how I adore you! On those rushed mornings, my best ever quick beauty tip for you to heed is to spray on some dry shampoo. I love the invisible kind best. If your hair is slightly dirty, flat, or just unmanageable, this stuff will give you a little oomph and dry up oily roots.
4. Makeup Board
I don’t know about you, but I hate digging through a makeup bag to find the product I need. It wastes precious time! An idea I recently found on Pinterest, and absolutely love, is a makeup board. Most of us tend to use the same products every day so grab those, and use some hot glue to attach small magnets to the back of each product. Then, slap them onto a small dry erase board and hang it by your sink. Everything is within handy reach and on display for quick access!
5. Spruce up a Messy Bun
We all know one of the best 5-minute beauty tips is the messy bun. It's a universal, easy, yet cute, quick morning hairstyle. If you need a way to spruce it up, try adding a headband or a scarf. Effortless style in 5 minutes or less!
6. Emergency Kit
It’s no secret that many of us have put on our makeup on the way to work, or declined going out after work BECAUSE we didn’t have time to put on makeup or look party-ready before leaving the house. That’s why I always carry an emergency kit in my purse. On a lunch break or after work ,you can slap on a face and be ready for the night! An emergency kit should contain eyeliner, eye shadow, lipstick, concealer, mascara, breath mints, bobby pins, and a piece of statement jewelry, a sample of perfume, brush, and hairspray.
7. Remove Makeup
One of the best 5-minute beauty tips I can ever pass on to you is this: never, EVER go to bed with your makeup on! You will have more skin issues than you will be able to deal with when you are older if you don’t take care of your skin now. It only takes 5 minutes to remove your makeup, tone your skin, and moisturize, so do it! You won’t regret it.
8. Instant Pick-Me-up
Here’s a 5-minute beauty tip that you absolutely MUST know. For mornings when you just didn’t get the sleep you needed, there’s a way to look fresh and revived. Simply line your inner rims with white eyeliner. It will make the whites of your eyes pop and look wide-awake! Avoid wearing liner or mascara on your lower lash line, and stay away from dark shadows. Light and shimmery shadows are your friend on days like these!
9. 5-Minute Makeup
I understand that some mornings leave little to no time for makeup. On those mornings, you need to know this secret! Skip a full face of makeup, since you won’t have time. Use this 5-minute beauty tip and here’s how. Rub concealer on your under eye circles, then use your finger to rub a shimmery, light shadow on your lids. Run a pink blush over your cheeks to look awake, and finally, dab on some mascara and gloss. You’re good to go in 5 minutes or less!
10. Exfoliate Dead Skin
Here’s my most important 5-minute beauty tip of all. Always take the time to exfoliate your skin. Nothing is more unattractive than dull, flaky, dry skin. You can use a scrub in the shower on any problem areas, and don’t forget elbows and lips! Use a lotion afterwards to lock in moisture and keep your skin feeling super soft.
These are my 5-minute beauty tips to keep you looking gorgeous everyday. If you are faithful with your routine, you will be surprised by how easy it is to keep on track! By doing 5 minutes here and there, you eliminate a three-hour process by the end of the week! Between hair removal, facials and moisturizing, a girl can spend hours getting beautiful. Don’t forget the best 5-minute beauty tip of all is to make sure you take the time to smile. It WILL take more than 5 minutes, but it will do wonders for your beauty. What are your fave 5-minute beauty tips?
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