A beauty routine is something that can get you from the moment you roll out of bed to looking fab before you head out for the day. The very word “routine” implies that it’s something that you can get done the same way every morning so that it doesn’t take very long to get it done. Looking to create the ultimate beauty routine? Here’s what you should be doing. Don’t worry. It’s not that hard once you get used to it.
1. It Has to Be Something You Can Reasonably Manage
Who doesn’t want to look like they’re ready to step out on the red carpet every morning? The truth is that’s just not going to happen for most of us. The point here is that you need to come up with a routine that gives you the look you want, but is something you can do on your own without it taking a ton of time. Once you work out a doable routine, you should be able to get it done in no time.
2. Choose Products for Your Skin Type
Foundation is all well and good, unless you are using something that is designed for a skin type that you don’t have. If you have dry skin, for example, you need skincare products and cosmetics that work for that. Same if you have oily, normal or combination skin. Read labels to be sure you’re getting what you need.
3. Practice It when You Have Lots of Time
If you’re starting a new beauty routine, take some time on the weekends or in the evenings to practice it. It will take a few days before the routine becomes easy to remember, but as they say, “practice makes perfect.” Taking a bit of extra time to get your routine down pat will make mornings so much faster and easier.
4. Make Sure You’re Doing Things in the Right Order
Even the best beauty routine can quickly go out the window if you don’t do things in the right order. Start by washing, then moisturizing your skin. Then apply sunscreen. Now, you’re ready for foundation, concealer and your favorite eye shadow, blush and lip gloss. Doing things the right way ensures that it looks good and you don’t mess anything up as you go.
5. Leave Enough Time to Get It Done
As you go, you’ll get better and better at your routine and will be able to get it done faster. However, don’t underestimate how much time you need by hitting the snooze too many times. Leave yourself enough time to get through your routine without worrying that you’ll be late for work every morning.
6. Make Your Routine Easy by Prepping at Night
There are some things you can do at night to make your morning routine easier and faster. Prep your skin by washing and moisturizing before you go to bed. Nighttime is a good time to spot treat your blemishes too. That way, when you wake up you can start with a clean and flawless complexion. Easy, right?
7. Don’t Be Afraid to Make Changes as Needed
Your routine will naturally need to change as time goes by. Maybe your skin freaks out for some reason and you need a new product. Or summertime comes and you need a foundation that’s a shade or two darker to match your glowing summer skin. Don’t be such a slave to your routine that you aren’t able to make tweaks as needed.
What’s your beauty routine like?