We’re all busy. Sometimes, we just don’t have the time to go through a complete beauty regimen every morning and night. And we don’t have to. Thankfully, there are a few beauty tricks every single woman can take advantage of to save time and still look strong and confident. Here are 10 of the best beauty tips and tricks out there:
Don’t Skip The After Workout Shower
Do you suffer from back or cystic acne? If you experience random pimples on your back, neck, or face, it might be because you skip a very important shower — the one after a sweaty workout. Allowing your body to sit in sweaty clothes all day is a sure fire way to cause whiteheads. Take a shower after you finish working out, or at least use a cleansing wipe or two to remove the dirt and bacteria from your body and face.
Use Different Kinds Of Sheet Masks
Who doesn’t love a good sheet mask? They can completely hydrate your skin and leave it looking, and feeling, amazing. But with so many options out there for sheet masks, how do you choose the right one? You don’t. What I mean is, you shouldn’t stick to one exact sheet mask or you’re going to limit yourself. Try a few that work for different things. Whether you have dry skin, oily skin, acne prone skin, sensitive skin, there are a ton of sheet masks that will work for your skin. Give them a try!
Braid Your Hair Before The Gym
Most of us don’t always have time to wash our hair right after the gym. Don’t let this stop you from looking your best. You can still have great hair after a sweaty workout. How? By braiding your hair prior to your workout. The sweat will keep your hair set, so when you remove the braids all you’ll see are gorgeous beach looking waves. Perfect for an after workout brunch!
There’s Nothing More Important Than A Setting Spray
Beauty experts are constantly discussing the importance of makeup primer. And I agree, primer is a go-to for makeup wearers. But, makeup primer is nothing compared to setting spray. Setting spray does what primer does…but better. It keeps your makeup in perfect place throughout the day. With one added bonus. Setting spray hydrates, soothes, and helps your skin glow; while also helping your makeup stay on longer.
Spray Perfume After Your Shower So It Lasts
Perfume smells so good, but have you ever wondered how quickly that smell goes away? Unless you put on too much, the scent is typically completely gone 10 seconds after you walk out the door. That’s because you’re not applying the perfume correctly. Once you get out of the shower, spray some perfume on your body. The moisture from the shower will help keep the perfume on your body longer. If that’s still not enough for you, consider spraying the scent on your clothes (if your perfume doesn’t cause stains, of course).
Remember, Sometimes All You Need Is An Underliner Concealer
Dark circles? Wrinkles? Puffiness? You don’t have to go all out with foundation and powder, just to cover a few less pleasant features. Especially if you’re going for the “natural look.” Instead of packing on the makeup, simply cover up your under eyes with a few dabs of concealer. So easy! Just make sure the concealer you choose actually matches the color of your under eyes so it’ll go unnoticeable.
Never Underestimate The Power Of Great Brows
Making sure your eyebrows are on FLEEK is really the only beauty hack you need to know. A good set of brows can shape your face, balance your features, and even help you look youthful. Seriously, you should never, EVER let your brows go wild and free. They need to be tamed so definitely keep them plucked and/or waxed.
Use Conditioner Before You Get In The Pool
Before you go swimming, massage some conditioner into your hair to avoid any potential damage. A sulfate-free leave-in conditioner will hopefully prevent your hair from breaking, and from turning green, which will make swimming much more enjoyable; seeing as you won’t have to stress out about completely ruining your hair.
Keep Makeup Remover Next To Your Bed
One of the reasons so many of us end up sleeping with our makeup on is because we’re too lazy to go to the bathroom and actually wash our faces before bed. Sometimes, laziness controls us. Which is why you should keep makeup removers right next to your bed so you don’t have to get out of bed to clean your face. What a hack!
Avoid Touching Your Face As Much As Possible
Unless you’re washing your face (which, in that case, your hands should be clean), you should do your best to avoid touching your face as much as possible. Your hands are really dirty. Regardless of how much you “wipe” them clean. Your hands are dirty. Period. And if you spend the day resting your cheek on your hand, or rubbing your fingers against your forehead, it’s no wonder you experience an occasional pimple or two.