Use a makeup duo to save time in the morning.Getting ready in the morning doesn't need to be stressful when you can count on a quick and simple routine - and stick with it day after day. A little planning can help you get every day off on the right start; you'll have plenty of time to de-stress and even eat breakfast in the morning. Getting into a new routine shouldn't take longer than a couple of weeks, and you can adopt some healthy lifestyle habits that will benefit you in more ways than one.
Use this guide to take care of your morning routine in 30 minutes or less:
Wake up and stretch - 2 minutes
Get your day off on the right start with a quick stretching session right after you wake up. This is a great way to increase blood circulation and treat your mind and body to a good dose of fresh oxygen. You'll feel more grounded and ready to take on that stressful morning after this quick pick-me-up.
Take a shower and get dressed - 10 minutes
Jump in the shower and revitalize your skin with a moisture-enriched shower gel. Finish your shower on the cooler setting to boost blood circulation and wake up your senses. A quick shower shouldn't take more than 7 minutes. Get dressed with the clothes you set out for the day the night before. It should only take you 3 minutes to get dressed when you have everything organized
Do your hair and makeup - 10 minutes
Simplify your makeup routine for everyday wear. Powder, a quick swipe of eyeliner and mascara, and a lip/blush duo will take you 5 minutes to apply. Keep things simple and wrap your hair up in a towel while you do your makeup to speed up your drying time. Then, opt for a quick ponytail so you can get out the door fast.
Enjoy a wholesome breakfast - 5 minutes
It's not always easy to squeeze in the most important meal of the day when you're on the run, so stock up on wholesome breakfast foods you can put together within minutes. Try something like the Quaker Real Medleys Cherry Pistachio Oatmeal that's loaded with wholesome multigrains and chunks of real cherries, almonds, and pistachios. Just add water to the cup and cook it up in the microwave within minutes.
Brush your teeth and finish up - 3 minutes
Brush your teeth for the day and take care of the finishing touches for hair and makeup so you're ready to head out for the day.Content by Sabah Karimi