Cut You’r Morning Prep Time By 50%

The average woman takes anywhere from 1 hour to 25 minutes to get ready in the morning. If your one of those people who takes hours to get ready before you leave the house we have some tips for you that will save you time , build confidence and make you more productive. We have narrowed it down to three key steps that will rock your world!

Prepare the Night Before

    Most of us have some downtime in the evening the night before work. Maybe your watching your favorite show or just hanging out? This is the perfect time to consider whats on your schedule the next day. Evaluate and lay out clothing options for the next day. This ensemble should include jewelry and shoes as having the full outfit laid out will save you tons of time in the morning. Tip: If you have a busy week ahead or have some travel planned lay out the whole week or a few days at a time. This allows you to mix and match and or consider color themes right down to your shoes. If your comfortable doing so, take your shower the evening before. You can also consider options like shampooing your hair (since styling hair can take more time) the night before and taking a quick shower in the morning. Prepare your breakfast meal the night before. For some easy, healthy options check here from Lastly, organize your makeup the night before so that it will be easy to find what you need in the morning. All of this prep sounds methodical and maybe a little fussy but it will not only help you to get up and out of the house fast but will also give you confidence. 

Streamline your Beauty/Makeup Routine

    Take the time to consider what is most important relative to you skin as well as makeup regime. I recently had an appointment with my dermatologist at which time she told me “I’m vein but lazy when it comes to skin care.” “Everyone should try to find the most minimal and effective skincare options.” Less really can be more. I think this philosophy makes perfect sense. In the morning for me it’s all about an amazing facial cleanser with glycol acid and vitamins as well as a conditioning SPF with tint and I’m done! Tip: Your goal should be to not need makeup and/or to use as little as possible. This approach is healthier for your skin and a fresh clean faced look is in style anywhere, anytime. Want to try our organic beauty oils – apply promotion NEWBIE and get 20% off.

When it comes to make up, less can truly be more. Summer is the perfect time to wear less makeup and to seek a more natural look. After all, who wants to have a dripping face of makeup in the heat. Look for combination items like sunscreen with moisturizing properties and a tint. Skip mascara and try placing eye shadow on the lower lash line and corners of your eyes for a softer focus on the eyes. Once you have your SPF on you can spot treat any blemishes and then use a contouring powder that can be blended vs heavy foundation. Tip: try tantouring your most important features so that you don’t need to apply makeup, especially if you use a sunscreen with moisturizing and tint. More on tantouring can be found in one of our previous posts

Do Something that Makes you Happy

  If you want to start your day with a smile take a couple of minutes to do something you enjoy. This could be taking a few minutes in silence to collect your thoughts, slipping a thoughtful note into your son’s lunch bag or choosing to stop at your favorite coffee shop on the way to work. Think of this extra time as a reward for all of you’r planning. Tip: We recommend that you mix it up and change your rewards as this makes each day unique and keeps you from getting into a rut.

In summary, preparing the night before, streamlining your beauty regime and adding something joyful to your schedule can save you time and brighten your morning. 

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Dr. Vanessa Rodriguez is a board-certified general practitioner with more than 15 years of patient care experience. She takes an integrative approach to patient care that considers the whole person – mind, body, and spirit – and is deeply committed to assisting her patients in achieving and sustaining optimal health. Dr. Vanessa is also a skilled writer and medical reviewer, specializing in preventive care and health promotion. Her articles are written in an approachable manner that is simple to comprehend and implement in one’s own life. Dr. Vanessa’s mission is to equip her patients and readers with the knowledge and resources necessary to live their greatest lives.

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