Do you feel like you’ve already climbed a mountain by your morning coffee? Don’t worry, you’re not alone. Mornings can be hectic especially if you have school-age children. Here are some tips to ease your morning routine and get you out of the house on time, in one piece and perhaps even looking polished...
Get enough sleep
While most of us don’t spring out of bed in the morning, getting up on time is an even bigger challenge when you have had a bad night’s sleep so make getting 7-9 hours sleep a night a priority. This may seem like a tedious (and sometimes unrealistic) task but giving your body the rest it needs is essential to your general wellbeing, here are some tips to help your to drift off or follow our bedtime regime and you may actually find yourself enjoying the process of going to bed.
Organise your everyday essentials
When you think about your daily routine, how much time is actually spent applying products to your face and how much time goes into trying to find the product you want to use? Keeping your skincare and make-up products organised and easily accessible will speed up your routine and make that 5 minute face achievable.
The are numerous skincare and makeup products that you should keep in your stash for days when you want to look radiant and awake in a flash.
Look On The Brightside is the perfect product for when you’ve got to step out and look amazingly fabulous! The luscious liquid illuminator and highlighter contains a cocktail of brightness boosting ingredients plus anti-ageing vitamin B3, pomegranate, red clover and ginger & mint extract that will leave your skin positively glowing, toned and illuminated. Dab onto cheeks, temples and forehead for instant radiance and to reenergise and revive skin.
For mornings when you need to cover up a poor night’s sleep rely on your eye cream as well as your concealer to look as though you’ve had 8 hours of sleep. Windows Of The Soul is an eye treatment cream that hydrates and soothes the eye area. It reduces the appearance of puffiness and dark circles, refreshes tired eyes and tightens and tones the eye area. For an added boost of refreshment keep your eye cream in the fridge, the cooling effect helps to reduce morningtime puffiness around the eye area.
Glint is just the thing to banish telltale signs of daily fatigue or too many late nights. The shadow concealer targets and covers up dark circles, shadows, imperfections and fine lines. It glides on and blends easily to jumpstart your complexion in a flash!
Plan your outfit
Wearing an outfit that makes us feel amazing and that elicits compliments never fails to put a pep in our step so lay out your outfit the night before, that way you won’t waste time deciding what to wear or end up wearing something that you don’t feel comfortable in. If in doubt opt for a one piece so you don’t have to worry about matching multiple items.
Double duty your products
When time is of essence look for products with multiple uses. For example combine your moisturiser and sunscreen into one step with a moisturiser that contains SPF. Life Defence is a feather-light moisturiser with SPF 25 to help protect against UVA & UVB damage, plus an antioxidant complex of rocket, Vitamin E and hyaluronic acid to protect against skin-ageing free radicals, environmental damage and daily stress. Apply your moisturiser while your skin is still slightly damp, not only will this save time between steps but it will help to soften skin as damp skin absorbs product better.
If one of your barriers to getting out of the door is distracted children then using a chart is a great way to keep them focused and adds fun to everyday tasks such as getting dressed, eating breakfast, putting on shoes etc. Having things organised has the added bonus of helping you to stay calm which should make tasks run smoother for both you and your children.
Simplify your haircare regime
To streamline your morning beauty routine opt for no-heat hairstyles such as plaits or a sophisticated ponytail. No only will they save you time but using less heat styling products will improve the condition of your hair. To revamp second day hair spritz some texturising spray to create natural beach waves.