No time for a marathon beauty session every morning? Rethink your regimen with these clever time-saving tips
Don’t wash your hair
Dry shampoo is one of the most underrated products in beauty history. Use it alternate days. Not only will it soak up excess oil, it will add volume too. And it’s so easy to use – just lift up the top layer of your hair, spray it on the roots, and lightly massage it in. Try: Aveda Shampure Dry Shampoo, $46.
Ditch the hair tools
Woke up to serious bed hair? Step away from the hair dryer! Go with the flow by adding more texture. Just flip your hair over and spritz the roots with a texturising spray, then use your hands to scrunch in volume and create the style you want. Prefer a texturising powder? Dust it all over, focusing on your roots and the hair that frames your face. Finish by gently massaging any excess powder in, and within seconds you’ll be good to go. Try: O&M Original & Mineral Atonic Thickening Spritz, $38.
Swap your lip colour
Opt for a multitasking product that can be used on cheeks and lips. First, apply it to your finger and gently dab it onto the apples of your cheeks. Then swipe it across your lips. To set in place, lightly dust with pressed powder and that’s your morning face done! Try: Tarte Cheek Stain in Fearless, $47.
Mask the night before
If you want soft, glowing skin in the morning, reach for an overnight sleeping mask. They are usually occlusive in nature, so they help to reduce the amount of moisture your skin loses as you snooze, especially in an airconditioned environment. Try: Kiehl’s Overnight Hydrating Masque, $55.
Shower with moisturiser
Kill two birds with one stone by using cleansing body oils or creams instead of shower gel. The moisturising formulas eliminate dirt and impurities while leaving your skin hydrated. Use a cleansing sponge for extra exfoliating power and apply it all over. When you get out of the shower, gently pat your skin dry. Try: Nivea In-Shower Intensive Skin Conditioner, $7.90 (250 ml).