Unless you are independently wealthy and therefor freed from the bonds of the working world, you likely
face a busy schedule each and every day. Even those with the incredible leisure of working from home
likely have plenty to do in the average day. And if you are like most people, bogged down with a job, a
family, a household to run, and about a billion obligations plaguing you at any given moment, then you
likely have very little time to spend on a daily beauty routine. Yet, you want to start each morning looking
and feeling your best, and that can only be accomplished by making a little time to fix yourself up. So here
are just a few beauty tips that take little time and pack a major punch.
1. Blush. If you make time for nothing else in your busy schedule, at least sweep on a bit of blush.
A sheer wash of color on your cheeks to emulate a natural flush will just about take ten years off
your age, helping you to look alive, alert, and like the picture of youthful energy. It will take you
just a few seconds to accomplish and the change in the way you look, while subtle, will pack a
2. Under-eye concealer. One of the things that will make you look your age or older is the bags and
dark circles that are part and parcel of a busy lifestyle and little down time. A good under-eye
concealer takes mere seconds to apply (especially after you’ve done it a few times) and it can make
a huge difference. If dark circles that drag down your face and make your eyes look small are the
problem, look for a concealer that will counteract these bluish undertones with a pinkish tint and
light-bouncing luminizers to really open tired eyes (or at least offer the illusion). And if puffiness
is your enemy in this area, try a product that contains vasodilators. Some women swear by simple
hemorrhoid cream applied under makeup, but skip the two-step process with one targeted
3. Hit the showers. Even if you only jump in long enough to do a quick once-over with shampoo and
soap, a few minutes under the hot water will help you to shake off the remains of sleep and give
you a clean palette with which to start your day. And a little exfoliation and a good moisturizer
will go a long way towards making you look fresh without any other embellishments.
4. Use an anti-aging cream. There is a multibillion dollar industry that centers on anti aging skin care products, which means you might have a tough time finding the one that is right for your
needs. So rather than blindly blundering through a slew of inadequate (yet expensive) options,
take the time to see a dermatologist and get a recommendation for a product that will offer
the most benefits and make you look and feel young and beautiful with little more than daily
5. Dress to impress. You’re going to take the time to get dressed anyway, so why not skip the slouchy
jeans, t-shirt, and sneakers that have become your daily uniform and opt for a snappier look with
slacks, a nice blouse, and a comfortable pair of flats instead? You won’t spend any extra time
pulling on these garments and you’ll be surprised at the difference a nice outfit can make to both
your appearance and your attitude.