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It’s that time of year again. Daylight Savings Time is fast approaching, and you probably don’t need a reminder that of what that means—losing an hour. The clocks move forward an hour, and suddenly you have one less hour to sleep, or if you’re beauty obsessed like us, one less hour to spend on your hair styling, makeup, and skin care routines. Of course, it’s a one-time adjustment, until DST comes around again in November, that is. But, even when you get used to the time change, you’ll notice it’s regularly darker in the morning after Spring Forward, making it much less appealing to wake up early and get ready for the day. Hence, why you may want to cut down on your beauty routine as much as possible once Daylight Savings Time hits. No more taking time to give yourself the perfect blow out or meticulously layer your makeup. In honor of Daylight Savings Time, here are six beauty tips for speeding up your beauty routine.
The way you normally wash your face—with a facial cleanser and water—may not seem terribly time consuming, but that’s because you’ve likely never tried any other option. As it turns out, if you get clean with a rinse-free facial cleanser instead, you can save yourself quite a bit of time in the long run. Making the switch to a micellar water, which doesn’t require water, gives you the chance to cut two steps from your skin care routine: rinsing and drying off. Convinced? Pick from our options: the L’Oréal Paris Micellar Cleansing Water Complete Cleanser – Normal to Dry Skin hydrates and soothes, the L’Oréal Paris Micellar Cleansing Water Complete Cleanser – Normal to Oily Skin purifies and mattifies, and the L’Oréal Paris Micellar Cleansing Water Complete Cleanser Waterproof – All Skin Types intensely purifies. Once you have one selected, saturate a cotton pad with the liquid and sweep it over your skin. That’s all there is to it!
Everyone knows moisturizers have one main job—to moisturize (duh)—but that isn’t all they’re good for. Moisturizers come in all varieties, offering everything from anti-aging benefits to skin tone correcting to SPF. Instead of choosing a moisturizer that only offers moisture, pick one that does more. Here are a few of our best options:
L’Oréal Paris RevitaLift Cicacream Face Moisturizer Pro Retinol & Centella Asiatica: Formulated with Pro-Retinol and centella asiatica. this lightweight, protective cream strengthen skin’s barrier and help resist visible lines, loss of firmness and other signs of aging. Immediately skin feels softer and smoother, while the skin barrier becomes stronger, helping to resist signs of aging over time.
L’Oréal Paris RevitaLift Bright Reveal Brightening Day Moisturizer SPF 30: Formulated with glycolic acid, Pro-Retinol, and vitamin C, this daytime moisturizer immediately makes skin appear brighter, while dull, uneven skin tone is renewed with continued use over time. This moisturizer is also formulated with broad-spectrum sunscreen SPF 30, so apply as directed.
L’Oréal Paris AgePerfect Cell Renewal Rosy Tone Moisturizer: Formulated with imperial peony and LHA, this intense daily moisturizing cream for mature skin gently exfoliates dull skin and revives skin’s natural pink tone for a smooth, renewed, younger looking complexion.
When you’re trying to speed up your routine and looking for every possible step you can skip, it’s easy to assume primer isn’t absolutely necessary, but think again. Primer isn’t just an extra step in your makeup routine, it can make all the difference in how your makeup applies and appears. Not only do primers help your makeup last longer and go on more smoothly, as they’re known for doing, but with the right product, they can hydrate and illuminate, too. Try the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro Glow Lock Makeup Primer.
Asking yourself to choose between saving time and concealing imperfections isn’t fair. And thankfully, you don’t have to! Layering color correctors, concealers, foundations, and face powders may be effective for hiding everything from dark spots to blemishes, but it certainly can eat up a lot of time. To have the best of both worlds—time and coverage—switch to using a color correcting BB cream, like the L’Oréal Paris Magic BB Anti-Redness (For All Skin Tones) or L’Oréal Paris Magic BB Anti-Fatigue (For All Skin Types). Both BB creams combine four beautifying actions into one product: neutralizing the look of redness or reviving tired-looking skin (depending on which you choose), correcting skin color for healthy looking, even complexion, hydrating for all day moisture, and perfecting your skin.
There’s no doubt a blowout can look seriously stunning, but blow-drying your hair isn’t the fastest (or easiest) task. If you’re looking to cut down on your beauty routine, heat styling is one of the first things that can go. Allowing your hair to air dry will be much quicker, and you don’t have to compromise on how good your hair looks. While your strands are still damp, spritz with the L’Oréal Paris Advanced Hairstyle AIR DRY IT Wave Swept Spray and scrunch. Then, all you have to do is wait for your hair to dry on its own.
Wouldn’t it be nice to wake up with your hair already done? Well, we’ve found a way to get pretty close to achieving just that. Before bed, after spraying your hair with a wave-making spray, put your tresses into braids. Sleep with your hair as is, and when you get up in the morning, let your locks loose. Finger comb through your hair, and ta-da! Curling wand-worthy waves. A little hair spray to set and you’ll be good to go.
Still looking for more ways to speed up your routine? Check out our article on Time-Saving Beauty Hacks: How to Do Your Makeup Fast.