Do you find yourself repeatedly running out the door in a mismatched outfit, or better yet, yesterday’s yoga pants that you picked up off the floor. (Not that you went to yoga, but those pants are so darn comfortable!) Forget makeup, or doing more than a ponytail with your hair. Who has time? Most days you feel its an accomplishment if you just get out of the house with kids in tow.
It’s time to change that morning routine, or rather tweak your routine. First, please take a shower. You will be more awake, alive, and refreshed after dousing yourself with some soap and water. And, many days, you don’t have to do the whole shampoo then condition thing, just condition every other day. (It cuts time, and keeps hair healthier, too.)
Buy a super-absorbant hair towel. Costing only about $20, it will cut the time it takes for your hair to dry in half. Wrap your hair in one when you get out of the shower, and don’t take it off till after you’ve dressed and put makeup on. Don’t feel the need to blow dry till bone dry, do the front face-framing sections. Even if you pull it into a ponytail, or clip it up, it will look neater if the front is dry.
Speaking of makeup, if you’re short on time, a quick once-over with an everyday concealer for face and under eyes, a quick brush of natural bronzer on cheeks, nose, and forehead, and a dab of sheer gloss (or chapstick) on your lips, will let you look and feel pulled together. Forget eyeliners, lash curlers, and eye shadow--anything that takes precision, takes time.
What’s your morning routine like?