For most women, time often seems rather limited in the mornings – that constant race against the clock as soon as the alarm goes off. I believe a simple and effective skincare regime is a must, enhancing natural beauty to ensure my complexion is glowing and I’m ready for the day ahead. There is no need for a complicated routine involving plethora of expensive products; instead, follow a few basic tips to give your skin the tools its needs to withstand life’s daily stresses and keep you looking your best. Here are my everyday beauty tips for busy women on the go.
Start the day with a gentle face scrub in the shower, exfoliating away any dead skin. This will also remove any remnants of the previous day’s make-up that may have not come off the night before. Starting a new day with a fresh base is key. My favourite is a natural scrub such as Bella Rock’s Bamboo and Honey Face Scrub – available in our Bristol boutique.
Choose a moisturiser that includes SPF30 and vitamin A, an anti-wrinkle ingredient, ensuring that one product multitasks and does so much more than just hydrating your skin. UV rays are responsible for prematurely ageing the skin and causing dark spots, so it is important to keep your skin protected all year round. I find including it in my daily moisturiser guarantees that this is never forgotten.
Use a concealer a couple of shades lighter than your foundation to brighten up any dark circles under your eyes. With a busy day at the office, it’s inevitable you will be making a lot of eye contact with your colleagues and so keeping those eyes bright and alert are key to looking your best.
Keep it Simple
Don’t over complicate things; stick to a few essential make-up products that work for you. Using too many products or applying too much make-up for a long day in the office not only takes up more of your time in the morning but it becomes more obvious throughout the day when it begins to rub off. This can lead to the need to re-apply during the day, which is time-consuming and unnecessary if just a few durable products are used instead. My four everyday essentials are a matte foundation, a warm bronzer, an eyebrow shadow and mascara.
No matter how tired you are after a demanding day at work, make sure you remove your make up before going to bed. Whether it’s with warm soapy water or quick make-up wipes, you will be removing more than just the coat of make-up but also the layer of dirt and sweat that has accumulated throughout the day on your skin. Rid your pores so they can breathe with ease as your head hits the pillow.
This very important tip is not only the simplest but costs nothing at all. Getting a good night’s sleep is key to looking and feeling fresh and rejuvenated. Avoid puffy, bloodshot eyes and get rid of dark circles by making sure you get plenty of blissful rest each night – eight hours is optimal to prevent your complexion looking dull. Natural beauty will always prevail against man-made products – so often, the little things can give your skin all the fuel it needs to recharge and repair.
Follow these simple beauty tips for the busy woman, ensuring your body and skin stays in tip-top condition with the easiest of regimes. Your skin will be glowing, your eyes will be bright and your look will always feel put together yet will only take a minimal amount of time in the morning when every minute counts.