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Streamline Your Morning Beauty Routine

Posted By Jessica Fisher On March 25, 2009 @ 10:20 am In Home Management,Time for Mom | 5 Comments

Time is a valuable, nonrenewable resource. And the way my life is going these days, I need to make the most of every moment. That means I got to get in and out as quickly as possible. Getting in and out of the grocery store super fast means going alone or with as few children as possible. Getting in and out of the kitchen without a lot of hassle entails preparing a bunch of meals to stash in the freezer [4].

The same goes for my morning “primping” time. I am no fashionista. But, I want to look presentable and avoid the frump as much as I can. I just don’t have a lot of time to spend on “prettifying.” I need to get in and out of the bathroom in short order. And that means using products and methods that will speed up the process.


Here are some tricks that help me streamline my morning primping.

** Make toiletries easy to access. Keep all your beauty aids in one place. I’ve got a large basket that holds brushes, combs, toothpaste, cleanser, etc. (Yes, that’s the very same hairpick from high school to go with the permed hair [6]. It’s lasted 20 years!)

The basket is large enough to hold everything without being crowded. I can easily find what I need – no need to rummage around. Putting things away means just tossing it back in the basket.

** Find an efficient order of actions. Yes, this is going to sound like the dad in the classic Cheaper by the Dozen. [7] I can still see him demonstrating to the high school teachers how to bathe most efficiently. Anyway, find what works for you that keeps your wash-up time to the minimum. I find that washing my face in the shower makes me more likely to actually wash my face, so I keep a bottle of facial cleanser there. The same goes for shaving.

** Use products that save you time. There’s no shortage of short-cut toiletries: fast drying shampoo, 2-in-1 shampoo/conditioner, facial cleansing cloths, Intuition razors [8] that have the shaving lotion built in. Keep an eye out for the product that will help you. Chances are you’ll find coupons and sales that will help you get what you want for a few pennies.

Got another time-saving beauty trick? Share it with us!

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