Life is busy. Getting glammed up is fun but sometimes it can be too time-consuming. Luckily, there are tons of beauty hacks for every aspect of your beauty routine.
We’ve got you covered head-to-toe with these awesome beauty hacks for the lazy girl in you.
These hacks will save you so much time to hit that snooze button a few more times, watch soapy dramas or scroll through your social media a little longer in the mornings.
Check out these beauty hacks for lazy mornings.
Hacks for your hair
We can’t all travel with our own personal glam squad. If you’re rushing in the mornings or looking for an easier way to maintaining your roots, here are a few hacks for your hair.
- If your roots are in desperate need of a touch-up, but your salon is booked, use a messy side part to hide the overgrown roots. A middle part will only highlight the color contrast.
- If you don’t have the time to blow-dry wet hair after a shower, twist your hair in a low, loose bun with a clip. When your hair air-dries, take your hair down and use your finger to separate the waves.
- If you want curly hair, but you don’t have the time to make the effort, braid your hair in a loose braid before you go to sleep. In the morning, you’ll have carefree mermaid waves.
- If you have greasy hair, sprinkle baby powder on your roots before bed. Let the baby powder absorb the oil while you sleep and wash it out in the morning. Your hair will be shinier.
- Cold weather is the time for cute boots, warm sweaters…and static cling. If you look like you stuck your finger in a light socket, use dryer sheets to get rid of the static. Simply rub your hair with the dryer sheet and say goodbye to embarrassing static.
Hacks for your body
Your body might be a temple, but it’s a temple that needs constant maintenance.
- Many people spritz a few shots of perfume on their wrists and expect the smell to last all day. Instead, the smell fades quickly. Putting Vaseline on the pulse points of your wrists before you apply the perfume helps the scent last longer on your skin.
- Shaving your legs and underarms can badly irritate your skin. Use a two-step process of black tea and vinegar to reduce the blotchy redness. The first step is to dilute apple cider vinegar in water and apply the mixture to the irritated area. Steep a black tea bag and let it cool. Once the tea bag has cooled, massage the affected area with the tea bag.
- Sleep is important for your body’s health. Many people watch TV or scroll their social media accounts from their bed and then wonder why they can’t sleep. You can train yourself to fall asleep faster by getting out of bed as soon as your alarm goes off and making your bed a screen-free zone.
- Epsom salt is great for soothing sore muscles, but it can also be applied topically as an exfoliator. Add a drop of a cleansing lotion to the Epsom salt and massage into the skin. Rinsing with warm water will help wash away the toxins and dead skin cells.
Hacks for your face
Give good face with the beauty hacks:
- Remembering to remove your makeup at night can be hard. You’re tired, it’s late and a zillion other excuses. Keep makeup remover pads in your dresser so you don’t any reason for not taking off your makeup before bed.
- If you wake up late or are feeling super lazy one morning, use lipstick as a 3-in-1 makeup tool. A swipe of lipstick can cheekbone, brow bone and lips to save time. Just use your fingers to blend the lipstick.
- If you’re suffering from a serious case of dark circles, draw triangles under your eyes to mask the circles. The concealer will light your face and take the spotlight off your eye bags.
- Green tea isn’t just for your internal health. It can be used to reduce puffy eyes, too. Despite being touted as a health craze, green tea contains caffeine, which can help tighten the skin in a good way to reduce puffiness. Hold cool, steeped green tea bags under your eyes for about five minutes and watch the puffiness fade.
Hacks for your eyebrows
Full eyebrows are trendy, but some of us never recovered from the thin eyebrows of the 90s. If you fell victim to over-plucking or have other eyebrow woes, these hacks are for you.
- Your eyebrows should be the last step in your makeup routine. This ensures that your eyebrows will balance out the rest of your makeup instead of overwhelming your face. Sure, dark, full eyebrows are in, but do they go with your natural look?
- Work with your own eyebrows, not someone else’s. Your favorite celebrity might have eyebrows on point, but would they fit your face? Probably not, but your eyebrows do. Use products to enhance your brow line, not recreate Kim Kardashian’s brows.
- Use concealer above and below your brow bone to add definition. Blend with a brow brush.
- You don’t have to strive for symmetry. Eyebrows aren’t meant to be identical. Every aspect of your face is different on one side than the other side, including your brows.
Hacks for your eyelashes
If you prefer to stick with your natural eyelashes instead of sticking on false one, tries these hacks to make your eyelashes stand out.
- If you have an unsteady hand when applying eyeliner, use can use petroleum jelly to clean up the edges. Simply dip a Q-tip in petroleum jelly and swipe up the mess.
- Speaking of messy eyeliner, winged eyeliner is a skill that takes some practice. You can use the edge of a spoon to get both sides even. Use the handle of the spoon to draw a line at the corner of your eye. Flip the spoon over and draw another line. Remove the spoon and connect the two lines.
- Eyelash curlers work best under heat, but how do you heat up such a small area? Your hair dryer! Use the heat from the blow dryer to heat up the eyelash curler. Let it cool for a few seconds before applying the eyelash curler to your lashes.
- Baby powder has a place in many beauty hacks, including making eyelashes look longer. Use a cotton swab to apply the baby powder to your lashes before applying mascara.
Hacks for your lips
Your lips are probably the easiest part of your makeup routine. These hacks will help your lips look shiny and nourished.
- Exfoliating your face is a must for every beauty regimen, but what about your lips? You can use lip scrubs to slough off the dead skin cells that make lips look flaky and cracked. Exfoliating also helps make your lipstick last longer.
- If you suffer from chapped lips, no matter what the weather is like outside, you can use honey to make a natural DIY lip balm. Honey has antibacterial and moisturizing properties to help keep your lips soft. Mix honey, olive oil and sugar together. Massage the mixture onto your lips and wash off with warm water for hydrated lips.
- Forget the fillers; you can use peppermint oil for an all-natural lip plumper. Peppermint increases the blood circulation under the skin, which makes your lips swell a little bit, but not too much to look fake. Simply add a few drops of peppermint oil into your lipstick before applying.
- Matte lips are a little 1990s, but if you want to go retro, rub a small amount of concealer over your lips before applying any product. It will help your lipstick last longer, too.
Hacks for your teeth
Taking care of your teeth is more than just brushing and flossing. These hacks can help prevent teeth stains and keep teeth strong.
- The malic acid found in strawberries can whiten your teeth and remove stains. Crush up strawberries and mix with baking soda to form a basic strawberry toothpaste. Use the toothpaste a few times a week and enjoy your coffee without worry about teeth stains.
- Chewing gum seems like a thing for kids, but it can help rid your mouth of bacteria, especially after eating. A lot of newer gum brands contain xylitol, which is an ingredient that helps prevent bacteria from clinging to your teeth. However, if you have dogs, the xylitol is extremely toxic to them, so keep gum out of the reach of their paws.
- Drinking green tea isn’t just great for your body; it’s great for your teeth, too. The antioxidants found in green tea can help strengthen your teeth and fight off infections.
- Eating chocolate to prevent tooth decay? An entire world says, “yes, please.” Dark chocolate has numerous health benefits, including the ingredient called tannin. Tannin reduces the level of acid in your mouth, which can help prevent gum inflammation and tooth decay.
- You’ve probably seen videos on social media of people brushing their teeth with charcoal. It seems strange, but mixing charcoal powder with your toothpaste can help whiten your teeth. Leave the charcoal toothpaste on for about 5 minutes before rinsing with water.