Whether you’re a student or the parent of one, one thing is universal: Time is especially precious during back to school season. Homework, swim practice and social activities don’t leave room for much else, so it’s worth making the most of the time you do have. One easy way to do that is by streamlining the time you spend on your beauty routine. From applying your makeup and styling hair in the morning to cleansing at night, there’s a lot of opportunity to take back time. Here, we’ve shared how you can save time and make your schedule feel just a little less rushed.
Streamline in the Shower
Forget the hour dedicated to washing, blow drying, and straightening your hair with a flatiron. For sleek, smooth hair without a serious time commitment, try Fructis Sleek Shot In-Shower Styler, which allows you to skip the flatiron altogether. It’s formulated with a blend of argan oil and plant protein to help create smoothness, control frizz, and enhance shine. And it couldn’t be easier to use: Simply add it in a 1 to 1 ratio to Fructis Sleek & Shine Shampoo. Rinse, condition, blow dry and you’re ready to go.
Turn to a Multitasking Hair Treatment
While cocktailing hair products is ideal for some hair types, such as curly hair, it can be a little time consuming. That’s where a multitasking formula like Whole Blends 10 in 1 Miracle Nectar Leave-in Treatment comes in handy. The honey-infused treatment seals in moisture, detangles, tames frizz, strengthens, restores softness, nourishes, protects against heat, reduces breakage and improves manageability in one spritz. It also works for all hair types, creating healthier-looking hair for all in one spritz.
Style While You Snooze
Instead of fussing with your hair in the morning, style it before you go to bed by braiding your hair. Braiding damp or dry hair helps minimize the amount of friction between your hair and the pillow (and dreaded morning frizz), and it allows you to wake up in the morning, undo them, tousle your hair with your fingers and go. Bonus points if you apply a multipurpose treatment like Whole Blends 10 in 1 Miracle Nectar Leave-in Treatment beforehand.
Wash with Micellar Water
Your average makeup remover will remove makeup—but it’ll take a few minutes, some serious elbow grease, and a lot of rinsing to wash away stubborn waterproof formulas. Nothing sweeps away waterproof makeup, grime, and oil away from skin’s surface as efficiently as Garnier SkinActive Micellar Cleansing Water for Waterproof Makeup. With the help of micelles, which act as a magnet for dirt, oil and makeup, this cleanser works to gently lift them away. And best of all, it doesn’t even require rinsing. Just swipe and you’re done.