I’m a minimalist at my core and have been since I was in college. I don’t like spending money on things I can find for free, and I also hate clutter. That’s why when it comes to skincare and beauty routines, I tend to stick with the basics. But there are some hacks that can make your morning routine more efficient and help you look great throughout the day—all without breaking the bank or taking up too much space in your home or purse! Below are just a few of those hacks:
Use a BB cream instead of foundation.
BB creams are lighter and more natural looking than foundation, so you won’t look like a caked-on mess. They’re also more moisturizing than regular foundation, which will leave your skin feeling fresh throughout the day. Plus, since they’re easier to apply, it’s a great option for someone who isn’t interested in investing time into applying makeup every morning—ahem, me!
Also: BB creams are cheaper than foundation (although there are some pricey options out there) and better for your skin because they typically contain antioxidants and other beneficial ingredients that protect against environmental damage caused by UV rays. The only downside is that you need to find one with a shade that matches your skin tone exactly; otherwise it’ll look obvious when applied to your face.
Pick a perfume that matches your skin’s pH level.
When you’re selecting a perfume, it’s important to choose one that matches your skin’s pH level. Your body’s natural pH level is generally around 4.5. Perfumes can affect this balance and cause dry skin and irritation if they have a higher or lower pH than you do. If you have sensitive skin, the best thing to do is test the perfume on a small patch of skin first before applying it all over your body—especially if using an oil-based product!
Place toothpaste in a plastic baggie and freeze to make it stay on longer.
Placing toothpaste in a plastic baggie and freezing it will help to make it last longer. The cold temperature will tighten your pores and have anti-inflammatory benefits, making it ideal for acne and pimples.
The best part is that using toothpaste on your face doesn’t have to feel like you’re rubbing sandpaper all over your face—it actually feels really nice!
Use Vitamin E oil as a moisturizer and to make fading scars disappear.
If you’re looking for a great moisturizer, try using vitamin E oil. It’s one of the best natural moisturizers out there and can be used to treat scars and aging skin as well. Vitamin E also has antioxidant properties that help fight wrinkles, age spots and fine lines. If you’re having trouble with stretch marks or acne scars, this is something worth trying!
Use Chapstick as blush.
Chapstick is a great way to get a natural flush on your cheeks.
If you’re looking for a bit of color, but don’t want to wear blush (or if you’ve run out), just swipe some chapstick across your cheekbones and blend into the apples of your cheeks. It’ll give you a subtle flush that makes it look like you’ve been spending time in the sun.
Use wax strips to treat breakouts or small cuts under the skin.
If you’ve got a cut or scrape that needs to be covered, try using wax strips. It may sound strange, but the wax will actually hold onto the skin better than a bandage and it’s less likely to come off when you’re in the middle of something. Just make sure you don’t have sensitive skin since the adhesive can cause discomfort if it gets stuck on your face for too long.
A good alternative to bandages is also great for covering pimples and acne because they help keep bacteria from getting into scratches or cuts under the skin (which can lead to infection).
Use Vaseline to prevent mascara from flaking off or clumping.
This is a great hack for people who are always on the go. Vaseline keeps your mascara from flaking off or clumping, which can happen when you’re rushing out of the house or in your car.
To use it:
Apply a small amount to the top and bottom lashes before applying mascara. It’s also good to use as a primer before applying your mascara for extra hold!
At the end of the day, simply remove your eye makeup with warm water and cotton balls dipped into melted coconut oil (or olive oil). Then wipe away leftover Vaseline with one of those same cotton balls.
Make your own dry shampoo with baby powder and baking soda to keep hair looking fresh all day long.
We’ve all been there. You wake up late and can’t wash your hair before you rush out the door, so you throw on some dry shampoo. But then you get to work and realize that it didn’t quite do its job. Enter: the baby powder hack! Just mix a small amount of baby powder with baking soda to create your own alternative to dry shampoo. Then shake well before using, using a brush to apply it directly onto dry hair and being sure not to use too much—you’ll look like an old lady if you apply too much powder!
If this sounds too complicated for what little time you have in the morning, don’t worry—the same trick works equally well with wet hair! Add some water (or even regular old tap water) into your container of baby powder/baking soda mixture. Use a towel or sponge applicator (or just grab some toilet paper) and lightly dab at your roots until they’re clean again
Wear red lipstick as blush and lip gloss.
Wear red lipstick as blush, lip gloss and a base for other colors.
Use red lipstick as a cheekbone contour. Pinch the apples of your cheeks with one hand and swipe on some red with the other, then blend it out with your fingers.
Use red lipstick as an eyeshadow. Using a small brush or even just your finger tips will make this easier to apply evenly than using your fingers alone! It can be worn sheerly or more opaque depending on how much product you apply—and we recommend applying it wet so that it’s smooth and creamy once dried down on top of any primer or foundation underneath! For an extra oomph without actually putting anything else on our skin (other than maybe some SPF), we recommend using this technique around our lower lash line after applying mascara instead of eyeliner or shadow.”
Minimalism is the way to go when it comes to skincare and beauty routines
You don’t need a lot of products to look good. You can have a very minimal skincare and beauty routine that still gives you the results you want, even if it’s just a few things.
There are many ways to get more out of your skincare products by doing them in different ways, but one of the easiest is using multi-use items that do multiple tasks for you. For example, I like mixing my face wash with body wash to create a quick moisturizing shower gel that also cleanses my face and body at once. This saves time on in-shower multitasking (which I’m never good at), makes me feel clean all over after one step instead of two steps (also not my strong suit), and saves money because now I only need one product instead of two! Similarly, this tip applies when shopping for other personal care products such as shampoo or conditioner—just make sure they’re designed specifically for both!
You can also get more out of your skincare routine by choosing products with natural ingredients over ones made with chemicals or synthetics—this will help keep your skin healthy while getting better results overall (and sometimes saving money too!). In particular: natural oils like coconut oil make excellent moisturizers; aloe vera gel has soothing properties; honey soothes burns from hot water baths/showers/saunas; apple cider vinegar helps balance pH levels in our bodies; baking soda draws toxins away from our skin before exfoliating dead cells away…
We hope these hacks will be able to help you make the most of your time, so that you can focus on what really matters: living a healthy and happy life.