This is a guest post by Amy Mia Goldsmith. You read more about her by scrolling down to the bottom of the post.
The word ‘busy’ seems almost redundant. In today’s fast-paced world where we’re always running around, chasing our goals, doing our best to keep our social and love life alive, not to mention keep our homes neat, spend time with family and cram in some quality ‘me’ time into our hectic schedules. Still, we all deserve to look mesmerizing even during the longest of days.
Luckily, perfection is no longer an unattainable goal and it doesn’t entail as much effort as you were lead to believe. You can and will look stunning every day and for every given occasion. All you have to do is follow this guide to the letter and make it your guiding star in order to dazzle this Fall.
Audrey Hepburn once said that happy girls are the prettiest girls and while that may ring true to a certain extent, the key to beauty actually lies in living a healthy life and being mindful of your body. This is where the importance of high-quality nutrition steps in. There is a new group of foods on the block, and they’re called superfoods. These aren’t exotic foods, in fact, you are familiar with most of them. However, their power and benefits have only recently been highlighted. Now, what makes these foods so super is the fact that they’re packed with nutrients, antioxidants and omega-3 fatty acids and other goodies that are dedicated to not only preserving and maintain our health but improve the appearance of our skin as well.
The reason this is so is that antioxidants help fight signs of aging, neutralize free radicals and foster collagen production which results in firm, elastic, plump and radiant skin. The best part is, superfoods are very low-maintenance in terms of processing and you can make delicious healthy meals with time to spare. However, just to be on the safe side, don’t skip on Solgar vitamins as they will help you get your daily dose of ABCs and all the other letters. Vitamins are essential for the proper functioning of the body, and when you’re living in a healthy body, your skin will show it.
Take the Minimal Route:
As a busy girl, it’s highly unlikely that you have the time to adopt a Korean 12 step skin care routine. The good news is, you don’t have to. In fact, you can take the opposite route and follow in the footsteps of skin care minimalists. All your skin care regimen truly needs are 3 effective steps in the evening and only two in the morning. Evenings call for a double cleanse – first comes the makeup remover, then a face wash. Tammy Fender Cleansing Milk is up to the task as it virtually melts even the heaviest makeup leaving your face soft and glowy. Face wash comes next, and be sure to choose a gentle one as abrasive and aggressive ones can only lead to further irritation and inflammation.
Now, right before you set your alarm and hit the pillow apply a trusty retinol cream. This vitamin A derivative does wonders for collagen production while you get your beauty sleep and well-deserved rest. As promised, the morning calls for only a splash of water on the face and a great moisturizer. Keep in mind that as fall approaches you may need to switch your light moisturizer with something a bit more nourishing and protective, something like Dr. Jart+ Water Fuse Ultimate Hydro Gel. After that, you are ready for a quick touch up with a simple makeup routine that will make you look like a goddess. One thing to always keep in mind is the importance of two occasional guest stars – exfoliation and masks. Harsh weather can be harsh on the skin, so in order to save time and let your foundation sit flawlessly, pamper yourself with a mask and scrub on your days off – it’s totally worth it.
Beauty on the Go:
Some girls have the time to contour, bake, and spend an hour getting that perfect eyeliner wing. Most of us don’t have that kind of time, but lack of time shouldn’t stand in the way of a flawless, ready to go look. In the spirit of less is more, it’s important to figure out the beauty routine that works best for you and stick to it. Mornings are not for experimenting, so always turn to neutral easy to blend eye shadows, a foundation that requires little time and effort to apply and blend, a touch of mascara and a couple of your go-to lipstick shades that aren’t only easy to apply but also look super-flattering on you. The busy girl’s beauty routine is all about simple, effective, tried and tested products and techniques that allow you to pull off your signature look a little faster every day.
About the Author:
Amy is a lifestyle blogger living in Melbourne and regularly contributes to High Style Life. She is passionate about fashion and leading a healthy lifestyle. She loves to spend her free time traveling, reading and of course shopping!
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