It’s that time of year again. Whether you have school-aged children or you’re going back to school yourself, one thing is for sure: your morning routine is about to be turned upside down.
Whatever you do, don’t panic! Take a deep breath and follow these helpful tips to put your best face forward:
Start fresh. Is there anything better than a brand new notebook, filled with crisp, clean paper? Just like with new school supplies—now’s the perfect time to give yourself a fresh beauty start. First, go through your stash and toss any old or expired products. (Use this handy guide to determine when products are past their prime.) Next — and this is fun part — do a little shopping to find yourself some new staples: perhaps a new shade of lipstick or foundation that closely matches your fall skin tone.
Get organized. With only seconds to spare in the mornings, there’s no time to dig through your makeup drawer for your favorite lip pencil. Once you toss any old, expired items, it’s time to get organized. Separate items you save for special occasions (like that glittery eye shadow) from everyday essentials. Be sure to keep the items you use most in plain sight for quick, easy access.
Save time. Instead of bolting out the door without looking in the mirror, simplify your routine down to a few steps. Get a low-maintenance haircut that only requires a quick brushing. Keep nails short and healthy. And when it comes to cosmetics, use multi-purpose products whenever possible, like these brand new 6-in-1 BB creams from Vitacost glonaturals. The formula was designed to hydrate, brighten, protect, even, renew and smooth skin with just one swipe!
New look. Remember how great it felt to wear new school clothes? Now’s your chance to do something new. Put your hair up with clips, pick a new shade of nail polish or try something totally out of your typical comfort zone!
The Beauty Boss blogs are compiled by our staff editors Rebecca Chopin and Katie Kaleita, who work closely with the Vitacost.com beauty department experts to bring you the most relevant, up-to-date information on natural beauty and anti-aging tips and trends.