Lounging at a spa and indulging in beauty treatments is what dreams are made of. Time is a precious thing, though, and finding the time to complete every daily task on top of keeping a beauty routine may seem daunting. However, beauty doesn't have to be time-consuming. In fact, beauty hacks can actually end up saving you time at the end of the day, making you feel extra confident and empowered.
Here are ten beauty hacks that every woman should keep in mind...not only are they great for your busiest days, they are great tips in general for saving money, saving time, and looking flawless!
1. Tame Stray Hairs
Stray hairs that stick out around the hairline or refuse to lay flat are frustrating. To save the time and aggravation, add a dab of hairspray on a soft toothbrush and brush the stubborn hairs down. It will keep the hairs in place in a matter of seconds without having to redo the entire hairstyle. Save even more time by taming your hair before the frizz begins! Use AHAVA's Mineral Shampoo and Conditioner to strengthen and hydrate dry hair. This will keep your flyaways intact and your locks looking polished.
2. Enjoy Freshly Shaved Legs Longer
Stubbly legs are a real buzz kill. To enjoy legs that feel freshly shaved for days after shaving, ditch the shaving cream and use baby oil. Baby oil locks in moisture and will leave that silky smooth feeling for much longer. As a bonus, the baby oil will also help prolong the life of the razor.
3. Absorb Grease From Hair
If there's no time to wash greasy hair, grab a bottle of baby powder. Simply sprinkle a few drops on the hair and rub it in until it's no longer visible. The powder will quickly absorb oils and give the appearance of freshly washed locks.
4. Soften Dry Feet Overnight
To pamper feet with no time to spare, slather Vaseline on the bottom of each foot and then slide on a pair of socks. Leave the socks on overnight while sleeping and then remove in the morning. The end result will be soft, pampered feet with little effort.
5. Comb Through Hair in the Shower
To eliminate a tangled mess, apply conditioner in the shower and then brush through the hair with a wide-toothed comb. The conditioner will allow the comb to slide right through knots and tangles. Gently wash the conditioner out after brushing and the hair should remain tangle-free while blow-drying or styling.
6. Apply Oil Around Nails Before Applying Polish
Perfecting a manicure may be a breeze for the professionals, but for most women, there is bound to be a little polish that reaches the skin. Apply AHAVA's Precious Desert Oil around the nails beforehand to nourish your cuticles and to avoid getting any polish directly on your skin. After your paint, wipe the area with a damp paper towel, and any excess polish will come off. Voila!
7. Whiten Teeth Quickly
Whitening teeth does not have to involve expensive toothpaste or a long, drawn-out process of painting whitening cream on each tooth. To quickly whiten teeth, add a little baking soda to toothpaste before brushing. Brush as normal and instantly teeth will appear much whiter and brighter.
8. Curl Lashes Fast
An eyelash curler is a staple beauty tool for a lot of women. While it may get the job done, it often takes several attempts to achieve the perfect curl. To curl lashes perfectly in one attempt, heat the eyelash curler with a blow-dryer for a few seconds before using.
9. Use Q-Tips Dipped in Makeup Remover to Perfect Eyeliner
Eyeliner can be tricky to perfect. In fact, sometimes it takes multiple tries to get eyes lined evenly. Instead of starting over, dip a Q-tip in makeup remover. The Q-tip can then be used to alter the thickness of the line or remove smudges.
10. Beauty Sleep is Key
Sleeping takes a lot of time away from you- but trust us- it's the best time-saving beauty hack there is! Not only will a good night of sleep jumpstart your day and make you more productive by energizing you, it will also do most of your beauty work for you! Your skin repairs itself in its sleep, so the more sleep you get, the fresher your skin will look. Sleep will also help keep away dark circles, saving you time in the morning when you are putting on makeup.
Have any other beauty hacks you'd like to share? Let the Aha! community know in the comments!