For this week's Aveeno Beautiful Change Challenge, my task is to try and simplify my beauty routine. My first step was to cut the makeup application time down to 15 minutes in the morning. It is really amazing how quickly I can apply toner, moisturizer, sunscreen, foundation, eyeshadow, eyeliner, blush, and lipstick after a couple of practices. This allows me an extra 15 minutes every morning for a cup of Joe or some quick breakfast. Other baby steps I've made to simply my beauty routine are:
1. Apply cuticle oil and hand lotion before going to bed. This way, I wake up with soft hands and great looking nails. I let the magic happen while I'm getting my beauty rest!
2. Whenever I'm in a crunch for time, I apply Aveeno's new Tinted Moisturizer with SPF. It provides a light to medium coverage with the protection of sunscreen. This way I don't have to apply moisturizer, sunscreen, and then foundation. 3 steps in 1!
3. I apply body oil prior to stepping into the shower. I think I read this trick somewhere in Allure magazine. The steam from the shower helps lock in the moisture so when I come out, I don't have to re-apply more body lotion. What a time saver.
4. Last but not least, I also switched to using Aveeno's new Active Naturals Pure Renewal Shampoo and Conditioner. These are great because they are light weight, sulfate-free, and are made with natural ingredients. To further simplify my shower routine, I use the 2-1 formula, which contains both Shampoo and Conditioner. These smell quite nice and they do not dry out my hair.
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