Frantic But Fabulous: How To Keep Looking Your Best While Under Stress

When your life is keeping you constantly on the run, often the first thing to go is your beauty routine.  No matter how busy you get, though, you still deserve to look and feel your best.  With a few simple changes, you can create a beauty routine that reduces your stress instead of adding to it.

Stay Hydrated

This is one of the easiest ways to look great without adding time-consuming routines to your beauty regimen. Getting your recommended eight to twelve glasses of water a day not only helps your skin stay moisturized and glowing, it can actually help you eat healthier as well.  Stress leaves you craving sugary snacks, but getting enough water can reduce your appetite, making it easier to choose healthy options.  If you find it hard to drink enough plain water each day, add slices of lemon or lime for a touch of flavor without calories.

 

Take It All Off

You’ll find plenty of tips on how to apply your makeup for a beauty routine that leaves you looking flawless.  What these tips don’t tell you, though, is that taking off your makeup is just as important as applying it.  Sleeping in your makeup causes a host of skin problems, ranging from clogged pores and irritated eyes to dryness, redness, and even premature aging.  Over just four weeks, waiting until morning to wash your makeup off can make your skin look ten years older.  Just a few minutes each evening to cleanse and moisturize will keep you looking your best no matter how stressful your days get.

 

Boost Your Confidence

A big part of looking great is feeling great.  When stress has you feeling overwhelmed, take a minute to add some special confidence-boosting elements to your ensemble.  Wear your favorite little black dress, or the fabulous heels you’ve been saving for a special occasion.  If it’s in your budget, a fun new outfit might be just the ticket, but there’s no need to break the bank to feel amazing.  Even something like a new shade of lipstick from the local drugstore, or inexpensive, high-quality perfume from outlet sites like Fragrance-Save can give you the boost you need to face each day feeling flawless.

 

Life is stressful, but there’s no need to let it wear you down.  With a few simple changes to your routine, you can carve out enough time for the beauty regimen you deserve.  No matter how hectic your day gets, when you take a little time for yourself, you’ll always look and feel your best.

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