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It can take a long time to get ready in the morning when you count the whole routine, including hair, nails, makeup and getting dressed. On top of that, you’re usually still sleepy, have to rush to beat traffic and need to put together a bagged lunch. To help you save time in the morning, we’ve put together some tips on how to put makeup on faster.

The first tip is to keep your skin clean. This will make your makeup routine simpler. Also, check out Natural Treatments for Skin Spots.

The second step is keeping your makeup supplies organized. If your supplies are neat and tidy, it’s easy to find what you need right away. De-clutter your makeup drawer, and throw away anything expired and anything you never use.

Next, start equipping yourself with multipurpose makeup products. These can tackle multiple areas of the face. Applying makeup with these products will make your routine faster. Try the following products:

-Tinted Moisturizer: These can be used to moisturize your face and as a foundation. Buy one that includes SPF for sun protection. A BB cream would be a great choice.

-Eye-and-Cheek Color or Cheek-and-Lip Color: These products make your morning routine faster by allowing you to color more areas of your face in fewer motions. You don’t have to open and apply multiple products for the same effects.

-The Multiple by Nars: This product tackles the eyes, cheeks, lips and body all at once. You apply the product from the stick with your fingers to add color to your face.

-Eyebrow Gel & Mascara: Having a tube of this in your arsenal will mean you can fluff your eye lashes and set your eye brows with the same mascara wand.

Now, decide whether or not you want to use foundation. If you use a tinted moisturizer, chances are you won’t need it. Also, keep your makeup simple. The less complicated your look is, the less time it will take to apply it.

When you’re ready to start putting on your makeup, remember these tips:

-Use a stick foundation as concealer and foundation. A stick form is faster to apply. You can also blend it on your eyelids. Now you’re ready to go!

-Save time on your eyes by freezing your eye pencil, so it won’t break and will go on smoothly. You can even skip the eyeliner and just use mascara in the morning. Lastly, use a powdery eye pencil instead of liquid eyeliner. The liquid version can take way more time to apply.

-For your lips, buy an all-in-one lipstick. Forget about using lip liner before lipstick and a bunch of different products to color your lips.

-If you also like to touch up your nails before work, invest in a speed drying nail polish or a stick-on manicure.

-Use your hair dryer to heat your lash curler before using it.

-Spray hairspray onto a clean mascara stick to style your eyebrows.

With these tricks up your sleeve, you can save time in the morning and look fabulous!

10 Time-Saving Makeup Hacks That You’ll Be Thankful For | Lifehacker

Let’s admit it: no one has perfect skin. We’re all human. That being said, you may want to try some natural skin remedies for treating spots and blemishes. We mentioned in Keep Your Hair Moisturized Using Natural Remedies that store bought beauty products are often expensive and contain chemicals or hidden ingredients. Also, if you have sensitive skin, your skin may react better to natural treatments.

The following are some natural skin remedies you can try at home. You may already have some of these ingredients in your kitchen cabinet.

Lemon Juice – The juice of a lemon can help fade spots on the skin. Lemon contains citric acid and acts like a bleaching agent. Juice a lemon and use a cotton ball to apply the juice to the problem areas. Leave it on the skin for 30 minutes before rinsing it off. You will see results if you apply the juice twice a day for two months. Just be sure not to go into the sun after applying, or you can make your skin worse.

If you have sensitive skin, mix the lemon juice with honey or dilute it with water.

Buttermilk – It may seem counterintuitive, but putting buttermilk on your skin will also help diminish spots. Buttermilk contains lactic acid. You can apply it with a cotton ball and rinse it off after 15 minutes. If you are prone to acne or oily skin, try mixing lime juice into the buttermilk.

Aloe Vera – You’ve probably heard of the many benefits aloe vera has to offer for skin care. You can break off a piece of an aloe vera plant and rub it on your skin. Rinse it off after 45 minutes. It will take a month for you to see results. If you don’t have an aloe vera plant at home, use the aloe vera gel you can buy at the store.

Apple Cider Vinegar – Don’t be afraid of it’s smell; apple cider vinegar can do wonders for your skin, as long as you don’t let it dry out. Apply the vinegar to your problem areas with a Q-tip. You don’t have to rinse, and you can apply it up to twice a day.

Yogurt – Yogurt isn’t just for eating; you can add it to your skin care routine. Mix yogurt, lime juice and oatmeal. Put this mask on your face for 30 minutes. Rinse it off with cool water. Moisturize your face. Use this mask once a day for the first week and then use it twice per week for two months to see results.

Zit Treatment– Calleigh at Beauty Tips 4 Her offers a recipe for a homemade zit zapper. All you need is virgin coconut oil, tea tree essential oil and lip balm tubes. The coconut oil fights bacteria and reduces redness.

Roll-On Blemish Treatment – This recipe is by Jennifer Modisette on Jenni Rain Cloud. Jenni is an Aesthetician and recommends essential oils for acne treatment, because they are antibacterial and gentle on skin. For this recipe, fill a roll-on bottle with the following oils:

Tea Tree Oil (healing and antibacterial)

-Lavender (calming and healing)

-Geranium (fades scars and evens skin tone)

-Ylang Ylang (improves skin tone)

-Frankincense (an astringent that fades scars and assists in regeneration)

-Carrot Seed (assists in regeneration)

See Jenni’s recipe for more details.

Is there a natural skin remedy you love that we didn’t cover her? Let us know, and remember to take good care of your skin this season.