If waking up with puffy eyes, a swollen face, tangled hair and the never-ending urge to hit the snooze button is what your mornings usually look like, we have just one thing to say — welcome to the club! Firstly, let’s make one thing clear — fluid retention that causes puffiness, tangled hair, dull skin and even body odour is pretty common and happens to everyone, so don’t stress over it too much. You only need to spare a few minutes in the morning to fix your look, and you’ll be ready to slay the day!
To help you do just that, we have mapped out a quick 10-minute morning routine that every girl should follow. Check it out.
First things first, prep your skin
Start by washing your face with a good cleanser like the Lakmé Blush & Glow Strawberry Blast Face Wash to eliminate dirt and impurities and any product residue that may have remained from your nighttime routine. Follow this with the Lakmé Absolute Pore Fix Toner to tighten your pores and restore the skin’s pH balance. Next, slather on a lightweight, non-greasy moisturiser like the Pond’s Light Moisturiser Non-Oily Fresh Feel With Vitamin E + Glycerine all over your face. Pro tip: Use a jade roller to get rid of the puffiness and help the moisturiser penetrate deeper.
Makeup to the rescue
Instead of doing the whole shebang, get your hands on a CC cream like the Lakmé 9to5 CC Complexion Care Cream and dot it all over your face. Blend using a damp makeup sponge or a foundation brush. This CC cream gives just the right amount of coverage and comes with inbuilt SPF 20 to protect your skin from sun damage too.
Skip the eyeshadow and reach for a curling mascara like the Lakmé Eyeconic Curling Mascara to curl and define your lashes. Apply a stroke of the Lakmé Eyeconic Kajal on your lower lash line because who can say no to a little eye makeup, especially when it helps conceal puffy eyes! Sweep on the Lakmé 9to5 Primer + Crème Lipstick on your lips to complete your look.
Apply a hair serum
While you prep your skin, don’t forget your hair. Apply a hair serum like the TRESemmé Keratin Smooth Hair Serum to your wet or dry hair to make it more manageable. It’s formulated with camellia oil that instantly reduces frizz and makes it easier for you to detangle your hair. It also adds vibrancy to your tresses while boosting their shine. Just apply to the lengths of your hair and you’re good to go!
Don’t skip the deodorant
If there is one thing we hate the most (after random acne breakouts), it has to be body odour! So, even if you have had a nice, refreshing shower, don’t forget to use a roll-on deodorant like the Rexona Shower Fresh Underarm Roll On Deodorant For Women. Just roll it under your arms right after your shower, and you can avoid odour for upto 48 hours. What we love is that this roll-on deodorant has no alcohol and is safe on your skin, even if you apply it after shaving or waxing your underarms.