Lazy Girl’s Guide To A Quick Beauty Routine For Times When You Can't Care Less

Written by Pratishtha RanaNov 30, 2023
Lazy girl’s guide to a quick beauty routine for times when you can't care less

The only beauty routine I can follow is one that’s fuss-free and makes me look all set and pretty in 10 minutes – if you nodded a yes to this statement, then this piece of ‘totally doable’ beauty tips is for you, girl! Yes, we’re talking about all the lazy Janes who may be minimalist at heart or just struggle with being loyal to an elaborate beauty routine, but want to look fabulous, nonetheless. The good news? It’s possible with some smart products in your beauty arsenal that’ll do their job perfectly within minutes.

To fulfil your beauty dreams, here’s a know-all guide to a quick beauty routine for when you can’t care less.


Get enough sleep

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Your skin loves getting enough sleep to recharge from the day-long exhaustion. Make sure you don’t upset your body and skin with meagre four hours of sleep. The math is simple; less sleep means dark circles, under-eye bags, pale skin tone and whatnot and that means spending more time fixing it with multiple beauty products. So why not save some time (and your face) with a proper beauty sleep?


Drink water, regularly!

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Water is your skin’s BFF, but skimping on it can turn things against you and your skin. Drinking about 2 to 2.5 litres of water every day will help you flush out the bad toxins and keep your skin hydrated. The right dose of hydration will also keep daily skin dullness at bay and keep your skin looking healthy and supple.


Cleanse and exfoliate

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When you don’t want to spend too much time on skincare in the morning, get yourself the amazing Dermalogica Skin Resurfacing Cleanser that doubles up as a cleanser and an exfoliator. Its highly active ingredients include rose flower oil, lactic acid and vitamin E. Together they clean surface debris on the skin, wipe away sebum and dirt, increase cell turnover and moisturise your skin for long hours.


Jump to the serum

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Brightness, hydration and protection from sun damage, all packed in one serum is a lazy (and, busy) girl’s best bet to get a perfect beauty dose after cleansing the face. We suggest the Lakme 9to5 Vitamin C+ Facial Serum, loaded with vitamin C powerhouse, Kakadu plum. It replenishes your skin with antioxidants that fight pollution, tan and dullness to finally give your skin a revived, glowing look in no time.


All in one makeup

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If a big pile of skincare and makeup products don’t draw your attention, then all you need is that one miracle product that will multitask to its fullest. We personally love the Lakmé 9to5 Primer + Matte Powder Foundation. A 3-in-1 formula that works as a primer to even out skin tone and hides fine lines, as a foundation for coverage and as a compact for a lasting matte finish.


A bold-hued pout

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A bright and bold lip shade can instantly elevate your look and make it look like you put loads of effort into your makeup. No one would know that you spent literally 30 seconds sweeping on that yummy lipstick on your lips. So get smart and pick the right shade like the Lakmé 9 To 5 Primer + Matte Lip Color - Red Velvet and spruce it up in seconds!


Messy hair with a twist!

Messy hair with a twist!

That one hairdo that you can flaunt without spending too much time is a messy ponytail. Mind you, the final result is totally jaw-dropping. Begin by dividing your hair into top and bottom sections. Tease the front side of hair for volume and pull it back into a high ponytail. Leave a few strands hanging in front to frame your face (in a messy way). Now, tie the bottom half into a high pony. The two ponytails should be stacked close to each other. Spray the TRESemmé Compressed Micro Mist Invisible Hold Natural Finish Texture Hold Level 1 Hair Spray for texture and a lasting grip on your hairdo. And, voila!


Pratishtha Rana

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Pratishtha is a writer driven by curiosity. With over two years of experience in journalism, her toes are dipped in the exciting world of beauty, fashion, food, travel and luxury. Trust her words to help you navigate the do’s and don’ts of all that’s trending online (and offline). A lover of minimal aesthetics, she’s also big on experimenting with colours and prints, and often finds herself power-dressing even for a quick grocery run. When not at work, she’s reading a book, learning Korean, binging on K-Dramas and kimchi ramyeon or just karaoke-ing her hours away.


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