Looking good every day doesn’t have to mean spending hours in front of the mirror each morning. In fact, many of us don’t have the luxury of doing this- whether you’re a busy model or a busy mum, we all want to be able to get out of the door without too much fuss but still look our best. If you plan ahead, there are some ‘high maintenance’ habits you can do that will set yourself up for a low maintenance routine every day. This will keep you looking polished and put together, but with minimal daily effort. Here’s how to go about it.

Invest in Professional Skincare

Do you get up in the morning and shock yourself in the mirror? Pallid complexion, dry skin, spots, dark circles under your eyes and fine lines? These are all common skin complaints, and if you’re self conscious of them you might have to spend time concealing and adding foundation to get to a point that you’re happy with. But by investing in professional skincare treatments can make a world of difference- this means occasional visits to a dermatologist or an aesthetician for facials. They can recommend the right skincare thats tailored to you too to address your skin issues. Treatments like chemical peels, microdermabrasion, or facials can deeply cleanse and rejuvenate your skin too. If you have issues with things like visible veins, a facial vein treatment clinic can get rid of this completely for you, bringing back your confidence and saving you time on covering up. By putting in a bit of time at a salon every few weeks and a skincare routine before bed, you’ll have glowing skin that doesnt need to be covered up with makeup.

Eyebrow Grooming

Your eyebrows frame your face and can dramatically impact your overall appearance. Well groomed eyebrows can make you look polished even without a full face of makeup, they will also make you look younger too. There are a few high maintenance options that can save you time daily. Eyebrow waxing is a great way to keep your brows neat and defined. Regular appointments every few weeks can ensure that stray hairs are kept in check. For those who want to cut down on their daily makeup routine, eyebrow tinting is an excellent choice. Tinting adds colour to your brows, making them look fuller and more defined without needing to fill them in every morning. For the ultimate low maintenance brow solution, consider microblading. This semi permanent tattooing technique creates the appearance of fuller, perfectly shaped eyebrows that last for up to two years. With microblading, you can wake up every day with flawless brows, no need for any daily grooming or makeup application!

The Right Haircut and Color

Your hair is probably another significant factor in your daily routine. If you get up in the morning and your hair is standing on end and looks awful, chances are it’s a constant battle that takes time and energy. Your first step is to get your hair in good condition, this involves using repairing products like k18 or Olaplex to repair broken bonds. It might involve having a ‘big chop’ to get rid of dead ends, and to stop home dying and bleaching. Hair thats in good condition is much more manageable and will right away be easier to style and tame in the mornings. The next step is having a cut and colour that works for you. This means taking your natural hair colour, growth rate and texture into consideration. If you always look awful due to outgrown roots then have your hairdresser switch it up to something that grows out more nicely. If you have curly hair that you’re forever straightening then instead of fighting it, work with it. Get a curly cut and have your hairdresser show you how to style it properly to enhance rather than work against your curls. You’ll find it’s much easier and quicker to do each day!

What high maintenance habits do you have to keep yourself as low maintenance as possible?