Get Gorgeous in 30 Minutes or Less

Get Gorgeous in 30 Minutes or Less

In a world of last-minute invites and tight schedules, getting gorgeous can no longer be an all-day affair. While following a regular anti-aging skin care regimen will cover the basics and help to keep skin looking younger, smoother, and firmer year-round, day-of invitations or events between appointments may have us needing a little extra boost—and fast!

To help you look your very best in a pinch, we’ve rounded up our top four ways to get gorgeous in 30 minutes or less.

Tress Mess Mask

With changing seasons, regular heat styling, or a few too many days relying on dry shampoo, hair can become dull, dehydrated, and frizzy. Unfortunately, these attributes can negatively affect how others perceive our age, beauty, and health. To give hair a quick, rejuvenating boost and improve those first impressions, try this deep conditioning mask using just three ingredients from your pantry:

  1. In a small bowl, combine ½ cup of mayonnaise with one tablespoon each of coconut oil and coconut extract.
  2. Apply the mixture to the scalp and massage it through your hair, out to the tips. Tie your hair in a ponytail or bun and toss on a shower cap to prevent any mess.
  3. Leave the hair mask in for 30 minutes, then rinse thoroughly.

Pro tip: For extra softness, rinse your hair with a raw apple cider vinegar hair rinse (two to four tablespoons of raw apple cider vinegar to 16 ounces of water).

20-Minute Must-Have Makeup Look

No one wants to fuss with a long makeup routine, particularly with a busy schedule, so keeping application steps to a minimum is ideal. The following makeup routine is simple, offers a good daytime look, and can be easily carried into the evening with a little highlighter, darker eyeshadow, or pop of lip color (don’t skip the lip liner) for added drama.

  1. Start with your moisturizer and SPF, followed by a light foundation. (Makeup that’s too heavy will end up sinking into wrinkles.) Don’t forget to blend well along the jawline and down the neck for a smoother, natural-looking application.
  2. Touch up dark spots and blemishes with a little concealer to brighten and even out skin tone. The best method of application is to dab with a beauty blender or gently blend with a concealer brush.
  3. Apply an eyeshadow that’s just a touch darker than your natural skin tone for a neutral base. Start at the inner corner of the eye and cover the entire eyelid. Add a little highlight with a slightly lighter shade, applying again from the inner corner, but blending just to the center of the eyelid.
  4. Apply eyeliner from the center of the lid to the outer corner. Keep it thin to start and adjust as needed for a little extra drama in your evening looks. Follow up with mascara, using a curler if preferred.
  5. Outline brows with a brow pencil that’s just a little lighter than your brow hairs and fill in thinner patches with short, light strokes, or a brow powder in the same shade as your pencil. Ask your esthetician for a little help defining your best brow shape if needed.
  6. Set foundation with a light setting powder to add a matte finish and ensure your look lasts throughout the day.

Moisturizing Mask

Stress causes premature aging and can make skin look dull and dry. While cutting stress out of a busy schedule may be easier said than done, this simple moisturizing mask can give skin the hydration boost its craving. Raw honey is a powerful moisturizer and its antibacterial properties can soothe acne breakouts, while Aloe vera gives skin a major moisture upgrade.

  1. Start with a tablespoon of raw honey and three inches of a fresh-cut Aloe vera leaf.
  2. Cut the Aloe vera lengthwise and scrape out the inner pulp into a small bowl. Blend pulp with honey.
  3. Apply the mixture to the skin using a masking brush, your fingertips, or the back of a spoon. Avoid the eyebrows, eyes, and nostrils.
  4. Leave the mask on for at least 15 minutes and rinse off with warm water.
  5. Skip foundation to show off your natural glow!

Opt for a Lunchtime Quickie

While it is a proven fact that getting a little frisky can do wonders for your skin and overall appearance, we’re not talking about a romp between the sheets here. Instead, we’re referring to wrinkle reduction treatments with a longer-lasting impact. Powered by advanced radio frequency technology that works to deliver energy deep below the skin’s surface, these treatments spur on skin’s natural collagen and elastin production levels. The result is a firmer, smoother complexion free of fine lines and deep wrinkles in quick sessions of 30 minutes or less. These treatments also require no downtime at all, meaning you can get in, get out, and get back to work without skipping a beat.

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