New year, new you? If simplifying your beauty routine while still looking effortlessly chic is on your agenda, you’ve hit the jackpot. Inspired by Tik Tok’s ‘high-maintenance to be low maintenance‘ trend, we’re diving into routines that make getting ready a breeze without compromising on style.
Imagine waking up and stepping out, ready to conquer the day with minimal effort but maximum impact. So here are some high-maintenance things you can do to stay low-maintenance.
Protective Styles: Your Hair’s Best Friend
Nothing beats the simplicity of a leave-in hairstyle for hassle-free mornings. I love taking an evening shower and doing my hair care routine – conditioner, curling cream, and socks! Heatless curls are one of the easiest ways to look like you’ve gotten a fresh blowout right in the morning. Honestly, there’s nothing better than saying you woke up like that and meaning it.
Lash Serums: The Magic Wand for Your Lashes
I cannot emphasise the potential of lash serums to enhance your lash length and thickness. These serums nourish and boost lash growth, offering a natural yet striking enhancement to your eyes. Patience is key, as results can take several weeks to show, but the wait can lead to beautifully fuller lashes which really truly change up your look to an extent you won’t believe.
Epilators: The Game-Changing Hair Removal Tool
Tired of shaving and waxing hard-to-reach places? Consider getting an epilator – I’m serious. Most of the newer models come with attachments tailored for different body parts, offering superior results and next to no pain. Unlike waxing, which struggles with short hair, epilators effectively remove even the shortest hair, ensuring a sleeker finish without the frequent salon visits – especially for your underarms and bikini area!
A Shot A Day Keeps The Doctor Away!
Swap your morning coffee with a homemade apple cider vinegar-based gut health shot, or any type of pro-biotic drink. This small addition to your routine can really bolster your immune system, alleviate digestive discomfort, and enhance your overall well-being, ensuring you look and feel fabulous. Most skin and mood issues are directly related to your gut health, and for more information – you can take a look at our breakdown of prebiotics for skin health, here.
Red Light Therapy Really Works!
Just a few minutes a day in front of a red light has a plethora of benefits for your skin. From anti-pigmentation to increasing your skin’s natural collagen production – this is one of those things that really shows results if you’re consistent with use. Four to ten weeks is all you need to actively see the changes in your skin. And the best part? It works with practically all skin types!
Lymphatic Massages: The Secret to a Toned Body
2023 gives us lymphatic massages and gua-sha routines, for which I am forever grateful. To reduce bloating, improve digestion, and lessen fatigue, this simple daily practice is pretty easy to do once you get into the groove. It’s a quick, effective way to maintain a toned physique and face, giving you a high-maintenance look with low effort.
Achieving a high-maintenance look with low-maintenance products requires a little bit of time and commitment, but it’s a lifestyle choice that leaves you feeling like your best self.
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