A 10-Minute Beauty Routine for Last-Minute Hookups
When bae hits you with that "There in 10 mins" text, and you haven't showered in a week...
How on earth can you possibly get ready in just 10 minutes? Have you got that text before? Then you probably know the hardships of getting showered, scrubbed, and moisturized in a flash.
The thing is, it is possible. You can get groomed and gorgeous for that last-minute hookup with bae. Here's a 10 minute beauty routine to clear, smooth, brighten, and tighten from head to toe.
2 Mins: Wash with Anti-Blemish Cleanser
Hop in the shower, and wash your face and body using Rainbow's Anti-Blemish Cleanser. Lather it up, massage it into your skin, and rinse.
This clarifying cleanser contains salicylic acid and hemp to exfoliate away dead skin cells, clear pores of oil and impurities, and reduce angry red breakouts.
This face wash is perfect for oily skin and acne-prone skin. It'll clear any face or body breakouts right up while shrinking pores and preventing future blemishes from forming.
5 Mins: Get Sparkly with Glow Mask
After rinsing off your cleanser, slather on a thick coat of Glow Mask. You can apply this to your face and body -- wherever you need a little added radiance. Leave it on for 3-4 minutes before rinsing. And voila... Disney princess levels of sparkle!
This illuminating mask contains skin buffing glycolic acid and protective bakuchiol to swipe away dead skin, reveal a fresh and glowing complexion, and protect skin from external aggressors. It can also help fade dark circles, discoloration, as well as even out skin tone.
Glow Mask is one of those beauty products that deserves a lasting place in your skincare routine. It can work wonders for your complexion. Plus, it creates a smooth and sparkly base for your makeup look. Seriously, your concealer, foundation, and cream blush will glide on much easier -- and last longer! -- when you pep your skin with this superstar skin-smoother.
1 Min: Firm Up with Tighten Serum
You only need a minute to apply this skin-firming Tighten Serum. After rinsing off your mask, pat your skin dry with a clean towel, and proceed with serum application.
Formulated with antioxidant-rich red microalgae and an exfoliating AHA blend, this face and body serum lifts, firms, and brightens your whole body, from your face and neck to your tatas and tush.
Exfoliation is our fave beauty secret for instantly brightening and smoothing the complexion. Plus, it helps other skincare products penetrate more effectively. And, for the icing on the cake, it can buff away dull, dry skin for a complexion that gleams.
2 Mins: Moisturize with Hydrate Body Butter
He's almost here. But you've still got a couple of spare minutes to get your skin sweet and smooth. Complete your routine with a scoop of Hydrate Body Butter. It's enriched with hydrating coconut and anti-aging vanilla to leave you smooth, soft & smelling sweet! No wonder it's trending on all our social media platforms!
Aim to apply this while your skin's still a little damp from the serum, as this is when your skin drinks up hydration.
READY FOR MY HOT DATE!!!
GOT A FEW SPARE MINS? TRY THIS 5-MINUTE MAKEUP ROUTINE
You absolutely don't need makeup to look hot and sexy. But if you're into makeup and you want to emphasize your features a little more, makeup can definitely work wonders. Plus, it's fun to do! Here's a super quick makeup routine to try before your hot date arrives!
- Concealer + Bronzer
Cover up your dark circles or blemishes with a few dabs of your favorite concealer. You can also use it in combination with bronzer to contour your face and cleavage -- only if you wish, of course. It's a great and super fast hack for defining your face. Simply apply the concealer to the areas you want to highlight and a little bronzer to the areas you want to de-emphasize. And most importantly: blend, blend, blend!
- Eyeshadow, Eyeliner + Mascara
Open up those big beautiful peepers of yours with a swipe of shadow, a carefully drawn cat-eye, and several lashings of mascara. If you're stuck for time, you can also skip the first step and start with this one. The eyes, after all, are the windows to your soul. If there's one place you'll want to focus on, it's your eyes.
- Lip Liner + Gloss
Complete your routine by carefully outlining your pout with lip liner and swiping on your fave lip gloss. Instant glam effect! Of course, you can also add a little tint if you're looking for a color boost.
If you and bae are planning on spending your romantic evening outdoors, remember to apply plenty of SPF! Sunscreen is essential for protecting your skin from skin-harming UV rays and pollution. This step should be applied directly before applying face makeup like foundation or concealer.
You might want to consider using an under-eye cream formulated with SPF in order to ward off creases around the eyes. You'll find a whole range of sunscreens at your local drugstore or online if you don't have one in your beauty cabinet.
Preparing for a hot date doesn't mean spending hours getting ready. You don't need to pile on tons of skincare products, heavy makeup, or change your hair color to prep for a spicy date. You look amazing how you are!
As you can see from this article, all you really need are a few good skincare products and 10 minutes of your time. So, the next time you get one of those texts from bae, make sure you have this routine and the products on hand so you can whip your bod into shape in a flash. Easy!
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