Let me be clear. I don’t hate sleep, but I am staring down the barrel of two nights (Wednesday and Thursday) with little sleep, one long day tomorrow, a full size day Friday and the need to be fresh and ready-to-interact with the public and colleagues both days.
For tomorrow, I got started with my beauty routine tonight. These five steps are essential for nights of little sleep when you need to be on point in a rush tomorrow.
Step one: I thoroughly remove my makeup
Taking off your makeup should be a no brainer, but I fess up to not always doing this before I pass out at night. The night before a hurried big day, it is essential to do so. Use a make-up remover towelette or a face wash/remover that specifically removes eye make-up. You will waste more time trying to separate lashes clumped by a mascara the day after than it takes to remove the makeup the night before. This will also help your face rest for the day ahead even though you aren’t going to get all the shut eye you need.
I am on a two-day hair wash cycle but a daily shower cycle. From time-to-time this necessitates using a dry shampoo to help absorb any oil at the roots and fluff up the hair for the day ahead. However, I prefer a powdered dry shampoo and that can be difficult to comb out in the morning or to blend. How to solve this problem? I use it the night before when possible. Sprinkle in the dry shampoo — I use Oscar Blandi Pronto Dry Shampoo — and then finger comb. If it doesn’t blend it totally, it’s no big deal. It will be assimilated when you wake up the next morning. [Read more…]