Let's get real. It's much more satisfying to press the snooze button than to wake up 30 minutes earlier just to look presentable. But of course, we don't encourage you to look shabby or show up late for work! Here, we gathered the beauty hacks you can master to shave minutes off your usual morning beauty routine.

1. Dry shampoo it!
When you don’t have the extra minutes to wash your hair, simply spray dry shampoo on the roots to lift them and rid your locks of the greasy feel and odor.

Etude House OMG! Dry Shampoo, P448
Etude House is available at SM North, SM Megamall, SM Makati, SM Mall of Asia, SM Southmall, Greenbelt, Alabang Town Center, and Festival Mall.

2. Style your hair the night before.
Wake up to easy, lived-in locks in the morning by doing this trick: After you shower at night, set your damp hair by massaging it with styling lotion and tying it into loose braids. Use a ribbon hair tie to prevent breakage and unwanted bends.

Goody Ouchless Ribbon Elastics
Goody is available at department stores.

3. Use a leave-in conditioner.
If you don’t have any patience to wait for your conditioner to seep in during your morning shower, a leave-in conditioner will be your best friend. Massage on the ends of towel-dried hair for softer and more manageable locks.
TRESemmé Platinum Strength Stay Soft Leave-In Treatment, P385
TRESemmé is avialble at department stores.

4. Fall in love with BB and CC creams.
Thank the beauty gods for gifting us with multi-tasking face bases. BB and CC Creams cover our blemishes, take care of our skin, and protect us against the sun’s rays.

L’Occitane Pivoine Sublime CC Skin Tone Perfecting Cream SPF20 Broad Spectrum, P1,800
L’Occitane is available at Rustan’s.


5. Put on a bright lipstick.
Appear made up in a flash by just swiping on a full, bold lip.

L’Oreal Color Riche in Red Valentine, P400

L’Oreal is available at department stores.


6. Skip the eyeliner and eyeshadow.
You need to concentrate when you’re doing your lids, and it can be challenging when you're in a rush. Get a wide awake look sans eyeliner, eyeshadow, and lash curler by using a curling mascara.

Bobbi Brown Eye Opening Mascara
Bobbi Brown is available at SM Megamall, SM Aura, SM Mall of Asia, and Rustan’s branches.

7. Invest in long-term hair removal.
Escape the struggle of shaving hairy areas every time by undergoing laser treatment sessions. Although the price may seem steep, the convenience of not having bushy body hair is all worth it.

GentleMax Pro, P2,250 per session; P1,999 per session/6-session package
Skin House Pioneer Center and Mayon Street, Quezon City.

8. Organize your makeup.
When your makeup goods are in their proper place, it will be easier for you to locate your morning beauty essentials.

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