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8 Beauty Hacks That Will Save You Time in the Morning

Getting out of bed in the morning is hard. It’s even harder if you aren’t a morning person and you’re well acquainted with your snooze button. Sometimes those extra 10 minutes of sleep can mean sacrificing part of your morning prep routine so you can be out the door on time. Keep reading for eight beauty hacks that are guaranteed to save you precious minutes so you can hit that snooze button with a little less guilt.

Sleep With a Silk Pillowcase
Pillowcases made from silk are more gentle on your hair and face. Because silk doesn’t absorb and retain moisture as much as other fabrics, pillowcases made from silk lead to fewer breakouts and less frizzy hair. That means less time spent covering pimples and de-frizzing your locks and more time spent on your beauty sleep.

Curl and Line at the Same Time
One of the most time-consuming aspects of doing your makeup in the morning can be applying eyeliner. Save time and guarantee your top liner is perfectly straight by applying your pencil liner to the top of your eyelash curler. When your lashes are getting curled, the liner will transfer to your lid in a perfectly straight line every time!

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Do Your Hair Last
It may be tempting to dry your hair as soon as you get out of the shower in the morning, but resist! By waiting to dry your hair last, you give your hair the chance to air dry a little, cutting your drying time substantially.

Easy Beachy Waves
For beachy waves that will make any surfer chick jealous, split your hair into four sections and braid each one, then run your straightener a few times down the braid. You’ll be left with delightfully beachy waves in just a few minutes. Finish your look off with a sea salt spray to guarantee a light hold through the rest of the day.


Dry Nails in 60 Seconds
One of the most painfully annoying beauty processes is waiting for your nails to dry. When you’re on the run and just can’t wait, dip your nails into a bowl of ice-cold water for about 60 seconds. The ice water will instantly dry your nails and solidify the top coat so you’re immune to chips, bumps and smudges.


Hassle-Free Shaving
No time to hop in the shower and shave? Use lotion to dry-shave your legs! To get a smooth shave without the shower, apply a thick layer of lotion to your legs and shave like you would if you were in the shower. Once you’re done shaving, simply wipe the excess lotion off. Your legs will be hair-free and baby smooth.

Befriend Dry Shampoo
If you’ve woken up late and are on the run, the last thing you can afford to do is take a long, relaxing shower. Fake the just-washed hair look by applying dry shampoo to your roots. It will absorb the oil and make your hair look fresh all day. To save even more time, apply dry shampoo before going to bed; you’ll wake up with that just-washed feeling.


Double Duty Makeup
Instead of spending precious time looking for a blush that will match your lipstick, use your lipstick as a cream blush. Just rub a little lipstick on your finger and then gently dab it on the apples of your cheeks. A perfect match every time!

To learn more tips and tricks for makeup and beauty, be sure to check out the Ogle School blog.

About the Author

Shalott Cecchini
Shalott Cecchini is a beauty and lifestyle blogger based in Dallas, Texas. She is the founder and author of, where she navigates the world of all things beauty one swatch at a time.