The Guide to Simplifying Your Life
1. KEEP YOUR HAIRSTYLE & CUT SIMPLE
Your haircut shouldn’t take you 40 minutes to style in the morning.
I know not everyone is lucky enough to be blessed with good hair, but if you keep a simple haircut that complements your natural hair texture & style, it will save you a lot of headaches in the morning.
I am a wash-and-go sort of person.
Actually, what I do is shower at night, and let my damp hair dry on my pillow, fanned out. I usually wake up with the perfect bedhead hairstyle full of volume, and sometimes waves. Model hair, I call it.
I wouldn’t bother trying to fight against your natural hair — if it’s straight, leave it be. If it’s curly, leave it be.
2. SIMPLIFY YOUR MAKEUP
I don’t go without at least eyeliner, under eye concealer and foundation.
If I do, I am asked constantly if I am sleepy (dark undereye circles).
That being said, if I am not going to work or going somewhere special, I don’t even bother wearing any makeup at all, but it’s part laziness, part wanting to let my skin have a rest.
There’s no need to always wear makeup when you go out.
I know a lot of girls subscribe to this because they feel like their skin is ugly and it isn’t perfect enough to be seen by human eyes… when in reality, it is absolutely fine.
A lot of guys don’t even notice. If they do, they are nowhere as critical as we are of ourselves…. or horribly superficial.
3. USE UP WHAT YOU’VE BOUGHT
5 Shampoo bottles?
4 tubes of moisturizer?
Time to start using them up before buying the next hottest thing.
I am absolutely awful for this, because I am always searching for the holy grail of products, and it isn’t until I try every product on the market that I can make a final decision about what was the best.
That being said, it is a waste to keep around so much product, because it WILL go bad sooner or later.
I’d suggest giving it away — letting someone else try the product, or just simply start using up what you’ve got.
4. SIMPLIFY YOUR ROUTINES
For example, don’t wash your hair and shower everyday — you really don’t need to unless you are sweating constantly and greasy-haired by the end of the day (some people with very fine hair need constant washing).
Use two-in-one products like a shampoo & conditioner mix.
Don’t use shaving cream unless you really have to — I find that just water is enough for my skin, but yours might be too sensitive for it.
My point is not to always use every product marketers try to throw at you: eye cream, face cream, nose cream, wrinkle cream, night cream…. some of it may actually work, but do you really need 50 creams for just your face?
Be critical and skeptical of what you hear.