How to Look Gorgeous in 8 Minutes a Day

It’s not just what you apply to your skin, hair, and nails that matters—when you apply it can yield dramatic results, fast!

Article By: Krista Bennett DeMaio

shower_womanYou’re busy, we know! Managing a healthy lifestyle is no small thing. Your day consists of a carefully orchestrated agenda filled with meal planning, fitting in workouts, connecting with your family and friends, and oh yeah, balancing all of it with a career, hobbies, and any other activity you find rewarding. So who needs to waste time slathering on beauty products that don’t deliver results? Not you!

Fortunately, you can increase the efficacy of your everyday beauty treatments, just by applying them at the right time. So go ahead, break out your day planner and pencil in these get-pretty appointments.

The best time to deep condition your hair: Morning

Your hair will soak up moisture any time you offer it, but by applying a leave-in conditioner, before you leave the house, you’re giving your hair a little extra protection against damaging UV light, says Jet Rhys, a San Diego salon owner. “The leave-in conditioner will create a protective shield of humectants around the hair and plug up any porous spots,” she explains. Without it, sun can penetrate strands, fading your color and leaving hair dehydrated and dull. In the shower, shampoo and condition your hair as usual. Towel dry, then apply a leave-in treatment to towel-dried hair from the mid-shaft to ends.

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