Hit That Snooze Button a Little Too Hard? Tips for Getting Ready in a Rush

With Daylight Savings Time just around the corner, we’re all looking forward to a little more sunlight at the end of the day! However, those first few mornings after the time change can be a little rough. After all, you’re losing an hour right in the middle of the night *sigh*.

If you find yourself oversleeping because of the time change, here are some tips to speed up your morning routine and help you deal with running late.

Skip the Shower

If you normally shower in the morning but wake up late, don’t waste time sudsing up — there are plenty of products that can get you smelling sweet in record time.

Spray bottle of Klorane Dry Shampoo with green cap

An oil-controlling dry shampoo like this popular pick from Klorane keeps your tresses looking fresh even if you haven’t had time for a wash.

Dry Shampoo for Oily Hair with Nettle by Klorane | $20

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25-Pack of Mustela Cleansing Wipes in resealable bag

A cleansing wipe like these from Mustela (not just for babies!) will do wonders to refresh and clean your skin if you don’t want to spend the time lathering up at the sink.

Facial Cleansing Wipes by Mustela | $9

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Lavilin Aluminum-Free Deodorant cream in pot with applicator

Super-powerful Lavalin Underarm Deodorant promises protection from odor for up to seven days, so don’t sweat it if you rush out the door without reapplying.

Underarm Deodorant by Lavalin | $17.99

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Have an Emergency Outfit Ready

When you’re crunched for time, you hardly have the freedom to stand in front of your closet and deliberate about which outfit to wear that day. That’s where the idea of an emergency outfit comes in — an outfit you know you like and is appropriate for the occasion. You know that one outfit that makes you feel confident and comfortable every time you wear it? That’s a great place to start.

This isn’t to say that you have to be one of those people that lays out their outfit every single night. Just having a formula that you know you like and can easily put together (like a button-up shirt, slacks, and loafers) can shake off some of the stress in the morning. And it saves time, too!

A man's clothing ensemble laid out in an organized fashion

Make Your Makeup Multitask

When you’re scrabbling to get out the door, the last thing you want to do is slow down to put on a full face. That’s why in these situations makeup products that do more than one job are the stars.

Bottle of Keys KPro Tinted Moisturizer with Sunscreen in white packaging

A tinted moisturizer or BB cream with SPF accomplishes two steps — coverage and sun protection — in one easy-to-apply formula. We like this version from Keys.

KPro Tinted Moisturizer With Sunscreen SPF 30 by Keys | $28.95

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A little wash of color does wonders to spruce up your look and only takes a second, which is why multi-use products like these from ILIA and RMS are a busy-morning essential.

Embrace the Stubble

Shaving isn’t exactly the first thing on your mind when you’ve overslept, so go ahead and embrace the regrowth. Plenty of products can help you get by between shaves without any painful irritation.

Black bottle of Q Brothers Beard Oil with dropper lid

 

Beard oils (like our very own version from Q Brothers!) help condition the hair so it’s softer and more manageable as it grows out. Plus, it smells great!

Q Brothers Beard Oil by Q Brothers | $20

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White tube of Fur Stubble Cream with box

The Fur Stubble Cream is specially designed for hair down there and helps condition, reduce ingrowns, and minimize irritation.

Stubble Cream by Fur | $34

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Make a Graceful Entrance

Even if you follow all of these tips, you may still find that you just can’t beat the rush. In the case that you’re running behind schedule, make sure that you take the appropriate measures to ensure that you’re handling the situation correctly.

Whether you’re heading to class, the office, or an appointment, try to reach someone wherever you’re going to let them know ahead of time that you’re running late. This way, they’re able to plan accordingly. As soon as you arrive, make sure to apologize for being late, but don’t draw any more attention to the fact than necessary.

Two people walking hurriedly past a white building with a white wrought-iron fence