Want to give your beauty routine an 'about face' this year, but think that you don't have time? Think again! Establishing a beauty routine doesn't have to burden your busy schedule. Read on for tips to bring a little more beauty into 2012.

Resolve to Make Skin Care a Daily Ritual

One of the most important steps that you can add to your daily routine is to wash your face before bed. It's tempting to fall into bed with traces of dirt and makeup still sitting on your skin. Take an extra few minutes to wash your face, and you'll be ensuring that your skin will be glowing in the morning! For those extra hectic days, try keeping makeup remover wipes next to your bed — they'll do in a pinch!

Master a 5-Minute Makeup Routine

Many of us don't have the time (or the skills) to put on a full face of makeup everyday. You really only need 5 minutes to face the day: apply moisturizer, brush a powder foundation all over, add a touch of blush or bronzer, and sweep on mascara. Done!

Wear Sunscreen Every Day

Sun damage can happen every day of the year, for every skin type. Choose a moisturizer with a minimum SPF of 15 and slather it on daily. You'll ensure that you're protecting your skin from damaging UV rays, and helping to prevent wrinkles and age spots. Don't forget to reapply during the day if you're engaging in any activities or spending extra time in the sun.

Save Time With Technology

Simple steps like using an electric toothbrush that signals you when you've brushed for 2 minutes can help to keep you on track. Replace hairdryers or straightening irons that don't perform efficiently. Check out this post from Lifetime's The Balancing Act about Remington's i-LIGHT Pro™ to save time waxing and shaving. Investing in the best beauty tools can help to streamline your beauty routine.

Make Pampering a Priority

Treat yourself to a manicure, pedicure, or massage every few months. A little extra "me" time will make you look and feel beautiful! Go ahead, you're worth it. Indulging in a terrific new hair color or even just a new lipstick will give your looks and your spirit a lift!

Work these easy tips into your routine and make time for a more beautiful you this year!