If you are one of those moms reading beauty blogs about skincare routines consistent of 20 steps and thinking “Ain’t nobody got time for that”, we hear you. Caring for the kids, helping with their homework, preparing lunch, taking care of the house, and working takes plenty of your time already, but having unnourished skin isn’t an option either. How do you do it then? How to you find the limit between devoting attention to your skin and having time to do all the important things super moms always do?
We let you in on a secret, skincare doesn’t have to be that complicated and time-consuming. Here are some tips on how to take care of your skin when you’re a busy mama.
Always Be Hydrated
This is actually the easiest and the most important part of skincare routine. Dehydration causes the skin to look tired, dry and older, and you don’t want that. For this step, you will need only discipline, and a bottle of water by your side throughout the day. A proper amount of H2O will bring you many benefits, including improved complexion and brighter eyes.
Oil, Oil for Everything
Have you noticed the latest buzzword in the beauty realm? It is oil. Many famous ladies are using it, so if it works for them, it should work for you. Some of the most often mentions are olive and coconut oil, but you can also opt for argan, and other varieties. Oil can be used for removing makeup, nourishing hair, moisturizing the face, taking care of the nails, etc.
Going to a beautician to exfoliate your skin is a time-consuming luxury a busy mom cannot afford. Luckily, you can save both money and time, by exfoliating your skin at home with the tested combinations such as baking soda and water or honey, sugar and oatmeal.
Overnight Face Mask
If you are going for the “I woke up this beautiful” look but do not have enough time to fake it in the morning, why not try to actually wake up beautiful? Use a nourishing, hydrating and anti-aging overnight face mask. You can even save some money along the way and make your own, with mild and soothing ingredients such as honey and lavender.
Use a Self Tanner
If you, like many of us, don’t have the time to actually go sunbathing, without the obligation of running around and keeping a close eye on the kids every minute, then you can use a self tanner to compensate the lack of sun kissed appearance. Your skin will look instantly better and get a healthy glow, so you can ease on the makeup too. Just opt for some healthy moisturizer with the addition of self-tanning component.
Whenever you see a skincare or a makeup product with two or more functions, don’t hesitate to buy. Multitasking products can save you a lot of time, but also money, if you’re looking at it long-term, and we know that moms usually have the future in mind all the times. Just keep in mind that when buying such products, you should opt for the already tested and quality solutions, such as nourishing Clarins makeup.
Makeup “in a Jiffy”
When you are in a hurry to go some place, there are ways to get your makeup just right in a matter of minutes.
- Apply mineral foundation or a toned moisturizer.
- Apply bronzer in the shape of “3” (draw the number starting from the hairline, sweeping below the cheekbones and just below the jawline).
- Apply super volume mascara.
- Use a lip gloss.
- Use eyebrow pencil/gel/shadow.
There you have it – skincare and makeup tricks every busy mom wishes she knew about yesterday. But never mind, tomorrow is a new day.
What are your favorite skincare tips?
Sophia Smith is an Australian based fashion, beauty and lifestyle blogger. She is very passionate about photography, interior design and DIY projects. Sophia writes mostly in beauty and fashion related topics, mainly through blogs and articles. She is a regular contributor at High Style Life.
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