Hey there mommies! You’ve been very busy with all your household chores and maintenance of the house. From keeping baby’s clean sheets and beddings stocked up, along with the kid’s school clothes and daddy’s work clothes, you’ve had to do your weekly groceries shopping, daily cooking, and much more. You’ve been snowed under with so much work in the house, you’ve not had time to take care of your skin, face, and nails. We know what it’s like – but worry no more, because here are 10 simple tips to help you cope with your hectic lifestyle. Very fast but highly effective.
Apply Face Masks
If you feel like your face is a bit dry and lacks moisture, apply some face masks before you go to sleep. The face masks help you feel relaxed because of their fresh and soothing sensation when applied. Leave them on your face for about 20 – 30 minutes before you go to bed, and when you’re done, your face will look brighter and healthier than ever. Repeat at least 2 to 3 times a week.
Aloe Vera Gel
To grow longer eyelashes naturally, try using aloe vera gel. Aloe vera helps condition and strengthen brittle lashes. This is not an overnight fix but can really help lashes look shinier and helps boost lash growth. If you are lucky enough to have aloe vera growing in your garden, you can squeeze the gel directly from the plant for a truly organic application.
Gel Polish Excitement
Have you been frustrated with your nail polish chipping off while doing chores? Try using gel polish, which is much stronger and longer lasting than ordinary nail polish. It takes a little longer to apply in the first instance because it needs several coats, but it will last 2-3 weeks and is much more resistant to chipping than ordinary polish. Check out online retailers like Svensson to see the great range of colors available.
Bold colored lipstick
When you became a mom, your face might have started to look a bit tired and gloomy. One way to fix this is to use a bold colored lipstick that has a power of intensity to instantly wake up your face. To find the right shade for you, go and play around at the makeup counter. You may be able to find a color that is unusual but looks nice when applied to your lips. You never know, it might even become your favorite lipstick!
Try easy hairstyles
You wake up early in the morning, maybe by 5 am, and have to prepare breakfast and get the kids off to school without having barely enough sleep. You want to be presentable but you have no time to go to the salon. So try some easy hair dos. There are lots of tutorials available online from which you should be able to choose a hairstyle that looks good but is easy to manage.
As you become a mom, you may lose time to keep your wardrobe up to date or go shopping for accessories. Your wardrobe tends to become full of the basics and parent-type of clothing that is very plain in style. To brighten up your wardrobe, try to find a couple of pieces of costume jewelry that you can use with different outfits so that they don’t look so plain. You don’t want to look like a jewelry shop though, so just one or two pieces to add some interesting detail to your dress is all your need.
Maintain smooth skin
Even though you might be getting stressed out from time to time, don’t skip on skin care. Never shortcut your skin – always stay hydrated. Especially when you get older, hydration is extremely important and so you should drink plenty of water during the course of the day and hydrate your skin over the entire body with a moisturizer whenever you have the time.
Emphasis on your eyebrows
No one wants to look like they just rolled out of bed. An easy way to make it look like you didn’t forget to apply some makeup is to put on some eyebrow gel. You can choose whether it is tinted or not, just something that will put a little life on your face. Eyebrows really frame your face but don’t make them too dark if you don’t have time to make-up the rest of the face. Just a little definition in your eyes by adding some eyebrow gel to tame and shape them a little bit.
Keep your lips hydrated
When you don’t have any lipstick or lip gloss left on your lips, apply again. It’s important to keep reapplying lipstick or lip gloss through the day otherwise the remaining residue will continue to dehydrate your delicate skin and eventually will lead to dry and chapped lips.
Wash your face
Never forget to always wash your face before you go to bed. Scientists have found that your skin rejuvenates overnight, so that’s why you have to wipe off all the makeup that you put on in the morning. If it is not clean, your face will age more quickly and premature wrinkles will appear sooner than you expect – an unfortunate downside for being a mom.
These are just some of the many tips that a mom can take heed of to cope with her hectic day. A couple of minutes spent on each of these routines can help you to stay young and beautiful.