Beauty tips for the busy mum
When you’re running late for work, have a crying toddler in one arm, and the dogs haven’t even been walked yet, the last thing on your mind is keeping on top of a beauty regime. When it comes to beauty routines, every mum will have a different idea of what makes them feel good. Whether it’s getting a spray tan and applying a full face of makeup or popping on some moisturizer and lip balm, it’s important to find time for yourself.
That’s easier said than done, though, right? As rewarding and magical as motherhood is, there’s no denying that the days of taking hours getting ready in the morning are gone. Luckily, there are ways to streamline your beauty routine so that you can enjoy the benefits without eating into too much of your time. So, before you go to sleep with your makeup on again, give our six top tips a read.
Wear BB or CC cream instead of foundation
If you like to wear makeup but struggle to find the time, a BB or CC cream could be the answer. They’re a tinter, a much lighter alternative to foundation, applied like a moisturizer. Whilst BB creams are often hydrating and offer other benefits, such as sun protection, CC creams are slightly heavier and provide a little more coverage. For those mornings when you don’t have any time, a quick application of a BB or CC cream will make you appear more awake and ready to take on the day.
Dry shampoo is your best friend
We’ve all been there – you have friends coming over for dinner tonight, you have no idea when you last washed your hair, and you have no time to rectify that. This is why you should always have a bottle of dry shampoo in the house. Spraying dry shampoo onto your roots, giving them a quick rub and brushing your hair through with a will give your locks the lift it needs, and it takes about ten seconds.
Make an eyelash extensions appointment
If you can, spending a couple of hours in the salon, having eyelash extensions applied is the perfect way to save time in the long run. Eyelash extensions are attached to your natural lashes, providing a beautiful lift and eradicating the need to apply mascara. They can be adapted to look as natural or dramatic as you like. Once you’ve had eyelash extensions applied, you’ll need to return to your lash artist to get infills every few weeks or so, and you’ll enjoy waking up with ready-to-go lashes every morning.
Another great option to consider is Henna Brows to give your eyelashes long-lasting colour. The Paris Lash Academy have a huge range of options to choose from that you can easily do from home.
Keep a stash of makeup wipes
We know you’ve probably heard a million times that makeup wipes are no match for a decent and thorough skincare routine, and this is still true. However, we don’t always have twenty minutes to spare to lash our faces in various products and potions. When you really don’t have time for evenings, a makeup wipe will do the trick. It’s better than sleeping in your make-up after all!
Always have Vaseline handy
The uses for Vaseline are seemingly endless, hence why it’s a good idea to have a tub at home and in your purse when you’re on the go. Not only is it a perfect lip gloss substitute, but it can also be rubbed into dry skin and onto scrapes and cuts.
Ditch the coffee for water
Now, we’re not saying that you must cut out coffee completely, but caffeine can make us tired, slow and irritable after the initial buzz – all things that are not ideal for mum’s who want to get through their to-do list. Drinking more water will, over time, help your skin glow, fill you with energy and will generally make you feel healthier.
Mums are superheroes and somehow always manage to seem like they’ve got everything under control, but we know how hard maintaining that control can be. Just know, we think you’re already doing a brilliant job, but when you need to feel a bit more like you again, hopefully, these simple beauty tips will be the guidance you’re looking for.