5 Beauty Tips for Busy Moms

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You're a busy mom whose family comes first. The well-being of your children and partner is central to everything you do, and it's deeply rewarding. That said, it's also true that motherhood comes with intense demands that can make it a challenge to keep up your self-care and appearance. No matter what your age, vocational situation, schedule, or schooling routine, taking time for inside-out beauty and keeping a few quick tricks in mind can help you look your best without too much effort. Here are a few ideas to try.

1. Hair Hacks

If you haven't yet experienced the wonders of dry shampoo, what are you waiting for? Formulas are continuing to improve — they're no longer dry and flaky, and come in both spray and powder versions. In fact, quite a few dry shampoos now do double or triple duty. They can make your hair appear thicker and healthier as well as do their cleaning job. After checking online reviews, try a few sample sizes to see what works best. Another great hack: root cover-up! Search long enough, and you'll see them start to pop up in your ads. Usually with a fine filament/powder texture (a plus for thickness) and accompanied by a brush applicator, just a minute or two with this innovative product can make a big difference in your hair's appearance.

2. Skin Boosters

Your makeup doesn’t have to work as hard if you have glowing, smooth skin. Hydration is an important way to keep your skin plump; also, make sure that you're ingesting enough healthy oils during the day. Moisturize thoroughly as soon as you get out of the shower or bath — shea butter, coconut oil, and organic creams and oils are occlusive and great for your skin. Got a few trouble spots? Look for special deals like a polyphenol dark spot diminisher coupon to give your skin the experience of high-level care. In a rush? Smooth on a BB (beauty balm) or CC (color correcting) cream to provide full-spectrum sun protection, light coverage, and moisture all at once.

3. Stress Busters

As much as you can, keep your stress level manageable. It'll make a big impact for the better on your posture, facial expression, and overall vitality. Plenty of sleep (and naps as you need them), good hydration plus a nutrient-dense diet, strong relationships, and regular exercise are basics to keep your stress level in check. Ask for help from friends and family as often as possible! Reducing the amount of cortisol in your body caused by the fight-or-flight response is important; try meditation, yoga, and/or prayer to help keep you on an even keel. Your blood will flow more freely to your skin and hair, positively affecting the condition of both. Essential oils are a great idea, too — enjoy experimenting with different combinations for deep relaxation.

4. Accessories With Impact

You've probably noticed in the last few years that hair accessories have become more varied and sophisticated, as well as suited to any hair texture, length, or style. There are so many to choose from; to avoid overwhelm, it's helpful to work backward from your most flattering looks to the accessories that'll help you achieve them easily. Don't be afraid to take some risks, too. If your daily clothing style is simple, one high-impact hair accessory (think a headscarf or a high glamorous bun maker) can take your look up several notches.

5. Makeup Tricks

Since you've got little spare time, think about streamlining your makeup routine. If strong eyebrows are part of your look, consider the convenience of a henna brow. Lashes your thing? Try a subtle set of false ones to open up your eyes. Lips your best feature? Go for a creamy, bright color. You get the idea.

Being a busy mom calls for keeping your beauty routine simple and effective. Try these tips to look great with less effort!

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