Being a Mum is a tough job, so if you don’t have the time or the energy to follow complicated skincare and beauty regimes, who can blame you? Fortunately, you don’t have to devote hours a day to looking great. With these handy beauty hacks, you can perfect your look with minimal time and effort:
- Drink more water
One of the easiest ways to care for your skin as a busy mum is to increase your daily water intake. Most of us are mildly dehydrated all the time, even though we don’t realise it. If your skin appears dull or you’ve noticed fine lines appearing, there’s a good chance you’re not drinking enough water. By increasing your water consumption, you can enhance your appearance effortlessly.
- Say goodbye to sun damage
Everyone experiences some form of sun damage on their skin but it’s more noticeable on some people than others. Of course, if you spend lengthy periods of time in the sun, you’re more likely to notice the tell-tale signs of damage, such as premature ageing and dryness. Once you know how to deal with sun damaged skin, however, you can restore your glowing complexion. Chemical peels can help by removing the top layer of skin and revealing a smoother complexion underneath. Alternatively, products containing retinoids will boost the amount of collagen in your skin and leave it looking plumper and healthier.
- Make your hair thicker
If your hair is thin and getting thinner, you may want to find an easy way to make it look thicker and more voluminous. Forget expensive appliances and time-consuming styling tricks and reach for the eyeshadow instead. Select a shade that matches your hair colour and simply sweep a little along your parting or hairline. This will instantly make your hair appear thicker and takes seconds to do.
- Blot excess oil
If you have oily or combination skin, you may rely on a selection of products to help stop excess oil production. However, removing excess oil from your skin couldn’t be easier. Just keep a pack of blotting paper in your handbag and you can touch-up look at any time. If oily skin means your makeup rarely lasts for a long time, use a setting spray to keep it in place for longer.
- Moisturise regularly
Moisturising should be part of your day-to-day skin care regime, so don’t be tempted to go without. Even people with oily skin can benefit from using a moisturiser regularly, providing you use a product that’s right for your skin type. If you have dry or sensitive skin, a moisturiser will instantly make your complexion appear brighter and healthier, so it’s one of the quickest and easiest ways to transform your appearance.
Enhance Your Appearance at Any Time
When you’re a busy Mum, you simply don’t have an hour or two to plan your outfit and indulge in lengthy pampering sessions. By using time-saving beauty tips, however, you can ensure you always look your best, no matter how short of time you are.
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