Being a mom is a full-time job! For mothers juggling work, home chores, and children’s care, the situation is even worse. With such a schedule, it is easy for one to forget about oneself. However, this need not be the case. As a mom, you should try and take care of yourself by minding what you eat and how you look and how you feel. According to research, good looks and a cosmetic touch can be a great confidence booster, and moms are entitled to that glow.
“But I don’t have time to keep up with the beauty standards,” you may say. Well, that may be true, but you do not need a lot of time to get that healthy, radiant look. Simple routines can do the trick. If you feel like that’s what you need, look no further, we’ve compiled for you a list of some of the easiest beauty hacks for moms:
Egg white mask
An egg white face mask can do wonders. Even though it may not be an immediate solution to all beauty issues, the egg white face mask has several benefits when used repetitively. One of the core benefits of a face mask is that it helps to tone your skin, removes the dead cells on the face and excess dirt while at the same time firming the skin.
According to many, getting the egg white face mask does not have to be a complicated affair. However, beating an egg, discarding the yolk, and applying the egg white can yield the desired effect. You can do this as you prepare your child’s breakfast or some minutes before going to bed.
Lock in makeup with hairspray
This tip may be one of the oldest makeup tricks used by makeup artists. As a mom, you may not have time to do touch-ups throughout the day. Moreover, if you get the time to do your makeup in the morning, you can make it stick by spraying hairspray (or better yet, sprays made for setting your makeup) on your face after doing the makeup. This way, your makeup will remain fresh throughout the day.
Wash your hair less often
Whether you use natural hair products or not, washing your hair less often can free up some time while retaining the glamour. But, exactly how often should you wash your hair? Well, there is no universal answer to that question, but three times a week can be sufficient. On the other hand, this may depend on aspects such as climatic factors, the type of hair, and personality. To make the most out of this tip, consult your hairstylist.
Try baby oil on your skin
Have you ever wondered why celebrities get the radiant, glowing skin? You might think that is a result of using some high-end beauty products. But did you know that you can get the same effect from your child’s baby oil? If you didn’t know this, some of the high-end products’ would constitute nearly similar ingredients. Additionally, baby oil serves as an anti-aging highlighter when applied on the cheekbones.
Keep your brows in line using lip balm
If you tend to have unruly eyebrows, you can always keep them looking good even with limited resources. If you have a clean, spare toothbrush and some lip balm in hand, that may be all that you need. Consider applying a generous amount and brush the brows outwards from your nose. This remedy can be of help as it can give the brows a glowing radiance.
Soothe irritated skin using oatmeal
You do not have to discard the oatmeal leftovers if you have irritated skin. Rather than using commercial products that may irritate it further, you can consider a more natural remedy such as the oatmeal leftover and some honey to help it stick. After letting the oatmeal rest for about 8 minutes, rinse it and rub it softly. But don’t rub it off.
When all else fails, innovate
If you have chapped lips, you can use a washcloth to massage them. This will remove the chapped skin by rubbing it off. To do this, you can inventively use other clean pieces of clothing. Furthermore, you can go ahead and apply your kid’s baby oil on your lips for that soft and appealing touch. If you are on the run and your lipstick is ruined, you can crush some berries and apply the natural, red liquid on lips and cheeks.
There is no reason why you should not look young forever. The glow that comes with doing simple cosmetic practices cannot be taken for granted. The above tips can go a long way into making your beauty routine while keeping up with the kids and family life.