Life-Changing Beauty Hacks for Busy Moms
In today’s hustle and bustle, it is becoming increasingly difficult to find time for ourselves and it feels like 24 hours a day just aren’t enough.
Busy Moms and Mompreneurs know this best: in between packing lunch for your kids and checking their homework, not to mention taking care of the household chores, it would be surprising if your beauty routine did not suffer.
However, you probably still want to show your best side at work and hide those dark circles, even if you haven’t slept for two days because your little one is being fussy, and this is where we come in to help.
Here are a few beauty hacks that every busy mom needs to know.
Prepare what you can the night before
If you often find yourself in a hurry in the morning and having sent off the kids, you barely have any time left to get ready, chances are you can’t really think about what you should wear.
This could result in you either wearing the same boring combinations time and time again even though you have all those other clothes, or you might even end up being late.
A good way to fix this and win a few extra minutes in the morning is by preparing your outfit the night before. This might sound like something you make your kids do, but trust us, it will make all the difference.
Besides your outfit, you can also prepare your accessories such as earrings and you won’t end up fumbling in the morning, looking for the other pair.
Choose your haircut wisely
For some of us, making our hair presentable every morning can take a considerable amount of time, however, without this step, we would certainly scare some people during our morning commute. The solution to this is choosing a low-maintenance haircut that won’t require you to spend ages styling it after each washing.
What low-maintenance haircut would be ideal for you highly depends on the texture of your hair, so if your friend who has thin hair can get away with a short haircut with blunt ends, that does not mean that you with thick hair, for example, would benefit from the same.
So, do some research and talk to your hairdresser.
Use double-duty makeup products
If you’re using makeup on a regular basis, chances are you have a whole cabinet full of different products and you use at least 8 or 9 every morning.
Since switching between all these products and looking for what you need among your stash could be time-consuming, simplifying your makeup routine could win you some time (and spare you from some stress).
You can cut out some steps from your routine – for instance, you probably don’t need that concealer if you’re using a good foundation.
However, what you can also do is buy a few double-duty makeup products. For instance, a hydrating tint could substitute your regular moisturizer and foundation efficiently.
Similarly, you can get a 3-in-1 lip, cheek and eye colour that will, at the same time, even help you keep the colour palette of your look consistent with minimal effort.
Pamper your feet
When the summer comes and it’s time to wear those sandals, you might find that your feet are not ready for this at all.
It’s easy to forget about taking care of our feet, especially when we barely have time for anything, but to be able to wear open-toed shoes proudly when the warm weather arrives, you should take some time and use some good pedicure products such as foot scrubs and foot lotions.
The good news is that it’s not so hard to find some spare minutes for this. You can soak your feet while you’re reading and replying to emails or messages, for instance, and then apply the products of your choice before going to bed.
Nail polish woes
If you like to paint your own nails, you probably already know how difficult and time-consuming it can be to take off that shiny red nail polish.
In addition, if you’re doing a lot of housework, your brand new polish will start chipping in just a day or two, and you have to walk around with those nails until you find time to take it off!
You have several options to overcome this issue. The first is skipping nail polish completely if you don’t have the time to take care of your nails properly.
Secondly, you can turn to gel nails, although, you will need to free up some time in your schedule for your appointment.
Ultimately, you can also use a peel-off base coat under your nail polish when you want to have a nice manicure, and removing the polish will be a breeze at least.
Busy moms need all the possible time-saving beauty hacks they can get, so hopefully, these tips will make your life a little bit easier!