A confident mom is a fun mom. It’s often difficult, however, to find the time to maintain a beauty routine while you’re chasing your kids around or trying to plan. We’ve gathered together a list of easy ways to keep up a regimen without devoting too much time to it. Follow along or share your own favorite time-savers!
Establish a night routine that’s fast and easy by simply applying coconut oil before bed. The oil’s moisturizing benefits can seep in while you sleep without leaving your skin oily or acne-prone, and its natural antibacterial properties can wipe away any of the germs that you might have (probably did) come into contact with while playing with your kids.
Save time by investing in double duty products. Try out a lipstick that can double as blush in a pinch, or if you really want to go for it, try a tinted moisturizer with sunscreen. This can help you keep a tanned look while hydrating your skin and protecting you from harmful UV rays. Win, win, win!
Skip the line at the salon and try out a custom hair color at home to eliminate the stress of finding your own shade. Multitask while your color sets in by throwing on a sheet mask, vacuuming, or reading a chapter of your favorite book.
Before you paint your nails, prep by cleaning them first with some distilled white vinegar. It will not only help the polish last longer, but it will also help it go on smoother the first time. This time saver can cut down on the amount of time you spend doing your nails and free you up to play with your kids.
Besides the necessities (i.e. Tide To-Go Stick), there are lots of changes that you can make to up your clothing game without breaking the bank or investing too much time. Adding clothes that are wrinkle-free, like a blend of polyester and spandex, can help when you run out of time to fold the laundry. When in doubt, you can rarely go wrong by throwing a stylish scarf over a sweater or T-shirt.
There are countless ways to maintain your beauty, even as a busy mom. Just make sure to take a few minutes everyday to take care of yourself and feel comfortable in your own beauty.
Emily is a freelance writer, and a color and hair care expert who is dedicated to inspiring affordable, convenient, and personalized hair solutions for those on-the-go. When she’s not researching new beauty routines, you can probably catch her watching reality TV or cracking open a good book.