When you’re a mum, finding time for yourself can be challenging (or impossible!). No matter how old your kids are, there’s a good chance you spend the majority of your time caring for them in one way or another. While your beauty routine might have taken a back seat, there are ways to pamper yourself. To streamline your routine now, take a look at these top beauty hacks for busy mums:
Switch to Tinted Moisturiser
Apply foundation and concealer takes times, particularly if you have redness, acne or dry skin. In contrast, tinted moisturiser can be applied in a fraction of the time. Although it won’t give you the same amount of coverage, it will enhance your complexion. If you want a little more coverage, try using a BB or CC cream to speed up your morning routine.
Use At-Home Skin Treatments
If visiting a beauty salon feels like a distant dream, don’t despair! There are a number of at-home skin treatment options that work just as well. From intensive anti-ageing masques to retinols and hydrators, you can find effective treatments to target dry skin, fine lines, acne and much more. When you choose products that are developed by dermatologists, you can ensure that you’re using ingredients and formulas that are designed to deliver maximum effect.
Try Setting Spray
If being a busy mum doesn’t leave you much time for touching up your make-up during the day, use a setting spray to lock-in your look. This will ensure your make-up stays in place for far longer, which means you can maximise the mileage you get from your morning routine and negate the need for re-applications throughout the day.
Add a Touch of Moisture with Baby Oil
If you have young children, there’s a good chance you’ll have a bottle of baby oil in the house. If so, this can become a must-use part of your beauty routine! It’s brilliant at creating a dewy, fresh-faced look and can also help to combat dry skin or treat flaky patches of skin on your face or body. Simply dab a few drops on to your cheekbones and blend with your fingers.
Cut Your Hair into a Low Maintenance Style
There simply isn’t time to blow dry, curl or straighten your hair every day when you’re a mum, which means high maintenance styles can be a nightmare to manage. However, working with your hair type and texture can dramatically reduce the amount of work needed. With a low maintenance style, you can trade a complicated, time-consuming routine for a stress-free few minutes with a brush or comb.
Make Your Regime Part of Your Self-Care Routine
No matter how busy your life gets, it’s vital to practise regular self-care. Of course, multi-tasking mums are adept at making the most of their time, so why not incorporate your beauty regime into your regular self-care? Treat yourself to a soak in the bath and exfoliate your skin, wear a face mask and close your eyes for a few minutes or treat yourself to an at-home manicure. This, combined with time-saving beauty hacks, will leave you feeling and looking better than ever.