Busy mums are always looking for easy hacks to cut down on their morning routine, to make their hair and makeup look good without spending too much time on it, and to stay fit and healthy at the same time. It is possible to look good with simple tips and tricks that will save you time.
Here they are.
Hair tips and tricks
First things first – keep your hair healthy and moisturized. Sometimes you don’t have time for washing it, let alone waiting for the conditioner to do the magic and style your hair afterwards.
In order to prevent dry hair and a messy look, it is important to cut your hair regularly and feed it. A healthy diet is key as well as drinking enough water. It will show on your hair, face, and nails.
The next thing you can do is use leave-in sprays. There are so many on the market. These are time-saving solutions because you don’t need to wash them down, you can just apply them before drying and they will protect your hair.
Also, it is a good idea to avoid a blow-dryer. Let the hair grow naturally, on condition it is hot enough outside. If it is the wintertime, blow dry it a little bit, but not too much. Do that before bed, so you don’t have to go out with damp hair.
How to style your hair
Embrace the messy bun that busy mums love so much. It can look really stylish, especially if you use cute scrunchies. Effective earrings will complete the look.
If you have grey hairs and little time to dye your hair regularly, buy a spray that covers the greys. Just make sure you choose the appropriate shade, as similar as possible to your hair colour.
If you want beachy waves, put your hair in a braid before bed, and you will get them in the morning.
And don’t be afraid of a stylish ponytail – it is always popular.
Are there any makeup tricks?
Of course. Makeup is a part of almost every woman’s morning routine, and we just love it and don’t want to ditch it. So, if you get nervous about whether your eyeliner will smudge till the end of the day, it is time to go for a more permanent solution.
Permanent eyeliner is a tattoo, done in pigments, completely safe, and lasts for about 2 years. It starts fading after some time, because it is done in the pigments of natural origin, such as PhiBrows pigment. It is a great idea to get this time-saving solution and wake up with perfectly winged eyeliner. It is a relief to know it doesn’t last forever, and that it will fade and you don’t have to get it again if you don’t want it anymore.
What about eyebrows?
Eyebrows are very important and most women spend at least 10 minutes a day trying to make them even and fuller. Filling the patches in your brows every day can become annoying, and they can also get smudged if they get wet.
One of the options is to tint them. You can get a kit online and use it at home. That way, you are set with perfect eyebrows for at least 3 weeks. And the tinting part lasts up to 15 minutes. It is just important to follow the instructions on the package and know how long to leave the dye on.
How to speed up the skincare routine?
You know that skipping a skincare routine is bad, but you just feel too tired to do it in the evening. Well, maybe you can simplify it. Do you really need so many products? The most important thing is to clean your face properly before bed and apply a good quality night cream.
Women have discovered the power of retinol and how one retinol cream can substitute multiple skincare products. A good retinol cream will show results after some time, but be persistent. It will remove any blemishes and soften the fine lines.
During the day, you can mix your favourite moisturising cream with a foundation. That way, you will get the hydration your skin needs, and it will look dewy and healthy. Avoid heavy makeup – it will clog your pores. If your skin is healthy and moisturized there is not much to hide. Natural look is the most popular at the moment, so embrace it.
Mums are always in a rush and tend to forget about themselves. So, make sure you take some time for yourself and do your skincare routine, wash your hair, do your nails, no matter how busy you are. Make it your time, when you don’t want to be bothered – it is a matter of self-care.
Claire is a freelance makeup artist and is simply obsessed with the beauty industry. In her free time, she loves sharing stories and writes about various tips on makeup and how to perfect it.