Just because you're a mother, it doesn't mean you can't be beautiful as well. It does mean, however, that you will have to organise your time to fit in a basic beauty routine. The best way to do this is to make time work better for you. Here are some great beauty shortcuts for busy mums. The best thing about these tips is that most of them use natural products. Natural skin care and beauty is what we do best at Naturally Mediterranean, so we love these tips.
Drink lots of water
Water keeps your skin hydrated and glowing, as well as helping to flush toxins and waste products through the body, so keep some with you at all times and sip regularly. It's a simple beauty tip that works for everyone, and what's more, it's virtually free. And if your skin is not sufficiently hydrated, your skin care products cannot work effectively.
Cut down on cleansing and moisturising time
Use a wash off exfoliating facial cleanser, or simply use moisturising wet wipes to remove make up and moisturise the skin. Rub a little extra virgin olive oil into your skin - it's better than many proprietary moisturisers, and screen legend Sophia Loren swears by it. You can also use olive oil to remove make up. Olive oil contains antioxidants that slow down the aging process and repair sun damage. Best of all, it's cheap!
Keep a dry shampoo in your bathroom cabinet for those days when your hair needs a lift, but you just don't have the time to wash and condition. Run out of dry shampoo? Baby powder will do the job just as well.
Go all purpose
Concentrate on products that serve more than one function. For example, use a tinted moisturiser with built in sunscreen, a cosmetic stick that can be used for eyes, cheeks and lips, a perfumed body spray, exfoliating shower gel - are you starting to get the picture? You'll be amazed how much time and money going all-purpose can save.
Naturally Mediterranean’s Magic Hair Oil and Body Silk is a great all-purpose beauty product. It’s good for general moisturising, treating dry, cracked skin and skin blemishes, conditioning your hair and keeping your nails and cuticles looking good. It’s the ideal beauty product for busy mums.
Slap on some fake tan to make you look healthy and glowing. Build up colour all over with a pigmented body lotion such as Johnson's Holiday Skin, which is available in different formulations for your skin type, as well as a face lotion. Colour builds up naturally, making you look slimmer and fitter, as well as giving the skin a bright, healthy glow. These time-saving tips will help you to look your best, however busy you are. Remember, being beautiful and being a mother are not mutually exclusive, so make time to look your best every day.
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