When you’re a busy mom, you can find it difficult to prioritize your own needs over your baby’s needs. After all, a little defenseless human is depending on you all of the time, and it’s hard work! This means moms can leave the house with hair that hasn’t been brushed, stained clothes, and not a scrap of makeup. This isn’t a bad thing, but it can be nice to feel like you’ve made a bit of an effort sometimes. You don’t want to look like you’ve been dragged backward through a bush if you’re meeting your friend for a coffee, or even just heading to the store for some supplies.
These beauty tricks can help busy moms to feel a little better about themselves, so take a look and see what you can use:
Set Small Goals for Yourself Each Day
The goals you had before you had a baby are going to be very different to the goals you have now. Just because they don’t seem as ‘big’ doesn’t mean you should downplay them, or not take them seriously. Having a nice shower when you have a baby to look after is a big achievement in itself. Set yourself new, smaller goals to meet each day and feel good when you accomplish them. Just because you haven’t brought a new client on board at your job or been given a raise doesn’t make them any less fantastic. Give yourself a pat on the back if you get in the shower, and think about how wonderful you are if you manage to brush your hair. Forget about the things that used to matter, and focus on things that matter now. Don’t put too much pressure on yourself.
Use Dry Shampoo
Washing and drying your hair can be a huge pain. It takes a long time, but you don’t always want to go out with greasy hair. You can always put your hair into a messy bun, but that can become tiresome after a while. If you haven’t discovered dry shampoo yet, now is the time. Dry shampoo will reduce grease, give you more volume, and give you texture. It’s a great way to add staying power to your hair too, which is great if you want a nice ponytail or a more complicated bun.
Skin First, Makeup Second
You don’t have to wear makeup every day to look presentable. If you take care of your skin as often as you can, then you may not need to wear makeup at all. There are so many resources out there that you can use, like 12 Easy Tips For Hydrating And Healing Dry Facial Skin. Make sure you take your skincare routine seriously and you will feel more confident when you have to go barefaced. Cleanse, tone, and moisturize every day. It doesn’t take long. You can also add a serum and an eye cream.
Quick Makeup Ideas
Some women do tend to feel more confident wearing makeup but don’t have the time to apply a full face. If you still want to wear a little makeup, know what’s going to make the difference. Investing in a great BB or CC cream could be the best thing you do if you want to apply something quickly to even skin tone and give you a radiant glow. Concealer can be dabbed on to brighten the under eyes, and applying a light shadow to the inner corner of the eye can open them up further. Doing this every day should give a fresh-faced, wide awake look, even if you feel far from it!
Sleep In A Sock Bun
Putting your hair in a sock bun before bed can help you to wake up with flawless waves, no heat required! Simply shake your hair out, add a bit of dry shampoo as mentioned above, and flip around until you’re happy with the look. You could also try sleeping in French plaits. If your hair doesn’t look nice with either of those methods, try putting your hair into a ponytail and using a curler to quickly curl sections of your hair. It should only take a few minutes and your hair should more or less look effortlessly wavy.
Although things have probably changed for you somewhat, staying positive and doing your best to see the good in everything will make you feel better. When we feel better, we tend to look better! Stand up straight, smile, and you’ll have positively radiating out of your pores.