Let’s face it: Being a mom to kids of any age isn’t easy. Between cleaning the house, raising a family and holding down a full-time job to boot, there isn’t much time left to take care of yourself, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t a way to do it. When you work this hard, you deserve to feel beautiful every second of the day. Here are some great beauty tips to try without losing your super-mom status:
Skip the Heavy Foundation
Thanks to an influx of excellent moisturizers and balms that double as sheer foundations, downsizing the traditional multi-step beauty routine has never been easier. To make up for the difference in coverage, keep skin problems at bay with gentle exfoliators, daily moisturizers and vitamin-enriched serums.
Condition Your Locks
You don’t need spend hours at the salon to keep your hair looking great. In just one weekly treatment, deep conditioning restores softness to damaged strands while infusing them with shine and lasting anti-frizz protection.
Get Dreamy Eyelashes
Adding more definition around the lash line creates the illusion of bigger, brighter and all-around more beautiful eyes. Semi-permanent extensions are well worth the investment to look so amazing everyday without all the work.
Fake Beauty Sleep
When a good night’s rest isn’t an option, combining a cooling eye roller – to banish bags – with a dab of color-correcting concealer is a great way to hide the evidence.
Polish Your Pearly Whites
Whiter teeth will instantly boost your confidence, and with so many great whiteners now available over the counter, you no longer need to schedule expensive and time-consuming sessions with cosmetic dentists.
Seek Products That Have Serious Staying Power
From leave-in conditioners to night masks to soaps that lock in 24-hour hydration, you’ll be surprised at how much time you can save by switching to smart formulas that do their best work when you aren’t paying attention.
Tell the Spa to Come to You
As useful as the above beauty shortcuts can be, it’s always nice to be treated to something a bit more special. When you need a beauty pick-me-up, call an at-home technician. With services that range from affordable nail art to luxurious facials, it’s easy to find the perfect match for your budget, and you won’t have to splurge on a babysitter.