Being a mother can be fun and challenging at the same time especially if the mother is working. Although having a child takes most of your time, you also need some time for yourself. Knowing that you don’t have a lot of time to dedicate to yourself, here are some tips on how to take a few moments to start the day with healthy habits especially concerning your skin before running to work and starting with tons of obligations.
In the morning
One of the most important things when you get up is to wash your face. If your skin is dry, try not to wash it with soap, the best way is to use a moisturizer before applying your makeup. Your skin will be clean, moisturized, fresh and hydrated. If you have some more time, once or twice a week (maybe on weekends) you can do some exfoliation to remove the dead skin cells. Wet your skin with some warm water with a soft cloth, squeeze a small amount of cleanser on the cloth and rub it on your face in circular motions. After you finish apply a moisturizing cream and your skin will look amazing.
You should start with areas of your skin that need to be covered the most and apply the foundation with your fingers. If you want to preserve your T-Zone use a bit of light luminous powder. Concealer is great in helping you to disguise dark circles and blemishes. Apply a bit of cream blusher to the apples of your cheeks. You can also use bronzer to brighten up your face and apply it to your cheekbones, temples and on the bridge of your nose. When using a cream blush, always chose the color which is the most similar to your skin tone and it only takes less than a minute.
Take a metal eyelash curler, it is a great and fast tool and you don’t even have to put on mascara afterwards. However, if you want your eyes to be noticed and smoky after applying the concealer and powder you can choose the one color of eyeshadow and sweep it across your lids and lower lashes. Black eyeliner is great for emphasizing eyes and you can apply it on top lids. Blend it with eyeshadow from the outer corners of lids to the inner corners.
The best and easiest way to apply a bit of lipstick is with your fingers. The color of your lips won’t pop up that much and the color will look much more neutral especially if you use a peach or pink tone of lipstick. Or use a bit of lip gloss for a shine or touch of a lip stain for longer lasting color. Use lip balms without fragrances and flavors because they can cause irritation, so the best way to go is to use all-natural lip balm with no chemicals.
When you put your baby to sleep and when you finally have some time for yourself, before you go to bed and turn on TV you can make a face mask on your own. Your skin will get healthy glow and it will look younger.
If you want the best treatment for yourself, without having so much free time to take care of your body, always opt for for natural cosmetics. It is perfect for all skin types, much safer and more effective and there are no side effects or chemicals and of course it is nutrient rich. By choosing brands such as Paula’s Choice, One Love organics, Ultraceuticals or 100% pure you can never make a mistake.
Being a busy mom who is always short with time doesn’t mean you should disregard yourself, because there are always ways to get some time for your beauty routine. With just couple of strokes, few swipes and a quick finger application you will get the result! Just don’t forget to go for natural and healthy choice. Done this, grab a healthy smoothie, fasten your seatbelt and take off to a brand new day.
Contributed by: Zara Lewis
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