7 Beauty Hacks for Busy Moms
Let's keep it real. Full time moms with full time jobs do not get the time to slay all day and luxuriate. We barely get the chance to shower and eat after all. Well moms, I am here to help you keep your slayage on par without sacrificing too much time. Here are some at home beauty hacks of my own that you can try without an appointment and without the hassle. Consider this a part of your own much needed self-care routine. Remember, carving out time for you is super important for your overall health and wellness.
1. Sally Hansen InstaDry Nail Polish
This is my pedicure and manicure quick-fix. On days when my nail salon appointment is way overdue and I desperately need to get it together I simply do it myself. The Sally Hansen Instadry Nail Polish is my go-to because it not only dries very quickly but the collection comes in a variety of colors. It is also very easy to use. The polish brush has a unique shape that is perfect for easy application even for the most shaky of hands. Sometimes I don't even need a second coating. The polish is rich and thick and goes on very well even with one coat.
2. Lemon facial for acne or pimples
It happens to all of us at some point. We wake up one morning, look in the mirror and to our horror notice a pimple. Where did it come from? And why did it have to be on my nose??! Little do you know, that a quick pimple fix can be found in a simple lemon. Due to its high anti-oxidant make-up lemons are great for reducing the size of pimples or getting rid of them completely. It is also great for brightening the skin. Here is how it's done. Cut a lemon in half and directly apply to the trouble area rubbing it around for a few seconds or you can aqueeze half a fresh lemon and mix with a few drops of honey to create a mask. Leave on the skin for a few minutes and wipe clean with a soft towel or rinse with warm water.
3. Petroleum Jelly and socks for ashy heels and feet
Suffering with dry, cracked and ashy feet especially on those tough heels? Well you can find relief with two simple things: petroleum jelly and socks. Every night before going to bed slather vaseline all over your feet focusing on the tough areas like the heel. Don't be stingy, slather a good bit on and then put socks on your feet and go to bed. Do this every night until you achieve your desired results. For a little foot therapy mix your vaseline with a minty foot rub and help your tired feet relax while repairing it to a supple and smooth finish.
4. Asa Vea Hair Straightener
This hair straightener works with any type of hair. Whenever I am in the mood to go straight and either don't have the budget for a press or simply no time to go to the hair salon, I can count on my Asa Vea Hair Straightening Brush to deliver the salon results I am looking for. For an honest product review check out my Youtube Channel Here
5. Indian Healing Clay Mud Mask
Every now and again your face and your pores need a refresher and you can achieve spa results at home with this tried and tested Indian Healing Clay mud mask. It is simply amazing! The directions suggest mixing with water or apple cider vinegar but based on my own experience the apple cider vinegar mix is the best and delivers great results! The before and after results have been amazing for me and has left my skin feeling smooth and looking bright. Do this mask once a week if you can.
BONUS** I highly recommend using a face mask brush to apply. Check this one out!
6. Organic Body Scrub
Most women do not think of body scrubs unless they go to a spa, but there are hundreds of over the counter body scrubs that can be used right at home. There are some really amazing health benefits that come along with body scrubs and they include removing dead skin cells, exfoliating and rejuvenating the skin and helps with circulation. This Himalyan Sea Salt Body Scrub is organic and contains pure sea salt. Not only does it smell heavenly but it leaves your skin smooth. Do this once a week or once every other week for best results while taking your shower.
7. Quick Make-up with Mac Studio Fix
This is my never leave home without it on beauty tip. Mac Studio Fix has been my go-to everyday makeup for years because I don't need foundation to achieve a smooth, flawless look. I can apply this powder on my entire face with a brush or use the compact sponge to achieve my everyday look in 10 minutes or less. I simply add eyeliner, blush and lipstick and I am ready to go! See my 10 Minute Makeup For Busy Moms Tutorials Here for step-by-step process on achieving quick yet pretty makeup for everyday glow!