Savvy Skincare and Magic Make-Up Ideas to Keep You Feeling Fresh

When you are a busy mom your self-care routine can quickly go out the window, leaving you feeling tired, unattractive and disheartened. No matter how busy you are, there are many ways that you can stay looking fresh and bright, even on the most tiring days. You love staying on top of the latest skincare must haves so now is the perfect chance to make a change for the better. You might suffer from acne, wrinkles or dull skin; whatever you think your problem is there will be a simple solution out there. Switching up your skincare routine and allowing yourself to try out new treatments and products will always be beneficial to your skin health and mental health too. When you can take time out to indulge in something new and exciting, you will give yourself that extra bit of sanity during a hectic week. Check out the following ideas and give each one a try; you are bound to find a handful that work for you personally.

Fabulous Facials

When you wake up in the morning and you feel like you haven’t slept a wink, there is nothing more revitalizing than a facial. If aging and wrinkles are a concern to you, then you could consider a non-invasive botox facial, which will painlessly deliver custom solutions into your skin. You will notice an immediate improvement in wrinkles, redness, pores and even acne. Next time you are feeling low and groggy, this type of skincare treatment will allow you to feel fresh again.

Homemade Hacks

There are so many at home remedies that will also make you feel a lot fresher in the face. The classic cucumber on the eyes trick will reduce redness and make you feel much calmer. If you are suffering with dry skin, then why not make your own facial exfoliator? Mix together some mashed avocado with sea salt or sugar and you will have a ready made, natural solution to your dryness.


Spot Solutions

Adult acne is more common than you think and there are many solutions that will help you fix the problem overnight. As soon as you see a pimple under the skin use a hot compress to reduce the swelling and allow the fluid from the plug to loosen. Whatever you do, don’t try to pop the zit or pierces the skin. This can cause infection and inflammation, which will only make the spot more visible. Use a non-comedogenic moisturizer and makeup so that your pores remain clear and unclogged during the healing process. A dab of tea tree oil or retinoid serum will also work wonders to reduce the appearance of red spots.

Happy Hydration

There will never be enough emphasis on how important water is to your skin. The skin is the largest organ of the body and when you become dehydrated the first place to show the signs will be your skin. Drinking at least eight large glasses of water a day will help you to feel more revitalized and it will keep your skin looking fresh. If you don’t like the taste of plain water, you can always try adding fresh fruit such as orange, lemon or lime.


Nourishing Nibbles

As well as drinking plenty of water, you also need to make sure you are eating a balanced diet bursting with vitamins and minerals. Try and fill your plate with a rainbow of color so that you know you are getting enough nutrients in each meal. Leafy green vegetables such as spinach and kale contains lots of iron which will help to brighten up your complexion. Fruit is also bursting with water and fiber which will aid digestion; don’t worry about the sugar content of fruits such as apples, strawberries and blueberries. The goodness within them outweighs the sugar by a mile.

Magic Moisturizer

Even if you are suffering with an oily complexion, you still need to moisturize your skin on a daily basis. Invest in an oil-free moisturizer to balance out the oils in your pores. If you don’t moisturize your skin won’t be as protected as it could be. A good SPF serum or cream is also highly recommended if you want to prevent daily sun damage. Even if you live in a cold country, the sun can still damage your skin, believe it or not. As long as you are protecting your skin against the elements you will feel fresh and flawless at all times.

Excellent Eyes

Brightening up your eyes can feel like a tricky task when you have had barely any sleep all week. If you use eyeliner, there is a little trick you can do in order to make your eyes appear bigger. Stroke a small amount of lighter or white eyeliner above the lash line so there is a gap between your dark liner. This will make your eyes seem wider and more alert, no matter how much sleep you have had.


Cool Contouring

When you are trying out contouring for the first time it can be very overwhelming. Remember to blend, blend and blend some more! Lighten up areas such as the bridge of the nose and underneath the eyes and use a highlighter to accentuate your gorgeous cheekbones.

Often, the only way that we moms can stay sane is to treat ourselves to a little skincare indulgence now and again. Instead of stressing over your spots and worrying about your wrinkles you could change up your skincare regime and freshen up your make up techniques and feel like a brand new woman again. One way that you can preserve the condition of your skin is by living a healthier lifestyle overall; even if you don’t want to do a monthly facial or make your own masks at home, you can improve the health of your skin by eating well and drinking plenty of fresh water. Give yourself a little bit of alone time and whenever you get the chance, you can try out all of these simple ideas. You shouldn’t have to worry about caring for your skin; simply enjoy pampering yourself from time to time.


See you next time!



Fashion, Lifestyle, and Travel blogger, based in NC.

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