20 October 2020 (updated)

10 Beauty Hacks for the Busy Mom

Being a busy mom can leave you with no time for your beauty routine! Our beauty hacks at home will help you prioritize yourself while helping you stick to your schedule.

We all know that life is busy, and there are plenty of challenges alongside having a kid. However, being a busy mom doesn’t mean that you don’t get to care for yourself! It just means that you may not have the same amount of time for a blowout or an intensive facial. Instead of the old beauty routine, try some new beauty trends that will save time. Be sure to share your own beauty hacks on your favorite family app!

What Are Easy Beauty Hacks for a Busy Mom?

Looking for ways to look and feel better? For great makeup hacks and beauty tips, try our suggestions below!

1. Smokey Eye From-a-Stick

Chapstick might be a reliable product for lips but it lacks the glamour of other beauty products. What you might not know is that it can actually double for a dramatic eye. Use eyeliner at the base of your lash and blend gently with some Chapstick to get a glam result!

2. Lipstick Does the Trick

If you’re looking for drama without putting in too much effort, you can skip, eyeshadow, contour, and your heavy blush! Matte lip color in a fabulous shade offers an instant look without worrying about complicated makeup routines. It’s one of the best DIY beauty hacks around! Our current favorite? MAC in Ruby Woo.

3. Forget About the Manicure

There’s nothing to make you feel feminine like a freshly-polished, beautiful set of nails. However, nail polish doesn’t last long before there’s a chip. Instead of choosing a bright color that fades quickly, get a clear or high-shine topcoat for your fingers and toes. It’s easy to maintain and will last a long time!

4. Dry Shampoo

Whatever your hair type, washing your hair every second or third day can seriously cut down on your morning routine! If you tend to have oily hair, choose a dry shampoo for instant hairstyling. You’ll have a few extra minutes of sleep since you can avoid blow drying! My favorite busy-morning hairstyle is a boho side-braid with a fun wide, headband. Throw on a pair of earrings and you'll feel boho-chic instead of the "just rolled out of bed" look. Share your styling secrets on your favorite family app.

5. Bathe at Night

We all know that it can be hard to get up in the morning. And, if you’re trying to get your kid ready, being on time can be even more challenging! One of the best beauty tricks you can try before bedtime: try showering to having a bath time at night. If you need some extra self-care, lighting a candle, add a bath bomb, body scrub, or even bring a book!

6. Get a Low Maintenance Cut

Having long hair that you can flat iron and curl can be great. But, if you have kids, it can take a lot of extra time to maintain. Try a shorter cut that you can manage with some simple styling habits. Or, spring for a bold, short do for the best instant beauty hack for hair!

What Are Some Beauty Tips for Skin?

There are plenty of beauty hacks for skin out there. Try one of the following tips for an instantly improved skincare regimen!

7. Get Dewy Skin

Somedays, it can be hard to even do the bare minimum for your beauty, but getting good skin is easier than you think. One of the best beauty hacks for glowing skin is adding a bit of facial oil or moisturizer to your foundation. It’s the perfect way to get a seamless complexion!

8. De-puff with Spoons!

Do you wake up with puffy under-eyes in the morning? A spoon may be the solution! Keep a couple of spoons in the freezer for busy mornings. Place the rounded end of the cold spoon on the puffy area for a few minutes while you let it do it's work. The cold surface will help to de-puff your sleepy eyes.

9. Try an Overnight Mask

Our skin’s work begins when our day ends because it does its hardest work repairing cells at night! As a result, the best time to moisturize is before bed. Instead of going for a facial or doing a 20-minute mask, apply a sleeping mask before bed for energized skin. Share your beauty mask remedies on FamilyApp!

10. Do Double Duty

Often times, we use a lot of different products to get a singular effect. When it comes to your skin, you can skip a step by opting for a tinted moisturizer with sunscreen. Instead of multiple steps that take a lot of time, this easy beauty hack takes under five minutes!

As a mom, it can be challenging to find time for yourself. But just because you’re a busy mom doesn’t mean you can’t indulge in your own beauty tricks. Whether for your hair or your skin, there are plenty of things you can do to feel great. Do you have any beauty hacks? Share your tips with other moms in our comments! After all, feeling good and ready for the day doesn’t have to take a long time!



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