As a busy mom, wife, and business owner, I know that us moms are always on the go!
With the responsibilities of taking care of the kids and family, household, and work commitments, it’s a constant rush to get things done.
Sometimes it feels like there just aren’t enough hours in the day!
But it is essential, despite this, to find some time to give yourself a little TLC.
After all, us moms deserve a little pampering as well, am I right? 😉
Feeling good about yourself is not a frivolous luxury; it’s an absolute necessity that will give you the energy and enthusiasm to keep up.
Just like you’re the queen of multitasking, the key here is to look for products that are designed to do more than one thing to save time and energy.
The good news is, there are plenty of fantastic options out there!
In honor of all my fellow busy moms, I am so excited to share my favorite timesaving tips and products to help you stay fresh, revitalized, and ready to take on life’s daily challenges while looking and feeling great!
1. SPF – I am always stressing the importance of SPF to protect your skin from sun damage and skin cancer, but we are looking for time-saving solutions, right?
Instead of applying an SPF lotion separately, look for moisturizers with SPF included to achieve two benefits in one product!
If you want to take it a step further, opt for a tinted moisturizer with SPF for a trio of skin goodness: coverage, protection, and moisture!
Some of my personal favorites: Osmosis Shade SPF 30, Image Skincare Prevention+ Tinted Moisturizer SPF 30
2. BB Creams and CC Creams – Brimming with tons of skincare benefits, BB creams and CC creams are the overachievers of beauty products, which makes them perfect for busy moms.
The difference between the two: BBs focus on delivering multiple skin care benefits and a light coverage, while CCs work on delivering (often times those same) benefits plus color correction.
While there may be a lot of overlap between the two formulas, product selection always comes down to personal preference, so don’t be afraid to decide based on which one sounds more alluring to you!
3. Cleansers – Now, moving onto yet another area in which you can multitask: cleansing!
Yes, I’ve said it before and I will say it again, your cleanser totally matters. If you want to get the most out of your cleansing routine, however, you are going to want to look for products that offer certain benefits.
Some products out there can clean, exfoliate and hydrate all in one go, while others are designed to help breakouts and calm problematic skin.
And for anti-aging, look to cleansers that contain alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs).
But remember, everyone’s skin care needs (and reactions) are going to be different, so be sure to consult with you esthetician as to which AHA might be best for you.
4. Hair Care – Sometimes there’s just not enough time to wash and style your hair in the mornings or post-workouts, but rather than throwing it up into a messy bun, try dry shampoo as an awesome alternative.
They can instantly freshen up and volumize your hair to get you out the door looking great, plus, they smell fantastic!
If you have found a dry shampoo that works for you, pat yourself on the back!
I know it took me a few years of trying everything to find a handful that I was happy with.
What to look for: formulas that are not heavy, or formulas that actually work to absorb oils and refresh your hair (rather than just drying them out).
Note: dry conditioner is totally a thing now, and I am loving it!
Some of my personal favorites: Pureology Fresh Approach Dry Condition, Alterna Bamboo Cleanse Extend Translucent Dry Shampoo
It’s not just our skin that needs TLC though; taking care of your hair is just as important!
To turn your tangled tresses into luscious locks get your hands on some 12 Benefits Instant Healthy Hair Treatment, which packs a dozen (yes, you read that right: 12!) hair saving treatments into one easy spray.
It’s amazing, a couple of spritzes of this potion will seal color, smooth frizz, repair damage, strengthen, protect, and add shine, softness and silkiness to your hair. Wow!
5. Wipes & Pads – When I find myself in a time crunch, beauty wipes and pads are a real lifesaver!
A huge pro: these ultra-convenient wipes and pads can be thrown into your purse, placed in your bedside drawer, or even in your travel bag to be used virtually anywhere, anytime.
Now, with that noted, you do not want a makeup removing wipe or cleansing pad to take over your cleansing routine.
These little buddies are perfect for those days when you really, really do not have the time or energy to do your actual cleansing routine.
6. Instant Pick-Me-Ups – We all have those nights where we didn’t get enough shut-eye, but don’t let that stop you from looking great in the morning!
Yes, ladies, we live in a time where products can deliver both long-term and immediate results – some serums even reverse signs of aging in about the same amount time it takes for your first cup of coffee to brew!
There are quick-acting creams to banish dark circles and puffiness around the eyes, tinted illuminators to transform tired skin into a glowing complexion, and light sprays infused with antioxidants to swiftly energize and hydrate both skin and hair.
There are so many options out there to fix problems fast, so don’t be afraid to reach out to a skin care expert for help in finding products that works for you.
7. Hand Care – I know that running a household means that there are always messes to clean, dishes to wash, and laundry to do, and your hands are probably suffering for it.
Focus on pampering them by getting them regularly moisturized.
Stash little tubes of soothing hand creams in easy-to-access places, like your purse, diaper bag, car, or desk drawer, so they’re never too far from your fingertips!
If you’re always outside with your little ones and your hands need more intense treatment, you can find creams that contain SPF, and even some that deliver lightening benefits (goodbye age spots!).
So there you go!
Keep these easy, quick, and convenient beauty tips and products in mind as you go about your hectic life.
A few minutes set aside everyday to take care of yourself will do wonders for both your inner and outer self.
Save time, look fantastic, and feel great.
And of course, if you have any busy-mom skincare tips to tell, please don’t be afraid to share them in the comments below! 🙂