Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Easy Ways To Get Your Glow Back As A Busy Mom

There is a common conception that in terms of image, there are two types of moms. There are the self-styled 'yummy mummies' - the ones who always seem to turn up at the school gates looking like they just stepped foot off a Hollywood movie. Then, there are the tired, 'past their best' moms. Continually tired, always sporting baby food down the front of their shirts and still in clothes from the late 80s. Both of these are extreme stereotypes, of course. But many people do assume that once you become a mother any sense of self-preservation goes out of the window. In one sense, they are right. It's much harder to find the time to pamper yourself and focus on your appearance when you are running around after your kids. But, you don't need heaps of expensive clothes and makeup in order to get the 'glowing mom' look. Stripping your look back to basics and focusing on looking fresh and healthy can often make the world of difference, and give you some confidence back, too.

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There are two things that make hair look scruffy and unkempt. One is suffering from dry, brittle hair, and the other is greasy hair. Both of these things let the world know you really haven't bothered with taking care of yourself. But rectifying your hair struggles doesn't mean expensive weekly trips to the salon. There are plenty of inexpensive things you can do at home to save your ailing hair. If you struggle with greasy hair but don't have the time to wash it as frequently as you'd like, make dry shampoo your best friend. This handy little product is available in most drugstores and can even help lift and volumize your hair. If your hair is dry as a bone, use a hair mask once a week to inject some shine and life back into it. Coconut oil is also a great substitute if you don't want to spend money on a hair mask.

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The state of someone's teeth can say a lot about them as a person. They are the first thing we notice on prospective partners, and it's fair to say that everyone wants that Hollywood smile. Implementing a good dental care routine in your home, including flossing, can considerably brighten up your smile. However, if you have a more serious issue with your teeth, this is one area that's best left to the professionals. Consider having some cosmetic dentistry if your teeth are severely misaligned. There are many different procedures your dental surgeon will be able to offer you, all varying in terms of how invasive they are.

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Skin and eyes

Moms are usually tired - that's simply a fact of life. But, if you're sick of people commenting on your dark circles and puffy eyes, don't just let it be. Do something about it! Solving this common problem is easier than you think. For puffiness, splash your eyes with cold water to reduce the swelling, or place cucumbers over them. Caffeine scrubs are great for rejuvenating dark circles, and makeup can be your savior here too. Investing in a great concealer and highlighter for use under your eye can hide a multitude of late night sins.

This is a collaborative post written by a contributing writer.

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