Beauty Advice For The Busy Moms Of The World

When you become a mother, the beauty regime often goes out the window. You become so busy, stressed, and exhausted by the demands of your life as a parent that you simply don’t have the time to focus on the way you look. However, if your appearance is important to you then you should definitely find the time to focus on your looks. It’s not about vanity – it’s about self-esteem. Allowing yourself to retain your own identity is actually crucial to being a good mom because your child is happy when you’re happy. Of course, if you’re not sure how you’d squeeze a beauty regime into your day then here’s some advice for the busy moms of the world.

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Teeth.

If you dread being told to smile for photos because you hate your teeth then you should definitely do something about that. As with many aspects of your appearance, it’s strange that such a seemingly small and insignificant part of your face should have such a big impact on your confidence regarding your appearance on the whole. Yet, it’s always the little details that matter what it comes to getting the look you really. And the best beauty advice you could take on board when it comes to attaining perfect teeth is to look after them. As will be discussed throughout this article, healthiness is the key to beauty.

 

It’s not about looking like a model or a superstar – it’s about taking care of your body and letting the results speak for themselves. Whitening might make your teeth look pearly white and beautiful, but it won’t keep them healthy, and it won’t stop them falling out if you get gum disease. You need to floss and brush your teeth twice a day so as to prevent plaque and tartar build-up. That way, you’ll keep your gums healthy as well as your teeth. If you naturally strengthen your enamel then your teeth will attain a bright white gleam as a result. A lovely smile could make a big difference to your appearance and your confidence.

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Hair.

Hair is so important to a woman’s look. Of course, as a mom, you probably don’t find the time to style your hair in pretty ways as you did when you were a young girl. Whether you work full-time in an office or spend your day taking care of the kids, your schedule is always fully-booked. Who has time to spend styling their hair anyway? Well, you should. Whether you go for a simple braid or an extravagant perm, the point is that you should prioritize your hair routine. It might seem like a small aspect of your appearance, but it has more of an impact on your overall look than you think. You don’t have to spend hours in front of the mirror, but devoting 5 minutes of your morning to styling your hair should be a new priority for you.

 

You might want to check out some of the suggestions over at therighthairstyles page for hairstyles that suit thin or fine air. It’s so important that you choose a hairstyle that suits your hair in particular. You could always try to grow out your hair if you want it to be thicker and better suited to different kinds of hairstyle, but the crucial thing is that you work with what you’ve got. Don’t try to force a style that won’t work. Do your research, or find a good hairdresser who can give you some advice as to styles that will work for you. You also need to consider the build of your shoulders and your facial shape; these aspects of your appearance will impact the type of hairstyles that work for you. And don’t underestimate the power of a good hairdo; the right style could really lift your overall look.

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Skin.

As a busy mom with a lot on her plate, your skin is bound to suffer from time to time. Stress leads to acne and other blemishes, so you’ve most likely dealt with skin problems to some extent in your life. Still, it doesn’t have to be this way. Improving the quality of your time doesn’t have to be time-consuming or stressful. You don’t have to spend hours in front of a mirror applying hundreds of beauty products that adverts told you were important. Obviously, some products can help to improve the quality of your skin, as we’ll discuss, but there are many simple things you can do to attain beautiful skin. For starters, you could drink more water. Hydrated skin has a much nicer glow because it’s healthier. A healthier diet could also help to improve the quality of your skin. Remember, your outward appearance is a reflection of the way you treat your body on the inside.

Of course, the key thing to remember with your beauty regime is that you simply need to look after your skin. That’s it. Don’t give your skin a hard time, in other words. You lead a hectic life, but the health of your body is important (on the inside and the outside). You need to avoid lathering too many products on there; your skin is sensitive, and you might end up damaging it if you overload it with too many chemicals. And that doesn’t mean cosmetic products are something you have to avoid like the plague, but you simply need to think about the ingredients of any product that you buy. Opt for natural products that aim to make your skin healthier rather than simply making it “look good”. That way, you’ll be healing your skin and making sure that it naturally looks better. You could get an eye cream to help drain excess fluid and naturally make your puffy eyes look better, for example. Of course, if you want to make your own DIY cosmetic product then you could rub a few grapes onto your skin for a more radiant complexion. Fruit acids are natural exfoliators – that’s a good piece of knowledge to remember.

SENSSE Go! Mini Sonic Facial Cleansing Brush and Exfoliator

There was once a time when holidays and traveling meant that our skincare routine took a bit of a backseat. Luggage allowances meant that unless we wanted to decant all our fave products, we would instead take travel products that we had never used before just because they were easier to pack. But times have changed, the stricter policies on luggage, and the growth of hand luggage only has seen all the biggest and best brands launching travel kits, and now Sensse has created what might just be the perfect sized travel sonic facial cleansing brush – so small you can literally hold it in the palm of your hand, and chargeable through a lightweight USB. It is a brilliant little product, and one that should find a space in everyone’s hand luggage.

DEEP CLEAN, CLEARER SKIN – While other brushes rotate slower than a snail and only leave you with red, sensitive skin after use. The SENSSE Go! facial cleansing brush gently exfoliates with over 600 oscillations per minute to deeply cleanse your skin and remove blackheads and other impurities. Leaving you with visibly softer, young looking skin like never before!

The Sensse Go! facial cleansing brush makes big promises, but unlike some other facial brushes it is actually able to keep them. The brush is easy to use, you simply dampen your face, dampen the brush and then add the cleanser (your usual choice). You then switch the brush on and cleanse for about 1 minute, avoiding the eye area. You can use the brush to remove make up, but I didn’t do this, instead using my usual Micellar water for this job.

The brush is quite soothing, it does not hurt when it is cleansing your skin, there is a quite relaxing, almost tickling sensation, and although my face did go red during cleansing, this did not last, and my face felt super clean and smooth. I use the brush on the first setting for a more gentle cleanse, partly because I suffer with High Blood pressure, so keep any sort of massage gentle, but you can get a more vigorous cleanse with the second setting which is faster.

Once you have used your brush, it is very easy to clean, I just used warm water to remove any traces of cleanser, and then put the covering back over to avoid getting the brush dirty.  (The design is waterproof so no worries about splashing.) The cleansing brush also comes with an exfoliation brush which is great to use once a week for a deeper cleanse with a scrub, a real treat that will give the skin a pick me up.

This is a great little product, affordable at less than £40, and something you could use to keep your skin clean and fresh whether you are home or away. I would definitely recommend it to give your face a one minute quick fix daily.

Sensio Spa Complete Hydrotherapy Facial

A visit to a spa for a facial is definitely a treat that leaves us feeling refreshed and leaves our skin soft and healthy, but this is not something we can be doing everyday…or is it? What about a product that gives you the opportunity for spa treated skin in your own home? The Sensio Spa complete hydrotherapy facial allows you to complete a five step salon programme within your own home, leaving skin feeling soft and renewed.

I have been using this product for a few weeks now, with my skin problems being an ageing skin that is also oily and still prone to outbreaks. I do have facials, but wanted something that will plug the gaps when money or time is too tight to get to a salon, something that offers a little more than simply cleansing and toning. This is a product that fits the bill.

But, first things first. When using this product, water direct from the tap just won’t cut it. Yes it will work, but the limescale build up will shorten the life of the device, so you need to get some distilled water, the sort you might use in steam irons for exactly the same reasons. (This can be picked up very cheaply at Amazon here.) You also need 2 AA batteries for the facial cleanser – alkaline ones work better and for longer.

Setting up your equipment is quick and easy. I used the facial cleanser first to remove all grime from my face. I used Micellar water to remove initial make up, and then opted for the sponge attachment and an Elemis cream cleanser for a deep cleanse, using the number 1 setting. This actually feels really pleasant, you need to just press gently in a circular motion. If this hurts or stings, you are doing it too hard. If you are exfoliating the skin, I would recommend the slightly rougher texture of the brush. You can use this with a facial scrub on the number 2 setting and give you skin a real deep cleanse – perfect for removing those dead skin cells that leave our skin looking dull.

The next thing to use is the plug in hot and cold bar. This is to open the pores. To start the process switch to hot and wait for the red light. The bar will be hot within a minute and you can then use this to massage the skin. Be gentle and, if it feels too hot, take it away.

The steamer itself is a real surprise package. Forget those old fashioned machines where you had to virtually immerse your whole face, the Sensio Spa is much easier and more comfortable to use. Adding water is easy – it comes with a little pouring jug, again very similar to those used with a steam iron. Once you have filled up, you press the button on the front until it clicks and the water will start to warm up to create the steam. This happens very quickly, within a few minutes you have enough steam for a facial cleanse.

You can then use the machine. The steam nozzle is moveable, so you can put it into a place that is comfortable to you, and the steam should also be comfortable – don’t get too close or you will burn your skin, and don’t forget to move your face around so that the steam hits all areas of your face – you do not just want to steam the front, especially if your skin problems affect the extremities. I never steamed my face for any longer than 10 minutes, with 6-7 minutes being the average.

Once the process is finished, the hot and cold bar can be used again, this time to close the pores.  Change the setting to cold and wait for the green light, and again massage over the face. Finish with a gentle moisturiser.

For me, this product has worked very well. I like the pamper aspect of using the Spa, and find it all quite easy and straight-forward to use. I think it offers a much deeper cleanse and exfoliation than you can get from simply using products, and I like how clean and soft my skin feels after using it.  I did get an initial breakout, but have had these after salon facials, and know that this is your skin getting rid of impurities, dirt etc, and this didn’t happen after the first use.

The Sensio Spa is a great treatment which could be a fabulous present for Mother’s Day. I would totally recommend this.