Being a Mum may be the greatest job on Earth but it’s also the most tiring. Whether your kids are in at the terrible twos stage or at the equally terrible teen phase, you’ll spend most days counting down the hours until you can go to bed for some much-needed shuteye.
If you’re going to spend the foreseeable future with mild sleep deprivation, then you better know how to handle it. With these savvy tips, you can look bright and energised – even if you don’t feel it…
Take a cold shower
Okay, taking a cold shower might be an abrupt awakening but it can do wonders for your complexion. If you can’t bear the thought of stepping into an icy cold stream of water first thing in the morning, blast your skin with cold water after you’ve washed your face and it will help to minimise signs of tiredness. On the plus side, it’s the perfect skincare technique for when everyone else has used up all the hot water.
Moisturise damp skin
Instead of waiting for your skin to fully dry, apply your moisturiser while it’s still wet. Not only does this save you time, but it also helps to lock in the extra moisture and keeps your skin looking great. In reality, you might already be ahead of the pack when it comes to this tip. Most Mums will already be applying moisturiser to damp skin simply because they don’t have the luxury of waiting for their skin to dry.
Hone your makeup routine
When you want to cover up the signs of tiredness quickly, reach for your makeup bag. Colorscience has a range of products that will help you to achieve seamless coverage and a dewy complexion. The right products and application will even eradicate dark circles under your eyes and reduce signs of ageing, so you’ll want to hone your routine and find your favourite products now.
Steer clear of bronzer
Bronzer can give you a great, sun-kissed glow but it doesn’t always work well for tired skin. Similarly, fake tan can highlight tired eyes and sensitive skin, rather than enhancing it. When you’re feeling particularly tired (always?), opt for blusher instead of bronzer. This will lift your complexion and give you a healthy glow without showcasing the signs of tiredness.
Choose an easy hairstyle
Throughout the first few years of parenthood, you’ll probably struggle to remember when you last ran a brush through your hair. By the time your kids start school, however, it really is time to start styling your hair, at least on special occasions. Make your life easier by choosing a style that works for your hair type. When you can create a put-together look in seconds, you’ll be far more motivated to perfect your look.
Looking Fresher Than You Feel
You might spend the majority of your time feeling exhausted, but this doesn’t mean you can’t look fresh-faced and full of energy. With these handy tips, you can banish the signs of tiredness once and for all.