A streamlined beauty routine is just the thing for winter weary skin and a pared down system works well for a busy mom on the go.
Follow these tips to get the spring back in your step!
A long summer of pounding the pavement in light sandals and flip flops can take a toll on the tootsies, resulting in blisters and dry skin. Give them a much deserved soak with an exfoliating foot bath to get them smooth. Dab on a heavy duty moisturizer and cover with cotton socks overnight to wake up with soft, callous free feet. Finish with a bright polish to show off your fabulous footwork. Navy, beige and charcoal are on trend neutrals or Apple Red and Sea-foam Green are fun for a punch of color.
The upcoming cold weather, along with endless dishes and diaper changes can take a toll on the hands as well.Keep them moisturized by rubbing with cuticle oil, which will help to extend the life of your manicure.
The change of seasons can cause dull, dry and flaky skin. Hydrate from the inside first by drinking plenty of fresh water. Use a gentle exfoliator to polish the skin and follow up with a good moisturizer. Serums correct the visible appearance of fatigued skin by delivering essential vitamins and and nutrients in oil form, which is easy for the skin to absorb. An eye cream can do wonders for the late night mom bags that are an inevitable part of parenting.
Tend to eyebrows as they may have grown wild under the heavy hats of winter. Letting them grow out and following the natural arch is less maintenance and gives a fresh and youthful appearance.
Keep your cut and color current. Shorter hair is having a moment and a fuss free bob can be quite liberating. Fringe is always a fun and flirty look for warmer days. Try going for subtle highlights or low-lights to change things up a bit if you are not seeking a dramatic change. Long tresses look top in braids, buns and tousled ponytails.
Lighten up your makeup routine by choosing one feature to highlight. A bold lip looks amazing with glowing skin, a quick eyelash curl and dab of mascara. Chubby lip pencils, such as sexy layer over your shadow for a dramatic look.
A dab of gloss and a light foundation with sunscreen does double duty to finish the look.
Have fun with it, but keep maintenance as minimal as possible so you can focus on more important things, like the beautiful weather and fun upcoming holidays!