If, like me, your ‘beauty routine’ consists of dragging a brush through your hair before you tie it back and, on special occasions putting on some lippy or mascara, you probably think anything else would be overwhelming.
Even if you’ve perfected your make-up look, and your wardrobe has had a recent revamp, there is a chance you can’t seem to get on top of the ongoing beauty treatments everyone else seems to be into that seem to take forever. You don’t have time to shave your legs every other day, and you certainly can’t be applying face masks each evening. Here are a few secrets that will keep you looking and feeling beautiful and won’t leave you short of time
Hide The Hair
Arguably, the most annoying upkeep in life is trying to keep your body hair under control. Now, there is nothing wrong with feeling liberated and allowing your hair to grow, but equally, there is nothing wrong with wanting to shed your hair either.
I am lucky because, being a redhead, most of my body hair is very fine and fair so it isn’t really noticeable, but I like the sensation of smooth legs. Trying to find time to shave or burn the hair off with cream though, that can be tough. On one occasion I got hair removal cream all over the furniture after a raccoon, the kids had let into the house, and I had to chase it out before my hair removal time was up. It’s like the kids wait until they hear the bathroom door shut to do something outlandish.
The magical answer out there it is laser hair removal. There is tonnes of information online here http://lasermedica.ca/treatments/laser-hair-removal/ which explains all the ins and outs of the process. Just a few sessions in a beauty salon and you will never have to shave again. This is a real lifesaver if the bane of your life is cutting your knee with a rusty old razor. Wave goodbye to those days and say hello to super smooth skin forever!
Refresh and Relax
One of the most simple beauty secrets out there is often ignored by most. The key to a refreshed and healthy complexion is sleep. Your body and face will benefit hugely from eight full hours of uninterrupted sleep each night. If you struggle to get to sleep at a decent hour, try chamomile tea or reading a book. Turn off all of your electronic devices before settling down for the evening and make sure you maximize that beauty sleep whenever you can.
No matter how busy our lives are, most of us take a shower every day. Let’s face it; your showers involve a quick wash of your hair and a rinse of your face before the kids start banging on the door complaining they have something stuck up their nose and need your help NOW. You rarely get a chance to focus on any beauty regime. If you can afford to spend a couple of extra minutes in the shower sorting, they are a few quickie beauty tips you can try.
If you’re having significant problems with split ends, then try out an in shower deep nourishing hair mask. While you scrub off your makeup, you can allow that to sink into your hair and then wash it right out once you’re done. There are also plenty of face masks that were made to use in the shower. So make the most of your time and get it all done at once.
The added advantage of in shower masks is that if the kids insist on disturbing you, you can jump out and scare them.
You don’t need all the time in the world to be sleek and glowing from head to toe. Just plan ahead and get the little things done ahead of time and you’ll save yourself hours in the future.