Let’s face it, motherhood can really wreak havoc on your appearance. When you have little ones running around, an uninterrupted shower becomes a memory from the distant past. And makeup? You have neither the time nor the energy to apply cosmetics, much less take it all off at the end of the day.

But this doesn’t mean you have to put beauty on the back burner. We know that lengthy grooming processes take you away from time with your littlies, so today we’re serving up some quick grooming tips for mums.

These quickie beauty tips require neither time nor makeup expertise, and will have you looking preened and polished in mere minutes.

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Quick grooming tips for mums: getting your toddler to apply your makeup for you is not one of them 🙂

Easy grooming hacks for on-the-go mums:

Create the illusion of just-washed hair by shaking or spritzing some dry shampoo onto your roots. Do this at night before bed so the powder can soak up excess oils on your scalp as you sleep.

Forget about heat styling. When you only have seconds to wrangle your hair into submission in the morning, pull your hair back into a sleek ponytail or pop on a headband and you’re good to go.

Keep a pack of organic body wipes on hand for days when you have to step out of the house but have no time for a shower. Similarly, keep facial wipes by the bed for when you’re just too tired to wash your makeup off at night.

Your smile is one of the first things people notice. Try teeth whitening pens, which can be as effective as professional whitening treatments but aren’t as expensive or time consuming.

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Streamline your makeup routine to get out of the house looking good, and fast

Streamline your makeup routine:

Just as having a go-to outfit streamlines your morning routine, editing your makeup process will help you get out of the house in a calm, timely fashion. Save the smokey eyes and contouring for special occasions. Instead, put together a collection of tried and tested products that’ll help you get ready in a snap. Here are some suggestions:

There will be days when it feels like you’re trying to get ready in the middle of a hurricane, and on those occasions, you just gotta let it go. So if you haven’t, now is really the time to embrace your natural beauty.

But don’t feel guilty about taking a few minutes to glam up, either (when you can!). Because when you know you look presentable, you feel better about yourself. And when you’re in a good mood, you’re a much better mum.

What are your tried and tested grooming hacks for busy mums? We’d love to hear all about them in the comments below.

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