Did you know that caring for your body and your beauty can be a great way to re-prioritize your mental health? If you tend to get easily caught up in the hustle and bustle of your busy work and family life, me-time is a necessity.
That’s why we’ve created this foolproof, fast, and functional self-care routine to help busy moms make time to focus on their inner and outer beauty. Everyone is different, so feel free to customize where you see fit. If you need some mindful me-time in the morning before work, try this quick beauty routine for self-care.
The quickest element of your beauty that can spiral out of control when neglected is skincare. If you spend hours running errands, rushing at work, and caring for children, you can get sweaty or too much sun exposure throughout the day.
Applying a facemask or facial scrub first thing in the morning can revitalize your pores and clean your face for a fresh day, even if you don’t have time to take a long shower.
Applying a face mask can also give you a moment of reprieve from a busy day as you wait for it to set before washing it off. Choose a mask that suits your skin type. We’ve included some suggestions below:
Normal to Dry Skin
Oily Skin and Acne
Sensitive or Dehydrated Skin
Sensitive or Oily Skin
You’ve cared for your body; now, let’s care for your mind. Just a few minutes of meditation a day can prove beneficial to both your mental and physical health. The act of clearing your mind to develop your focus and concentration takes practice, but there are tons of apps and even free videos available that teach the basics.
You can do your meditation task while you wait for your face mask to set. Apply your lotion or mask, set your timer, and enjoy a quick 5, 10, or 15-minute meditation while you wait.
Did you know that styling products aren’t the only things out there for your hair? Hair treatments can help with growth and shine.
Organic Castor Oil is one of the best substances to use on your hair’s roots to stimulate growth and overall health. VeryWell Health has lauded the capabilities of castor oil to moisturize and help with dandruff as well.
Many of us define ourselves and our style by our hair. We cut it short, grow it long, style it, and make it our own. Our hair represents who we are. Spend some time in your morning routine on your hair health to make yourself happier throughout the day!
Whether you wear makeup or not, many foundations and creams provide moisturizing powers throughout the day, so you stay comfortable and prevent chapped or cracked skin in dry weather. Others have sun protection qualities for hot days outdoors.
Spend some time protecting your skin for the day as part of your self-care routine so that you can eliminate painful sunburns or uncomfortable dry skin.
As the last step in your curated self-care routine, take some time for gratitude. You can do this by:
Calling a loved one
Journaling about your excitement for the day
Taking a pet out for a quick walk
Pouring your favorite coffee or tea as a treat
Spending a little extra time savoring a step that you usually rush past
Try out this self-care routine in the morning before work or even in the evening when you get home. As with any routine, feel free to change it up as you see fit, so you always feel the full benefits of investing in your health and beauty!