Moms are always either managing the home and the kids or juggling work and family time. Most of them rarely have time for themselves, so it's no surprise that they've got their beauty routine down pat. We interviewed real moms to ask their simple prettifying tweaks that produce big results. Check out their answers below!
1. Stick to age-old beauty tricks.
"I was never the kikay type, so I am not used to applying a lot of beauty products, but I think the trick would be to get as much sleep as you can. It may sound easy, but it's one of the hardest things to do when you're a new mom. Also, drink lots of water." - Sarah Grace, mom of one
2. Use radiance-boosting products.
"Because of sleepless nights, my skin turned dull and flaky. I use BB cream during the day and pearl cream at night to restore my glow." – Maxie, mom of three
3. Add some color to enliven your complexion.
"I rely on Benetint! After giving birth, I rarely have time to fix myself because I was hands on with my newborn. I used cheek tint to add a bit of color to my face, so I look healthier and less zombielike!" – Sarah, mom of two
4. Always have concealer in your bag.
"Concealer works like a charm. It hides my circles and hormonal zits in a flash!" – Ela, mom of one
5. Moisturize like crazy from head to toe.
"I discovered Eden's Paradise, a local organic brand, while I was pregnant and since then, I got hooked on their super effective products! From combination skin, my face turned really dry right after giving birth so I'm currently using their Fresh Pores Cucumber Toner and Tomato Serum as my daily toner and moisturizer. I also use Nature Republic's Aloe Vera Soothing Gel as a face mask during the day. For the body, I apply Clarins Tonic Body Oil around my tummy and thighs, layered with Mustela's Restructuring Gel after every bath." – Kabbie, mom of one
6. Try home service beauty treatments.
"I’d like to be near my kids most of the time, so getting a hair salon or nail spa service at home is super convenient." – May, mom of two
7. Step up your shower game.
"Shower time is really the only moment a mom can pamper herself without feeling guilty. I bathe in a yummy-scented shower gel like the ones from The Body Shop or Philosophy. I can feel extra special even just for a few minutes." – Nica, mom of two
8. Smell pretty.
"This is the simplest step I do to feel glamorous: spray on my favorite Chloe perfume!" – Angeline, mom-to-be
9. Treat yourself to a DIY spa treatment.
"My most favorite beauty product of all time would be body scrubs (especially coffee!). My skin always looks brighter and younger when I stick to a two-time exfoliating routine every week. I love making my own body scrubs because I use a whole lot of it so it saves me money. I buy local home-grown coffee grounds in the supermarket and use olive oil. During times when I don't get to go to the supermarket for coffee grounds, I use brown sugar! It's fun to make, too! I am addicted to exfoliating products because it makes my skin really soft, smooth and glowing! And did I mention that coffee body scrubs reduces the appearance of cellulite and can make one look slimmer? Yay!" – Sabs, mom of one
10. Accomplish a speedy beauty routine.
"Whenever I need to get dressed up for dates with my husband or a girls’ night out, instead of curling my hair, I put my hair in a messy top knot, fill in my kilay, and swipe on lipstick!" - Anne, mom of four