3 Fast and Easy Ways to Improve Your Appearance – Tips for Busy Moms

Let’s be real. Being a mother, running a household, and chasing down children means mothers are perpetually short on time. On the “mom” list of things that must be done daily are getting the herd out the door for school, keeping the house (somewhat) clean, and feeding your crew. And taking care of our appearance often gets put on the back burner. When we do that, however, we fall out of practice. And small choices to stop caring for one’s appearance can snowball fast. Until one day, you look in the mirror, and it’s hard to recognize the person staring back at you, because inside you still feel like a girl, fresh out of college.

Want to take back control? It won’t require gads of money or tons of extra time in your day. It simply means introducing some new ideas into your life and putting yourself on your priority list, too. Here are 3 actions that busy moms should consider:

  1. Play up your smile.

The cups and cups of coffee and tea, also known as Mommy Fuel, take a toll on the brightness of your smile. Stains and yellowing can age a person’s appearance. And with a very simple move, you can shed those years simply by whitening your smile.

According to this dentist in Rancho Bernardo, “The application of porcelain veneers is minimally invasive and usually completed in just two visits.”

Whether you choose porcelain veneers or go for a series of whitening treatments, make your teeth a priority. We put this at the top of the list because it has a transformative effect.

If your teeth have begun to look faded and grey, you may have been hiding your smiles. The power of smiling to make a person feel better about themselves is well documented and is a confidence booster, too.

  1. Sleep more.

New studies have revealed startling evidence that points to how less sleep could be shaving off years of your life. But even without this recent reminder, experts have been telling us for years that lack of sleep does the following…

  • impairs cognitive function
  • lowers one’s immune system
  • linked to serious health problems
  • kills sex drive
  • linked to depression
  • causes forgetfulness

Where does all this tie in with improving one’s appearance? Lack of sleep causes your skin to turn sallow and your eyes to go puffy. Chronic sleep debt can further lead to fine lines, wrinkles, and other blemishes. Why? When you are not getting enough sleep, your body is unable to release the hormone that helps with skin repair.

So how can a mom with millions of duties get in the recommended 7 to 9 hours? Here are a couple of tips:

  • At least an hour before bed, start winding down. Dim the lights and get a cup of tea.
  • Say no to TV before bed. One episode can lead to another, and soon, you’ve wasted precious sleep hours.
  • Have your last glass of wine or cup of coffee at least 4 hours before bedtime.
  • Try to get a couple of hours of sleep in before midnight. The hours before midnight spent sleeping are responsible for that feeling of being recharged when you wake the next morning.
  1. Buy fitted clothes.

Are you still wearing your post-baby clothes? Because they feel comfortable and hide the weight that never fell off like your friends claimed it would? Today is the day to go through your wardrobe and get rid of everything that doesn’t make you feel fabulous right now. Even if it made you feel fabulous when you were 8 months pregnant, today you are a different woman.

Go to the store and ask the salesperson to help you find an outfit that flatters your body shape. Not the body shape you had when you were in high school. Not the body shape you had when you were pregnant. Not even the body shape you plan to have once you get your exercise program in gear. Get clothing that fits you right now. While you are at it. Make sure your outfits are for your color type. Do you have a warm skin tone? Or a cool skin tone? Do you know the difference?

Yes, you have a busy life, and the role of a mother is a very thankless job. But at least you should know you look fabulous while you hustle. You can feel fabulous every day if each item in your wardrobe is a treat to wear.

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