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5 Beauty Splurges for the Hard-Working Mom

As moms, it can be easy to relegate our own care and upkeep to the back of the line. Something to take care of after we’ve herded the kids to their after-school class… After the dinner is on the table… After we have cleaned the house… But the problem with this method? A mom’s to-do list never ends.

You’ll never feel all right with taking care of yourself until you fundamentally change how you think about self-care. Think of it this way: What would you tell your grown daughter who is obviously working too hard, to the neglect of herself?

Chances are high you would give her some advice that you might do well to heed yourself. The benefits of doing little things for yourself regularly that help you feel and look your best are many. For example, you will feel less stressed because you are taking regular time to invest in your own emotional cookie jar. You will feel younger because you will actually look younger. You will have more emotional strength to give to your children because you’ll be happier overall.

Almost convinced to schedule a treat for yourself? Here are some splurges that moms can indulge in guilt-free!

  1. Get your hair styled.

It all starts here. People often notice others’ hair before anything else. Of course, you can still trim your own hair in a pinch, or get your sister to come over with her hair-cutting scissors. But when you want to treat yourself, do it right. Go to a hair salon and get your hair cut and styled. You’ll feel lighter and the enforced time away from your kids might make you feel like a kid again.

  1. Take a make-up application class.

You have a routine, and it has been working for you for the past 10 years. But have you ever considered anything else? Also, skin changes. And what might have been appropriate for you right out of college may no longer be the right look today. Go to the make-up counter at a department store and ask for a make over. Ask them for tips and product suggestions tailored to you. You might be in for a happy surprise by taking this one chance.

  1. Make your tips fabulous.

So it might not be convenient to always be getting your nails done. But as a treat for yourself, going to a nail salon will work wonders for a woman’s self-confidence. Having glamorous nails will make you walk a bit taller, and you’ll find yourself smiling down at your nails at odd moments. Don’t be ashamed. Own it. Do those things that make you smile.

  1. Boost tired-looking skin.

You look really tired… Ever heard that phrase? Maybe one too many times? If you don’t have a skin-care regime, now is the time to begin. Make sunscreen and moisturizer your two best friends. Spend a lot of time with these two lotions every single day. And if you have deep wrinkles, there are still options for you. Clinics, such as Your Laser Skin Care, provide skin care options that are minimally invasive and fast. And can help your skin match your youthful spirit.

  1. Take a fitness class.

Far and away, one of the best things you can do for yourself is to regularly exercise. However, this more than other options can often be pushed to the backburner. There are so many seemingly good reasons to procrastinate, and each time you try to exercise can feel like a mental battle. There are simpler ways to go about this. Try joining a fitness class where you learn a sport or an activity. For example, judo, karate, yoga, hula hoop, and whatever else is on offer. You’ll get some social peer pressure to keep at it, which is often what is needed to establish good health habits.

Taking care of yourself will provide your children a point of reference for how they too should take care of themselves.

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