Parents today wear a bunch of hats as they are busy being parents while also having to go to work and fulfilling commitments in the afternoons and evenings, too. This makes it difficult for parents to find time to look good. Fortunately, there are plenty of hacks out there that parents who want to look good should know.
1. Use quiet beauty tools
If your children are sleeping when you are getting ready in the morning, the last thing you want to do is wake them before it’s time. It’s no secret that hair dryers can be incredibly noisy. Rather than tempting fate each morning, why not let your babies sleep and invest in the quietest hair dryers instead?
2. Use tools with automatic shut-off
Mornings can be the most hectic time of the day and if you use a hair straightener or curling iron, you could forget to turn it off before you leave the house. Instead of having to turn the car around or wishing that Alexa could grow legs and fingers, buy hot tools that have an automatic shut-off feature. Give yourself one less thing to worry about as you’re getting everyone ready for school, work, and childcare.
3. Use a toothbrush for your hair
When you have a family to take care of, it can be difficult to find time to go to the salon and get your roots touched up. The easiest hack involves your favorite boxed hair color and a clean toothbrush. It can be difficult to use the tools that come with boxed hair color, but a toothbrush is a perfect tool for applying hair color exactly where you want it to go. You can also use a toothbrush to tame flyaways and to tease your hair, too. You can even use a toothbrush to tame eyebrows, too.
4. Use lip balm for more than lips
Lip balm is a tool that can be used in several ways. If you get a nick while shaving, apply lip balm to quickly stop the bleeding. You can use lip balm to tame hairs that won’t cooperate. And, you can use it to lubricate earrings that just don’t want to go in. If you are wearing new shoes, put lip balm on your heels or other areas that get blisters. In the winter, when your nose gets chapped, lip balm will work wonders to relieve the discomfort and provide the much-needed moisture. Having one useful tool like lip balm cuts down on the number of beauty tools parents need to buy.
5. Use liquid ibuprofen for breakouts
One unfortunate problem with adulthood is that pimples do not go away. However, there is a tool that works wonders overnight. Ibuprofen is an anti-inflammatory, so it can be used on blemishes. With a needle, pierce a liquid ibuprofen capsule and squeeze some of the liquid on the blemish. Then, go to sleep. By the time you wake up, the blemish might not be totally gone, but it should be less noticeable and any swelling should be diminished.