Staying Youthful as a Mum
Beauty secrets at home being a mum is like becoming a ‘jack of all trades’ – you’re ready to do anything or become anyone for the sake of your children, anytime, anywhere. Consequently, these circumstances bring a lot of stress and pressure. Many mums tend to forget to care for themselves, always focusing on their little ones. Now that’s not a bad thing at all – being a good parent entails putting your family’s welfare ahead of yours, but of course, looking after your own well being should be very important too.
Dedicating time to attend to your well-being will help you to feel at your best, and if that’s the case, then you’re going to be able to give the best care possible for your family as well. This all starts from how you care for your own body.
Maintaining youthfulness might be a challenge for some mums, but you don’t always have to spend a fortune on beauty products. Here are some surprisingly simple tips via some of the most timeless famous mums in the world today.
Nicole Kidman is almost in her golden years as well as a mother-of-four, and yet she seems to be aging far slower than the rest of us. She’s still one of the most in-demand endorsers and she even recently landed the role of being the Global Brand Ambassador of Neutrogena. Kidman shared her beauty secrets with Longevity Magazine and along with eating in moderation as well as exercise, the Aussie celebrity revealed that washing your hair with an organic drink keeps it healthy. If you’re a redhead, use cranberry juice. If you have dark hair, black coffee or tea will do the trick.
Surprisingly, this is backed up by science. It was mentioned in the same post that the acidity of cranberry juice seals hair cuticles and helps retain your hair’s natural shine. Coffee and tea works in the same way. Green tea is actually used in many hair products today. To do this, wash your hair with the ingredient after your regular shampoo and conditioner ritual. Leave the juice on for 5-10 minutes and then rinse.
Another personality with timeless looks is Heather Graham. The blonde head-turner is in her late 40’s but she definitely doesn’t look her age. Graham’s youthful glow has led her to become an ambassador for Garnier, according to Wise Toast and a recent report from the Mirror announced that the Hollywood star has been chosen as the new face of recreational portal Foxy Bingo which has a loyal following through its ever growing social media community and of course, the adoration for its official mascot. Graham was chosen due to her global appeal and her timeless beauty. Though Graham may not be a mum yet, she loves caring for children and she’s even an advocate of Children International.
What surprises people about Graham the most, however, is that she spends a lot of time sleeping. Stuff relayed Graham’s interview where she admitted to having 9-12 hours of sleep everyday as one of her secrets in keeping her youthfulness. Now that might not be easy for some moms out there, but the best way to do it is to get rest whenever you can, even in the middle of the day if you like.
The South African beauty Charlize Theron is also known for always looking fresh, even when her roles call for intense action stunts like in the latest Fast and the Furious film. Vogue asked the mother-of-two for her best beauty advice, and the actress emphasized the importance of staying happy and content. This tip was in fact passed on to her by her mom and the actress explained that “when you’re happy and you’re content and you’re at peace, I think there’s something in your eyes that can’t be manufactured – and a cream can’t give it to you.”
If you have kids or will soon be having a child, there are plenty of reasons to be happy – that’s for sure. For more tips on how to be the best mum you can be, you can subscribe to The Motherhood.
Louise Smalling: After taking an Open University course while looking after her two young children, Louise enjoys nothing better than talking about her experience as a mom, juggling responsibilities and offering insights into parenting. She currently contributes to several blogs and loves reading whenever she gets the chance.
This post was a guest post written by Louise and the views are not that of Vicky @ The Motherhood.