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Beauty for Busy Active Women

We’ve all had those days when we’re too busy running around to stop and properly go through our full skincare routines. What happens if “busy” is your default way of life? If you are a woman with a very active lifestyle, here are some tips on how you can still take great care of your skin without having to come to a halt:

Nourish Your Skin from Within

Beauty companies like Well Within Beauty believe that great skin is the result of an overall healthy lifestyle. What you feed your body and how you treat it are just as important as the products you use. As an active woman, you probably already know that eating a balanced diet and taking vitamins affects your body in several different days, not just one.

Besides high-quality organic skincare products, Well Within Beauty also offers nutritional supplements keep your skin healthy and glowing from within. These plant-based supplements are packed with vitamins, minerals, essential fatty acids and antioxidants that renew, strengthen and protect your skin while boosting your overall health as well.

Master the Art of Cleansing

Proper cleansing is one of the most important steps in skincare. If you have a busy, active lifestyle, chances are you accumulate a lot of dust, sweat and excess oil on your skin when you come home at the end of the day. You need to cleanse your skin properly to keep it clear and healthy.

Master the art of the double cleanse. Double cleansing means that you first go in with an oil-based cleanser (you can choose from cleansing oils, cleansing balms, or straight up facial oils) to remove your makeup, sunscreen and all the grime that is sitting on the surface of your skin. You would then follow this up with a water-based cleanser (your favorite foaming or non-foaming cleanser) to get rid of any lingering traces of oil or dirt.

Why an oil-based cleanser first? The idea is that oil mixes with oil, so an oil-based cleanser can do a better job at breaking down the natural oils that gather on your skin at the end of the day than plain water can.

When it comes to your second cleanser, choose a gentle cleanser with a pH level of about 5 to 6, so that it mimics the natural pH level of the healthy skin. Anything too basic or alkaline can cause dryness or irritation and compromise your skin’s natural protective barrier.

Moisturize Religiously

As a busy, active woman, you probably don’t have the time to go through a complicated beauty routine. A lot of the steps in an elaborate skin care routine are aimed at targeting specific concerns, so if your skin is already in pretty good condition, you can skip these to save time.

One step you should never skip, however, is putting on moisturizer. The healthiest skin is the type that is well hydrated and moisturized. Healthy, hydrated skin does an excellent job of maintaining itself, so if you keep your skin well moisturized, it will do the rest of the work for you.

Never Skip Sunscreen

Lastly, you should remember to wear sunscreen daily. This is especially important if you are active woman, as you may be more exposed to the sun’s harmful rays in your day to day activities. Sunscreen is the single most important anti-aging product you can add to your skincare routine, so if you’re wearing sunscreen every day, you can skip all those other fancy creams and serums that promise to delay signs of aging.

These are some quick, easy tips on how you can enjoy great skin even with a busy, active lifestyle. As you can see, it doesn’t take much to have good skin—our skin is already pretty good at taking care of itself, we just need to support its natural abilities and avoid irritating it.

Ally Gonzales is the founder & editor-in-chief of RunningSoleGirl. Along with blogging she is also juggling attending college and majoring in Exercise and Sports Science with a Sports Management minor.

7 Surprisingly Easy Beauty Hacks For Busy Women

The new millennium celebrates working women who multitask and joggle different roles. If you find yourself always on the go, leaving little to zero time to pamper or even fix yourself, remember these seven beauty hacks that are fairly quick and easy.

#1. Trim Your Brows Regularly

Okay, let’s face it, you’re not exactly the girl who shapes her brows effortlessly, no matter how many times you watch tutorial videos. Lucky for you, there are beauty salons out there that offer brow trimming in a swift. Just book an appointment and voila, you have the perfect brows which would only need light filling during hectic mornings. A well-trimmed brow may not even require touch-ups at all. Remember, eyebrows are everything.

#2. Carry a Red Lipstick Anytime, Anywhere

Red lippies are classic. A bare face can instantly brighten up with red lips. Although some women prefer other colours, red is something the human species cannot resist, especially the males. It is a power colour and versatile enough to be worn at daytime or casual occasions.

#3. Lip Balm for Tired Eyes.

You can get crazy busy when work deadlines and children recitals collide. You may have downed espresso, shot after shot, yet your eyes do not lie. They may still look tired. Of course, wearing sunnies and eye makeup may conceal the weariness, but there is still one more trick you can do – apply balm on lower sides of your eyes’ outer edges. These areas are where your eyes meet your cheekbones. The balm, acting as a highlighter, gives you that sparkling, dewy, fresh feel; you may look like you’ve just woken up.

#4. Lip Tint and Cheek Tint in One

Putting on blush-on can get messy. Particles can spread everywhere. Plus, you may end up with a clown look if you apply too much. If you want a more natural pinkish glow, you can try using lip tint on your cheeks. Many busy women find this beauty trick a lifesaver, especially during unexpected meetings.

#5. Get a Quick Laser Facial.

You may only need a single layer of foundation if you already have a good skin. Make-up cannot cover up dry and patchy skin forever. So invest, invest, invest in skin treatments. A quick laser facial is a good start since it targets several skin problems at once, including wrinkles, saggy skin, sun spots, big pores, and so on. Just try to find a reliable clinic near you. Moreover, make sure to maintain a healthy skin after treatment by using a gentle face moisturizer as it helps in the healing process of the treated area.

#6. Conceal Whenever Necessary.

You never know when eye bags get darker, zits leave pimple marks, eyeliners smudge, or when unexpected bruises occur. You definitely need a concealer to cover up these unwanted sights. Carry a concealer with you everywhere, along with your lip tint.

#7. Never Run Out of Hair Knots.

You can get pretty sweaty and your hair messy throughout the day. That’s why it is always good to carry a hair clip or tie to avoid looking harassed when facing clients and executives. You can also carry with you a host of other tiny tools like nail clippers, hairpins and tweezers for grooming crisis situations.

There you have it, 7 beauty hacks that can save the day of a busy woman like you.

April Brodie is a renowned facialist and skin care expert and the founder of Beaute 2001. An industry leader, April has 30 years of experience under her belt. She holds a nationally accredited certificate in safety and clinical application of Intense Pulse Light (IPL) and numerous qualifications including Advanced Skin Diagnosis and Dermal Needling. Visit https://beaute2001.com.au to know more about proper skin care.

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