10 everyday beauty tricks

Too often busy moms just take care of everyone else. But you shouldn't neglect yourself, especially when looking lovely has never been simpler. Here are a few ways to put beauty back on your to-do list.

1. Wipe your problems away

Makeup pigments

When the weather is hot, the last thing you want to do is use heavy creams or cleansers to get your face clean. You’re often on the run in the summer too, so convenience is also key. Enter POND’S® Original Wet Fresh Cleansing Towelettes, which gently remove makeup while instantly hydrating your face. Just pop open the pack, snag one and wipe away to feel fresh.

2. Vibrant visage

Smooth on a tinted moisturizer. It acts like foundation, giving you a polished look, and protects your skin from the sun at the same time. Look for one with SPF 15 or higher, and don’t forget to thoroughly clean your face at the end of the day.

3. Bright eyes

Feeling tired? Brush on two coats of curl-enhancing mascara. Long, curled lashes open up eyes and help you look awake in seconds.

4. Chic cheeks

A light wash of color will make you look fresh-faced all day. Use your fingers to swirl creamy blush directly on the apples of your cheeks. Or try a bronzing blush for a sun-kissed look.

5. Glossy lips

Keep a tube of tinted lip gloss in your purse. It's a no-fuss alternative to lipstick and looks good even when it fades. Carrying along a few Q-tips® Precision Tips as well, which are perfect for any touchups.

6. Luscious locks

For sleek hair, use a smoothing cream to get rid of frizz. Look for Suave Professionals® Sleek Anti Frizz Cream that goes on both wet and dry hair, so you can use it after the shower and for daytime touch-ups. With curly locks, scrunch a curl-enhancing mousse into wet hair for defined curls that don't need to be blow-dried.

7. Modern mane

Upgrade your ponytail to a braided bun. Loosely braid hair and twist it into a low chignon at the nape of the neck. Secure with bobby pins.

8. Decorated do

Ditch the scrunchies and try a wide headband or a scarf to decorate your do instead.

9. Spa shower

Use a moisture-rich body wash like Dove® Deep Moisture. Also look for products with aloe and vitamin E, which are known to hydrate your skin. Or opt for an invigorating scent — for example, citrus — to boost your energy.

10. Healthy hands

No time for a manicure? Help prevent chapped hands and ragged cuticles with a non-greasy hand lotion. Carry a travel-size bottle in your purse and apply throughout the day.

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