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  • These Beauty Savers Will Fit Right In With Your Self-Care Routine

    Looking good helps with feeling good.
    by Kitty Elicay .
These Beauty Savers Will Fit Right In With Your Self-Care Routine
ILLUSTRATOR Natz Bade
  • It doesn't matter whether you work or not (hey, motherhood is a full-time job in itself!). The everyday hustle can get exhausting, so YOU need to pause and check on how you’re doing. We're pretty sure the rest of your family are doing all right because you saw to it already.

    And like we’ve said before, sometimes it doesn’t take a lot to uplift your mood — all you need is a short break with a few good tools to make you look and feel good.

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    For days when you need to take a breather, do these short activities and reach for your self-care savers:

    1. Nourish your lips.

    A little goes a long way with this balm.
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    With the “-ber” months coming, your skin needs TLC — including your lips — and nothing beats petroleum jelly. This Apollo Lip Balm in Pretty Pink softens and relieves dry skin plus the light pink tint makes you look like you’ve just been kissed! Php49, Robinsons Supermarket

    2. Rejuvenate your skin.

    If you don’t have time for multi-step skincare, then invest in a multitasking cream that can nourish and repair your skin instead. Kojie-San Face Lightening Cream is a light and non-greasy formula that moisturizes and lightens the skin, and reduces and prevents the formation of dark spots. Use in the morning and at bedtime to maximize the effect! Php120, Mercury Drug

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    3. Retouch your roots.

     

    Just spray and conceal your grays!

     No time for the salon? We hear you. If your hair has been looking for a touch up then do a quick fix with L’Oreal Paris Magic RetouchIt’s a spray-on concealer that covers gray hair and stays on until your next shampoo. It’s quick, easy-to-use, and comes in three colors: black, brown, and dark brown. Tip: Be careful not to touch your hair after spraying it on — it can leave a stain on your hands! Php399, Zalora

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    4. Pamper your skin.

     

    Palmer's' Mother Care Line improves skin elasticity, provides moisture, and reduces stretch marks.

    One of the many concerns moms have is stretch marks. Though it’s difficult to erase stretch marks entirely, there are products that can help lighten it considerably. Palmer’s has always been one of the go-to brands for this, and their massage cream comes with a highly-concentrated formula combining cocoa butter, shea butter, natural oils, collagen, elastin, and lutein that’s also great for soothing dry skin. Best used for stretch-mark prone areas like the tummy, hips, thighs, and bust. Php495, Rustan’s Beauty Source

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    5. Repair you nails.

     

    How to use: apply at night and wash off in the morning!

     

    If you’re doing all the hard work at home, then reward yourself — and your nails — for it. And you do it while you sleep! Sally Hansen Gel Rehab is an overnight renewal mask that helps repair damaged nails. Even if you don’t do manicures that often, this is still pretty helpful if you want to strengthen your tips. Php595, Zalora

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    6. Fake your beauty sleep.

    One side doubles as a highlighter and concealer!

    You probably missed out on hours of sleep last night but other people don’t need to know that. Use a multi-tasking highlighter like the Max Factor Miracle Glow Duo, which conceals dark eyes and makes your skin look more radiant. The iridescent side makes your face glow while the soft side can be used as a perfector. Get your glow on, momma! Php895, available in leading department stores

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    7. Take a selfie!

    This foundation comes in 12 shades so you can find your perfect match!
    PHOTO BY Revlon

    What’s a great motivator for days when you feel down? Looking good and letting others know it! Take some time to make yourself look pretty — start with a solid base like Revlon’s Photoready Insta-Filter Foundation. It’s lightweight but buildable and comes with a blending sponge for quick application! It also provides great coverage, especially for those with oily skin. Php925, Watson’s

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    8. Stay hydrated!

    These glass bottles make you want to hold them (and drink water!) all the time.

    Hydration is at the core of every beauty routine, and it’s the best anti-aging solution to all your skin woes. Be inspired to drink water with a tumbler so stylish it makes you want to reach for it all the time. bkr glass bottles have small mouths for easy, no-spill slipping (which means your toddler can use it, too), plus have protective, grippy silicones so you can take it anywhere with you. Php2,650, BeautyMNL

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