Quick-fix beauty cheats for new mums

Yes, we understand. We understand how exhausting it is when you are fumbling for nappies everywhere, and exhausted all the demands of your new arrival, and still trying to look your best.

At this time, you do not have the mood or time to try out costly new products; however your new baby’s cosmetic bag itself houses lots of make up goodies that you can use up as beauty products to help you look as beautiful as ever.

Use that Vaseline to put the shine back on your skin

Apply it on your eyelids, over your brow bones and cheek bones. The sparkle will catch the light and gloss up your face. Use a small amount of Vaseline on your eyelashes in place of mascara. Rub some Vaseline on your finger tip and then move it, from root to tip.

Treat greasy hair with talc

The baby wept all night, you have not slept, nor had the time to wash or comb your hair, now you look awful. Here is the remedy. Just add a small amount of talcum powder at the roots of the hair. This powder will nullify the grease and your hair will look fuller.

Soft lips formula If you have cracked

Dry lips you can easily make your own lip scrub by adding one teaspoon of honey and one teaspoon of coarse brown sugar.

Just leave this formula on your lips while you are feeding your baby his food, and then gently remove with a moist cloth.

Formula for Dry hair

Heat some olive oil in a pot for about a minute, until it is lukewarm, massage it on your hair, wrap it in a towel and then leave it on for about one hour before you wash it off with your usual shampoo. Your hair will have its shine back.