Between career and family, there is always a lot of work to be done. If life has been getting on top of you and you feel like you've lost that spark, try our easy tips to get it back...
Take time out
The bad news is that stress shows on your face. When you're feeling frazzled, all the tension that you feel on the inside is visible on the outside. From puffy eyes caused by lack of sleep because you're up all night fretting, to flare ups due to the release of the stress hormone cortisol, being under strain can really impact your complexion.
It is easier said than done when life is whizzing by at a hundred miles per hour, but taking some time out for yourself really will make a huge difference to how you look as well as how you feel. Even if it's something as small as taking a bath or reading a book, find 20 minutes in your day to treat yourself and you will soon see the benefit.
Sort your skin
If stress has already taken its toll on your skin, then don't panic. There's plenty you can do to get your complexion under control. Clean skin is the foundation of good skin, so kick start your regime with deep facial cleansing using the Braun FaceSpa. It's six times as effective as manual cleansing at removing impurities and cleaning pores.
For an instant glow, apply Olay Total Effects Anti-Ageing Day Moisturiser SPF15 to freshly cleansed skin. This wonder product begins instantly working to combat the visible signs of ageing and will get you back to your radiant best in a jiffy.
When you're not feeling your best, the temptation is to let your usual standards slide. After all, you're busy enough keeping on top of chores, so it's no surprise if sometimes you skip the eyebrow grooming or can't be bothered to put your face on. But then you get into a vicious cycle because you won't feel your best if you don't look your best.
So don't skimp on the grooming, whether that's shaping your brows or shaving your legs. Even if your legs aren't likely to see the light of day, just slipping into bed with newly smooth skin after shaving with Venus & Olay is one of life's greatest little pleasures.
The mane event
Boredom can often cause us to feel lethargic and less than dynamic. Spring yourself out of that rut with a new haircut. A major restyle can have a huge impact on your overall look, and is a great way of getting your glow back.
If you don't want to do something so drastic, there's still no doubting the impact of a good hair day on your mood. Treat your tresses to Aussie Pure Locks, a gentle new range which can work miracles and restore a healthy glow in minutes.
Scent from heaven
An easy way to feel instantly good is through the power of fragrance. Surround yourself with uplifting scents and you will soon boost your mood. As aromatherapy shows, different smells have different effects. For example, lavender will soothe and calm you if you're stressed, while citrus and mint notes are revitalising.
It doesn't mean you need to fork out for expensive perfumes either. Simply add Lenor Parfum des Secrets to your wash to experience the enduring power of scent. Each of the four divine fragrances penetrates deep into your laundry so you can carry the seductive scent with you all day.
How do you get your glow back when you're feeling deflated? Let us know in the comments below.