07/05/2017 15:53 EDT | Updated 07/05/2017 15:54 EDT

5 Quick Beauty Essentials Moms Can Use On The Daily

Because self-care is important.

Being a mom means you often don't have time to think of yourself. Between balancing your home and work life and making sure you're raising your kids right — not to mention all the little chores you have to manage in between — me-time is never a real priority.

But self-care is important, especially if you're a parent. Not only does it give you time to relax and recharge, but it gives you a chance to pursue hobbies you once enjoyed before having kids.

"We have to prioritize the same as we would prioritize things for our kids," Genevieve Shaw Brown, a mom-of-three and ABC News reporter, told The Washington Post. "We'd never miss an appointment for our kids, because they are important. Equally important is prioritizing yourself and your own needs."

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But if the idea of taking a whole day off from the kids seems daunting, then why not start with a simpler form of self-care: doing your makeup.

According to Affinity magazine writer Alexis Larkin, spending a few minutes to do your makeup can be a powerful form of self-care. Not only is it a "great way to motivate yourself to get up in the morning," but is also a great way to express yourself creatively.

Plus, if you look good, you'll often feel good. It can be that simple.

If you're looking for an easy way to practice self-care, then watch the video above for five beauty hacks any mom can use on the daily.

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