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Easy Energising Cheats For Mums And Mums-To-Be

When you’re a busy mum, it’s hard to keep up with your little one's endless energy levels, so sometimes you need an extra boost to instantly perk you up. From skin energisers, invigorating scents, to candles that lift your mind and spirit, here are our picks of the best fake awake beauty treats.
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Aromatherapy Associates Revive Morning Bath And Shower Oil, £39, aromatherapyassociates.com

Struggling after another sleepless night? The blend of pink grapefruit, rosemary and juniper oils is sure to add some life to your morning shower – and you, too. Add to running bathwater or smooth over skin before showering for an added moisturising boost.
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Neom Invigorate Organic Reed Diffuser, £35, neomorganics.com

Display in your living space or kitchen for an immediate uplift whenever you walk in the room. We love this zesty, invigorating scent (fresh grapefruit, bergamot and a hint of lime – yum!) and hopefully it will boost your tot’s mood, too.
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Garnier Pure Fruit Energy Scrub, £4.99, superdrug.com

Using an exfoliator two or three times a week is the best way to wake up your complexion, banishing dead skin cells and revealing radiant skin so you can relive that pregnancy glow. Best for oily/combination skin types, the grapefruit and pomegranate scent is an added pick-me-up, too.
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Liz Earle Energising Body Lotion, £18, lizearle.com

Smooth, firm and tone skin with this caffeine-enriched lightweight lotion – perfect for boosting circulation and giving sluggish skin a new lease of life. After showering, massage into skin in circular motions for maximum effect.
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Tisserand Energise Essential Oil Remedy Roller Ball, £5.50, feelunique.com

When you’re fighting a loosing battle trying to convince your little one to leave the soft play, you need an easy energy boost. Keep this little lifesaver in your bag and roll onto pulse points when needed. The natural blend of oils will help uplift your spirits on the go.
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Rituals Energy Bubbles Bath Foam, £13.50, johnlewis.com

After a long day of hectic parenting (is it ever a calm day?) pour this into your bath to help you relax and revitalise – perfect if a date night is on the cards. The ginseng enriched formula promotes metabolism and circulation, while the rich antioxidant Chinese peony brightens and renews skin. Perfect for much needed pampering.
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Origins GinZing Energy Boosting Moisturizer, £23, origins.co.uk

Perk up luster-lacking skin with a moisturiser rich in coffee bean and ginseng. Use morning and night to hide your inner tiredness and ensure your skin looks healthy and vibrant (even if you don’t feel it!). It’s lightweight and oil free too, so great for normal, dry and combination skin alike.
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Michael Kors Sporty Citrus, £38, johnlewis.com

Finding a perfume you can fall in love with is a great way to feel uplifted in an instant – ideal for new mums in need of a confidence boost. The fruity scents in Sporty Citrus – one of three new fragrances from Michael Kors – is the foolproof finishing touch to make you feel more awake as you dash out the door on the morning nursery run.
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Estee Lauder Idealist Cooling Eye Illuminator, £40, esteelauder.co.uk

Suffering from recurring ‘mombie’ eyes? This Cooling Eye Illuminator is a serious game changer – the tinted cream instantly disguises dark circles, while the cooling applicator refreshes tired eyes. With continual use, dark circles and puffiness is reduced. Double win! Keep in your make-up bag at all times for SOS moments.
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Korres Basil Lemon Body Scrub, £12, liberty.co.uk

Your body needs regular exfoliation too, and doing so is a great way to make you feel like a whole ‘new you’. Once or twice a week, massage this zesty creation all over in the shower to remove dead skin cells, tone and uplift skin (and spirits!) for full body rejuvenation. Use with an exfoliating shower brush or gloves for maximum effect.
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Espa Energising Candle, £21, espaskincare.com

We love this energising candle – it’s a great way to reinvigorate your senses with minimal effort. Just burn wherever and whenever you need reviving, and let the lingering scent of peppermint, eucalyptus and lime keep your spirits high – just keep out of the way of inquisitive toddler hands!
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No7 Energising Mask, £12.50, boots.com

When your little one has finally gone down for a nap, take ten minutes me-time and refresh your skin with a pampering face mask. No7’s Energising Mask, which promptly brightens tired complexions (and peels off for added ease), is a busy mum’s must have. It’s suitable for all skin types, too.
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Aveda Rosemary Mint Set, £44, aveda.co.uk

For a complete energising shower experience, treat yourself to this luxurious trio that will awaken your senses with its rosemary and mint aroma. The shampoo adds body to fine hair, the conditioner revitalises your scalp, and the hand and body wash gently cleanses. You’ll be good to go in no time.
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The Body Shop Vitamin C Energizing Facial Spritz, £9, thebodyshop.co.uk

This citrus scented spritz is a serious wake up call for dull skin and tired minds. The vitamin c – a powerful antioxidant – perks skin up, while the aloe vera soothes and calms. Perfect for your desk or handbag.
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Neal’s Yard Aromatheraphy Blend Vitality, £9.50, nealsyardremedies.com

This concentrated blend of essential oils is a great multitasker to help your mind and body feel re-energised, even after the most testing moments of motherhood. Burn in an oil burner to uplift the entire room. For a more intense kick, add a few drops into steaming water and inhale, or mix with your shower gel or body lotion to give an all over vitality boost.
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Clarins Energizing Emulsion, £26, clarins.co.uk

We all know pregnancy can put a strain on your body, and sometimes your legs can take the toll when you’re carrying around the extra weight. Enriched in chamomile, basil, sage and cypress this refreshes tired legs and feet that are in need of an energy re-boot.
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