It is easy to forget ourselves in the chaos of motherhood. The juggling act of trying to do it all; super mom, career woman, loving wife, social butterfly, and then of course, remembering to do our daunting skincare routine every morning and night. It can be a lot – too much, in fact – but luckily our skincare regime doesn’t have to be the long, drawn out chore we sometimes see it as. A little commitment and effort will go a long way and the right skincare products will do the rest for you. Let’s start to treat our skin with love and in return, beauty will be yours to show off.
So how does a busy mom keep her skin clean? The answer is consistency and good skincare. You don’t need a ton of products, just the right ones; quality over quantity.
- Cleanse and Tone…but which ones? Many cleansers can have multiple benefits; like ones with glycolic acid that cleanse and exfoliate simultaneously. If you are a busy mom, you may not have the time for monthly chemical peels or facials, so using a good glycolic cleanser can really help boost necessary cell turnover to help diminish uneven skin tone and reveal softer, radiant skin. Big tip: cleanse twice! Toners have their purpose too. They are great if you didn’t wash your face meticulously and want to make sure all the access dirt and makeup are cleared away. Just remember, toners don’t need to be harsh and full of alcohol. While we want them to wipe away the extra dirt, we don’t want them to strip away all the necessary oils our skin naturally produces. Look for ones that emphasize “balancing” or “equalizing” as these toners are more likely to be gentler on your skin.
- Antioxidants: Just as a glass of vino at night gives our body a nice dose of antioxidants and perhaps a chance to relax and unwind, our skin needs topical antioxidants too. Using just a few drops of a potent Vitamin C serum every morning, like SkinCeuticals CE Ferulic, will help fight free radicals, prevent blackheads and wrinkles, and give you a flawless complexion with long term benefits.
- Clay Masques: once or twice a week while you’re cooking dinner, watching tv, or even doing work at the computer, throw on a good clay masque for five to ten minutes and rinse away clogged pores and excess debris. Clay masques are the perfect dose of love your skin needs and are so easy to do at home.
There is certainly no perfect remedy for busy motherhood and no one equation for flawless, clean skin. We are all different but that’s what makes us so beautiful. Luckily, there are amazing products out there designed for every skin type and skin concern that will work for you! However, you must recommit to making yourself a priority again, even if only for a few minutes each morning and night, but going to a skin therapist would be a must in order to cleanse those pores…
It is your skin, your time—indulge yourself and disappear for the length of a facial and refocus on yourself for a moment… You deserve to treat yourself and your skin with love; you deserve to let your beauty shine. As I always say, you wear your skin every day, invest in it!
Much love, light, and wisdom. Stay beautiful in and out!