Skincare Tips for Busy Moms
When we’re rushing around getting the kids up and ready for school, preparing lunches and packing our own bags for the day, before rushing out the door to drop everyone off, skincare is often the last thing we think about. But, at this time of year, cold weather and harsh winds can lead to dry, sore and flaky skin. You may have a red nose or, if you’ve overindulged over Christmas, you may find yourself with greasy skin, covered in blackheads and zits.
Looking after your skin is essential. It keeps it soft and healthy but can also increase it’s elasticity, preventing wrinkles and fine lines as you age. But, it’s never going to be a priority when you’ve got much to think about in the morning. So, here’s a quick skincare routine that even the busiest mom can fit into her day.
The most important part of your routine should always be cleansing. Even when you’ve not got much time, it’s important to wash your makeup off before bed to give your skin a chance to breathe. You can do this with a gentle face soap, cleanser or makeup remover.
Use a Night Cream
Ideally, you should moisturize your whole body every morning after you shower. But, realistically you might not always have the time. However, there’s no reason you can’t apply a little face cream before bed every night. This is when it gets the chance to work, while you are asleep. Then, do an all over moisturize when you do have time. Perhaps after a long, relaxing soak in the bath to restore any moisture that may have been lost.
In the morning, while your shower is warming up, spend a few minutes rubbing your body, in circular motions with a soft bristle body brush. This can unblock pores, remove dead skin and boost your circulation. This simple act can improve your skin tone and even make your legs feel more youthful.
You should also exfoliate your face once a week. Check out this website for the best exfoliators, and make sure your face has been cleansed first for the best effects.
Watch Your Diet
At this time of year, many of us are doing this anyway. A healthy, balanced diet, packed with fruit and veg and plenty of water can brighten your skin and keep it healthy. Even when you’ve got no time to do anything else.
Of course, another problem with many skincare routines is cost. When you’ve got kids and a family to look after, it’s not very often that buying expensive products for yourself is a priority. There’s always something you, the kids or your home needs more. That’s fine. Contrary to what advertisers would have you believe, you don’t need the most expensive products. Sometimes it’s worth spending a little more, as they can go further and last longer. But, don’t think everything needs to be high end. Most of the ingredients are the same anyway. So, find a brand that works for your skin, and stick to it. This also means that you are introducing fewer chemicals into your body.