Time is precious when you’re a mother and there never seems to be enough of it. Thus it’s no surprise if your self-care and skincare routines often feel too indulgent and slip to the bottom of your priority list.
However, taking care of yourself and your skin is anything but a luxury, it's a necessity. If you’re worn out, exhausted, and not feeling your best self, it’s hard to truly be there for your family too.
So, it’s important to dedicate even just a couple of minutes each day to nourish your mind and your body––and you don’t need to break the bank or spend valuable time on a complex skincare routine to make it work! Below are 3 of the easiest ways to take care of yourself and keep your skin glowing as a busy mum.
"Taking care of yourself and your skin is anything but a luxury, it's a necessity."
1. Go Minimal With Your Skincare
Forget 15-step routines and layers upon layers of products. Take it from us, less is always more. Ideally, your skincare routine should be effortless and doable in under 5 minutes! Here are the top 5 skincare routine basics to swear by:
- Cleanse, to get rid of any dirt or oil that could clog your pores.
- Tone, to restore your skin’s natural pH levels which can become unbalanced when you cleanse.
- Apply a serum, to target very specific concerns like wrinkles, pigmentation and acne.
- Moisturise, to hydrate and create a barrier to protect your skin from damage or irritation.
- Finally, never forget your sunscreen with SPF 30, to protect your skin from harmful UV damage and premature ageing.
2. Glow from within with proper nutrients
While it often seems impossible to stay on top of healthy, hearty meals while you’re busy running around after kids all day, consuming nutrient-rich foods is important to keep your skin healthy from within.
A quick win? Incorporate more superfoods into your diet. They are packed with vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, enzymes and healthy fats that can improve your energy levels, reduce signs of ageing, and keep your skin glowing.
Some of the most nutrient-rich superfoods include tomatoes, which fight UV damage and early signs of ageing; avocados, which help regenerate damaged skin cells; dark chocolate (70%+), which boosts your blood flow and delivers more nutrients to your skin.
3. Prioritise Your Beauty Sleep
As a mum, getting enough regular sleep often tends to take a backseat, especially if you’re new to motherhood! But your skin works hard to regenerate repair itself overnight, which is key to radiant skin. So, if you’re not getting enough of sleep, your skin could be taking a hit.
It’s best to establish a regular, relaxing bedtime routine to get as much beauty sleep in as possible. Take a warm bath or shower right before bed to help you unwind (tip: use a shower gel with soothing lavender!). Plus, make sure to put your digital devices away at least 30 minutes before sleeping, so your mind is not racing or distracted before dozing off.
Following these 3 simple, low-effort tips will no doubt do wonders for your skin, but we understand juggling time for yourself and your kids is no easy feat. So if you’re still struggling with your skin, we’re always here to help; take our quick skin assessment and we’ll personalise a super simple skincare routine to help you achieve your healthiest skin yet, without all the hassle.
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