It’s tough being a mom. Having to juggle between work and family, you may find yourself struggling to even find time for yourself. Here are 5 must-try skincare hacks for all moms to help ensure you look your best despite your busy schedule!
Hack #1: Establish (and Maintain!) a Basic Skincare Routine
Perhaps a 10 steps skincare routine is too extensive for you and that is perfectly okay! What’s important is to establish a basic routine according to your skin type and needs.
Start with these 4 simple steps: Cleanse, Treat, Moisturize & Protect!
First and foremost, cleanse your face with an oil or water based cleanser to remove any dirt, sunscreen and makeup! Next, is to treat any specific skin concerns you might have with a toner to close pores and tighten cell gaps after cleansing. Once you’ve completed the “treat” step, moisturize to seal in the moisture and always finish off with sunscreen in your morning routine to protect your skin from harmful UV rays.
Hack #2: Use Multitasking Beauty Products
You will realise how much of a time and money saver it is to simplify your beauty products. Say goodbye to a dozen different single-purpose products and explore products that serve multiple purposes. Get a tinted sunscreen and you will no longer have to apply foundation on a daily basis. Seek out all-in-one makeup sticks that act as a blusher, eyeshadow and lip tint!
Hack #3: Eat Well
You are what you eat. To keep your skin healthy and radiant, observe your nutrition intake. With that said, there is no need for extremely complicated diets that are hard to sustain. Start with something that complements your busy lifestyle which you can confidently keep up with. Perhaps that means setting aside time each morning for a healthy breakfast, or ensuring you drink enough water (8 glasses) throughout the day to keep your skin hydrated.
Hack #4: Create a Good Sleep Environment
With the little amount of time you have for sleep, you should consider good sleeping habits like keeping your environment cool and dark to get quality sleep.
As you fall asleep, your body temperature decreases naturally. Keeping your room cool helps to facilitate this natural occurrence and makes it easier for you to fall asleep and stay asleep. In addition, light, or lack thereof, is critical for regulating circadian rhythm and sleep patterns. The presence of even a small amount of blue light in the bedroom at night can reduce vital melatonin levels and disrupt sleep!
Hack #5: Invest in aesthetic treatments
If you feel like your skincare routine is not enough and you want to do more for your skin. You can consider investing in aesthetic treatments that can help to boost hydration, reduce the appearance of wrinkles, stimulate the production of new collagen and more! There is a range of minimal to non-invasive procedures with little to no downtime that can help you look your natural best, so you can focus your energy on other things that matter.
We hope that these hacks will help you with staying on top of your skincare needs. If you are keen on exploring aesthetic treatments, schedule a consultation session with a professional aesthetic doctor who will guide you through the process today!