If there’s one thing we know for sure, most moms don’t have is enough time in the day. From the routine weekdays to the activity packed weekends, we’re always on the go. Taking care of this one and that one, cleaning the house, cooking the meals, going to work, and even finding time to spend with our husbands, we do it all… but often times that leaves very little time for us. Trust me, sometimes I’ve been so involved in taking care of the household that I’ve walked out of the door literally without having brushed my hair.
It seems we’re never entitled to much of a break or down time that allows us to care for ourselves. And unfortunately, when we’re not caring for our own health, the first places it seems to show up is in our weight and our skin. From spots and blemishes, to acne and skin tags, our stress is worn all over our faces. Since we can’t very well run away to a deserted island and leave the kids to fend for themselves, we simply have to come up with ways to care for ourselves.
So while I can’t come up with every solution to taking care of yourself as a mom I have found some pretty simple ways to care for your skin to give it that glow you had in your senior year of high school.
1. Eat a Well Balanced Diet– Eating well is something that you can do all week long. Though it might present challenges when you’re pressed for time, there are great ways to incorporate foods rich in vitamins and nutrients to replenish your skin. Some of those methods include:
- Preparing meals on the weekends and simply microwaving your healthy choices during the week.Incorporating your kids into the meal making can be a great way to spend some time together while still handling business.
- Having healthy snacks like nuts, yogurt, and granola bars on hand for those midday munchies
- Eating a salad with every meal
- Eating out a little less often
2. Purchase Reliable Skin Care Products for Issues – When dealing with skin issues such as skin tags that obviously will not go away on their own, utilizing over the counter skin products can be just the solution you need. It is important that you don’t do too much trial and error with products as some of them can be damaging to your skin. Instead, do a bit of research on all-natural skin tag removers and acne treatments before making your purchase.
You can review the ingredients, check out consumer reviews, and even compare for price to get the best overall value.
3. Stay Hydrated – You’d be surprised how many moms can go hours without having had a fresh glass of water. Water does wonders for your skin, hair, and nails and therefore you’ll want to make this a priority. It is ideal that you drink at least 6-8 cups of water every day. If you’re like me and can’t stand water then why not try adding fresh fruit to your water for a little flavor.
4. . Get Some Rest – Many moms haven’t heard the term rest or sleep since their child has been born, but we’re going to have to try and get some shut eye. Sleeping allows your skin to repair itself throughout the night. When we miss sleep, we create dark bags and circles around our eyes and also prevent the collagen from repairing the damage our skin experienced the day before.
5. Purchase Reliable Skin Care Products for Issues – When dealing with skin issues such as skin tags that obviously will not go away on their own, utilizing over the counter skin products can be just the solution you need. It is important that you don’t do too much trial and error with products as some of them can be damaging to your skin. Instead, do a bit of research on an all-natural skin tag removerbefore making your purchase. You can review the ingredients, check out consumer reviews, and even compare for price to get the best overall value.
6. Clean Your Face Twice Daily – In the morning when you wake up and at night before turning in for bed you should be sure to wash your face efficiently. You don’t want to leave dirt, oil, and dead skin cells on your face all day or all night. Washing adequately will require you to invest in a few products that might include: an astringent to pull dirt to the surface, an exfoliant to scrub dead skin cells off the face, and a mild soap or cleanser to give your face a clean fresh look and feel.
7. . Purchase a Good Moisturizer – While water is a great way to hydrate your skin, your skin also needs a good daily moisturizer. Now you can find facial creams and lotions that double as sunscreen for protection from the sun’s rays no matter what the season is. There are moisturizers for people with varying skin types including oily or dry.
8. Go Makeup Free Sometimes – We all love to look our best when walking out the door, but sometimes we can go a bit overboard with the makeup. In an attempt to cover up those fine lines, wrinkles, blemishes, bags, and pimples, we can cause more harm than good. I personally do not wear any makeup on the weekends unless I’m going to a special event. This gives my skin a chance to breathe without being smothered by all the makeup I sometimes pile up.
While I knew about some of these skin care tips listed above, I must say that in my research I didn’t realize how important simple things like sleeping, eating well, and staying hydrated were for the skin. I know some of these might be easier said than done, but even incorporating a few at a time into your busy lives can help to improve the overall health of your skin. Over time, I was able to incorporate all of the above tips and eventually achieved healthy skin with fewer acne breakouts, or complaints about oily skin. Hopefully you can begin including these into your everyday life and see the difference in the way your skin looks and feels.