Pregnancy and childcare could drain a woman’s energy and physically exhaust her. This exhaustion can take a toll on their skin and overall personal care. But this shouldn’t be the case, every woman should maintain a regular self-care routine. Every mother loves her children and cherishes every moment she spends with them, however, the constant stress and lack of sleep – especially with newborns – could make a woman feel like she aged 10 years in a day.
You may have noticed this conversation being repeated within your mommy group. Every one of your mom friends will express the same fatigue and feeling. One thing you can do to stay feeling fresh and young is to keep your skin hydrated and rejuvenated. We know what you’re thinking; “how can I maintain a skincare routine while also taking care of the house and kids?” We are here to answer that question!
Caring for your skin doesn’t have to be a dreadful task, rather it should make you feel relaxed. Think of it like a spa treatment at home, a few minutes where you can disconnect from your hectic mom life and focus on yourself. There are a few things you can do to help keep your skin plump which can be integrated into your daily lifestyle:
Water fixes everything! Well, maybe not everything, but your skin for sure. Drinking at least 8 glasses of water daily helps rid your body and skin from any toxins. Through this system of purification, you can benefit from reduced puffiness and itchiness, improved complexion, and tighter skin.
Apply your sunscreen whenever you leave the house in daylight. Apart from its benefit of eliminating unnecessary tan, it also protects your skin from the sun harmful radiations which may cause burns and ageing.
3) Remove your makeup
No doubt that applying makeup when you’re out and about can help boost your self-esteem, but no matter what always remove your makeup at the end of the day. Leaving your makeup on overnight is your one-way ticket to acne, skin toxins, puffy eyes, and clogged pores. Before you go to bed, wash off your makeup with a soft cotton pad and cleanse.
4) Eat Good
It is proven that a good and balanced diet can help immensely with your skin complexion. Giving your body the vitamins and minerals that it needs can help in maintaining your glowing skin. It can be as simple as not skipping any meals during the day, just like you care for your child’s diet you should do the same for yourself.
Apart from your daily healthy lifestyle, you can also adopt a simple skincare routine with a few products. This should be maintained at least once a week, but preferably daily for better results. The best time to do this would be as soon as you wake up since mostly your kids would still be asleep and you’ll have a few peaceful moments before you need to put on your mommy hat and get to work.
Simple Skincare for You:
Cleansing is recommended to be done twice daily, once in the morning and another at night, since it helps with removing any toxins on the skin and keep it clean. You can try the Green Tea Foam Cleanser or the Jeju Volcanic Pore Cleansing Foam for the regular cleaning and the Innisfree Creamy Foam for when you’re removing your makeup.
Restore your skin’s glow when you scrub your skin and exfoliate regularly. Make sure that the products you use are not harsh on your skin, some products are not suitable for sensitive skin. Consult your dermatologist on what could suit your skin combination best. Exfoliating can maintain the blood flow to your skin and help you feel less stressed.
Keeping your skin moisturized helps in reducing breakouts and controlling oily skin. Always have a cream or lotion with you in the bag, on your nightstand, in your bathroom, and – for our working moms – at your desk in the office. Every time you feel your skin drying up, especially during winter, massage your face using a circular motion. Explore our Innisfree range of skincare products with a selection of creams that can help you immensely.
Moms need to remember not to neglect their health and wellness. Always try to find a balance between your mommy superhero lifestyle and your personal life. Let us know how your skincare routine goes!