We all dream of waking up each morning to baby smooth skin, but with all the dirt, grime, and harsh sun rays making it a very-very sad reality. Our skin takes a lot of punches through the day, with all the stress it goes through it's no wonder why your skincare habits can make a huge difference. If you’re a busy mommy that falls asleep after tucking in the kids, you’re already in the deep end baby! Don’t worry, we aren’t going to let you spend hundreds on a slew of new skincare products or those expensive wacky gadgets.
The key here is to be consistent with every habit, that’s why we’ve listed 13 effective tips that will give visible results over time to help with breakouts, dryness, and redness for a radiant complexion. These little tips will go a long way!
- Get Drinking
We can’t start a skincare habit list without the most essential tip- chug that water. Water is the most basic habit to help your skin increase its hydration for a supple and plump texture. If your lips are feeling a little drier than usual, your body is thirsting for water! If you having trouble keeping up with your water intake, buy a huge 2-liter bottle of water and take it along with you through the day and watch your skin go from drab to fab!
- Get Moving
Get your body moving and watch your skin turn back the clock! While we tend to exercise to shed some extra pounds, it’s just as beneficial to turn back signs of aging on our skin. Whether you want to take an early morning jog or a quick HIIT workout at home, being active will help your skin look more youthful and nourished. Just by increasing your blood flow by exercising, your body will get a boost to renew your skin cells.
- Stress Less
If your body and mind are in a constant state of stress (and the kids aren’t helping), you’re going to look more tired and older. When you’re stressed out, your sympathetic nervous system pumps cortisol and adrenaline into your body. Having excess cortisol increases oil production on your skin leading to clogged pores and breakouts. To keep your mind and soul calm, practice breathing exercises, meditation, yoga, and dance to your favorite music or aromatherapy. Finding a little time out in the day when the kids are away to renew your mind will help go a long way!
- Don’t Skip That SPF
Whether it’s summer, fall, winter, or spring, all year around your skin needs protection against the sun! This part of your skincare is a necessity and is more often forgotten daily. I mean, we lather on sunscreen whenever we’re headed to the beach, but even on days spent indoors, your skin is going to be exposed to UV rays. Continuously get into the habit of applying sunscreen every day to protect against premature aging including wrinkles, dark spots, fine lines, and sagging.
- Eat Clean
Healthy eating and plump youthful skin go hand in hand. How your skin looks is a reflection of what you’re fueling your body with. If you’re always munching on cookies, chips, and sodas, your skin is going to look more parched and prone to breakouts. Increase your intake of skin-friendly foods such as vegetables and fruits packed with nutrients and vitamins to improve the texture of your skin.
- Up your Supplements
It’s hard to consume all of your basic nutrients with just fruits and veggies every day. This is where multivitamins can improve your skin’s natural glow. Supplements, particularly those with vitamin E, biotin, and collagen are some of the best supplements that can increase the firmness and hydration of your skin. Keep your multivitamins by your bedside and have them every morning and night if you tend to be forgetful throughout the day!
- Nighttime Cleansing
Before your head hits the pillow every night, your skin needs to be free from any dirt, sweat, makeup, and grime from the day. I mean think about it, if you’re sleeping with a face full of dirt, you’ll wake up to a ton of breakouts, fine lines, and clogged pores. Our Purifying Cleanser is a gentle cleanser that gets rid of all bacteria that cause blemishes and blackheads. Cleansing along will do wonders for a healthier, glowy complexion.
- Sleep Well
If you’re a newborn momma, this might be a tough one. If your kids are keeping you up at night, your skin might be looking worse for wear. Lack of sleep can cause hormonal imbalances, increase stress levels in the body, and lead to breakouts. Getting at least 7-8 hours of sleep can help skin cells regenerate and reverse any visible signs of aging. Try to adjust your kids sleeping routine if they’re fussy sleepers and keep yourself well-rested.
- Organic Skincare
Botanical formulas are some of the best options for anti-aging, anti-inflammatory, and antibacterial skin care. Try to avoid products containing parabens, sulfates, phthalates, and formaldehyde if you suffer from rosacea, severe acne, or hyperpigmentation. Extra sensitive skin needs natural organic ingredients to keep the skin calm. Look for organic moisturizers, face wash, toners, and oils to help with your skin woes.
- Don't Skip Moisturizer
Hydrated skin is happy skin! If your skin is looking a bit lackluster and dull, a moisturizer will balance and soften your skin to keep it from premature aging. Our Rich Hydration Cream is a lightweight moisturizer enriched with hyaluronic acid and nutrients for supple and plump skin. If your skin is on the oily side, using hyaluronic acid won’t clog your pores but richly hydrate the skin.
- Sheet Masks
One of the quickest ways for a skin-pick-me-up is with a single-use sheet mask. Sheet masks are made out of a very delicate and thin cotton sheet that’s drenched in a hydrating serum packed with nutrients. You can apply them anytime during the day if you have about 20-30 minutes to spare. Your skin will soak in all hydration and help you achieve a beautiful glowy complexion.
- Be Gentle
To prevent wrinkles and irritation, don’t be too hard on your skin. Harsh scrubs, exfoliants, and even rough towels can leave micro-tears on your skin, leading to breakouts and irritation. Always pat your face gently using a soft, clean microfiber washcloth. Even when you’re applying any skincare, make sure your hands are clean since you can end up spreading acne-causing dirt all over your face.
- Remove All Makeup
The worst habit you can have for your skin is sleeping in makeup. All of that full coverage foundation, concealer, and powder is just bacteria that’ll clog up your pores. If you’re too tired to wash off your makeup, opt for micellar water with a cotton pad to remove all of your makeup, and follow up with a cleansing cloth. Let your skin breathe overnight if you want to keep your skin bright and fresh each morning.
Just a few easy habits will go a long way for the flawless youthful skin of your dreams, even with a busy mom life.