Moms put their kids and partners first in everything and often have only a little time for themselves. It’s easy to let yourself go this way and end up with a wrinkled and flabby skin you don’t like. Taking care of your skin isn’t that difficult even if you are a super busy mom. You might want to try early as possible to avoid looking old too early. Here is a list of easy and simple skincare tips to try without too much trouble:
Sun damage is one of the top causes of early wrinkling. The UV rays in the sun can damage collagen, which is what keeps your skin firm and elastic. Sun damage can result in fine lines and wrinkles even in your forties. Therefore, you can save yourself a lot of trouble later by using sunscreen now. Most dermatologists and facial plastic surgeons recommend using sunscreen that is at least SPF 30. Apply as instructed in the tube and don’t forget to put some on your neck and hands too.
Drink Plenty of Water
Staying hydrated is one of the simplest things you can do to maintain the youthful and firm appearance of your skin. When you make sure that your kids drink water after every meal, make sure you do so as well. Dehydration can worsen the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines. You can avoid that by drinking aenough glasses of water every day. Make sure you drink water and not soda. The latter comes with added sugars and don’t hydrate you as well as water.
Try an Exfoliating Chemical Peel
One of the biggest concerns ageing women have is wrinkling. Wrinkles are inevitable, but there are some things you can do to reduce their severity. You can consider an exfoliating treatment like a glycolic acid chemical peel. It removes the dead layers of skin and prompts your body to create new skin. If done right, your face may look like one of those facelifts before and after pictures that doctors show to patients. If you have severe wrinkles, cosmetic surgery is an option. But right now when you barely have time, a peel might do. Plus, it would feel great to have some time for yourself as well.
Avoid Harsh Face Washes
We are used to washing with cleansers that include harsh chemicals to keep our faces free of acne and other undesirable things. However, these cleansers may have unintended effects. While most cleansers can remove oils, they also have a drying effect on skin. That can lead to more oil production, acne, and make it easy for the skin to wrinkle as well. Therefore, avoid these harsh face washes. Instead, use a mild cleanser or a product with a pH balanced formula. If it’s drying, don’t use it.
The best thing you can do for your skin right now is to get enough sleep at night. It can be very hard as a mom, of course. However, for your overall health, you need to sleep between 7 to 9 hours per night. Plan your day accordingly to allow yourself uninterrupted sleep for at least 7 hours. Not only would your skin stay healthy, it would also make you more alert and less stressed the following day.
Taking care of yourself as a mom is just as important as looking after the kids. The above tips won’t cost you a lot or take too much time to do. So start taking care of your skin right now to enjoy a youthful face well past retirement.