Being a busy mum with a tight schedule often means that you cut corners on properly looking after yourself and much that needed skincare. Here are some great tips for multi-tasking ‘mamas’ on how to pamper yourself and get the most out of your skincare routine.
1. PRIORITISE GOOD SKINCARE OVER MAKEUP
With young children, sleeping well is a rare pleasure and the results of disturbed sleep instantly show in your skin. When sleep deprived, your body produces Cortisol that can break down Collagen causing dryness, puffiness and dark circles under the eyes. If you have to choose, prioritise taking care of your skin over perfectly applied make-up as some things you just can’t fake with make-up and healthy skin is one of them. Deeply hydrating and replenishing products that target lines and have a brightening effect on dark circles will leave you looking like you’re actually awake!
2. DON’T FORGET SPF
You would never forget to put sunscreen on your children in mid-summer, so don’t forget to put some on yourself while chasing your little ones in the sun! When you’re a mother, it’s even more important to protect your skin from the sun because pregnancy hormones can cause pigmentation and lack of sleep can result in stressed skin with accentuated lines. Always keep a good SPF in your handbag so that you can you apply on the go!
3. MAKE PAMPERING A WEEKLY RITUAL
When pressed for time, it can be difficult to remember to use moisturiser let alone to pamper yourself with masks, treatments and peels. But making time for a weekly pampering ritual will not only make your skin look good, it will make you feel relaxed and happy. Pick a day in the week and reserve some time for yourself to wind down and use a chemical peel, a nourishing treatment or hydrating mask. Your skin (and family) will thank you!
4. INVEST IN GOOD PRODUCTS
For a busy mother, the little time you have to yourself is holy. When you set aside some precious time for skincare, it’s important that it isn’t wasted on ineffective products. Spend a little extra on high quality products that are optimised for your age and skin type. A really good cleanser, eye cream, serum and moisturiser can take you a long way to feeling good about your skin.