5 Winter Skincare Tips For Busy Mothers

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We’ve all been told time and time again how important it is to have a skincare routine for daytime and nighttime – but as mothers, sometimes this can seem unachievable as our days and evenings get filled with so many other tasks. We often don’t prioritize our needs, which we should probably all be working on as we enter the new year. But, there are some hacks to make sure you’re taking care of your skin during the harsher and colder winter months, no matter how busy you are. Keep reading to make your skincare routine more straightforward and likely to be completed daily.

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Travel With Items

We’re all used to having a diaper bag with us – or at some point, we did if our children are older now. Yet, we probably always travel with snacks and wipes in our handbags, even if our children are teenagers. Make sure you’re traveling with the items you need, not just the kiddos. By putting hand lotion in your bag and nice thick lip cream, you can make sure you’re keeping your lips and hands moisturized during the winter – they’re two of the quickest places to show signs of cracking and dryness in the cold weather. So whether you’re waiting at a traffic light or a school pick-up line, you can moisturize on the go and never give it a second thought!

Visit A Dermatologist

While this may seem interesting on a list for busy mothers – it is, after all, another appointment to make – it will save you time in the long run. When you visit a dermatologist, they can let you know so much to help you on your skincare journey. Aside from teaching you exactly what skin type you have and any issues you may need to address, they will give you tools to take care of them. They can prescribe topical and oral medications that will quickly remedy problems much faster than over-the-counter products, saving you time. In addition to the other benefits, dermatologists can take a look at any moles or rashes you may have that could potentially lead to something more serious – and as a mother, it’s paramount we safeguard our health as well as our children’s.

Shop Specifically

While saving money is a significant and essential part of balancing a household, spending money on skincare items just because they’re on sale or you like the smell isn’t doing your skin any favors. Make sure you’re buying things to address your issues and compliment your skin type. Whether that’s acne body wash the whole family can use or a deeply hydrating facial cleanser for yourself, spend money on products you know work for you, your family, and your specific skin needs.


One of the best things you can do for your skin during the harsh winter months is something that you should already be doing anyway – drinking enough water! Staying hydrated is essential for our overall health and significantly impacts our skin too! So, make sure you’re enjoying plenty of seasonal hot teas and beverages and also your eight glasses of water a day. Even though it’s cold outside, plenty of people enjoy outdoor activities during the winter and break a sweat – so if you’re exerting yourself skiing, sledding, or on snowy walks – you want to up your water intake according to your activity levels.

Keep Things Convenient

You know the phrase “out of sight, out of mind” is a cliche for a reason – it’s true! If you keep your skincare essentials in a convenient location where you will see them, you’re more apt to use them daily. So if you’re the type of mother who falls into bed and is asleep in minutes, consider putting your facial moisturizer, hand cream, and under-eye balm on your bedside table. Don’t neglect your foot’s skin in the winter either – foot balms are great for keeping your heels uncracked and the rest of your feet soft.

Taking care of your skin can seem overwhelming when you observe curated Youtube or Instagram videos of influencer mothers sitting at their vanity showing you their routines. But just like everything else on social media – this is carefully edited. While they can be inspirational, they’re not sustainable. By utilizing the tips mentioned above, you can keep your skin hydrated and healthy all winter long, no matter how harsh the elements. Here’s to your (skin) health!

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