Easy Skincare Additions All Moms Need

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Being a mother is one of the greatest joys we’ll ever experience, but it doesn’t come without long hours, plenty of worry, and stress – all of which show up on our faces. Audrey Hepburn famously embraced her lines and wrinkles saying she earned them through laughter and tears, and while there’s truth in that and beauty in embracing our fine lines, that doesn’t mean we have to love them. Whether you’re rejecting injectables like Botox and prefer a more natural approach through organic skincare, or you’re just looking for options to give yourself the healthiest complexion possible, there are easy skincare additions every mom should implement.

Vitamin C Serum

We spend a lot of time outdoors with our kids, which can lead to sun damage and dullness in our complexions, and an easy way to turn that around is with a Vitamin C serum. Vitamin C is fantastic for your skin for brightening and firming. A lightweight Vitamin C serum can even serve as your daytime moisturizer, simplifying your routine – something any mother appreciates.

Face Masks

Face masks are one of the easiest additions to a skincare routine with game-changing results. We all know how important carving out time for self-love is as a momma, but how often do we put it on the back burner? Face masks can be worn while folding laundry, cooking dinner, or even reading bedtime stories. Using a face mask to address specific skin concerns is key, as skincare isn’t a one size fits all thing. So whether you need a face mask for dry skin, sensitive skin, or acne, there is something for everyone. Incorporate a face mask at least once a week, but two to three days a week is ideal.

Lanolin

You likely remember utilizing lanolin if you were a nursing mother, but this amazing skin product deserves its place in your regular skin routine whether your kiddos are newborns or tweens. Lanolin is excellent for keeping a perfectly hydrated pout on your lips, smooth décolleté, your hands, and of course, on areas prone to dryness on your face, like eyebrows and around your eyes. You can even mix lanolin into your facial moisturizer or foundation during cold winter weather or if your skin is prone to extreme dryness.

Incorporated SPF

The key for busy mothers is simplicity, so products with dual purposes should be your best friend. All dermatologists recommend wearing SPF every day, no matter the time of year, but if we’re being honest, most of them only apply it on beach and pool days with the family. Investing in a tinted moisturizer or foundation that already contains SPF can take the burden of remembering to apply SPF off your shoulders and give you peace of mind that you’re protecting your skin from the sun’s harmful rays. Most visible skin damage is caused by the sun, so products incorporating SPF are key.

Double Cleansing

You may have heard your hair stylist tell you to double shampoo your hair in the shower to ensure you get all the product and grime out of your hair; well, double cleansing your skin is something most estheticians recommend for the same reason. This simple step during your cleansing routine can make a huge difference in your skin’s health, appearance, and texture. It’s pretty straightforward – wash your face once, then wash it twice. Want to kick things up a notch? When you rinse your cleanser off your face, use the coldest water you can tolerate to help tighten your pores.

Exfoliate Overnight

Exfoliation is key to revealing fresh, new skin under the layers of dead skin cells on our faces. Moms need products they can apply and forget about, so a nighttime exfoliating serum you apply before bed is perfect for reducing congestion. Apply a liquid exfoliator after cleansing and underneath your night cream, and let the magic happen while you’re dreaming – talk about getting your beauty sleep!

Every woman will have other additions to her skincare routine she finds useful, but all women can benefit from the above additions. Remember your skin type and concerns and include targeting products to your skincare routines to maximize your efforts. You got this, mama!

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