Busy moms often have little to no time to follow an anti-aging skincare routine on a daily basis. The time and effort it takes to juggle between responsibilities like doing the dishes, laundry, cleaning the house and taking the kids to their various school activities can sap the energy out of even Wonder Woman for any apparently unnecessary activities like a beauty regimen.
However, this should not be. You must take care of yourself particularly your skin mainly because it will make you happy to look young, carefree and sexy even amidst the pressures of your daily life. Let's admit – a happy woman makes for a happy mom and wife. The good news is that you can look young, carefree and sexy in your own skin. Just follow these doable anti-aging skincare tips and you are well on your way to looking your best.
Set Aside Time
Your first step is to set aside a specific number of minutes and time of the day when you must take care of your skin. We suggest early in the morning when the kids and husband have yet to wake up as well as before going to bed, with each beauty session lasting a mere 5 minutes of your time. This should be sufficient time to complete your beauty routine – too much washing and scrubbing of your skin can damage it instead of nurturing it.
Keep It Simple
Many busy moms fail to follow their daily anti-aging skincare regimen religiously because of its complexity in terms of number of products used and steps performed, among other aspects. Keep your own beauty routine simple so that you can follow it daily, which will produce the best results. Keep in mind that no amount of visits to dermatologists will beat proper daily skin care.
We suggest this doable beauty routine:
Wash your face with lukewarm water.
Apply a gentle, water-based, hypoallergenic foam cleanser to your face. Soap will not do the job. Use gentle circular motions to remove the dirt, dust and grime from your skin.
Use a facial cleanser with exfoliant 3 times a week – every other day – to remove dead skin cells from your skin's surface. The removal of dead skin cells is essential in your anti-aging efforts obviously because it promotes new skin cell growth to come to the surface.
Rinse your face with lukewarm water until there are no visible traces of the foam cleanser. Follow with tap water to close your pores.
Pat dry. Don't rub your skin.
Use a toner, if necessary. You may skip on this step when your skin is on the dry side.
Apply a vitamin-rich moisturizer with sunscreen. Let your skin rest before applying makeup.
If you do these steps 2 times a day – once in the morning and once at night – your skin will look radiant, feel supple and be healthy. You will be complimented on how young you look, too!
Live a Healthy Life
You should never be too busy to take good care of your body either. Your skin is a visible manifestation of your body's health so if you take good care of your body, you are also taking good care of your skin. We suggest living a healthy lifestyle characterized by a proper diet-and-exercise regimen.
It is your responsibility to adopt an anti-aging skincare regimen that will make you feel comfortable in your own skin and body.