Being a Mom means that sacrifices must be made, when you’re life is filled with nappies, school-runs, washing, cleaning, cooking and care-giving, there are some things that you simply do not have time for. One such sacrifice that we often make is beauty, no more do we have the time to sit and do our nails or find time to go and get our eyebrows done, there are however some areas that we can still maintain by just spending a little time each day. Skin care is so important, both for how we feel and how we look and by just spending 10-20 minutes per day looking after our skin we can maintain a healthy appearance. Here are 5 tips to keep that skin looking good.
Tea-bags for your Eye-bags
One common feature of being a mom is the bags and puffiness that appear under your eyes as a result of lack of sleep and near-exhaustion. There are various wrinkle cream reviews that can point you to some great long-term products but a great quick and effective solution for this is to place some green tea-bags underneath your eyes for a few minutes each day.. Make sure that they are caffeinated tea-bags then soak them in water, squeeze out the excess liquid and place them below your eyes. The caffeine in the tea-bags will increase circulation around the area and help to remove the puffiness, the anti-oxidants in the tea also has anti-wrinkle properties to equal the best anti-wrinkle serums. Win, win.
Whilst there may be the temptation to slump into bed and sleep at your earliest opportunity, it is important to have a nighty routine of cleansing, toning and moisturising your face. Once you get into the habit it can be done in less than 10 minutes and will make you feel much better when you wake up in the morning. The best thing about this is that once you have done it for a week or two, it will become second nature and you will probably feel bad if you don’t do it. The long lasting effects of a nightly skincare routine are well worth the effort and the short-term effects are equally as beneficial.
Make time for the Bath
I understand who crazy the concept is of making time for a bath but I encourage to take every opportunity available to have a long soak. The heat and steam of the bath will open up your pores and help to remove and deep-seated dirt that could damage your skin. Bathing also helps to keep your skin supple and more importantly will help you and your muscles to unwind and relax, remember a healthy mind helps to keep a healthy body. Do whatever you have to do to get that bath.
Keep it Handy
If you are anything like me then your handbag will feature more antiques and random items than some of the greatest museums in the World, there are two simple additions you must make to the madness. Hand cream and antibacterial gel are the perfect way to keep your hands feeling soft and looking good. Moms’ hands end up everywhere and pick up incredible amounts of dirt and grime, the gel will help clean them and remove unwanted germs. A quick application of hand-cream when you have 5 minutes will do your hands wonders, don’t forget about your hands, think of the abuse that they take.
Wipe it all Away
I can’t stress the importance of keep some face-wipes handy to clean your face, remove make-up or just to give your face a little light refreshment. I carry these everywhere, in my bags and by my bedside. Whilst the tips won’t replace a good routine of cleansing and moisturising the are the next best thing and will really help you maintain a healthy face.