Motherhood is stressful enough as it is. Not that it is a bad thing because what you get in return in priceless. However, with the different responsibilities and chores that you have lined up, there is one thing that you shouldn’t forget – you and your skin.
Taking care of one’s skin is imperative. Not only that it is the largest organ of your body, it is also our body’s first line of defense. If left neglected, you will find yourself having wrinkles and stretchmarks with skin looking dull and dry. Follow these tips to keep your skin looking great.
Always remember to wash your face every morning and every night before going to bed using a mild cleanser. Understandably, you may be too tired at the end of the day but you need to remove the dirt and oil that has accumulated on your face throughout the day so your skin will not break out.
Moisturize. When you wash your skin, you may have also removed its natural oil. Use moisturizer to replenish the moisture lost in order to keep your skin supple and healthy.
Protect your skin from the sun if you need to be exposed to the sunlight for some time. Put on some sunscreen, wear wide-brimmed hats or long sleeved shirts if necessary. You only want an adequate amount of sun exposure because you also need sunlight in order for your body to produce Vitamin D.
Eat healthy. Eat foods that are good for your skin like carrots, berries, tomatoes and pumpkin. You are not only doing this to keep yourself healthy, you are also setting a good example to your kids on what to eat. Besides, these are also great food for your toddlers. Don’t forget to drink water too.
Schedule a “Me” time. With all things going on, it wouldn’t hurt to take a short time to just relax and de-stress yourself. You can do this before the kids wake up or before going to bed. Keep in mind that stress can affect your skin, causing it to break out. So, take a break. Everyone needs that – even moms.