Love Your Skin: Stress-Free Skin Care Tips for Moms
Valentine’s Day may be over, but we know that anytime’s a good time to spread the love. This article by Amanda Beisel of SKN Holistic Rejuvenation Clinic will do just that, by helping you love your skin.
Nourish Your Skin, Love Your Skin
Becoming a mother is a profound life change that is both exciting and challenging. Welcoming a child into your life means re-prioritizing time and making self sacrifices. As a new mom you spend so much time nurturing and caring for others that self nurturing may get put on the back burner, and this often includes your skin care routine. Luckily there are some quick skin care tips that you can easily fit into your day to day life to help you love your skin by taking care of it without a large time investment. Just as your body needs daily nourishment from whole foods, vitamins, and nutrients, so does your skin.
As you get older it can get harder to love your skin. Beginning in your 30s and into your 40s you will be experiencing hormonal shifts and fluctuations. The added stress of balancing family and career can be taxing on your skin health. This is the time when you may start to notice the signs of aging such as crow’s feet, forehead lines and other skin changes like adult acne. It is important to start a good skin care program as soon as you can. Your skin’s ability to repair its self begins to decrease in our 30s. Also the rate of cell turnover slows down, which can cause skin to lose its vibrancy. These tips will help you put together a safe, quick and effective skincare program that will help you to love your skin as you nurture it on a daily basis.
Creating a Healthy Skin Care Routine
These are the must-haves in your daily skin care routine:
- Cleanser – Daily use of a good cleanser that won’t strip your skin is so important. Look for a cleanser that contains built in exfoliators such as bromelain or papain. This two-in-one approach will eliminate an extra step, so you can love your skin in less time.
- Vitamin A Serum – Vitamin A is the mother of all anti-aging ingredients and the most potent stimulator of collagen and elastin. It also ensures you’re replicating healthy, well-formed cells. Be sure to only apply vitamin A in the evening as it is easily degraded by the sun. The best form of vitamin A is trans-retinaldehyde – it’s potent but non-irritating. If you are pregnant or nursing be sure to stop using you vitamin A during this time.
- Antioxidant Serum – Antioxidants are a skin essential during the day. They act as your skin’s defense team. Antioxidants not only protect your skin but also restore and repair during the day. Vitamin C is an amazing antioxidant with an endless list of benefits that will make your skin sparkle.
- Sun Protection – The most important thing you can do to love your skin during the day is to wear a sun block. Choose a sun block such as zinc oxide to provide physical protection by creating a shield on your skin, which prevents the damage caused by UV rays. Avoid chemical-based sunscreens because they’re damaging to the skin.
- Moisturizer – Moisturizers are important for all skin types. Hylauronic acid based moisturizers are a great option for both oily and dry skin. They will keep your skin hydrated, oil balanced and your skin barrier strong. A great tip if you have dehydrated skin is to boost your moisturizer with an oil such as rosehip oil.
Once you’ve created your basic daily routine, you’ll have healthy, vibrant skin. Who wouldn’t love that?
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Amanda Beisel is the owner of the award-winning SKN Holistic Rejuvenation Clinic in Yaletown. Amanda and her team are continuously researching and pushing the boundaries of modern skin care. Through SKN, she offers clients innovative and non-invasive skin rejuvenation treatments, all in an effort to repair, restore and replenish the skin and body. Amanda’s mission is to provide great skin care and services while both educating and inspiring others.
Amber Strocel is a writer, aspiring math teacher, suburbanite, wife and mom of two. She believes in the power of the Internet to connect people, and she believes that numbers are the poetry of the universe. You can often find her knitting, sewing, volunteering, working in her garden, and sneaking chocolate when no one's looking. She blogs at Strocel.com and shares her photos on Instagram as @AmberStrocel.