As any mom knows, being a mom is one of the most challenging roles on earth.
As a mom, you keep your household in order, keep the kids in line, and with work as well, it can be hard to find time for yourself.
At Tim Sayed MD Plastic Surgery in La Jolla and Newport Beach, CA, we want to help you look your best without taking time away from your family. That’s why we’ve put together this easy skincare routine for busy moms.
A Comprehensive Skincare Routine
The goal of any skincare routine is to keep your skin healthy while looking its best. To do this, we need to protect the skin, keep it clean, remove old skin, and keep the skin hydrated.
These four elements – cleaning, exfoliating, hydrating, and protecting, form the basis of a quick and easy skincare routine that you can complete within 10 minutes every day.
To help protect the skin and also as part of thermoregulation and sweating, our skin secretes oils.
These natural oils are essential to skin health, but they can also build up, collect dust, and clog pores (particularly during sleep and physical activity during the day). With this in mind, a healthy skincare routine involves cleaning your skin when you wake up and before going to bed.
Your morning and evening shower offers the ideal time to cleanse your skin, as it can become habitual along with brushing your teeth.
Our skin cells are constantly growing and dying, but frequently we need to help our skin shed the dead outer layer of cells to reveal the healthy, young, fresh skin cells lying underneath.
Exfoliating your skin with a gently exfoliating scrub and sponge is ideal for keeping your skin looking young and vibrant.
Keeping skin well hydrated is essential to looking your best. Hydrating the skin helps lock in moisture and prolong the elasticity and structural integrity of youthful skin.
Ideally, moisturize morning and night, straight after cleansing and exfoliating your skin. Again, moisturizing only needs to take 1-2 minutes.
One of the, if not the most important, aspects of a quick skincare routine is protecting your skin. If you adequately protect your skin, you won’t need to pay much attention to it later!
Sun damage is the main culprit for skin blemishes and even more sinister ailments such as skin cancers and melanomas. By simply applying sunscreen before you plan to go outside, you can add years of life to your skin by preventing sunburn. Focus on your face, neck, upper chest, arms and hands, as these are the areas that get the most exposure to the sun.
Skincare in Newport Beach, CA
To summarize, a busy moms skincare routine needs to include:
- Cleanse and hydrate morning and night
- Remove dead skin cells by exfoliating twice a week
- Apply sunscreen before going outside
Follow these three simple rules, and in as little as ten minutes a day, you’ve got a skincare routine that fits into any schedule and will prolong the health of your skin for as long as possible.