What are the best summer skincare tips for busy moms?
Summer brings a lot of sweat and dust along with it that greatly affects our skin. Following a proper skin care regimen and taking appointments from spas is something almost impossible for women with little ones to look after.
Fret not! If you are a super busy mom and you hardly ever get time for yourself, keep reading. You don’t need to invest a lot of time or effort to maintain the summer glow. All you need are a few tips and tricks on your hands that you must follow with consistency.
If you are wondering what those tips and tricks are, here you go:
Use non-comedogenic formulas
No matter what moisturizers, sunscreens, or foundations you use, the formula must be non-comedogenic. Such a formula does not clog your pores. In summers, our skin mostly ends up with open pores that need to be protected from dirt, oil, and creams. If the creams clog the pores, they can give rise to many skin problems like acne and blackhead. Therefore, make sure that the moisturizer you use is non-comedogenic.
Quick nighttime skincare
Our skin absorbs all kinds of dirt and gunk throughout the day. Sleeping with the same face can cause a lot of skin issues and dullness on your face. While sleeping, our skin cells are in the process of repair. Therefore, it is necessary that our skin is properly cleansed before we go to bed. If you are a busy mom, I know that it must be tough for you to follow a nighttime skincare routine daily. Fret not! All you need are facial wipes, a peel-off mask, and a moisturizer. You don’t need even need to get up from bed. Cleanse your face using the wipes. Then, apply the mask and peel it off when it gets dried up. In the end, apply a moisturizer that suits your skin type and go to sleep with better skin.
However, if you wear heavy makeup for a day make sure that you cleanse your face deeper than usual. It would not take a long time if you use lotions or soaps. For those who have irritated skin, natural products will be a great choice. Unlike drugstore soaps, organic ones do not contain harsh chemicals which are the main cause of deep rashes. For instance, you can try pure goat milk soaps that contain a high amount of fats which let you gently cleanse your skin without removing skin natural fatty acids. If you love more sweet smells your choice can be a natural honey soap which will not only help to get rid of dirt but also will make your skin soft and nourished.
Detox and hydrate
When your body is free from toxins and properly hydrated, it shows clearly on to your skin too. The best way to detoxify your body is to drink lukewarm lemon water every morning before breakfast. It does not only help cleanse the body but also improves metabolism. If your stomach is calm, your skin looks and feels fresh too. Also, drink as much water as possible in summers as our skin has potential chances to get dehydrated.
Sunscreen with SPF 30 plus
Women with kids of their own are usually 20 plus in age and it is SUPER important for you to wear sunscreen with SPF 30 plus. And it becomes a total necessity in summers and skipping it is no option. So, make sure you get your hands on good sunscreen and use it daily even when you are not heading out. It is because of the fact that sunlight is always peeping in through your windows and doors and you wouldn’t want your skin to end up dull, burnt or tanned, right?
Use rosewater and soothing mist for face
Heat in summers leaves our skin with oil, inflammation, and dullness. All these problems have one solution and that is the mist or toning spray. There are tons of natural mists like rosewater and herbal ones and you can even make one yourself at home. Keep it in your bag with you and spray it on your skin whenever you want to beat the heat. Also, apply the toner before going to bed too. It will prevent dullness and uneven tone and keep your skin fresh.
Emma Hanson is a mother of two, a skincare freak and an avid reader. She loves trying out new products and treatments for healthy and glowing skin. She shares her knowledge and experience by writing regularly on her blog. She is one of the co-founders of http://www.clearawayacne.com/.