The perfect skin care routine for new moms
As a new mom, you have a million things going on and skin care can easily fall to the wayside. On top of all the new responsibilities you have with your baby, it’s hard to carve out time to cleanse, exfoliate, tone, moisturize and more. Nevertheless you still want glowing, beautiful skin even if your time is limited. We’re outlining a quick and easy skin care regimen for you to use even if you only have a few minutes to spare.
1. Know Where Everything Is
The best way to keep things short in the bathroom is simple — get organized. Keep exactly the amount of products you need and keep them in a place that’s easy to access. You may even want to keep them within arm’s reach in a small display case. Also important: fresh towels. An old towel can lead to breakouts since it harbors oil, dirt and sweat particles. Make sure you haven’t used your towel more than a week so as to not negate your cleansing efforts.
2. Streamline Your Routine
There are two steps that cannot be missing from your routine — cleansing and moisturizing. If you only have a few seconds to yourself cleanse with micellar water. You apply this cleansing water-like liquid onto two cotton rounds, then gently wipe your face. It’s filled with micelles which are cleansing particles that attract oil, sweat, dirt and make up like a magnet and leave your face perfectly cleansed. It can be used both in the morning and in the evening. Moisturize after cleansing and you are ready to go.
3. Tone Or Double Cleanse If You Have A Second To Spare
There will be a lot of days where you do not have more time than the minute you allotted to cleansing and moisturizing. We totally understand. However when you do have an extra minute, try to do the following; double cleanse or tone your skin. If you’re not sure what double cleansing is, read this article to find out all about it. The basic synopsis though is that you cleanse with aforementioned micellar water first and then use a rinseable cleanser to remove any remaining dirt and make up particles. With this type of cleansing your skin will be super clean.
If you’re a little more strapped for time or you aren’t wearing any make up, a toner can be a great way to get skin clean and balanced. Keep an alcohol-free, replenishing toner on hand to use a few times a week.
4. Apply A Cream That Works In Your Sleep
Much as you’re probably not getting a ton of sleep you can still have skin that looks well-rested. How? By applying a sleeping cream like Garnier’s Miracle Anti-Fatigue Sleeping Cream which has the power of a mask with the light feel of a lotion. Its formula is infused with lavender essential oil, hyaluronic and hydroxy acids which renew and firm the appearance of your skin. It can even reduce the appearance of wrinkles. Even if you’re not getting a ton of shut-eye your skin can still look like it emerged from a night of restful slumber.
5. Be Mindful Of Your Nutrition
An easy way to make sure your skin looks its best is watching what you put in your body. Remember to drink lots of water and eat healthy food. We recommend drinking water throughout the day and eating food that contains lots of natural antioxidants such as leafy greens (spinach, kale, broccoli), fruits (citrus fruit, berries and pineapple) and fish.
6. Have Easy Products On Hand For The Times You Have No Time
There will be days when you will genuinely not have a single minute to wash your face. We understand. For those days we recommend you keep the best wipe for your skin type and an all-in-1 moisturizer on your nightstand. You’ll be able to cleanse any make-up or dirt off your face within seconds and the moisturizer will deliver the hydration your skin needs.
With these six skin hacks for new moms we hope you’ll be able to fit in some skin care even when there is little time.