Ever wish there was more time in the day – and night – to look after your skin? Always giving to others at the expense of your own skin care?
Busy mums are usually in dire need of quick skin care fixes as they are on the go chasing toddlers, dry cleaning and a thousand other things. Here are 5 skin rejuvenation treatments that don’t cost the earth and really work whether short-term or long-term, day or night:
Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate
We are always telling our kids to drink more water but often forget to do that ourselves. Apart from feeling thirsty, lack of water does no favours to your skin either.
Drinking eight glasses of water during the day can plump up your skin and restore liquid to the layers underneath the skins’ dermis top layer. Ice cubes are included as well! Foods also have some water content.
Avoid excessive consumption of beverages such as coffee – it acts as a diuretic, causing water retention after the body’s natural amount of water release through sweat or urine has been sped up through the caffeine in the coffee. The body is only trying to prevent dehydration but if you are putting natural waters (not fizzy, sugary drinks like soda or lemonade) in, then the natural levels will equal out in your body.
Apply serum after cleansing and exfoliating, before applying regular moisturiser. This can be done at home as part of the everyday shower routine and has no downtime, with lots of benefits.
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Protect your skin (and your baby’s) from the elements 24/7
Never step outside your house without a high SPF sun protection cream – this in itself will prevent sagging skin and is a natural step in the busy Mum’s anti-ageing routine.
Using a natural sunblocker (like the white zinc across the noses of Australian beach lifeguards) will hold in the moisture from your serums and day creams to aid hydration, but more importantly it won’t seep into the skin and affect it like some chemical sunscreens do.
Try MINC Natural Moisturising Zinc 20%, a non-chemical sunblock that creates a physical barrier against UV damage and promotes healthy, supple looking skin. As a lightweight, non-comedogenic lotion, Minc won’t clog pores, ensuring skin can breathe and maintain moisture throughout the day.
Bonus ingredient is Green Tea Extract, which has a double anti-ageing effect of fighting free radicals while protecting the skin in the sun from UV rays. Buy Now
Keep your baby out of the harsh Australian sun from 10am to 3pm minimum – remember how your skin feels after it gets burnt by accident? Baby’s skin doesn’t have the protection of age and UV damage that makes it (not very) bearable for your skin to survive the elements, so is in more need of sun protection also.
Try Zinki Day Protective Lotion – it is specifically formulated for baby skin, with natural, nourishing ingredients such as Aloe Vera, Jojoba Oil, Chamomile, and Coconut Oil also help to hydrate the skin during sun exposure. Buy Now
Soothe irritated skin while you sleep, and rise like a goddess every morning (with or without sleep!). Night time is the skin’s natural time to self-repair, so give it the best chance by using products that work overnight while you rest.
Try Alleviate PM, a topical evening treatment that helps reduce the appearance of skin redness and inflammation, particularly associated with rosacea and environmental sensitivity. Buy Now
Shop when you can for good value skin rejuvenation products and treatments
Whoever said that 5am isn’t a great time to shop? Making sure that you do research on what products and treatments suit your skin takes time, so do it when you can, whenever that is! Also, being able to find good quality products that come in a range of prices is a bonus.
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With these quick skin rejuvenation tips your skin will thank you by looking radiant and supple, every day
Not every skin condition requires a clinic visit and as a busy mum, you know more than most how precious little time you have for yourself.
Try these skin rejuvenation tips above and remember, whenever you can use good quality products and treatments, do: you’re working hard and you deserve it!
For further information about our personalised treatment plans, contact You By Sia at one of our six skin specialist clinics based in Sydney CBD, Parramatta, Burwood, Castle Hill, Bondi Junction and St. Ives.