Do you feel that you’re on the go from the moment you wake up in the morning to the second your head hits the pillow at night? Are you busy with work, after school activities, playdates, luncheons, doctors’ appointments? Being a mom is often referred to as the most rewarding job a person can have, but it’s also the most difficult.
It can feel like there isn’t any time for you in your life. You barely have time to eat breakfast, let alone take care of your skin. But we have good news! It’s not as complicated as you may think.
If you’re looking for tips on how to prevent aging and take better care of your skin, you’ve come to the right place! We’ve compiled a list of 10 great ways to boost your skincare without a ton of extra hassle.
Now then, let’s get started!
1. Sleep, Sleep, Sleep
One of the best things you can do, not only for anti-aging purposes but also for your overall well-being, is to get enough sleep. There are countless studies that tell us just how important sleep is to our mental and physical health.
In fact, according to the National Sleep Foundation, lack of quality sleep is linked to a multitude of disorders, such as heart disease, depression, and diabetes. And we get it, as a mom, it can feel impossible to get the sleep you know you need. But if you prioritize sleep, you’ll notice the positive changes immediately.
2. Always Wear Sunscreen
To keep youthful-looking skin longer, make applying sunscreen part of your morning routine as soon as possible. Ideally, the sunscreen should be 30 SPF or higher and include some type of moisturizing agent. Because while a healthy dose of sunshine is an amazing mood booster and can even prevent diseases, it is also incredibly damaging for your skin.
3. Drink More Water
Water is the miracle elixir you’re looking for. Drinking the recommended eight glasses a day leads to higher energy levels and brain function, weight loss, fewer headaches, and yes, healthier skin.
Water can reduce fine lines and wrinkles, as well as keep your face clear and smooth. If you aren’t a fan of plain water, no problem! There are a wide variety of flavorings and mixes available in any grocery store to make it a little more appetizing.
4. Reduce Stress (When You Can)
As a mom, this one might sound ludicrous. Reduce stress? How! With today’s busy schedules, high stress can seem unavoidable. But it is vital if you truly want younger-looking skin.
Consider taking 10-20 minutes a day to meditate, or join a yoga class! Even if it means sitting alone with your headphones in for a few minutes in the evening after the kids have gone to bed, any little bit helps when it comes to reducing stress.
5. Exercise Often
If at all possible, you should be fitting physical activity into your life every single day. Now, that doesn’t mean going to the gym and pumping iron for 6 hours, 7 days a week. But small changes such as taking a walk around the neighborhood or doing a quick 20-minute video workout at home can make a huge impact, both in how you look and how you feel.
6. Cleanse Your Skin
At least once a day, use a gentle face wash to cleanse your skin. The keyword here is gentle, as harsh chemicals and scrubbing can actually speed up the aging process rather than slowing it down.
Look for products that contain ingredients like essential fatty acids and green tea to fight the subtle damage that is done to your skin on a daily basis.
7. Invest in a Good Moisturizer
Introducing a rich, high-quality moisturizer into your skincare routine can make a world of difference in the feel and appearance of your skin. And you shouldn’t be solely focused on your face, either. Gently massage the moisturizer into your neck and hands as well, as they are usually the first parts of your body that show age.
8. Whiten Your Teeth
Nothing says youth quite like a brilliant white smile. Be sure to consult your dentist before applying any whitening products to your teeth, as some can do more harm than good. But as long as you get the green light on the product you’re considering, you’re good to go!
As a mom, it can be tough to fit one more thing into your daily schedule, but a whitening toothpaste or even strips that can sit on your teeth as you make dinner are more than enough to get the job done.
9. Eat Anti-Aging Foods
You likely know that what you put into your body is extremely important. But knowledge isn’t always action. If the benefits of a healthy diet that you can’t see aren’t enough to convince you, remember that certain antioxidants and vitamins can be the difference between a youthful appearance and premature aging.
Focus on foods rich in omega-3 fatty acids and vitamin E, such as almonds, salmon, and even dark chocolate, to promote vibrant skin. If you feel tempted by fast food while on the go, make it a priority to pack some snacks the night before to keep you feeling good all day long (and looking good much longer!).
10. Consider Supplements
Similar to teeth whitening, it’s important to check with a healthcare professional before making any changes to your routine, especially when it involves substances that you weren’t previously ingesting. That being said, supplements can be a great addition to a healthy lifestyle, boosting both internal health and appearance.
Consider adding hydrolyzed collagen peptides or hemp protein to your morning smoothie to take your routine to the next level without any added time necessary.
Now You Know How to Prevent Aging
Well, there you have it! Those are 10 tips on how to prevent aging, as well as a basic breakdown of how you can implement each tip into your lifestyle. So, as long as you keep these ideas in mind, and implement a few of them, you should notice a difference pretty quickly.
As a mom, it’s easy to feel pulled in a thousand different directions, but giving yourself love and attention is just as important as what you give your loved ones. Take care of yourself and your body and mind will thank you!
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