May is the month for mothers. While moms should be honored every day, it’s always nice to dedicate a special day (or an entire month) to celebrating the women who give so much to their families. If you’re a mom that’s always busy taking care of everybody but yourself, you might feel like you don’t have time for a great skin care regimen that will give you healthy, glowing skin. That’s absolutely not true! Not only is it possible for moms to fit great skin care into their busy daily schedules, but it’s important that mothers do things just for themselves. One of the three prongs of Inclusive Health®, Dr. Murad’s breakthrough approach to health and aging, is taking care of your sense of self. Taking care of yourself in meaningful ways leads to a healthier and happier you, which leads to a healthier and happier family. Still not convinced that your busy mom schedule leaves time to care for your skin? Here are some tips on how to make it work!
Breakfast Time Is Facial Time
While some mothers are dressed and ready to go out the door while they’re preparing breakfast for the kids, many are still bathrobe-clad with their hair in a ponytail while they manage the morning circus. There’s no reason why you can’t leverage the 15 minutes of pouring cereal and reminding children to drink their milk to treat your skin with a home facial or face mask. You’re not made up yet, so apply your face mask, get breakfast on the table and then remove it as you’re getting yourself ready to head out the door. Breakfast time becomes multitasking time, and you start the day with fresh, radiant skin.
Recommended Product: Murad Intensive-C® Radiance Peel
This refreshing mask dramatically reverses environmental aging caused by sun, smog and stress and leaves your skin bright and youthful-looking.
Customer Review: Murad Intensive-C Radiance Peel
“This product starts working within seconds—you can feel the tingly sensation warm up your face and you know it’s working! Afterwards [my skin] felt refreshed, clean, extra-soft and had a little glow.” Tara9, Redondo Beach, CA
Restore Your Skin While You Sleep
Even the busiest mom needs to sleep. Your skin is naturally restoring and rejuvenating itself while you sleep, but nighttime is also an ideal time to apply more intensive moisturizers and skin treatments. Simply taking a few minutes to cleanse, treat and hydrate your skin before you go to bed will help restore your skin overnight—and you’ll wake up looking and feeling refreshed. Choose your cleanser, treatment and moisturizer based on your skin type or skin needs, and let your body do the rest…while your eyes are closed.
Recommended Product: Murad Age-Balancing Night Cream
This ultra-rich hydrating cream restores suppleness and minimizes wrinkles with essential fatty acids and Shea Butter while encouraging cell turnover to improve skin texture. Wild Yam Extract and Soybean Sterols improve elasticity and help smooth skin.
Customer Review: Murad Age-Balancing Night Cream
“I love this product. My skin is glowing and I got rid of some wrinkles after 5 weeks. My husband tried it too and he likes it. The product is not heavy on my skin. I absolutely recommend it to everyone who wants to look younger!” Ninii, Kenmore, WA
Use Skin Cleansers That Treat While Cleansing
No matter how much time you do (or don’t) devote to caring for your skin, you have to wash your face at least once a day! Choose a skin cleanser that not only cleanses your skin but also treats your skin with antioxidants or AHAs and BHAs while you cleanse. You can minimize the amount of time that you spend on skin care while still seeing results.
Recommended Product: Murad AHA/BHA Exfoliating Cleanser
Smoothes texture while cleansing impurities with a trio of gentle exfoliating acids. Salicylic, Lactic and Glycolic Acids provide clarity and brightness and improve cell turnover by dissolving dead skin cell buildup. Jojoba beads further polish and smooth skin. Use 2 to 3 times per week to keep skin soft and smooth.
Customer Review: Murad AHA/BHA Exfoliating Cleanser
“I’ve used many exfoliating cleansers and products in the past and discovered that while they did exfoliate my skin, they also caused skin irritation. The Murad Exfoliating Cleanser is great—does the job effectively, with no irritation whatsoever! No more apricot scrubs for me! This product is another must-have in my arsenal of necessary products!” HotNana, Fort Smith, AR
How many times have you said to your children, “Get creative!” You can get creative too—with your skin care. Are you sitting in the car waiting for your children to get out of yet another activity? Carry a skin care bag and use that time to apply an eye cream or moisturizer. There are probably dozens of times during the day that you can “get creative” with how and when to take care of your skin. Do it!
Moms are the best, and they deserve to look and feel their best. Be sure to make time to care for your sense of self and your skin so that you can be the best you possible!