Being a mom is one of the greatest joys in life. You get to nurture and spend time with your kids and watch them grow to become responsible adults you hope they will be. While growing up is inevitable, it will be a couple of years before that. If your children are infants or toddlers, the likely present scenario you have is that you lack time to do self-care.
Motherhood is a full-time job, and there will be days that are hard, and that’s all right. What’s not right is to not give yourself the pampering you sorely need. You’re already busy as it is, how can you insert skin and beauty care every night? Here are some tips to help you.
Subscribe to Beauty Boxes
Moms with more than one kid are busy and always on the go, so it is hard to find time to buy skin and beauty items. The market is saturated with these kinds of products that you need ample time to do your research or know more about it. Save yourself some time by subscribing to monthly Kira Kira beauty box from Japan.
Japan’s beauty products and skin care products are considered one of the best in the world. The ingredients are thoughtfully created and put together to create the best products for customers. With that said, it’s hard to go wrong with J-beauty products, and when you’re subscribed monthly, you’ll get goodies and discover products that you’ll love.
When you finally have time to treat yourself at home, you can easily reach for any item in the box. If you’re worried about not being able to read Japanese, there is an informational booklet you can read to know more about the products. You’ll enjoy the seasonal themes of the boxes as well.
Take Time for Long Baths
Every day is a hustle for working moms with small children, and while brushing your teeth, combing your hair, and putting on deodorant are temporarily enough to get you through the day, understand that you need a good, long soak once in a while. Unwind and relax in the tub for at least 20 minutes with some essential bath oils, aromatherapy candles, and wine.
Your partner or sitter can probably take care of the kids in that short time, so there’s no need to worry and relax as much as you can. In the bath, you can do other self-care rituals too, like exfoliating, putting on a sheet mask, and deep conditioning. You can also take the time to shave and then moisturize as well.
Short but Effective Nighttime Routine
At the end of a long and rough day, there’s nothing more tempting than flopping down on the bed as soon as the kids are tucked in bed for the night. You’re probably so tired that you don’t care about your smeared mascara and liner, caked-up foundation, and tinted brows getting all over your face and onto your pillow and sheets. For times like these, it helps to have a short nighttime routine.
If you can’t dedicate time to wash your face in the sink, store some makeup wipes or micellar water and cotton pads by your bedside table, and take off what’s left of your makeup. If you can’t be bothered with a toner, serum, moisturizer routine, get yourself a formula that has all three or products that are multipurpose.
It may take a few minutes of your time before you surrender yourself to sleep but when morning comes you’ll feel and know the difference with your face looking more radiant, less puffy, and generally looking good and healthy.
Invest in Pampering Beauty Tools
Taking care of the family (rearing children, especially) is costly, and that means your budget is a little tight, so you can’t go to the spa or get facials as much as you used to. You probably don’t have the time and energy to book an appointment anyway. Consider investing in a reliable beauty tool that doubles as something that can pamper you.
Eye massagers, cleansing wands, jade wands, and face massagers are just some examples. State-of-the-art beauty technologies can be expensive, but you can opt for the less-expensive alternatives or invest in one so they last for a long time. A beauty tool is just what you need when you need a bit of pampering at the end of a busy day.
Smooth Baby Hands
Taking care of the house and the kids means that there will be messes that should be taken care of every day. Your hands are exposed to cleaning fluids, running water, soap, wipes, and more. Overly sanitizing your hands can make it age faster, so take care of them by moisturizing them often with hand cream or lotion.
You can choose to keep a big bottle of hand lotion and depot it into little bottles or stash several ones in your purse, diaper bag, car, or desk drawer. Make it a habit that, for every time you wash your hands, you follow it up with a moisturizing lotion. Nowadays, there are specialized hand creams that contain SPF or infused with serums to ease skin issues such as age spots.
Best Skin Care Is Water
Perhaps the most accessible, the cheapest, and the easiest skin care you have on hand is water. Drinking the recommended amount of water daily can help keep your skin young, smooth, and hydrated.
Carry a refillable water bottle with you everywhere, and make drinking a habit. You can infuse your drinking water with fruits and vegetables such as lemons, cucumbers, apples, and bananas.
What are your trusted skin-care tips? Feel free to share them in the comment section.