How to Keep Your Skin Cared For As a Parent

by Mother Huddle Staff
How to Keep Your Skin Cared For As a Parent-min

Lord knows, looking after yourself as a mum or dad – especially when you have very young children or even a newborn baby – can be hard! Caring for your skin is even harder – as all time-poor, sleep-deprived parents will attest. Finding the time for a proper skincare routine can be a major challenge for many parents, and as such, the condition of your complexion can suffer as a result. Many new mums, in particular, find that lack of sleep can cause their skin to appear dull, lifeless and lacklustre – and sadly, often don’t even have the time to hunt for complexion-saving solutions to make their skin appear brighter and healthier.

Luckily, there are professional, in-salon facial treatments mums and dads alike can schedule in to revive their tired skin. Also, using tried and true skincare products can be a godsend – especially if the products are quick and easy to apply. Additionally, maintaining a healthy lifestyle can also work wonders, as well as greatly improve your energy levels when raising your kids.

Schedule Regular Facial Treatments for Yourself, Performed In-Salon by a Beauty Professional

As a new parent or even one with multiple kids under your wing, you will know better than anyone that a self-care routine is the first thing to fall by the wayside when the busyness of frenetic family life takes over. Needless to say, as a mum or dad, the needs of your kids come first – which often results in you neglecting yourself. Beauty treatments in particular are often the most neglected routines parents are guilty of not making time for. 

However, your children deserve a happy, relaxed and healthy parent who takes time out to look after themselves and do things that make them feel good. For many mums and dads, this includes looking after themselves, and their appearance – as well as how their skin looks. 

Undoubtedly – dry, flaky or ageing skin contributes a great deal to an overall look of neglect and is certainly something all of us want to avoid. Luckily, for parents wanting to take an effective step in taking care of themselves and their skin, there is Dermasweep in Melbourne. Essentially, this is a professional facial treatment which involves applying a gentle microdermabrasion treatment to the skin on the face, helping to exfoliate the skin and prepare it for better, more effective and deeper absorption of the moisturising serums and hydrating creams that are applied following the non-invasive treatment. Your skin will be glowing in no time!

Set Up a Simple, Easy to Maintain Skincare Routine Using Good Quality Products

No need for a complicated, elaborate and multi-product Korean-style skincare routine involving sometimes over 10-20 skincare steps or more, and utilising multiple serums, facial oils, extravagant moisturisers, or hydrating balms. Also known as K-beauty, these decidedly extra methods of skincare are far from fast and easy, and hardly accessible for time-poor parents. Nevertheless, just by using one or two high quality products, you can get results that are almost just as good! The key is selecting skincare products which contain nutrient-rich, nourishing and quality ingredients that you can trust to look after, care for and replenish your complexion. 

A fantastic way to get maximum bang for your buck, so to speak, is to utilise a sleeping masque. Usually consisting of moisture-rich, extremely hydrating and highly moisturising ingredients, sleeping masques are much heavier in texture and consistency than regular moisturisers, and as such, are not recommended for use during the daytime. However, they pack a punch in terms of caring for your skin while you sleep – sealing in moisture and helping to reduce the signs of an ageing complexion such as fine lines, wrinkles, and excessive dryness or sagging. 

Eat Well, Exercise, and (Try to) Get Enough Sleep! 

As hard as it sounds, you deserve to take care of yourself and as a by-product, be the best parent you can be for your kids. A well-rested, healthy and nourished mum or dad will have more energy and life to bring to the table, and will also be more relaxed, less grumpy and stressed, as well as generally more enjoyable for your kids – and other loved ones – to be around. While getting enough sleep might admittedly be a huge challenge – especially while your kids are young – it is crucial to staying healthy and positive – as is maintaining a healthy diet and exercise routine. 

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