Being a mom can be stressful. Between helping your kids with their homework, shuttling them to and from sports practice, running your household, and managing your professional career, you barely have time to catch your breath. Focusing on your skin care can slip further and further down your priority list as you juggle all these responsibilities simultaneously. As a result, you may notice you look older than you feel.
The good news is that you don’t need a lot of time to maintain an effective anti-aging skin care regimen. Setting aside a few minutes of your day to focus on your self-care will make you feel great about yourself and renew your enthusiasm to keep up with your to-dos.
1. Wash Your Face
You likely taught your little ones to wash their faces and hands, so you can set a good example by doing the same. Twice per day – once in the morning and again before you go to bed – thoroughly wash your face using a gentle cleanser formulated for your skin type. If you wear makeup, be sure to remove all traces of it before falling asleep. Letting makeup sit on your face overnight is one of the worst habits you can get into can lead to clogged pores and breakouts.
2. Take Care of Your Hands
When we think about anti-aging, most of us tend to focus on our facial appearance, but your hands can be one of the first places to show signs of aging. As a busy mom, you always have laundry to do, dishes to wash, and messes to tidy up. As a result, the skin on your hands might be rough, dry, cracked, and wrinkled. To combat this, add hand care to your anti-aging skin care routine. Buy hand cream and keep some in your purse, on your desk at work, and on your bedside table, so you always have it within easy reach.
3. Be Diligent About Using Sunscreen
When life gets hectic, simple tasks are often the first thing to fall by the wayside. Still, you shouldn’t skip the sunscreen, especially if you’re frequently outside on the sidelines of your child’s sports practices. For best results, use a broad-spectrum sunblock with an SPF of 30 or higher. If you want a product that multi-tasks as hard as you do, look for a moisturizer with SPF included to achieve two benefits in one product!
4. Use High-Quality Skin Care Products
Medical-grade skin care can help you look younger, healthier, and more vibrant. We developed our innovative VCPS néos product line with biopharmaceutical scientific technology to complement all skin types. If you’re looking for solutions to your most frustrating skin care challenges, let us help you create a customized skin care treatment plan with carefully crafted VCPS néos products.
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At the Virginia Center for Plastic Surgery, Dr. Eric Desman works with patients throughout Maryland, Northern Virginia, and the Washington, D.C., metro area. Whether you have frequent acne breakouts or are concerned about premature aging, contact us today for your private, no-obligation skin care consultation.