Affordable Skincare for Busy Moms
Let’s be honest, Moms. Most of us are on the go, go, go! You have a lot on your plate and are still getting it done, but when it comes to personal care, are you neglecting your skin?
Proper skincare doesn’t have to bust your budget. There are several affordable treatments and formulas that maintain supple, youthful, breathable skin. Check out our favorites:
Rice Water Glowing
Rice water is rich in anti-aging vitamins and minerals and has been used for hair and skincare in Asia for centuries. It’s kind to your wallet because you can make it at home.
Skincare experts recommend taking a bowl of rice and putting enough water in to submerge the rice by an inch or so. Next, allow the rice to steep for about 15 to 30 minutes. Do not boil or cook it.
Strain the rice, and collect the water. There, you have rice water. Apply it to the face as a leave-on toner after washing.
Sealing In Moisture
Our skin can become dry year-round, especially on the body. Many of us turn to creams, but these eventually rub off. There’s a better solution. The benefits of body oil include soaking deeply into your skin and locking in moisture for hours.
That’s not all. Body oil formulas consist of highly concentrated liquids. These ingredients help to enhance the appearance and quality of the skin.
There are tons of choices out there, but dermatologists believe that the best body oils are those made organically, extracted from fruits, flowers, roots, and leaves and don’t contain chemicals.
Getting Your Scrub On
It doesn’t matter if you’re a super-athlete, supermodel or super-mom, everyone’s skin needs exfoliation to get rid of dry, dead skin cells that accumulate. For example, a facial sponge is handy when it comes to washing your face. You can also purchase a facial scrub product made for your skin type. Apply the scrub to your sponge, and begin massaging the face with small, gentle, circular strokes.
Don’t be aggressive. Use a light touch, rinse with lukewarm water, and pat dry. Exfoliation delivers smooth skin texture and radiance.
Plumping Skin With HA
What woman doesn’t want her face to maintain its youthful contours, right? HA or hyaluronic acid is naturally occurring in the human body. It makes our skin supple and seals in moisture. Unfortunately, as we age, our HA levels drop, leading to dry, wrinkled skin.
Hyaluronic acid can be found in many skincare products these days. It’s a fantastic ingredient that can plump up your skin and leave it looking youthful and more hydrated. Your fine lines will appear softened, too.
You can buy HA in over-the-counter skincare products to add to your daily beauty routine. Hyaluronic acid penetrates quickly, so it works quite effectively when applied as a topical.
Dry Brushing Away Cellulite?
No, dry brushing cannot get rid of cellulite permanently, but doing it daily for a few minutes can help the skin on your body appear brighter and firmer right away. Use a natural-bristle brush, and rub it against the dry skin on your behind, thighs, belly, arms, and legs. Don’t use water. This is exfoliation for your body and one that revs circulation and minimizes the dimpled texture of your cellulite.