It’s no shock that a full day of mothering can totally wreak havoc on your skin, making you age literally overnight (hello, dark circles and frown lines…yikes). We know this firsthand because we are right there with you waking up to the horror every. single. morning, mamas.
Which is all the more reason to start showing your skin some major love—especially your face. By now you probably know it’s imperative to find a healthy skin care regimen sooner rather than later (sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but we aren’t getting any younger, ladies…). The good news is, even after the roughest days and the sleepless nights, we’re here to tell you it’s *still* possible to wake up looking refreshed and polished (even when you feel like a walking zombie).
Since we are so careful about what we put on every inch of our babes’ precious skin, from their cute little fingers down to their tiny toes, the same should be said for mama’s skin—no exceptions. Because why shouldn’t you deserve a little A LOT of TLC, too? By sticking to these seven simple and clean skin care steps (that we use ourselves and swear by!), you’ll feel like a brand new mama and your skin will prove it.
Step 1: Coffee (obviously)—With a splash of Moon Juice Beauty Dust to wake up your inner shine and radiate beauty from the inside out; imagine deliciously dewy skin and silky lustrous hair (no, you are not dreaming) at your next big meeting or dropping off the kiddos at school.
Step 2: Fresh Soy Face Cleansing Milk—Extra gentle cleanser with soy extracts to maintain elasticity and a touch of cooling cucumber to sooth and condition your skin. Tip: We recommend the gel if you have oily skin and at night to remove makeup.
Step 3: Beauty Counter Rejuvenating Toner Pads—Cannot start our day without these pads—totally hooked. They smell incredible, instantly brighten your skin leaving a healthy and wide-awake glow, while tightening (bye, big pores). Tip: Tear the pads in half to make them last longer.
Step 4: Drunk Elephant C-Firma Day Serum—Vitamin C is your saving grace for fighting off free radical damage and must be worn under SPF daily (for all you sun goddesses). We like this serum because they sneak in Pumpkin Enzymes to help exfoliate and clear clogged pores—doing wonders for your complexion.
Step 5: Botanics Triple Age Renew Hydrating Eye Serum—Hydrate, firm and eliminate those pesky lines and wrinkles around your eyes—this will help from starting your day looking like a total zombie.
Step 6: Garnier SkinActive Clearly Brighter Anti-Sun Damage Daily Moisturizer (Broad Spectrum SPF30)—The holy grail—SPF. Do not ever, EVER forget this step. We have been so overwhelming pleased with this drug store find from the invigorating smell to the all-in-one high sunscreen count and anti-aging day moisturizer. Tip: We recommend always using at least SPF30 or higher on your face.
*BONUS* STEP 7: Juice Beauty Hydrating Mist Spray—Still need an extra boost, mamas? Spray this on after your makeup (and whenever you are feeling dull in need of a quick pick me up) to help set and maintain that beautiful glow throughout your day. And, be sure to drink plenty of water (with lemon to flush out toxins)—hydration is key!