Ever look at celebrity moms like Halle Berry, Kim Kardashian and Jessica Simpson and wonder how in the world they have effortlessly flawless skin with such busy schedules? Sure they have a “glam squad” that can help them whip their skin into shape, but there are plenty of tricks to the trade that you can tackle on your own. The best part about it is that many of these tips are affordable! Whether you’re dealing with specific skin issues or you just want to achieve healthier skin, try these tips on for size…
1. Drink Plenty of Water
If it’s a clearer complexion you’re after, instead of caking on the foundation to cover up discolorations, all you need to do is drink plenty of water. By drinking about two liters of water a day, you can help the body to naturally release toxins that can cause common skin issues like acne. Water also keeps the skin naturally hydrated, which is important to keep the skin from becoming dry and flaky. It oxygenates the skin, allowing it to give your entire body a natural glow.
2. Keep Healthy Snacks on Hand
When you’ve got a busy schedule, it can be pretty tempting to grab something from your company’s vending machines and keep it moving. The only trouble is that eating snacks that are high in sugar and fat content can really be bad for the skin. Instead of consuming foods that you don’t need, try to have a healthy snack on hand. Eating the right types of foods gives the skin the vitamins and nutrients it needs. Some yogurt, a handful of nuts or even some fresh fruit can do the trick.
3. Take the Stairs
Did you know that exercise is not only great for your waistline and health, but it can be great for improving the skin? Exercise that increases heart rate (aerobics) can help to oxygenate the blood, reduce levels of stress hormones and improve blood flow circulation — all important for that effortlessly flawless skin you want. Even if you don’t have the funds or time to hit the gym, doing something simple like taking the stairs instead of the elevator at work or walking a few extra steps to and from the grocery store parking lot can be enough to boost the heart rate and improve your skin.
4. Buy Dual-Purpose Products
If you’ve looked at the various skincare products on the market, you’ll see that many of them require more than one step. From washing to exfoliating and moisturizing, a full skin-care regimen can be somewhat time-consuming. Rather than waste the extra time (that I’m sure you’ll need), you can purchase dual-purpose products. For instance, buying a lotion with sunscreen protection in it saves you time on treating the skin properly.
5. Take a Vitamin
The skin needs certain vitamins to give that youthful glowing appearance. If you’re not consuming enough vitamins and nutrients through the foods you eat, then it is probably a good idea to take a multi-vitamin. They can help to give the body the supplements it is lacking. Ideally, there are also vitamins that are specifically said to improve the appearance of skin and give you healthier, longer hair and nails. Taking one of those a day is pretty simple so that you don’t skip a beat.
6. Shop Online for Skincare Products
When you’re dealing with especially troubling skin issues such as skin tags, moles, eczema, or acne, then purchasing a skincare solution is the best option. However, if you’re known to have a busy schedule, finding the time to get to the store and make a purchase can be all but time-consuming. Instead, consider looking for your skincare products online. You can find natural mole removal products as well as products for skin tags, eczema and other skin conditions you may be experiencing. Shopping online allows you to compare prices, search consumer reviews and make the most effective choice while also saving you time and energy.
Time management is one skill that most moms need to hone in on daily. While there are sure to still be things that consume a better part of your day, finding quick and easy solutions to daily routines such as skincare is one way to manage stress while caring for your health. Try all of these tips on for size and see if you don’t begin to see a real difference in your skin.
–Sara Stringer is a freelance writer who most enjoys blogging about lifestyle, relationships and life as a woman. In her spare time, she enjoys soaking up the sunshine with her husband and two kids. Consideration was received for the editing and publishing of this article.
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