The Importance of Skin Care for New Moms

Posted April 9, 2016 by Julie in Health, Sponsored / 13 Comments

This is a sponsored conversation on behalf of Timeless Skin Care. All opinions are my own.

Importance of Skin Care

After having my baby, I looked and felt like I aged 10 years! Pregnancy, childbirth, lack of sleep and time for personal care can really wreak havoc on our appearance, and my skin took a hit. What’s a busy new mom to do?

I never used to be a product girl and remembering to moisturize was something I really struggled with. But in my 30s, and now as a mother, things have really changed. Why does having a baby change your skin so much? My skin was dry all over, but it especially was noticeable on my face. Hello new wrinkles!

I started using skin care products like night cream and under eye serums, and within a few weeks, I started to see a difference. In our 30s (and beyond) it is a good idea to start using quality products with anti-aging or anti-wrinkle ingredients and to focus on moisturization and repair.

Actually, it was my Mom who mentioned how I looked. I started using a skin care product regularly right after a trip out to see my family. When I visited them again about a month later, my Mom mentioned that my skin was glowing. Glowing! Regular skin care really does make a difference!

 

Reasons Why Skin Care is Important

  • Skin is our largest barrier against infection so keeping it healthy and strong is how we stay healthier.
  • Helps us age gracefully and slow down how our environment affects our skin.
  • Skin care is linked with beauty, and good skin care improves how we look.
  • Improving your skin’s collagen help reduce the appearance of wrinkles.
  • Moisturizing can help control breakouts and oily skin.

How to care for our Skin

  • Drink water to stay hydrated and eat healthy meals with lots of nutrients.
  • Don’t smoke.
  • Always wear sunscreen.
  • Remove all makeup at the end of the day.
  • Have a good skin care regimen. Moisturize daily and exfoliate regularly.
  • Use quality products that are natural, gentle and free of parabens, scents or perfumes.
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There are a variety of product types out there, so a little reading can be necessary to find what we want to use. Creams are thicker than serums, and both serve a different purpose and contain different types of ingredients.

How do you take care of your skin?

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13 responses to “The Importance of Skin Care for New Moms

  1. When it comes to the skin, many people ignore it. It’s perhaps one of the most versatile parts of the body, and yet it’s ignored often. From head to toe, it’s easy to ignore certain aspects of this element on the body. If you’re looking for caring for your body, and you want to ensure your skin is absolutely radiant, you’ll want to look into some tips that can help you get moving forward with just that.
    Moisturize Your Skin With Natural Lotions
    Never Forget Sunscreen
    Wash Your Face With Specific Soaps
    Thanks you have shared great info 🙂

    • I shower before bed typically so I at least remember to wash my face that way heh. But what is it about babies that age us so much heh.

  2. It’s amazing how all of the pregnancy and postpartum hormones affect our skin, hair, nails, etc. Crazy (but cool) stuff! I have been a long time believer in a good moisturizer with sunscreen – applied every single day! And I’m told I look younger than I am, so it must be working! Well at least until they see the bags under my eyes from babies who don’t sleep that is! 😉

    • Yay that you look younger than you are! Keep that good skin care up, Erin! And yea, the bags under the eyes… I hide mine with glasses.

  3. It can be so hard to take the extra few minutes at the end of the day to properly care for our skin. I’m ready to run straight for bed as soon as the kids are down for the night. But it really makes such a huge difference!

  4. I agree! After I had my first child my skin was horrible! I started taking better care of it and turned my skins appearance and health around. You are right. Great products are a must!

  5. I am the worst at taking my makeup off at the end of the day. I rarely wear it anymore, so when I do I always wake up the next morning with the tell-tale smudged mascara under my eyes. But I have started taking better care of my skin lately, so that’s something. And you’re right, I did feel like my skin aged after kids!

    • Uh that smudged mascara, makes it even harder to remove after that huh? I’m bad about removing it all the way. I might wash my face, typically in the shower, but sometimes the next morning I still have smudges.

  6. Skin care is one of the self care regimes that we should all have really. I’m not a make up kinda girl, or one to pay much attention to my appearance (sometimes I wished I couldn’t be bothered more, really). However, healthy choices are important to me, though I don’t always make them. So, we avoid buying toiletries with parabens, and I use a moisturizer daily. I need to work on eating healthier 🙂

    Good post 🙂 #CommentLuv

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