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Moms have one of the hardest jobs. From nurturing, to teaching, and cooking healthy meals, moms don’t and can’t clock out of work at 5 pm and recuperate alone. They are on duty 24/7 to make sure the little ones are safe, stimulated, well-fed, washed and sleeping throughout the night.
It’s a challenging role, and often the rewards are tiny, particularly when the children are small. But moms persist regardless and hope to shape their tiny humans into well-rounded, intelligent, and happy little people. However, with a mom’s selflessness, it means they often sacrifice time looking after themselves – namely their skin.
The skin is the largest organ in the body. Not only is it essential to replenish to look beautiful, but it’s also necessary for our immunity. As the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) highlights, the skin is ‘our first line of defense against the world.’ And moms need that defense daily to handle the challenges of motherhood.
Because many moms are short on time, the below crunches the necessities of great skin to restore and maintain its youthfulness and glow.
Your skin is the fingerprint of what is going on inside your body, and all skin conditions, from psoriasis to acne to aging, are the manifestations of your body’s internal needs, including its nutritional needs. -Dr. Georgiana Donadio
Our skin exposes a lot about our lifestyle. Sleepless nights nursing newborns, or tending to ill children shows in our skin. Equally, a poor diet and dehydration reveal itself through our skin cells too.
It’s not uncommon for parents’ skin to look tired, because of how much energy they give to make their family’s life a great one. But you need to give your body and your skin something back, too, to keep you healthy and looking and feeling your best.
Nutrition, lots of fluid and perhaps a boost of Skin rejuvenation in those small moments you have free, can keep your skin in optimum condition.
Up to 15 minutes of sunshine a day, particularly in the warmer months, is advantageous for your body to create vitamin D. Which is essential for warding off depression and keeping your bones healthy.
But excessive daily exposure to the sun beyond the time specified can have a severe negative impact on the health of your skin. The sun’s UV rays are powerful and damage the skin’s DNA, causing it to deteriorate and age rapidly.
As a solution, use sunscreen. Particularly on the parts of your body that are most frequently exposed, such as your face and hands. If you’re set on keeping your self-care and beauty regime minimal, prioritize sunscreen above all other products.
Of course, appearances are not everything. But you can’t deny when your skin is glowing; you feel better about yourself. The above illustrates the minimal you can do to keep healthy skin and keep your body’s first line of defense strong and resilient. Just replenish your body with nutrients, and wear sunscreen every day!