skin care tips

Spending time on skin and hair care seems more like a treat than a routine, especially for MOMs. Whether you are a working mom or stay at home mom, you are likely super busy. With the skin care tips discussed here, it is possible to get a little glamour.

Morning can be a hectic time for busy mothers. Taking a few minutes in the morning for yourself can give you healthy and glowing skin. One of the best ways to make the most out of your morning is to plan the night before. You will need to look for new and creative ways to maintain your beauty regimen and stay young.

One beauty tip you should always consider is to use organic skincare products. A natural skin care lotion or moisturizer will take care of your skin more than a chemical-based lotion. It nourishes your skin and prevents it from harsh climate and weather. 

Natural skin care tips for glowing and radiant skin

Are you overwhelmed by building an effective skin care routine? At StyleGroves, we believe in keeping things simple and yet effective. Whether you are a work-from-home MOM or sleep-deprived new MOM, you will love to know how easy it is to achieve your skin care goals.

You don’t have to burn your pockets for great skin care. We advise you to stay away from skincare products packed with harsh chemicals, artificial flavours, toxic ingredients etc. Even most of the brands that claim to manufacture natural skin care products may contain questionable ingredients that do no good to your skin.

Here are the must-have products in your cabinet to keep your skincare routine on track.

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Cleanser

The cleanser helps you remove dirt, pollutants, and oil accumulated on your skin [1]. Do not over-cleanse your skin with chemical-based products. Opt for organic cleansers from brands like – Forest Essential, Just Herbs, Earthy Essentials, MamaEarth, and so on. If you have sensitive skin and want to prevent signs of aging, choose cleaners that contain alpha-hydroxyl acid.

Tip – If you don’t have much time to cleanse your skin daily, you can use simple micellar water [2] to cleanse your skin. All you need to do is apply micellar water on a cotton pad and wipe your skin.

Toner

Applying toner is an important step to add to your skin care routine. A hydrating toner will help rebalance the skin’s pH levels, remove the last traces of dirt and prepare it for the next steps of skin care. It is highly beneficial for those with oily and acne-prone skin. When added to the daily skin care routine, toners hydrate the skin and help close the pores, while tightening the cell gaps. 

Check out skin toners from brands like – Organic Harvest, Juicy Chemistry, Khadi Natural, etc. Using organic toners can help your skin absorb other products you use. Toner should always be used after cleanser and before applying moisturizer.

Tip – Rosewater is a natural toner. It has soothing properties and one can use it as all-natural toner. All you need to do is wet a soft cotton pad with rose water and wipe your skin.

Exfoliator

Exfoliate your skin with a mild exfoliator to prevent clogged pores and minimize the appearance of fine lines. It also sloughs away old skin cells and improves the appearance of your skin. Additionally, exfoliating the skin by gently scrubbing helps you remove the upper dead cells while revealing healthy skin cells. The smoother the skin is, the better is your makeup is.

To exfoliate every day, it’s important to pick a formulation that is created for daily use. Else, you will harm your skin by over-exfoliating. Pick walnut or fruit-based exfoliator from Biotique, Lotus Organic, Khaadi Essentials, etc. Avoid exfoliates that contain plastic microbeads, sulfates, parabens, and synthetic colours.

Tip – If you want to exfoliate your skin naturally, you can use raw honey. Being rich in humectant and microbial properties, it helps treat several skin conditions. To exfoliate your skin with honey, apply a few drops of raw honey on your skin and massage in a circular motion. Rinse with water. You can even try natural exfoliates like – turmeric, oatmeal, coffee grounds, etc to remove dead cells and uncover new skin.

Moisturizer

If you want t smooth skin, you must moisturize your skin every day. If you have dry skin, then it is a must to add moisturizer to your skin care routine.

Moisturizing the skin helps to reduce the symptoms of dry skin, rosacea, eczema, and related conditions. You can choose from creams, lotions, gels, and ointments – based on your skin type. Take time to get to know about your skin type to experience the benefits.

Some of the organic skincare brands in India to buy moisturizers are – Amayra Naturals, Mitte Se, Pahadi Local, etc.

Tip – If you have sensitive skin or are allergic to any ingredients, you can opt for all-natural moisturizers available in your kitchen. Coconut oil and Shea butter are natural moisturizers that can help your skin reduce moisture loss. Their thick texture makes them suitable for a daily skin care routine.

Serum

Face serums are the solution for many problems like – acne, dullness, pores, wrinkles, etc. with lighter skin care formulation than moisturizers; serums protect and hydrate your skin from deep.

Serums are thin viscous products that penetrate the skin’s surface and take a shorter amount of time to see results. It protects the skin from free radical damage and reduces the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines. The best thing about serum is that you won’t look greasy or heavy, as the serum is easily absorbed into the skin.

Look for organic serum from Indian brands like – Kama Ayurveda, Just Herbs, Forest Essentials, Neemli Naturals, etc. Most of these brands make water-based and chemical-free serums that offer the best results.

Tip – You can prepare DIY face serum at home by mixing Aloe Vera gel and rose water in equal amounts. Apply it on your face and wash it after 30 minutes. You can also apply it before bedtime and rinse with cold water in the morning.

Quick tips to take care of your skin

If your busy schedule doesn’t allow you time for skincare, try implementing the below tips.

  • Stay hydrated by drinking 8-10 glasses of water every day
  • Cleanse your skin twice a week with a natural cleanser
  • Protect your skin from harmful UV rays with SPF 30
  • Apply a night cream at bedtime
  • Scrub your face with a mild scrub once a week
  • Care for your skin from the inside by managing stress and anger
  • Have a sleep routine of 8 hours
  • Avoid junk/preserved/oily food
  • Eat a balanced food with lots of veggies and fruits
  • Avoid experimenting with new products
  • Make time for a 30-minute brisk walk

Hopefully, the above tips will make your skincare routine less daunting. With the right cleansing, toning, and moisturizing schedule – you will get smooth, radiant, and glowing skin within a few weeks.

No matter how crazy your schedule is, spare some time for these tips.