Easy, Budget-Friendly Skin Care for Moms
This is a guest post from Samantha of HealthyHeroics.com.
As a mom, you don’t always have much time for yourself. Additionally, you want to save money where you can. These factors don’t have to mean you can’t pamper yourself from time to time and they definitely don’t mean you have to sacrifice regular care.
Skin-care means a lot. It not only keeps your skin healthy but clear skin can help your confidence. You don’t need to take the time to get a facial or shell out the cash for an expensive luxury product to have clear skin, though. There are plenty of easy and budget-friendly skin-care routines that you can use to achieve more beautiful skin in no time.
Know Your Skin Type
If you want to save yourself some money, you should determine your skin type. This way, you can target your skin type right away without having to try a million different routines.
The two most commonly mentioned types of skin are dry and oily. Dry skin is exactly what the name suggests; your skin tends to need more moisturizers to prevent problems such as flaking. Oily skin, on the other hand, is exactly the opposite. When your skin produces too much oil, it can cause you to break out.
Another possibility, though, is to have combination skin. This skin type typically features area of the face that are dry while others are oily. The oily areas are typically concentrated in the T-zone – across your forehead and down your nose.
You should also take note if you have sensitive skin or any allergies. This way, you can avoid any routines that are too harsh or inflammatory to your skin.
Once you know your skin type, you can start looking at routines. With this information in mind, though, you won’t have to go through a series of routines that won’t help keep your skin healthy and clear.
It is important that you check with your doctor before applying any of the following skin care for moms products.
Tsururi Peeling Scrub
The first product we recommend is the Tsururi peeling scrub. This Japanese product is made to help clear your pores and extract blackheads.
Even more than this, though, the Tsururi Peeling Scrub works to remove the top layer of dead skin on your face to reveal the healthier layer underneath. This makes it a great choice for anyone who deals with dry skin on their face.
This product also sits at under $10 with most retailers, so it fits the bill of not breaking the bank while delivering clear skin.
If you have oily or combination skin, you might want to try the Skinfood Black Sugar Mask. This mask is exfoliating so it helps keep your pores clear. In addition, it is also hydrating. That means you won’t have to trade oily skin for a product that dries your skin out.
To use this product, you should rub the exfoliator into your skin. If you find the scrub a little irritating, you can mix it with toner or water before you apply it. Depending on the temperature of your skin and how much water you use with the scrub, you might notice the sugar start to melt a bit.
After that, you should leave the scrub on for 10 to 15 minutes then you can wash it off. For the best results, you can use this scrub once or twice a week.
When you are discussing skin care, you don’t always just mean daily care. There also times you need to tackle unexpected breakouts or even just the stray pimple.
That’s where products such as Cosrx Acne Pimple Master Patch come in handy. It’s a product that you use as needed to take care of the breakouts that slip through the cracks of your regular skin-care routine.
Using these is straightforward. First, you should wash the area in question to make sure you aren’t just trapping in any irritants. Then, you should choose out of the package which patch fits your blemish – it should be slightly bigger than the blemish itself. Once you put the patch on, it starts to absorb the irritants within the blemish while keeping the area safe from outside bacteria. Once the patch turns white, you can remove it.
There are two options you have to choose from when you are buying these patches. The advanced healing option does more to help prevent scarring. Alternatively, though, the ultra-thin patch is invisible under makeup and helps to clear your skin up on the go.
When it comes to skin-care, it’s important to remember the basics. The basic that this micellar cleansing water is great for removing your makeup at the end of the day. Even if you don’t wear makeup, though, you can also use this cleanser to just clean your face. It is perfect for removing dirt and excess oil from your face.
It should also be noted that this is a great choice if you have sensitive skin. It is paraben-free, fragrance-free, sulfate-free, and silicone-free.
All you have to do to use this product is to pour enough to saturate a cotton pad and wipe your face with it. Once you’re done, you should be able to see the evidence of how cleansing this product is right on the cotton pad.
Certain products can help you to save a dime when you are taking care of your skin. That isn’t the only option you have, though. If you are interested in trying your hand at a couple DIYs, you can make your own skin-care routines at home to keep costs down. Don’t worry, these skin care for moms DIY products are pretty easy to make too so they won’t take up much time.
Apple Cider for Oily Skin
If you are having problems with oily skin, you can use some items in your pantry to make a skin-care product to fight against that. All you need is some apple cider, ground oats, lemon juice, and brown sugar.
The reason that this recipe works is because of the cider’s high levels of alpha-hydroxy which helps to regulate your skin’s pH. This is paired with the saponins in the oats which work as a natural cleanser.
To make this recipe, you’ll need to start by combining the following:
- 3 teaspoons of dried oats
- ¼ teaspoon of apple cider
- ¼ tablespoon of lemon juice
- ½ tablespoon of brown sugar
Once you have all these ingredients in one bowl, you will need to ground them into a paste.
When you are ready to use the mixture you made, simply apply it and rub it in like a store-bought exfoliator. Leave it on for about 10 minutes and then rinse it off.
Coffee oil is a great answer if you are worried about wrinkles on your face. It’s simple – all you need is freshly ground coffee and a little rosehip oil. If you can’t find rosehip or want to save even more, sunflower seed oil works just as well.
With this recipe, you will need to have a little patience. The first thing you will want to do is put the coffee grounds – your desired amount – in a mason jar and then cover the grounds with the rosehip or sunflower seed oil.
This is where the patience part of the process comes in. You will want to let this mixture sit for a week and once a day, give the jar a good shake. After a week is up, put the mixture through a strainer. When you do this, make sure to press the coffee grinds down as to squeeze the oil out completely. All you have to do after this point is to apply it.
Thankfully, keeping healthy skin as a mom doesn’t have to take up too much time and doesn’t have to be expensive. In fact, these options are all very affordable (with some even being free if you just use what you already have on hand in your house).
What are your favorite skin care for moms products that you use?
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Samantha Rosario is a writer in Healthy Heroics, healthyheroics.com, a mother and resident of the greatest city in the world, NYC. When not working at a Manhattan publishing house, she’s spending time with her family or putting pen to paper for her own personal pursuits.
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