Moms, are you starting to look in the mirror and analyze how the kids have changed your looks? Do you spend time in front of the mirror checking for wrinkles, sun spots or other unsightly marks? I never used to do any of this, but, since turning 40, I do. Argh. I don’t want to look old, nor do I want extra wrinkles! Do you? The following is my “priority” list when it comes to healthy looking skin.
As I have gotten older and having spent many years in the sun competing or working outdoors, I have become quite strict with my skincare routine. The one thing I don’t want people to say, is “wow” you look old. And since turning 40, I am all of a sudden worried about looking old and not wanting to look that way. Insert the addition of a daily skincare routine.
How many of you moms are willing to spend on skincare? And, I mean something more than from the local pharmacy?
One of my top beauty secrets is to spend time protecting my skin. I’ll shortcut hair and makeup but will make time for skincare. I spend upwards of three-plus hours in the sun everyday, and I’d really like to avoid sun damage. Except, I hate applying sunscreen. Ick. I’ve resorted to a spray-on sunscreen by Mission Skincare, because it has absolutely no scent and I can spray my shoulders easily right before walking outside. I am also vigilant about using a high-quality anti-aging day and night cream, in addition to an SPF 30 sunscreen and a SPF 30 tinted moisturizer. In addition, I make time and save money to see an aesthetician twice a year.
I also focus on eating really clean food 90 percent of the time, which can contribute to clear, wrinkle-free skin. There are tons of foods that you can eat for better health and wellness, and my priorities are: salmon, spinach, walnuts and sweet potatoes.
Supplements anyone? I take a high-quality fish oil pill daily for improved skin tone, elasticity and to prevent aging.
Sleep. Seven to eight hours of sleep per night in recommended. This takes work, folks. For me, I only get to see my husband for an hour at night, because I go to bed right after the kids. He’s a night owl. But, for the better functioning part of my daily life, and not to look like an old lady with bags under her eyes, sleep is an imperative for me.
In the end, even though being an athlete and a mom doesn’t leave much time for a “beauty routine,” I will spend time and money to help myself look younger.
Moms, what are your priorities when it comes to your beauty routine?
Fit Mom is the owner of Fit Mom’s Blog and is passionate about all things related to food, fitness and her family.