As Oprah famously said, “Being a mom is the hardest job on earth.”
At Farber Plastic Surgery, we couldn’t agree more. With many moms keeping their household in order and holding down a job, it’s still essential to find time to make yourself look and feel your absolute best.
Nonetheless, fulfilling your aesthetic goals shouldn’t take time out of your packed schedule. That’s why Dr. Farber of Farber Plastic Surgery in Boca Raton, FL, has created this easy, effective skin care routine for busy moms.
A Complete Skin Care Routine
Your skin protects your entire body from pollutants, pathogens, even potentially harmful sun rays. It’s your first line of defense, and as such, your skin can get beaten up. The entire goal of a comprehensive skin care routine is to help your skin look and function its best.
Doing so requires four things – cleansing, exfoliating, hydrating, protecting. If you approach your skin care routine with this formula in mind, you’ll look and feel better in no time.
Step 1: Cleanse
Your skin secretes oils to help protect it. This oil gradually builds up overnight and during the day and also collects dust particles. As such, you need to cleanse twice per day to prevent clogged pores.
As part of a quick skin care routine, wash your face when you get up and before you go to bed each night.
Step 2: Exfoliate
Your skin cells are constantly growing and dying. You need to remove the dead outer layer of skin cells to allow the young, fresh cells to show through. If you haven’t exfoliated for a long time, consider a chemical peel to kick-start the process.
You only need to exfoliation two to three times per week. Use a gentle product to avoid irritation.
Step 3: Hydrate
Keeping your skin moisturized will help it look smooth and vibrant. The best times to moisturize is after you’ve cleaned your face in the morning and evening, so for maximum efficiency, combine follow cleansing with hydration. It’ll take about 30 seconds!
Step 4: Protect
An often overlooked but essential part of a quick skin care routine is protecting your skin with SPF sunscreen. Applying SPF 30+ to your face, arms, backs of your hands, and neck will not only prevent you from getting sunburned and potentially developing skin cancers, but will save you a lot of skin care time in the long run.
Skin Care in Boca Raton, FL
So, in summary, your quick skin care routine should be:
- Cleanse and moisturize after you wake up and before you go to bed every day.
- Exfoliate your skin two to three times a week.
- Apply sunscreen before going into the sun.
That’s it. If you stick to a skin care routine like this, you’ll have plenty of time to focus on being a busy mom while looking and feeling your best.
Contact Dr. Farber at 561-503-2700 or fill out our online form to arrange your confidential and private consultation with a leading plastic surgeon.