Being a mom poses challenges that can take a toll on your appearance. Following the birth of a child, a mother’s priorities shift from taking care of themselves to caring for their new bundle of joy. From developing dark spots (hyper-pigmentation), losing your elusive glow and possibly dealing with acne you never had before, new moms can have a hard time adjusting. With these Mother’s Day skincare tips from Olay and My Black is Beautiful and their #BeAgeless campaign, these tips will help you maintain your ageless beauty with ease, during any stage of motherhood and beyond.
Look Well Rested
With sleeping less becoming the new normal, this can cause a disruption within your body’s circulation system where it can’t get rid of toxins that cause dark circles under the eyes, a common issue for African-American skin. Instantly brighten your eye area with an eye cream.
Protect Your Skin
African-American skin has a higher concentration of melanin, which offers some natural protections against sunburn and premature aging. Though darker complexions do not visibly burn, sun damage can still lead to uneven skin tone, and worst-case scenario—cancer. With your newfound busy schedule, it can be difficult to remember to provide additional protection for your skin. Always include an SPF of at least 15 in your purse or diaper dag, so you can remember to apply protection while on the go.
Drink Plenty of Water
Studies show that more than half of your skin is made up of water. And, when your skin doesn’t receive a sufficient amount of water, it can become dry, tight and flaky—signs of dehydration. Keep your skin hydrated and radiant by consuming at least 8 glasses daily. Water is also essential to clean and vitalized skin by ridding the body of toxins and impurities that can cause acne.
Moisturize, Moisturize, Moisturize
After finding time to take a warm shower and wash your face (we like Olay’s Brightening Cream Cleanser), it is important to replenish your skin’s essential oils that may have washed away with dirt and other debris accumulated throughout the day.
Pamper Yourself Overnight
Once your little one has drifted off to sleep, it’s a great opportunity to enjoy “me” time. Pampering yourself with a facial is always a great idea with Olay Regenerist Luminous Overnight Mask. This gel-based mask absorbs throughout the night and is formulated with vitamin B3, mulberry extract and humectants so you can wake up to radiant, glowing skin.