Being a mommy is a time-consuming job. When it comes to self-care, almost everything outside of brushing your teeth feels like a luxury when you have a precious little bundle of joy to care for.
But even though your new-mommy schedule needs constant changes and adjustments, there is one thing that you shouldn’t compromise on – skincare. We don’t mean you need to spend 50 minutes in front of the mirror applying 28 different products; a 5-minute no-nonsense skincare routine for morning and night is all you need.
Read on for a simple yet effective skincare routine using minimal products that is ideal for all the new mommies out there…
You NEED to make time for this in your skincare routine no matter what. Always cleanse your face twice a day (morning and night) with micellar water such as the Pond’s Vitamin Micellar Water Hydrating Aloe Vera. This will get rid of all the impurities such as sweat and oil. It has a no-rinse formula that makes it ideal for busy moms as it eliminates the need to wash your face with water post-cleansing.
It is crucial to protect your skin against environmental aggressors during the day as these cause premature ageing. Therefore, it is necessary to use an antioxidant serum with hydrating properties. The Lakmé Absolute Skin Gloss Reflection Serum visibly hydrates your skin and keeps it looking plump and nourished.
Always end your morning skincare routine with a liberal amount of a broad spectrum SPF such as the Lakmé Sun Expert SPF 50 PA+++ Ultra Matte Lotion Sunscreen. This sunscreen will protect your skin against the harmful rays of the sun and prevent the worsening of postpartum melasma (dark patches on the face post-pregnancy).
As for the night, always cleanse your face with micellar water and a foaming cleanser. Post that, reach for a night cream that is meant for your skin type and is formulated to address your skin concerns. Since sleep is often the first thing to be sacrificed after the baby is born, try looking for a night serum that helps to hydrate and brighten the appearance of dull and tired skin. We recommend you to try the Lakmé Absolute Ideal Tone Refinishing Night Concentrate. The lightweight texture is clinically proven to visibly transform dull and uneven skin.
Dark circles under the eyes are a tell-tale sign of fatigue. Combat their appearance by reaching for the Lakmé Absolute Argan Oil Radiance Night Revival Eye Cream. It has been specially formulated to brighten the under-eye area and reduce dark circles. Formulated with Moroccan argan oil and Opti Glow Complex, this cream reduces dark circles and dullness.
End your nighttime skincare routine by sealing in all the previous steps with a moisturiser. The Lakmé Youth Infinity Skin Sculpting Night Crème is infused with insta-collagen boosters for anti-ageing and skin-tightening benefits and illuminating pearls that brighten the skin.
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