Do you feel busy and overworked? Does your mom life and career life never stop? Do you feel like you want healthy skin but just don’t have time?
You Are Not Alone
Many of my clients voice the same concerns. We would love to take care of our skin, but sometimes we just don’t have the time. We have too many other things to worry about before our own needs. Kids, spouse, job, house, pets… I get it!
I am new to the mom game, but I have a lot of other moms tell me they cannot “waste” money on things like skincare because they have more pressing family needs.
I am here to tell you there is time and money for you. Remember the speech on the airplane about putting your oxygen mask on first! Same principle applies here. Taking care of your skin is part of taking care of you as a person. Stop thinking about skincare as a luxury. It is self-care that is needed to make you the best you!
Healthy skin is not about a lot of time or a lot of money. I have a toddler, 2 dogs, a husband, a business, and I still have time to take care of my skin. Here are my top 4 secrets to being a super hero and taking care of your skin at the same time.
Minimal Skincare Routine. Stop listening to commercials and magazine that want you to have more stuff. Instead find a skincare professional that can help chose the right products to make the biggest impact.
Stop feeling guilty that you are not doing enough and invest in quality over quantity. The best skincare routines are simple enough that actually do the steps but high enough quality to give you an impact.
Following the Leader
Don’t be a sheep and buy X product just because it does amazing for your friends skin. No two faces are alike. No two skincare routines should be the same.
Even two women in the same age group with similar concerns are going to need different products.
If you feel like you are being sold…then walk away. Skincare is still a business. And sometimes you may find yourself in the grips of sales lady who is telling you that if you do not take home $800 of products with an option to auto-ship for the next 2 years you will die.
Don’t worry you will also get a free gift with purchase. If it feels like a sales pitch it usually is. Skincare recommendations should come from professionals that do not receive commission on their sales.
Influencer vs Professional
Know the difference between a professional and an influencer. I am a board-certified physician assistant with a full license to practice medicine and have a masters degree in medical science. I have a medical understanding of skin from the surface through the biological levels and have practiced in both Dermatology and Plastic Surgery. Owned my own skincare practice for eight years!
The estheticians that I hire also have been licensed with extensive medical skincare experience. These are the people that you should be asking your skincare questions to. If someone has a ton of followers online and pretty skin that may not be enough of a qualification to recommend products.
Just remember, you are important, your skin is important, and you will never regret taking the time to care for yourself. Find the right person for guidance. And always choose quality over quantity. Its time to love your skin!