As a mom, taking care of your skin can often take a backseat to the numerous other responsibilities that come with parenthood. However, adopting healthy skincare habits can not only help you achieve a youthful glow, but it can also boost your confidence and overall well-being. This Mother's Day, it's time to up your skincare game. Give yourself and your skin the love and care it needs. Take a look at the top 10 daily habits for beautiful skin that every mom should adopt.
Top 10 Daily Habits for Beautiful, Healthy Skin
1. Apply Sunscreen Daily
One of the most important habits to adopt in order to get and maintain healthy, glowing skin is to use sunscreen daily. UV rays can lead to sunburns, tanning, premature ageing, and even skin cancer. To avoid these, apply sunscreen with at least SPF 30 every day, even if it's cloudy or rainy. Choose from the POND'S Serum Boost Sunscreens available in cream, gel and serum formulations.
2. Stay Hydrated
To maintain a youthful appearance, you need healthy, plump skin and for that, you need to keep your skin hydrated. Drink plenty of water and use a serum or cream with Hyaluronic Acid such as the POND'S Bright Beauty Spotless Glow Serum or the POND'S Super Light Gel.
3. Moisturise Your Skin
Another essential daily habit that you need to build is using a moisturiser. It helps strengthen your skin barrier and keeps your skin hydrated and protected. Choose a moisturiser that's appropriate for your skin type, and apply it twice a day, after washing your face and applying activities, if any.
4. Invest In Retinoids
You can start using retinoids around your mid-20s to combat the early signs of ageing and maintain your glow. However, it is advised to use higher-strength retinoids only with a prescription. Meanwhile, you can use retinol, which is a form of retinoid that's easily available, twice a week. You can get it in products like the POND'S Age Miracle Wrinkle Corrector Night Cream with Retinol. Please keep in mind that retinol should not be used during pregnancy. Consult your dermatologist for a suitable replacement.
5. Stay Hygienic & Exercise Daily
Maintain good hygiene and keep your body moving to get a healthier, youthful glow from within. Wash your face regularly, double cleanse in case of makeup usage, don't pick on your skin and exercise daily to get that natural glow.
6. Follow A Healthy Diet
One of the most important things to incorporate into your daily routine for healthy skin and hair is a wholesome mix of nutritious food. Your skin is what you eat. So, while you do everything externally to make it look youthful, you also need to avoid processed, sugary food while consuming food rich in antioxidants, vitamins and minerals.
7. Get Enough Sleep
We cannot emphasise enough on the importance of a good night's sleep. Get at least 7-8 hours of sleep as a part of your daily routine for healthy hair and skin and see yourself transform into a more productive, energetic, youthful-looking person.
8. Manage Stress
Stress can cause inflammation and breakouts. Try meditation, yoga, or deep breathing exercises to manage stress in a healthy, consistent way.
9. Take Care of Your Entire Body
While you apply serums, SPF, moisturisers, etc. on your face, don't forget to take care of the other parts of your body as well. Apply moisturising lotions and SPF all over your body. Wear loose clothes to cover and protect your skin from sun damage.
10. Be Gentle with Your Skin
Finally, it's essential to be gentle with your skin. Applying too many actives or scrubbing too hard can damage your skin's barrier. Instead, opt for gentle, non-irritating products that are appropriate for your skin type. And don't go overboard with any product.
This Mother's Day, try to adopt these daily habits into your skincare routine to maintain your healthy, youthful glow.