Because you should not stop taking care of yourself!
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As a mom, you often have a lot going on in a day. Most of the time, you barely have any chance to take care of yourself. But taking your body for granted would not benefit the people you love in the long run. You don't really have to go far to be able to take care of yourself, you just have to set aside a few minutes a day to establish a couple of healthy habits for yourself.
Here are some simple things you can do to start your way to a more glowing mommy:
Get enough sleep
If you ask your kids to get enough sleep, then you should try to get enough sleep yourself. It can be very challenging because the only time you probably feel like you can do anything is when the kids are sleeping. Wearing yourself down from lack of sleep won't be good for you. Sleep will help restore your energy and it can help you think more clearly during the day. Sleep will also be the time that your body will repair any damaged cells in your body, giving you a fresher look in the morning. Make sure to catch up on sleep when you can and remember to get rid of makeup before hitting the sack.
Make healthy choices
Just because you want to consciously keep track of your food doesn't mean you're going on a diet. Moms need to choose healthier options because there is a growing demand from the kids. Opt for fish, lean meat, beans and fibrous food. It can be tempting to snack on comfort food like chips and anything sweet or salty when overwhelmed with chores but make an effort to grab something that can keep you energized and full.
Drink plenty of water
You've heard it a thousand times but are you mindful of your water intake in a day? Water can flush out toxins from the body. Drinking the right amount of water will help you maintain the healthy glow of your skin. If you do not get enough water, your skin will become dry, tight and flaky. Bring a jug if you must! And if you are breastfeeding, all the more reason to drink plenty of water.
Squeeze in some time to exercise
Exercise is very important. It helps the body release happy hormones that will help you stay energetic throughout your day. You don't have to spend so much money on any equipment. You can do simple breathing exercises or even Yoga sessions via YouTube in your home. What's important is that you set aside some time to move your body and sweat some of the stress out.
Have a skincare routine
Now that you can work on that glow naturally, it wouldn't hurt to add a skincare product for that extra boost! Krista Chongsion, marketing assistant, mom to one-year old Carine, reveals her skincare must-have. "Even before I got pregnant, I prefer Bio-Oil as my makeup remover. And when I found out I was expecting, I didn’t hesitate to use it on my tummy, thighs and buttocks. I did have a few scars on my tummy right after having Carine but because I used it religiously, the scars lightened! I didn’t stop until after 3 months postpartum," shared Krista.
Bio Oil helps improve the appearance of scars, stretch marks, uneven skin tone, ageing skin and dehydrated skin. It is not just for expecting moms, but it can also help minimize the appearance of stretch marks for those who are trying to lose weight.
Not a fan of oil-based products? Bio-Oil contains the breakthrough ingredient PurCellin Oil™that makes the oil less greasy and easily absorbed by the skin. No need to worry about feeling sticky or staining your wardrobe. Krista added, "It was my go-to moisturizer and I wasn't afraid to use it whenever I commute going to work. Actually, my mom noticed how effective it was for me so when she started to see patches of dark spots on her face, she used it as well. It worked!"
For a product that serves a lot on many stages of womanhood, this is worth every cent.