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  • 8 Easy And Doable Beauty Tips For New Moms, According To The Smart Parenting Mom Squad

    Real moms say, “Kilay is life, but sunblock is lifer!”
    by Judy Santiago Aladin .
8 Easy And Doable Beauty Tips For New Moms, According To The Smart Parenting Mom Squad
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  • When you become a mom for the first time, it's easy to forget about all the skin care regimen you used to do when you were still single. Your baby's acne becomes your priority, you forget about you! 

    That's why Smart Parenting is grateful to have its mom ambassadors from all over the Philippines, to remind moms that you need to take care of yourself first, before you can take care of others.

    During the Smart Parenting Family Thanksgiving last June 1st at the Summit Media HQ, we asked the moms of the Smart Parenting Mom Squad for their proven and tested beauty tips for new moms who might have neglected their skin (and themselves!) after giving birth.

    Follow them on their socials too, so you can have a daily dose of momspiration! 

    8 beauty tips for busy first-time moms

    1. Wear sunscreen

    For these moms, wearing sunscreen whether you are at home or going out is a must.

    Mom of 1, Melissa Lozada, The MELlenial mom of Cainta, Rizal, says, "If you’re busy on a regular day, don’t FORGET to put sunscreen on a daily basis. This will definitely make your face smooth and radiant all day long. of course, add your fave shade of lip tint to give extra glowing look if you’re heading out or just want to make pa cute to your partner."

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    Mom of 2, Gail Uri, Super Momma of Binan, Laguna, says, "Kilay is life and sunblock is lifer hahaha! Sunblock please mommy ayaw natin ng wrinkles."

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    Kathy Alcala, mom of 2, and the Businesswomom ng Mandaluyong says, "[Buy] multipurpose products like lip & cheek tint, contour+eyeshadow."

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    2. Skip DIYs. Invest in yourself

    These moms say, you are worthy to invest on. These will save your time, too.

    Rosie Domingo, mom of 3, and the Multitasking Momma ng Mandaluyong says, "Invest in yourself early. Had IPL hair removal all over even before I turned 30. It saves me so much time not having to go to the waxing salon or doing it myself."

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    Mom of 1, Victoria Dang, the Holistic Wellness Advocate of Alabang, emphasizes, "Get your eyelashes done!!!"

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    3. Hydrate!

    For these mamas, staying hydrated is the way to go! Have a tumbler on your bedside is a must-have for new moms.

    Grace Donato, mom of 2, and the Fashionable Mom of Pasig says, "Hydrate! Water is the best partner for youthful skin."

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    Dyan Daphne Gayas, mom of 2, and the Mommy Newborn Photographer of Cebu says, "Drink lots of water to keep yourself and skin hydrated, and always put sunscreen."

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    Mom of 2, Ella Libaton, Mom In Tech of Antipolo says, "Hydrate and eat healthy! Even though you do not have time to put make up, eating healthy and lots of water will make your skin healthy and your face radiate."

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    Sophia Arriola, mom of 1, and the Radiant Rookie Mom of Bulacan, says, "Stay hydrated - drink LOTS of water, shower when you can, and moisturize! Don't be afraid to ask for help, so you can have your me time too, mama!"

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    MedTek Momma of Bukidnon and mom of 1 Melody Ann Tomelden says, "Drink water to hydrate yourself, and always take your beauty supplements, like vitamin E and collagen."

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    4. Do your skin care when the kids are asleep

    If you are overwhelmed with all the new mom things happening in your life, take a pause. These moms share the best time when to do your skin care routine.

    Dang Ceñir, mom of 2 and the Wais Mom ng Taguig says, "Make time to fix yourself first in the morning before anything else, even if it means waking up 30 minutes earlier than everyone else. Even a simple skin care routine in the morning and evening (3-4 products) will go a long way."

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    Mom of 2, Joselle Therese Ona, Homeschooling Baker Mom of Valenzuela, says, "Keep your skin moisturized. I just love doing my skincare routine at night when the kids are already asleep, and waking up the next morning with hydrated and radiant skin."

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    Geli Tamayo, mom of 2 boys and the Crafty Mom of Las Piñas, says, "As a mom, we make sure everyone else is already asleep and in the morning, we usually are the ones who wake up first, right? So these are the best times to do our skin care quickly by putting on night cream before we sleep and washing our faces with our preferred facial wash brand in the morning. Because aside from the cleansing, it also makes us feel good and fresh before and after we sleep."

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    Jia Lacson, mom of 1 and the Momtrepreneur of Pampanga, says, "Be intentional in making time for yourself even if it's just a few minutes to squeeze in your skin care routine when the baby's asleep. It helps a lot when you feel good about yourself, momma!"

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    5. Take care of your skin's health

    Skin care is more than just wearing make-up, these moms say. It's a lot more than that. 

    Ena Marie Dizon, mom of a toddler and currently pregnant, says, "Skincare isn't just aesthetics. It's all about skin health. It should be part of your daily routine, like taking a bath and brushing your teeth.

    The Mental Awareness Advocate of Davao City adds, "Choose a skincare brand that has anti-ageing properties. It usually comes in set so it's definitely not time-consuming. Just follow the steps and make sure it's non-comedogenic, hypoallergenic, and safe on sensitive skin. Free from animal testing is a plus."

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    Nikki Viola, mom of 1, and the Hosting Diva of Marikina says, "Skin care is life! Take care of it so you won’t need much makeup on your skin."

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    The Mom Who Fought APAS Of Laguna and mom of 1 Jashmine Aubrey Bailon, says, "Always double cleanse for deep cleansing. Wipe your face with micellar water before shower then use your trusted facial wash."

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    Debbie Villanueva, mom of 2 and the Content Creator Mom of Cavite, says, "Take care of your skin first so you have a good canvass by the time you have time to wear makeup. Don’t forget the lips, breastfeeding can easily dry up your lips. Hydrate!"

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    6. Smile!

    If all else fails, this is the bare minimum you can do, say these moms.

    Love Cosio, mom of 2 and the Marriage Coach of Metro Manila says, "Less is more, go for products that will highlight your asset. Don't forget to smile as genuine joy radiates beauty from inside out."

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    Sarah May Tanhuanco Tan, mom of 1 and The Fulltime Mommy of Manila, says, "Just stay positive, be happy and your beauty will shine from within. Wash your face 2x a day, and always wear a smile."

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    7. Trio tandem!

    For Shaina Santiago-Moraga, mom of 1 and the Lingkod Nanay of Quezon City, if you do these three, you're good to go.

    "Trio tandem: drink lots of water, get a good sleep and have a positive attitude - this is still the best combination of all. If you can't achieve any of these, having a small on-the-go bag with lipstick, blush-on and foundation inside will save you."

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    8. Just a phase

    Mommy Epo Sindayen, mom of 1 from Antipolo, assures new moms: "It is just a phase, Mommy! There will come a time that you’ll realize that you needed a self-care break."

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    Finally, Genina Domingo, mom of 1 and the IT Mom of Marikina, wraps it up:

    "To be able to take care of your baby, you have to take care of yourself. It's really hard to do like a 10-step skin care routine when you have a new life depending on you, so focus on the basics, drink lots of water, sleep when you can, wash your face and dab sunscreen, and you're good to go."

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     You got this, mama!

    Even celebrity moms experience skin problems too! Read this story about Bianca Gonzales and acne break-outs.

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