There is a lot in the news these days about wellness and busy mums taking time out for themselves. This can be in the form of relaxation – however that looks for you.
For me, I love beauty products, specifically skin care. They say everyone has a particular thing in their life that they spend money on, for some it is technology, fitness, holidays, but for me it is skin care and skin care treatments.
A day in paradise for me is spending time at a day spa in town. So with this in mind, I thought I would share my current beauty products that I am using for clear skin!
It starts from within
Every day, I take two types of wellness vitamins. This gives me overall health and wellness and also to ensure my skin achieves great blood flow for increased collagen production.
I always take a Magnesium tablet before bed. This helps tired muscles, helps me to sleep and increases blood flow. The one I am taking at the moment is Fusion Organic Magnesium and I love it.
The second one I take is a shot of Olive Leaf Extract. The research into eating a Mediterranean diet is overwhelming and since I do not live in the Mediterranean, I am taking this supplement to assist my overall wellness. It is great for your immune system – and touch wood I haven’t had a sniffle since I have started taking it!
I do from time to time also incorporate some collagen liquid into my diet, I usually use the Beauty Chef as it also contains a probiotic. However, I am not as consistent with it as I would like.
Now that the insides are prepped, let’s talk skincare!
Over the years I have changed skincare brands as often as I change my underwear. But as I age, I find that I need to invest more into what I am putting on my skin. When I was younger, supermarket products did the job just fine, but over the past 2-3 years I have been trying different brands to see what fits.
On a low priced scale the Sukin range is amazing for me. The Rosehip Oil is a daily product that I found really nourished my skin. If you don’t like oil then their other products are also amazing – they also have body and hair care as well.
However, I do suffer from pigmentation and some lines and wrinkles so I am now using something more clinical on a daily basis.
Rationale is now my system of choice. I have been using this for the past 3 months and I cannot imagine using anything else. An Australian brand developed with Dermatologists it is a specific six step daily care routine that has had an amazing affect on my skin. It has lightened and brightened. I am yet to go to a facialist and have a professional treatment – which is something I will do in the next few weeks, at which point I hope it boosts my skin even further.
The downside of this product is the price.
I do find that as a busy working mum I do neglect my body a little bit, however one product that I find works amazing to transform my skin all over is the Frank Body Scub. It comes in a range of aromas (I use traditional coffee myself), and used on a weekly basis it makes my skin smooth and hydrated. This product is a quick use product in the shower and costs less than $15 a packet, lasting months!
These are just a few of my regular beauty care options – what are yours? What are you using that helps busy mums get that healthy glow?