Quick Skincare Fixes for Busy Moms
We know you moms out there are busy – and that between carpool, your career and attempting to put a homemade meal on the table each night, it can be almost impossible to find time to take care of yourself, much less take a full hour for a facial or a visit to the derm. So, we put together a few quick fixes for common skincare problems so that you can spend more time helping with homework and less time worrying about how you’re going to get a few hours to yourself.
Quick Fix 1: Banish a Blemish with Greek Yogurt. You wake up with a monstrous zit and the last thing you have time for is a trip to the aesthetician to get it extracted or injected. Don’t stress: dab Greek yogurt on your blemish before going to bed. The probiotics in the yogurt will kill any bacteria while lactic acid will break down the bump. It may take a few days to heal, but it will eventually disappear.
Quick Fix 2: Unload Undereye Baggage with Green Tea Bags. If a teething baby or sick little one kept you awake all night, fake a restful look by steeping two green tea bags. Cool them in ice water, then place them over your undereye area for 10 minutes. The caffeine will reduce inflammation and increase blood flow for a fresh, I-got-a-full-8-hours appearance.
Quick Fix 3: Heal a Burn with Honey. The kitchen can be treacherous territory, especially if you’re rushing to put a meal on the table. If you happen to get a minor burn in the process, treat it by slathering on a coating of raw honey. Raw honey has antibacterial properties and will help to hydrate the skin all while making that stinging feeling dissipate.
Quick Fix 4: Keep Oil at Bay with Apple Cider Vinegar. If you run out of your favorite skincare products before having a chance to pick up replacements, tame oily skin by diluting apple cider vinegar with water and using the mixture as an astringent. It’s excellent for balancing the skin’s pH.
From all of us at Lancer Skincare, Happy Mother’s Day!