5 Must-Have Skin Care Products for Busy Moms
Between after-school events, play dates, carpools, and still trying to check off the tasks on your own to-do list, it’s no secret moms are some of the busiest ladies around. But before you let that hectic—and all-too-over-packed—schedule stop you from taking proper care of your skin, read this! We’re sharing the 5 must-have skin care products for busy moms—and non-moms alike—below.
1. A No-Rinse Cleanser
When you’re constantly on the go anything that can help you shave off a few minutes from a task is a must-have. Instead of reaching for traditional face washes that require you to wet your face, work up a lather, and then rinse away, why not try a no-rinse facial cleanser? Micellar waters are a French skin care staple that should also be in every mom’s skin care routine. Tiny micelle molecules are suspended in a soft water solution that is swept across the face in gentle motions. The micelles attract, lift, and trap impurities lingering on your skin’s surface and whisk them away without having to rinse. What’s more, the solutions can leave feeling refreshed, toned, and hydrated.
One we love is Vichy’s Pureté Thermale 3-in-1 One Step Solution. This no-rinse cleanser helps to purify skin, remove makeup, and soothe in one simple step. The pH-balanced and paraben-free micellar water is formulated with cornflower extract and pro-vitamin B5 as well as Vichy’s exclusive mineral-rich thermal spa water from the French volcanoes.
2. An Anti-Aging Serum
If there’s anything guaranteed when you have a busy schedule its stress. Stress, paired with fatigue, can lead to increased signs of premature aging—everything from more pronounced wrinkles and fine lines to a dull-looking skin tone. This is why busy moms should incorporate anti-aging serums into their skin care routines. Serums like Vichy’s Idéalia Radiance Boosting Antioxidant Serum can help to boost radiance in dull-looking skin and help your complexion to look more even and refined. This serum is formulated with licorice root extract and antioxidants as well as Vichy’s mineral-rich thermal spa water to help to strengthen the skin against external aggressors.
3. A Lightweight Moisturizer
To lock in moisture and help your skin to look its best for as long as possible you’ll need to use a moisturizer morning and night. When we’re young our skin is plump with moisture thanks to a humectant molecule called hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid can hold up to 1000 times its weight in water, helping to give your skin a lightweight burst of long-lasting hydration. We love Vichy’s Aqualia Thermal Mineral Water Gel. The ultra-light cooling water gel moisturizer is infused with Vichy’s mineralizing thermal water—rich in 15 rare minerals—and is formulated with hyaluronic acid and Dynamic Hydration technology to help distribute and lock water into all facial zones.
4. A Body Lotion or Balm
When you’re running around all day (and all night) long, as a busy mom it can be easy to forget about caring for the skin below your chin. But, to have your healthiest-looking skin you’ll want to make sure you are hydrating your body as well. After hopping out of your shower (your now never-long-enough shower) be sure to reach for a hydrating body lotion or balm and gently massage the moisturizer onto skin. If you’re looking for a body balm, consider Vichy’s Ideal Body Balm. Formulated with shea butter, hyaluronic acid, LHA, and 10 essential oils including jojoba, sunflower, rose hip, and apricot kernel, this paraben-free body balm helps to nourish the skin all over your body.
5. A Broad-Spectrum Sunscreen
Last, but certainly not least, every busy mom should have a broad-spectrum sunscreen in tow—at all times. It’s no secret that pregnancy hormones can cause an increase of melanin in the skin. And while this darkening—called melasma—can go away on its own over time, you’ll want to make sure you apply a broad-spectrum sunscreen each and every day to protect your skin from the harmful effects of the sun’s UV rays, which can further darken these areas and make them more long-lasting. Use a broad-spectrum sunscreen everywhere your skin is exposed to sunlight and reapply throughout the day—every two hours is a good rule of thumb.
We like Vichy’s Idéal Capital Soleil SPF 50. This ultra-light sunscreen fluid is formulated with both broad-spectrum SPF (to protect against both UVA and UVB rays) and antioxidants from white grape polyphenol and vitamin E to help shield your skin from the effects of free radicals. The non-sticky, non-greasy, and near transparent finish make it a great product to wear each and every day on your face under your makeup. For your body reach for Vichy’s Capital Soleil SPF 60. This soft, sheer sunscreen lotion offers protection from UV rays and helps to neutralize free radicals with antioxidants White Grape Polyphenol and Vitamin E.