Being a mom changes you in so many ways. I won’t even start with the part about personality changes, but go straight into changes in the way you look. No, I’m not talking about fashion either. Although weight gain can definitely have a significant impact on your wardrobe!
Anti-aging for moms is just as important as it is for anybody. However, because of our constantly busy schedules, most of us might not always have time to take it into consideration, especially on a daily basis.
I’ve seen pregnant women who look absolutely radiant during pregnancy. Then of course there’s me. I’m not talking about stretch marks either. I’m talking about hyper-pigmentation, dry skin, acne, and even some wrinkles. After pregnancy, all of the imperfections seemed to increase. So I had to step up my game and understand the beauty of consistency and patience with skin care tips and techniques.
I’m currently employed as a marketing director for a skin care company and have recently been introduced to a whole new world of products. After attending some trade shows, I was floored at the amount of information there is about the world of skin care.
What are YOUR skin concerns?
My one and only child is 5 and a half. I’m now 37 years old and can honestly say I have never felt more concerned about my skin than I do now.
Let’s just say, I’m now truly understanding what people mean when they say, “I’m getting old.”
It started after I gave birth to my son. I noticed some skin tags on my face that looked pretty ridiculous because they stuck out, unlike some of the other spots I had.
Later, I started to notice it more on other people, including my dad who suddenly had blotches on his face after visiting a Dermatologist. He looked like a spotted leopard.
“What happened?” I asked.
“I just had some skin tags removed,” was his response.
What are skin tags?
Skin tags, I’ve learned, happens when skin rubs most against each other. It can happen in areas like the armpits, around the eyes, under the breasts, etc. Nobody really knows exactly what causes skin tags, but it seems to be more common for older people than it is for younger people.
There are resources that say skin tags are most likely to appear for people who don’t take care of their skin or eat a lot junk and oily food. However, as I mentioned, the older you get, the more prone you are to getting them and of course, other unwanted blemishes.
Skin care for moms
Apparently, the older you get, the mechanisms inside your body that produces collagen, elastin, and melanin, starts to slow down. Collagen and elastin are the key ingredients that help to keep your body looking young.
Now I’m not quite sure exactly how pregnancy and having a baby affects your aging process. It seems as if the hormones, along with the wear and tear that goes on with a mom’s body can do a lot to the natural process of aging. However, I will surely find out and update you as I go through some of the skincare tidbits I’ve learned.
I used to love how my skin looked after a nice tan. Now I feel as if I’m paying for all the tanning I did, especially when I forgot to use sun protection.
In my skin care posts, I will share a lot of what I’ve learned with all the research I’ve been doing. I will share tips and helpful possibilities according to information passed on to me by my friend, Jamie Ortiz, an Esthetician at Tru Skin Rituals n Costa Mesa, California and of course some of my own trials and errors.
Just because we’re moms, with some of us married and settled, doesn’t mean we don’t still like to look nice! I for one would love it if I could still look like I’m 40 when I get to 60!