How Busy Moms Can Look 5 Years Younger on a Budget

Being a mom is challenging not only physically, mentally but sometimes financially too. If you have ever shopped around for skin care products you will know how expensive even the budget skincare ranges can be. In this post, we will discuss some of the ways in which busy moms can look younger and healthier on a budget. As a mom, you will usually put your children first, but for once we are going to focus on you.

Drink more water
The first tip is also the most affordable and that is to hydrate your body and drink more water. You can go for the fancy coconut water if your budget allows it but normal water will do just fine. Drink 6-8 glasses of water a day and it will have amazing benefits for your entire body, your skin included. Drinking water can help get rid of toxins and can add elasticity to your skin which will make you look younger and healthier. An additional benefit to drinking more water is you will find yourself snacking less. When you snack you tend to eat junk food which can cause havoc with your wallet as well as your skin.

Exercise more
Exercise is another great way of looking younger while sticking to a budget. An hour walk will cost nothing and will get you burning calories. If you have a few lumps and bumps here and there you could also buy a gym membership and start lifting weights. Lifting weights has a two-pronged effect on your body as it relieves stress which can make you look older and feel unhealthier and it will also strengthen your bones and ligaments which makes the top layer of the skin smoother. Doing exercise will also give you more confidence in yourself and the lifestyle choices that you make. When you look and feel better, there is a good chance you will start to dress more fashionable which will make you look a little younger than you are.

Forget about surgery, try non-surgical methods first
When moms feel old many of them turn to cosmetic surgery, and there is nothing wrong with that. Turning to cosmetic surgery though can be expensive and sometimes risky. To save money and still look good you could turn to non-surgical methods like botox. Botox is cheap compared to surgery and can be used to shrink wrinkles, remove lines and even smoothen out your jawline and nose. You may think that botox is for celebrities but everyday moms use it too. Dr Majid Shah a skincare expert from the UK had this to say about botox; "the number of men and women turning to non-surgical treatment like botox over the last 10 years has increased over 800% and I can only see it getting more popular in the future."

Quit your bad habits
Smoking and drinking can stop vital nutrients from entering the body which can damage your skin. If you drink more than average you should try and cut down. Smoking you should try to cut out completely. Doing both is easier said than done, so if you really want to quit you should talk to a healthcare professional.

Create your own skincare lotions
As we discussed earlier in this article, skin care lotions can be expensive. To get around this you can use natural ingredients to create your own and still have the amazing benefits minus the costs. To make a skincare lotion that will soften your skin you can mix in equal parts raspberry, almond and pomegranate oil. Don't use too much, a few droplets of each will do. Mix the oils together and rub onto your face and leave for at least 10 minutes. When the 10 minutes are up, wash the oils off with cold water and your face will be super smooth. You can also make your own exfoliator without the nasty side effects that some commercial products give you. To make your own exfoliator you are going to need one papaya and one pineapple. Papaya and pineapple contain ingredients that will naturally exfoliate your skin without cutting it like store-bought products. Flesh out the papaya and mix it with a large scoop of pineapple and rub the mixture onto your skin. Once again leave this on your skin for 10 minutes before cleaning off with cold water.

Being a busy mom on a budget can sometimes be difficult when it comes to looking after yourself. Your children will always come before you, so that doesn't always leave anything left for yourself. With the above tips, you can look a little better and feel better about yourself without breaking the bank.

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