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Think beyond Mother’s Day: Prioritising self-care

Motherhood is a journey filled with love, laughter, countless moments of joy and chaos. However, amid caring for our little ones, it's essential not to overlook our own well-being. “Mother's Day is a special occasion to celebrate moms, but the importance of self-care extends far beyond this one day,” explains Ruan Winter marketing manager for skincare brand Vitaderm. Below are some practical tips for moms to prioritise self-care, including skincare rituals, every day of the year:

Create a daily skincare routine

Dedicate a few minutes each morning and evening to care for your skin. Keep it simple with cleansing, toning, and moisturising to maintain healthy and glowing skin. Additionally, incorporate weekly treatments like exfoliation and masks for extra pampering. Vitaderm’s Illuminating Lifting Gel is the perfect Mother’s Day treat. The ultimate anti-ageing formulation for complexions that lack vibrancy and firmness, it offers an immediate tightening and cumulative toning effect while also protecting the skin from daily pollutants.

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Prioritise sleep

As challenging as it may be with kids, try and prioritise getting enough sleep. Create a relaxing bedtime routine for yourself to unwind and prepare for a restful night's sleep. Adequate sleep not only rejuvenates the body but also enhances overall well-being.

Stay hydrated

Drinking enough water is essential for skin health and overall wellness. Keep a water bottle handy throughout the day to ensure you're staying hydrated. Infuse your water with fruits or herbs for added flavour and nutrients.

Healthy eating

Nourish your body with nutritious foods that fuel your energy levels and support your overall health. Incorporate plenty of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and lean proteins into your diet. Remember, a balanced diet contributes to radiant skin and a positive mood.

Move your body

Find ways to stay active that you enjoy, whether it's going for a walk, practicing yoga, or dancing around the living room with your kids. Exercise not only benefits your physical health but also boosts your mood and reduces stress.

Set boundaries

Learn to say no when necessary and prioritise activities that bring you joy and fulfilment. Setting boundaries allows you to conserve your energy for the things that matter most to you and your family.

Practice mindfulness

Take moments throughout the day to practice mindfulness and relaxation techniques. Whether it's deep breathing, meditation, or simply savouring a cup of tea, mindfulness can help reduce stress and promote a sense of calm.

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Connect with others

Stay connected with friends and family who uplift and support you. Share your joys and challenges with others who understand and offer encouragement. Building a strong support network is essential for overall well-being.

Schedule me time

Carve out time in your schedule for activities that bring you joy and relaxation. Whether it's reading a book, taking a bubble bath, or indulging in a hobby, make self-care a priority in your daily routine.

Be kind to yourself

Finally, remember to be kind to yourself. Embrace imperfection and let go of unrealistic expectations. Celebrate the small victories and forgive yourself for the inevitable setbacks. Self-compassion is key to maintaining a healthy and balanced life.

The Illuminating Lifting Gel is available at 30% OFF online exclusively from Wednesday to Wednesday, 1 – 8 May

For more information visit the Vitaderm website

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