Skincare for Moms: The Busy Mom’s Guide to Effortless Skincare – Toups and Co Organics
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The Busy Mom’s Guide to Effortless Skincare

The Busy Mom’s Guide to Effortless Skincare

Whether you’re a new mama or a seasoned one, you know the unique wonder and fulfillment that only comes from motherhood.

Children teach you the meaning of unconditional love.

They grow you and stretch you in ways you didn’t know were possible.

And they bring you a new understanding of yourself and the world around you.

But motherhood is a sacrifice, too. It requires hard work and dedication—and sometimes letting go of old habits to make room for new ones.

Skincare is one habit that often gets placed on the back burner for moms. In between nursing babies, packing lunches, and writing grocery lists, it’s easy to forget to capture moments for yourself.

While your skincare routine isn’t a must-have, it can restore a sense of normalcy and well-being. Let’s explore some hacks to strike a balance between busy motherhood and self-care.

Low-Commitment Skincare Habits and Ideas for Busy Moms

This busy season of motherhood won’t last forever. One day you’ll have more time on your hands than you know what to do with. And when that happens, you’ll miss the sweet newborn snuggles and wonder why you ever wanted things to change.

For now, here are some low-commitment ideas to help you maintain your skincare routine in any busy stage of motherhood.

Mommy-and-Me Skincare Makeovers

One of the reasons we love nontoxic products? They’re safe for children. This is so important for mommy-and-me skincare dates—and when your toddler gets into your skincare bag. You can be confident that your children are protected from chemicals and hormone-disrupting ingredients.

Prioritize skincare by bringing your daughter along for the journey. Apply a quick swipe of tallow balm during story time or make a big deal out of weekly skincare dates. Either way, this is a sweet habit that builds connection while prioritizing the nourishment your skin needs.

Change Your Mindset Around Skincare

As a mom, your to-do list hovers between full and overflowing. Your days are filled with chores, after-school pickups, and sweet moments of baby rocking. This may be the reason you choose to sleep instead of taking off your makeup at the end of the day (we don’t blame you). Even if you enjoy daily skincare, adding one more thing to your to-do list can feel overwhelming.

We recommend changing your mindset around skincare. Remind yourself that it’s a nourishing habit you enjoy. Skincare can add structure and intention to your morning or nighttime routine. And even though it takes a little extra time, you’ll feel more like yourself when you finish (it’s science).

Enjoy Skin-Healthy Meals

You won’t always have time for a multi-step skincare routine—especially during the early months after childbirth and the busy seasons with your toddler. If this is where you’re at, consider adding skin-nourishing foods to your meal plan.

Collagen, amino acids, and omega-3s can help build skin structure, while fresh fruits and veggies deliver extra antioxidants and hydration. There are so many other benefits that come from nutrient-rich meals, too. You’ll likely have more energy to play with your kids, go on adventures, and be present as a mom.

Use On-the-Go Skincare Products

Have you ever thought about keeping essential skincare products in your purse? It may sound a bit unconventional, but it gets the job done! One of our favorite products, the Hydrating Tallow Stick, is perfect for this. It helps moisturize and refresh the skin, anywhere.

Make Your Bedroom a Retreat

Imagine a relaxing space that meets your needs and serves as a personal retreat from the noise. Do you have this at home? If not, it may be worth the extra time and effort to cultivate a clean and inviting space where you can unplug and unwind.

While you’re at it, include a whole selection of skincare items by your sink. Invite pleasant herbal aromas into your home and create the ultimate retreat. Relax and rejuvenate when you have a moment to yourself, and allow skincare products or facial massages to call to you.

Try Habit Stacking

If you want to use natural skincare more often but struggle to create routines, habit stacking might be perfect for you. This is when you take one habit that’s already established (say, brushing your teeth) and pair it with a new habit.

You might put your skincare products next to your toothpaste as a reminder to apply them morning and night. You can also pair your skincare routine with nighttime reading, regular baths, or your supplement routine.

Our Favorite Natural Skincare Products for Busy Moms

Research is another time-consuming aspect of skincare (especially when you’re trying to avoid chemicals, fragrances, and hormone disruptors). With your schedule in mind, we created a brand new bundle with all our favorite natural skincare items—made especially for busy moms.

Frankincense Tallow Balm

Moisturizing and nutrient-dense, tallow balm is a do-it-all skincare product that’s perfect for a busy schedule. It works to restore the skin barrier while nourishing the skin with fat-soluble vitamins (A, D, E, and K). Its fatty acid profile helps to gently regulate oil production and lock in moisture.

With this particular tallow balm, we added frankincense essential oil to help gently remove bad bacteria and calm inflammation. The result? Smooth and moisturized skin that bounces back. Once you use tallow balm once, your skin will ask for it again and again.

Frankincense Tallow Balm

Lavender Tallow Bar Soap

Oil-based soap has the unique ability to cleanse and nourish your skin at the same time, since it’s better for your sebum and skin barrier than a detergent or solvent-based soap. Back before chemical-based soap products entered the market, our ancestors made soap from lard, lye, and kitchen scraps.

Our lavender soap gently nourishes and softens the skin while adding the natural and calming aroma of lavender to your bathroom. Consider it our contribution to your bedroom and bathroom retreat.

Lavender Tallow Bar

Tinted Lip Balm

Kiss your babies without exposing them to the toxic chemicals and hormone disruptors typically found in makeup products. We made the tinted lip balm for women on the go—those who typically forget to put on makeup but want to add a little splash of color before they leave their home.

Hand-picked ingredients of tallow, beeswax, and olive oil are designed to keep your lips hydrated all day long.

Tinted Lip Balm

Organic Body Oil

This product is perfect for busy moms, since just one application can lock in natural scent and hydration for days. Pick the herb-infused scent of your choice and spritz onto dry areas. Applying right after a shower, when your skin is still slightly damp, is the best way to lock in a gentle scent and experience all the benefits.

Organic Body Oil

As a Busy Mom, Your Priority Is Still You

When you spend every day loving and nurturing your babies, this might feel like an uncomfortable pill to swallow. Shouldn’t your children come first? Yes, your children are your most important and fulfilling work. At the same time, you need to be in a position where you can care for them well.

This means eating nutrient-dense meals, prioritizing time outside, regulating your nervous system, and yes, even taking a little self-care time.

Think about it this way: the best version of you is equipped to nurture the best version of them.

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