The Benefits of a Three Step Skincare Ritual for Moms

The Benefits of a Three Step Skincare Ritual for Moms

Let's face it mama - you’re busy, we’re busy, the last thing we want to do is complicate our lives further!

In addition to the enormous mind and body transformation we undergo, matrescence can create huge changes to your mama skin. For many of us, instead of "pregnancy glow” we end up dealing with pregnancy acne, or pregnancy dull skin, or pregnancy melasma/chloasma. As a newly pregnant mama with my first daughter, I imagined that after the baby was born, everything about my body would go “back to normal.” I was soon to learn that everything about the word “normal” would be redefined forever! 

You hear it everywhere, taking care of your skin needs to be a priority, and pregnancy and postpartum hormones can create this need more than ever, but we get it. In the hustle and bustle of pregnancy and new mama life, it can be hard to find time to carve out just for you. 

Here’s some good news: contrary to what you might believe, you don’t need some complicated 10 step routine to have great skin. In fact, there’s a lot of evidence out there that too many products can actually do more harm than good to your new mama skin. ​​Here are our best reasons to simplify your skincare routine:

The products might not be working for you. 

When you are using a multi-step skincare routine, it is hard to understand which products are actually the ones making a difference. Most experts recommend that when you’re starting a new routine, you add in one product at a time to see what is working and what isn’t. After a few weeks, you can add in the next product. 

If you’re already using several steps in your skincare routine, try taking out one at a time using this same process to see if you notice the difference in their absence. 



The products you are using might actually make your skin worse. 

The more products you add into your routine, the more ingredients you add, and the higher likelihood that you will irritate your skin. Our skin is already going through changes during pregnancy and early postpartum, and choosing pregnancy and breastfeeding safe, clean products is crucial for you and your baby. But what’s more, they are much more likely to be gentle on your new mama skin. Using a more simplified routine will make it easier to make sure you are using gentle, clean, fragrance free ingredients that will soothe and not irritate your skin. 



You don’t have a lot of free time.

Skincare doesn’t work overnight. And the more time consuming your routine is, the less likely you’ll stick with it. A simpler routine takes less time and is easier to follow for us busy moms, and before you know it you’ll find yourself looking forward to that 5 minutes of “me time” for your skincare ritual. 



You’ll save money. 

I don’t have to tell you: a 10 step skincare routine can add up fast. So before you end up spending hundreds of dollars a month on products that you aren’t even sure are benefitting your skin, consider building a time and money-saving routine that will actually benefit you. Investing in a few quality products will serve you far better. 

At Matrescence, we love the pregnancy and breastfeeding safe, simple 5 minute routine of the Rose Glow Trio. It starts with the high-quality Rose Glow Purifying Cleansermeant for breakouts, blemishes, congested oily skin, inflamed and hormonal skin. After cleansing, you want to follow with a toner and a nourishing serum. The Rose Glow Brightening Essence is a toner and serum in one, helping to brighten dull skin and reduce ares of hyperpigmentation. The final step in your routine is a moisturizer to keep your skin hydrated and balanced. The Rose Glow Brilliance Protection Souffle is formulated with super hydrating ingredients that improve skin glow and the appearance of dark spots. 

Remember, taking care of yourself should always remain a top priority, but you do not need some complicated, time-consuming 10-step skincare routine to get the results you want. Mom life gets hectic and there are always distractions and challenges that pull us away from taking care of ourselves, but dedicating just 5 minutes to doing something that makes you feel good can set the tone for the rest of the day. 



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