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How I Combat the Ravages of Motherhood

May 14, 2016

As a woman, I can hardly think of an experience which brings me more joy, pride and a sense of accomplishment than motherhood. However, I am also aware that the exacting responsibilities and inevitable stresses which come packaged with the experience of being a mother can wreak havoc on any woman’s appearance and general health. These ravages invariably show up on the face, manifesting themselves in the fork of such defects as

  • Age spots

  • Droopy eyelids

  • Wrinkles

  • Worry and fine lines

  • Droopy eyelids

If there is one thing I have learnt as a mother, it is that worrying about a problem does not help to lessen it but only in making it even bigger. When my face started showing premature signs of aging, I went out of my way to look for solutions. As  a mother constantly saddled with a thousand cares and responsibilities from dawn to dusk, I had no time to attend lengthy (not to mention costly) facial therapy sessions at a beauty salon.

After many long months of trial and error, I finally hit upon to failsafe procedures to guarantee that even when my young children prove too much to handle, the stress of it all does not manifest itself on my face. What is even better is that I can use the treatments effectively in my own bathroom, often during stolen moments in between chores.

These two methods are:

1. Under eye wrinkle creams

2.  Vitamin C serums

Under Eye Wrinkle Cream

The skin under the eyes is much more sensitive than elsewhere on the face. As such, anti-wrinkle creams which may be effective for the rest of the face may only exacerbate the appearance of wrinkles under the eyes. To protect and treat the sensitive eye area, only use good under eye wrinkle cream brands which are formulated with peptides  such as Argireline and Matrixyl.

Peptides are a special class of proteins which can be made from either long or short chains of amino acids. Peptides may either be natural or cosmetic though the ones used in the cosmetics industry are invariably synthetic. Indeed, synthetic peptides are considered more potent than their natural equivalents as manufacturers can control their formation under laboratory conditions to give them more effectiveness in targeting wrinkles and other skin defects.

Vitamin C serums

I was almost on the point of giving up on facial serums as a way to revitalize the youthfulness of may face. That is until I tried a facial serum fortified with vitamin C. In a matter of weeks, not only did my face look much younger but the skin remained radiant the entire day no matter how much of a stressful day it had been.

It is worth remembering that vitamin C oxidizes easily and therefore it should be kept in tightly closed containers. To make sure that the products can be stored for a long time without risk of oxidization, the best vitamin c serums are packaged in darkly tinted bottles.

Being a mother is not an easy task, even for the most resilient among women. To cope with the stress that the role brings along, take time to treat yourself well daily. The tips I have given above have stood me in good stead for years and enabled me combat the ravages and tell tale signs that motherhood leaves on the face.

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