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An older lady with wisdom once told me that while priceless, motherhood ages women faster compared to women who are not mothers. Sounds exciting, right? Let’s take a closer look into the life of a mother.

As summer ends and precious memories from the long days are cherished for years to come, mothers everywhere are anxiously awaiting the return to school. Throughout the summer, many facial expressions were surely made. Squinting from long, sunny days out at the playground, and the furrowing of brows and forehead in complete shock at what your child just did, all eventually result in the breakdown of collagen and formation of fine lines.

Rushing out of the house and forgetting sunscreen, to falling asleep on the couch in exhaustion without using any nighttime skincare routine also all eventually catch up to us as the years go by. Oh, and don’t forget the 1,000,589 lattes chugged as a mother tries to make it through the day! Dehydrated skin anyone?! You bet! Repeated facial expressions, lack of sleep, dehydration, and lack of good skincare all lead to premature aging, dull skin, and dark undereye circles. However, although these unexpected results of motherhood occur, they can be combatted!

4 Treatments For A Busy Mother:

  1. Skincare- SPF should be used daily even on gloomy, rainy days. Some daily moisturizers have SPF already combined in them which is great for a busy mother. Another terrific option is the
    colorescience Sunforgettable Total Protection Brush-on Shield SPF. This is a perfect product to
    keep in your purse to apply throughout the day. It literally takes less than a minute to brush it
    on! Also, SkinMedica HA5 Rejuvenating Hydrator is a beautiful choice for dehydrated skin!
  2. Botox- Botox can do wonders to make you look less tired and refreshed. Strategic placement of
    Botox creates a very natural look and prevents fine lines when performed on a regular
    treatment schedule.
  3. Fillers- Fillers, such as Juvéderm, can aid in volume loss, dark undereye circles, and fine and deeper lines giving you a subtle “lift” and allowing you to age gracefully.
  4. IPL- Intense pulsed light is a perfect treatment for diminishing sun damage, broken capillaries,
    and stimulation of new collagen growth. This non-invasive treatment is a very popular option for busy moms!

So, when the kids go back to school, it’s time to relax and give yourself some self-love. Your children will be wondering why their antics aren’t resulting in a “mean mommy” frown anymore!

By Traci Walters, PA-C

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