On this journey, I sought the advice of other mothers and the shared key to keeping sane is to eke out a couple of hours for yourself to be pampered. What a better way to pamper yourself than to take care of your skin? I asked fellow mother and owner, Tiffany Woods of LA’s prime skin care salon The Facialist for her expertise on how to keep that skin glowing as you face the world with only 3 hours of sleep and Legos in your purse.
As a mother, we are constantly in a rush to get things done and organized. When we finally get to ourselves, neglect is common. Tired and drained we don’t see the value in taking time for mommy upkeep, but if you can get away for an hour or two, The Facialist located in the heart of Los Angeles, CA offers a variety of services to perfectly maintain your skin.
The Basic Facial
The Basic Facial is customized to fit your skin type. The facial starts with a double cleansing, deep enzyme exfoliation, extractions, light facial massage, soothing customized mask, refreshing toner, hydrating moisturizer, and SPF. (Anti-Aging, Brightening Serums are optional add-ons).
The Anti-Aging Facial
The Anti-Aging Facial is one of our most popular skin treatments. Starting with a deep cleansing then a skin analysis is done. An enzyme exfoliation with steam followed by extractions. Anti-Aging treatment targets fine lines and wrinkles, and dramatically enhancing overall hydration. Using CreateFirm serum, along with Probiotic Anti-Aging Serum simultaneously with product penetration techniques allows moisture, vitamins, and antioxidants into the skin, providing immediately visible age-defying results. Skin will instantly feel rejuvenated, radiant and lifted.
Revealing fresher skin through exfoliation, Diamond Tip-Microdermabrasion helps with a variety of skin issues. This process can eliminate dry, flaky skin, reduce wrinkles, and skin discoloration.
St. Tropez Spray Tanning
Who has time to lay out in the sun for hours a day? With St. Tropez Spray Tanning you get a quick-drying beautifully bronzed color without the harmful sun properties. The weightless spray application is oil free and develops within 4 hours. 100% naturally derived from Ecocert approved DHA. St. Tropez Spray Tanning is ideal for the entire face and body. The aromaguard fragrance technology eliminates self-tanning odor by up to 70%. Leaving skin soft, with a subtle, refreshing fragrance. Avoid perspiration and water for up to 8 hours after application. Tan will last 5-8 days with proper care.
Mink Eyelash Extensions
Imagine waking up with perfectly elongated lashes. Eyeliner and mascara take up a considerable amount of time, and with Mink Eyelash Extensions there is no need for a steady hand or the additional 10 minutes.
I haven’t forgotten about how expensive children are, so here is a list of inexpensive must haves to help combat tired and dehydrated skin.
Don't Sweat the Small Stuff
Growing and evolving is something that I’ve found myself doing a lot of now that I’m a mom. I used to get upset when my sister’s kids would come over and wreck havoc on my property. A broken article of some sort and crumbs on the floor are typical when children are involved. I am talking about this because my son has now graduated and inducted me into the carefree IDC (I don’t care) Club that mothers find themselves in.
The Inner Artist
Writing on the wall with markers, no problem. So your kid likes to draw on walls? Encourage them by investing in chalkboard paint and create a safe platform for them to become the next Picasso.
A pair of suede CL pumps scratched during one of Tre’s exploratory escapades, cool. So the little one has a taste for the finer things in life like your designer shoes? You better hide your precious items like Columbian drug money.
My son has finally managed to snap the chain on one of my favorite nameplates, and I didn’t bat an eye. What I learned is when you’re a Mom you’re going to learn not to sweat the small stuff. Just tuck your chain in like Debo from Friday is coming and let go and let God lol.
Juanita C. Clare
Just a new mother to an amazing little boy learning things as we grow.